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Vegetarian Antipasto Chopped Salad

vegetarian chopped antipasto salad recipe
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...

Charred Corn Salad with Tomato and Avocado

charred corn salad with tomatoes and avocado recipe
I am at the end of my summer visit with my family on Long Island and I am starting to pout.  “I don’t wanna go home!”  Believe me, home, which is Manhattan Beach, California, is not so shabby.  But...

arugula and farro salad with peaches

arugula and farro salad with peaches recipe
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...

whole steamed artichokes with tomato-basil salad

whole steamed artichokes with tomato-basil salad recipe
I remember the first time I ate an artichoke, I really ate the artichoke.  Or at least I tried to.  I had no idea that I was supposed to scrape the meat off of the leaves with my teeth and...

homemade Ranch dressing

homemade ranch dressing recipe (dairy-free and vegan-adaptable)
For all of you out there who were like me and just hoping for a good game last night, was that a disappointment or what?!  We started counting how many times someone in the room said, "Are you kidding me?!"...

delicata squash and apple salad

roasted delicata squash and apple salad recipe
Oh, I know your Thanksgiving menu is probably planned and I think that is great!  I actually had no intention of trying to convince you today, this late in the game, that you absolutely must include such and such...

Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing | Pamela Salzman

kale salad with creamy lemon dressing (dairy-free recipe)
One of my students was joking with me a few weeks ago about who does the PR for the Kale Board, because they're doing a pretty good job!  Think about it, who was eating kale 10 years ago?  I...

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moroccan carrot and beet salad recipe
London has been amazing!  Freezing, but amazing!  At least we were prepared with our winter outerwear for the unseasonably cold temperatures.  We have seen so much and the kids have really enjoyed it all.  After our month in Europe...

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asian slaw recipe
I love salads and have since I was a kid.  Give me a good basic vinaigrette and I will come up with the craziest salad combinations.  Whatever I have in the refrigerator or the pantry is fair game....

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winter fruit salad recipe
Although I'm not 100% strict about it, I do try my best to eat seasonally as well as locally.  This helps to keep our bodies in harmony with nature, and is more healthful for us as well as the...

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raw brussels sprout salad with poppy seed dressing recipe
Good gracious, I do believe Christmas is a mere seven days away.  I should probably get started on that box of holiday cards sitting next to my desk, what do you think?  I also have a couple of gifts...

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harvest chopped salad
Halloween is tomorrow, but to tell you the truth, I don’t make much of an effort to show my “spirit” with cupcakes that look like spiders or swamp slime green Jell-o.     Do my kids really need marshmallow...

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grain-free cauliflower tabbouleh recipe
We have had some interesting discussions in my classes lately about the latest findings concerning the presence of arsenic in rice.  Arsenic is a chemical element which occurs naturally in water, air, food, and soil.  This natural form...

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farro with roasted vegetables and roasted tomato dressing recipe
We had such a nice Labor Day weekend.  I hope you did, too.  We were able to squeeze in some beach time, family time, yoga (for me) and our annual block party, which was great fun.  The combination of...

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grilled panzanella recipe
We are alive and well on our European holiday, although I may need a vacation after we return home!  We met our friends in Berlin a few days ago and have been having the best time.   What a cool,...

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nectarine and goat cheese salad with beet dressing recipe
If you don’t follow my Facebook posts or my tweets, you may have started to wonder if I got lost in a medieval castle somewhere between Germany and Russia.  Thankfully I didn’t, but our schedule has been so busy...

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fattoush recipe
Is it sweltering where you are?  I would trade places with you.  As I write this it is raining and cold where I live in Southern California.  At the beach.  I want my money back.  Daughter #1, however, is...

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southwestern quinoa salad recipe
Have you ever read a cookbook or food blog where an unbelievable, creative recipe was put together with "odds and ends" from the pantry or produce bin?  I am always in awe of people who can do that.  Those...

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wheat berry salad with lemon-tahini dressing recipe
In a perfect world we would all be eating mostly whole foods, that is foods that came into this world a certain way and stayed that way.  Whole, unprocessed, unrefined foods are more recognizable by our bodies and better...

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thai (grass-fed) steak salad recipe (or with chicken)
Oh people.  We are on the brink of my favorite time of year.  A time of backyard barbeques, picnics at the beach, sand between my toes, fresh tomatoes and basil, peach pie, and long nights under starry skies.  Ahhhh,...

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mexican chopped salad recipe
Very often I have an idea for a recipe and it takes me a few times to get it right.  In fact, usually it takes me more than a few times!  But once in a blue moon, I try...

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egg-free avocado caesar salad recipe
I hope you all had a lovely Easter or Passover holiday.  Ours was so nice thanks to my mother-in-law took care of the meal and all I had to do was show up with desserts.  But now I'm ready...

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egg salad recipe and other things you can do with hard boiled eggs
I'm thrilled to have my mother and my 4-year-old niece visiting me this week from New York.  We're having a great time catching up on magazines, tivo'd shows and of course, cooking.  After she read my post the other...

Spinach, Quinoa and Feta all tossed together

spinach and quinoa salad with feta and dill (aka, spanakopita without the guilt) recipe
I know it's still February, but I think a spring bug bit me.  The new strawberries, asparagus, sugar snap peas and artichokes were calling my name last weekend at the farmer's market and I felt myself thinking ahead to...

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creamy miso-ginger dressing
When I was at Whole Foods the other day, at I was amazed by the dozens of people cradling ingredients for the big Cleanse.  I can't imagine choosing to drink lemon juice and maple syrup mixed with cayenne pepper...

farro and kale

farro and kale with roasted pears and turkey bacon
I hope your Christmas was merry.  We have been sharing a lovely week with my family in New York.   My mother really outdid herself and gave me Christmas day off, which was a gift unto itself.  If you...

