spinach salad with grilled apricots and honey-mustard dressing recipe

spinach salad with grilled apricots and honey-mustard dressing | pamela salzman

What are you up to this weekend? Lots of plans? No plans? Is it finally good weather where you are? In classic Southern California beach tradition, our unseasonably warm winter has transitioned into a slightly chilly spring. Translation: it was 70 degrees two months ago and it’s 70 degrees today! Not quite bathing suit weather,…

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fiesta salad with salsa vinaigrette recipe

fiesta salad with salsa vinaigrette | pamela salzman

Whenever I plan the amount of food I make in my classes, I always make sure I have tons of whatever salad I am teaching.  96% of my students are women and women loooooove salad.  And so do I.  I could eat salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  First course, side dish or main course….

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the perfect spring salad recipe

the perfect spring salad | pamela salzman

I just had to squeeze in this last recipe before Easter (and Passover) in the hopes that some of you are still looking for inspiration!  I taught this salad all last month in my classes and it was THE salad I seemed to make all the time last year when I had people over for…

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Roasted Cabbage Wedges Recipe

Roasted Cabbage Wedges | pamela salzman

I teach five recipes in a typical cooking class and there’s usually a dark horse in there — a dish that no one is expected to be wowed by, but ends up being the surprise hit of the menu.  Case in point is this recipe for roasted cabbage wedges, which everyone went crazy over and…

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Holiday Test Kitchen with Zelana Montminy and Gina Ragnone

Pamela, Gina and Zelana

A few weeks ago, my friends Zelana and Gina came over to play in the kitchen with me.  The three of us all have the love of cooking in common, but more specifically, cooking with natural foods.  Zelana, whom her readers call Dr. Z.,  has her masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, is a wellness…

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Vegetarian Chopped Antipasto Salad Recipe

Vegetarian Antipasto Chopped Salad

I learned via osmosis from watching my parents entertain that an antipasto platter is really all you need with drinks before dinner.  It’s certainly simple enough for the busy host to put together, and always popular with guests because all those salty foods taste wonderful with cocktails.  But there are antipasto platters and there are…

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Arugula and Farro Salad with Peaches Recipe

arugula and farro salad with peaches

Mr. Picky is my third child, my 10-year-old son. He is a perfect child in every way, however he is rather picky when it comes to food. I know some people think that Mr. Picky is not at all picky because he eats things like lentils and beans and salmon. True. But he won’t eat…

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Italian Fried Rice Recipe and * VIDEO *

Italian Fried Rice with brown rice and veggies

I ate an excessive amount of pasta growing up.  My mom prepared it about three times per week and then we usually had it also on Sundays when we went to spend the day with my mom’s family or my dad’s.  Pasta was part of our heritage, not just an easy dinner and not eaten…

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