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Crispy Thai Calamari Salad - Healthy? Kinda. Fresh? Definitely. A few years ago, my local favorite Thai take-out royally f’ed me.

Crispy Thai Calamari Salad - Healthy? Kinda. Fresh? Definitely.

Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit. Have you ever had a restaurant you used to love and then horrible customer service just made you reconsider your obsession with them? Did you feel personally offended because over the course of many, many years of patronage (meaning you felt like you single-handedly kept their sorry arses in business?) , they ruin the love affair with a few bad decisions? Maybe you wouldn’t want me as your customer but I usually have a “three strikes you’re out” rule but that one bad day, the day I was a bit hungover and desperately needed the sweet and salty taste of some Thai food, my local joint let me down big time.

During my hiatus from the local Thai restaurant, I did learn to make some Thai-inspired dishes at home. What to do: Make your pickled carrots by first gently heating the vinegar, water and sugar until sugar has completely dissolved into the water/vinegar mixture. How to Make Salade Niçoise. Composed salads are immensely satisfying—a little of this, a little of that, arranged tidily on a big platter.

How to Make Salade Niçoise

They're the sort of thing that invites sharing that big platter with a friend, both of you eating with your fingers. (This is my favorite way to eat anything.) Chief among les salades composées is the salade Niçoise—which is named after the beachy city of Nice in the south of France, should you need further convincing that this composed salad is, at its best, a relaxed (yet elegant!) Finger-food affair. It is sharp and bitey in all the right places, it satisfies the craving for little oily potatoes, and it is fresh and green and hearty and comforting all at once. But what fun is something so tidy if you can't mess it up! ROAST BEETROOT SALAD. This little mix got enough likes on my instagram to convince me to get it down on paper (/screen/blog).

ROAST BEETROOT SALAD

The idea came from some beetroots in my fridge that began going soft, next to a beautiful tub of fresh ricotta (it was still warm when I picked it up in the shop that morning!) , and the sultanas I’d just nibbled on as I was including them in an apple crumble. Welcome to my brain. Mixed Greens with Pears, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries and Spiced Pecans. Northern Spy's Kale Salad Recipe on Food52. Rainbow Quinoa Salad Recipe. Tomato, Fresh Fig and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe. Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe. For a modern spin on classic Middle Eastern tabbouleh, swap out bulgur wheat for quinoa.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

The seed’s nuttiness adds depth of flavor to the light, summery salad and keeps it strictly gluten-free. Serve it alongside grilled meats or as the centerpiece of a vegetarian meal. QUINOA TABBOULEH Yield: about 8 servings Active Time: Ingredients: Love This? Thanks for subscribing! 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed well 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest Pinch allspice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil Freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 cups parsley leaves 1 cup mint, roughly chopped 1/4 cup chives 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered Feta cheese (optional) Instructions: How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Quinoa. By Angela Carlos This week on Chopped Teen Tournament, we saw four young cooks compete for the chance to move on to the grand finale.

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Quinoa

You could feel the pressure rising as they used their experiences, both inside and outside the kitchen, to inspire their dishes. In Round 1, it wasn’t immediately clear what the teenage cooks were going to come up with using saucisson en croute (a fancy pig in a blanket), quinoa, white harissa and seaweed salad, but they figured it out, and Lyanna and Thomas even received a special nod from the judges for their restaurant-quality plating styles. Quinoa has become increasingly popular over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest food to cook. As we saw, not all of the competitors were able to cook their quinoa to the judges’ satisfaction. Give your quinoa a quick rinse before you start cooking. Prep your other ingredients. An oldie but a goodie superfood, seaweed, is making waves again. Let's face it, you're not going to have seaweed with a side of popcorn.

An oldie but a goodie superfood, seaweed, is making waves again.

Or are you? With its strong, smoky flavor, this sea vegetable goes well with tempeh, miso soup, salads, vegetable stews, and heaps of greens. Maybe it's the synergistic effects of all those healthy ingredients that keep the Okinawans living past 100, as well as giving people on macrobiotic diets (of which seaweed is a staple) lustrous hair and glowing complexions. Panzanella Recipe. Panzanella, or Tuscan bread salad, is an Italian staple that tosses day-old bread with tomatoes and olive oil.

Panzanella Recipe

It tastes spectacularly complex for something so simple. And just wait’ll you try this version with grilled bread. Couscous Salad With Dried Apricots and Preserved Lemon Recipe. TheModelFoodie - Home - Chickpea, Avocado, Cucumber & Feta Salad. Marinated Kale Salad. How to make the perfect fattoush. The ubiquitous chopped salad of the Middle East – as Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi write in their book Jerusalem, there’s no escaping it: “It’s a local affliction, quite seriously.”

How to make the perfect fattoush

Eaten at almost every meal, fattoush, with its cool cucumber and crunchy radish, feels more like a “proper salad” than the equally famous tabbouleh, according to Sabrina Ghayour. It also happens to be an excellent way of using up stale pitta – if, indeed, you happen to have any knocking around after last week. Infinitely adaptable and wonderfully refreshing, fattoush is a useful little number to have in your culinary armoury. The lettuce dilemma Most of the recipes I try contain lettuce in varying quantities, either little gem, or the larger version, cos – but the recipe in Jerusalem (passed down from Tamimi’s mum) omits it, as does Claudia Roden. The rest. 7 fires: lessons from the argentine grill master. My Irishman first introduced me to Francis Mallman, the Argentine grill master, via YouTube.