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brussels sprout leaf salad recipe
I am a sucker for traditions most likely because I grew up with so many, most of which are still alive today.  In my family, Christmas Eve is the biggest night of the year.  Despite the fact that I...

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cranberry sauce with apples and raspberries
I use a cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving that has been in my family longer than I have.  My aunt received the recipe over 40 years ago from a colleague in New Jersey, who received it from someone who...

butternut squash salad with pomegranates and pumpkin seeds | pamela salzman

butternut squash salad with pomegranates and toasted pumpkin seeds
Although I love planning and cooking the whole Thanksgiving meal, a few years ago I decided I was just plain bored with the same old same old.  The problem was that no one else was.  My family and regular...

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broccoli crunch salad recipe
Do you ever get in a rut with a particular food?  I am ever so grateful that everyone in my house likes broccoli, which is one of the most nutritious foods out there, but I get a little...

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mixed greens with grapes, gorgonzola (or roquefort) and almonds
Did you know that grapes have a season just like every other fruit?  Right now is peak grape season in California and they're scrumptious.  In a few months, the season is over and the grapes in the supermarkets will...

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california greek salad
One of my most favorite places in the world is Greece.  I have only been there once, but since that time I have dreamt of when I would return.  Six years ago, the hubby and I took the girls...

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my favorite tuna salad
Well people, sandwich season is upon us and I'm proposing that we branch out and see if we can avoid making peanut butter and jelly everyday.  In fact, I know many of you are in nut-free schools and can't...

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green goddess salad
I just spent a lovely four days in Park City, Utah enjoying the clean air and the peace and quiet (outdoors, of course; indoors I have my three kids and two of their friends, so no peace and quiet...

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watermelon and tomato salad with feta and mint
This is the time of year when I am furiously trying to maximize my consumption of all things summer.  The seasonal window for some of my favorite foods is just too short, especially tomatoes.  In my classes July through...

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chickpea and deconstructed pesto salad
Summer around my house is very loosey-goosey.  We lack a bit of structure when school is not in session.  On any given night, it varies who will be here for dinner and I often find myself cooking for either...

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cilantro-lime slaw
  I consider myself a good eater, that is I like a wide variety of foods and I am willing to try almost anything.  But I have standards (which my husband calls being a party pooper) and if I can...

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farro with cucumber, golden beets, feta and mint vinaigrette
Someone asked Daughter #1 yesterday what her favorite dish is that I make.  She thought that was a tough question since she really does like everything I cook at home.  So she decided to narrow it down herself to...

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chopped grilled vegetable salad
When I moved from Beverly Hills to Manhattan Beach almost five years ago, one of the things that I had to adjust to was how much more casual the beach was.  Everyone here was more laid back in how...

chicken paillard with arugula

grilled chicken paillard with arugula and lemon vinaigrette
By now you have figured out that I promote one meal for the whole family.  I think there is a beautiful connectedness that comes from everyone sharing the same meal and sharing the same energy from that food.  In...

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white bean salad with celery and mint (and sometimes tuna)
Happy summer!  I really can't believe it's here, but I am just thrilled to bits.  Even though I still teach during the summer, I find that my schedule with the kids is a little easier and frees me up...

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quinoa tabbouleh recipe
Father's Day is this Sunday and we are getting ready to celebrate the man of the house.  I have already begun planning my menu, which no doubt will involve some grilling since we all know that's a man's...

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carrot salad with avocado recipe
I really do love vegetables and I try to eat as many as possible, as often as possible.  Besides being incredibly nutrient-dense, what I most love about vegetables is how versatile they are.  You can steam, braise, roast, saute,...

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avocado, jicama and mango salad recipe
Mexico is close to Southern California, right?  They share a border for goodness sake.  Dare I say Mexico is almost local?  Well, this is convincing I do with myself during April and May.  Why? Because it's mango season in Mexico...

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seared wild salmon with beet, blood orange and spinach salad recipe
Don't let the fancy name fool you.  This recipe is as easy as it is beautiful and it's absolutely delicious.  All of this is in season right now -- from the wild salmon and spinach to the blood oranges and...

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asparagus salad with feta, walnuts and mint vinaigrette recipe
A great salad is part perfectly fresh and delicious ingredients and part winner dressing.  And the simpler the better.  But salad monogamy is not something I believe in.  There shouldn't be exclusivity with salad combinations and dressings.  A good vinaigrette...

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spring green cleaning and sesame spinach salad recipe
Did you miss the January 1st detox craze?  While your friends downed maple syrup and cayenne pepper smoothies, were you cozying up to a bowl of chicken and vegetable stew?  How smart you are!  The winter is not the ideal...

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lemon and cumin-scented quinoa recipe
I will admit, the first time I ever made quinoa, I didn't like it at all.  I cooked it like rice with nothing added and it really wasn't very tasty.  Who cares if something is super nutritious if it tastes...

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my favorite everyday salad dressing recipes
If you're just starting to tinker with the idea of eating more healthfully, but don't know where to begin, may I nudge you toward making your own salad dressings?  Why?  First of all, salad dressings or vinaigrettes are something you...

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asian noodle salad recipe
I really don't think anyone needs another way to get pasta into his or her diet, or peanut butter for that matter, but I can't help myself here.  I taught this Asian noodle salad in a class last year and...

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raw kale salad with citrus dressing recipe
The first time I ever made kale in a class, one student said ,"I'm afraid of kale.  I don't know what to do with it."  In each subsequent class that month, there would be someone else who said the...

fennel and green apple salad | pamela salzman

fennel and green apple salad recipe
I just adore fennel and its hint of licorice (that's the black kind, not the red).  When I was a child, after a big Sunday dinner, my Aunt Maria would pass around a platter a raw fennel wedges along...