7 fires: lessons from the argentine grill master

I think it was something about cooking the perfect steak. He talked a good talk, so we were both pretty keen to order a copy of his book, ‘Seven Fires – Grilling the Argentine Way’. Given the reputation of the Argentinian people as hard core carnivores, I assumed we would pick up some tips for cooking meat on the BBQ. To my (pleasant) surprise I’ve actually learned a heap about cooking vegetables and sauces from Mr Mallmann. I’ve already blogged about the famous Chimichurri sauce. Over the weekend, we had a bit of a ‘Francis Mallmann’ extravaganza which uncovered some more brilliant grilled masterpieces.

The good news is you don’t need to have a BBQ to create any of these. 7 lessons from the Argentine grill master himself. 1. How to Make Sauce Niçoise : French Cooking. It’s rare for a sauce to be so amenable—to be festive enough for company, but easy enough for a weeknight; to be as well suited for meat and fish as for pasta and grains; to be exceptionally tasty when made with the best ingredients, but perfectly delicious with subprime ones, too.

How to Make Sauce Niçoise : French Cooking

But sauce Niçoise, a French mix of tomatoes, olives, capers, and garlic, is all of these things. This one comes from Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers, which recommends pairing it with fish, shrimp, or scallops, or stirring it into potato or bean salads. Kale Bistro Salad. Grilled Corn and Tomato Salsa Salad. Lacinato Kale and Pecorino Salad Recipe. UPS sent two U-Haul trucks on Tuesday to pick up the last of the QK holiday orders. Nick Stellino - Roasted bell Peppers in Balsamic Vinegar. Ingredients: 8 bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded preferably a mix of red yellow and green peppers 8 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced, toasted in the oven and rubbed with garlic Serves 8Printable VersionPreheat oven to 500°.

Brush the pepper halves with 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, place skin-side-up on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the skin is blackened. Transfer the peppers to a large paper bag, seal and let it cool. Peel off the blackened skin, slice the peppers into strips and set aside. Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends. Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Grilled Halloumi and Roasted Vegetables Salad Recipe. Carrot Ginger Salad. Kipfler potatoes with lemon and horseradish Recipe - Contemporary.

Pipirrana salad Recipe - Spanish. Tunisian Grilled Peppers and Tomatoes with Couscous. Roasted Eggplant Salad. Lemon Myer and cucumber salsa. Cranberry & Smoked Almond Quinoa Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. SHREDDED KALE SALAD WITH TOMATOES, OLIVES + FETA. I have spent recent years hating olives. I remember liking them a long time ago. I have memories of taco nights when we were younger. My sister and I would drain cans of black pitted olives and stick them on our finger tips. We'd prance around being fancy, pointing to things for the mere reason of showing our gaudy olive fingertips, like they were big acrylic nails. We got to snacking them off long before tacos were finished. Insalata Pantesca. Bruno, Chief of Police - Salades et legumes. Deborah Madison's Genius Technique for Better, Brighter Lentil Salads.

Rania's Recipes: Tuscan Picnic. Broening: Let the flavor in by crushing then cutting, not just slicing it open. By John BroeningSpecial to The Denver Post Posted: 08/05/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT (Thinkstock by Getty Images) I'm writing from Maine, where it's the height of the season and the farmer's markets are full of cucumbers of all shapes and sizes, from Kirbys to lemon cucumbers to English and striped Armenian cucumbers.

Recipe: Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Pine Nuts - Recipes from The Kitchn. Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad. Recipe: Pine Nut and Scallion Couscous - A Summer Shabbat with Leah Koenig. Juicy Marinated Cherry Tomatoes. I saw some lovely looking cherry tomatoes in the greengrocers the other day and remembered that I had seen a recipe on Pinterest which I wanted to try out. I have hundreds of recipes that I want to try out so it was quite amazing that I remembered this one! I am embarrassed to say that it wasn’t until I was in my late twenties that I began to appreciate raw tomatoes. Until then I turned my nose up and refused to eat them. I know I drove my mum crazy as I picked them out of salads and made a fuss when I could see lumps of them in gravy.

It wasn’t until I tried someone’s Insalata Tricolore in a really good Italian trattoria that the penny dropped and I realised what I had been missing. This is a lovely recipe which really brings out the best in sweet cherry tomatoes. Caesar Dressing. Food52. Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius. Today: How to cheat just a little to get perfectly emulsified, creamy vinaigrette—without cream or mayo or magic. At one end of the salad dressing continuum, you'll find bottles of wine vinegar and olive oil set on the table for DIY sprinkling, maybe snuggled in one of those cute little caddies. On the other, heftier end of the dressing continuum, there's a jar of mayonnaise.

The Best Tabbouleh Salad. The key to great tabbouleh salad is to control its moisture. [Photos: Vicky Wasik] There are lots of tabbouleh recipes in the world, but many don't give instructions that can lead to a sopping wet salad with bulgur that's too hard to eat. This one uses pre-salting steps to remove excess moisture from the tomatoes and parsley, then uses the water drained from the tomatoes to soak the bulgur until tender and flavorful. A hint of spices adds complexity and depth.