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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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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fennel and green bean salad with olives recipe

fennel and green bean salad with olives

I cannot get out of summer mode, people.  And when it’s 80 degrees and sunny here at the beach, it’s hard not to be this way.  I really wanted to post a new recipe here over the weekend, buuuuutttttt I procrastinated.  A lot.  The weather was so perfect and we weren’t totally overscheduled like we…

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lentil and grilled eggplant salad recipe

Lentil and Grilled Eggplant Salad

Do you remember the Dunkin Donuts commercial from the ’80s, where the guy wakes up super early in the morning every day and says, “time to make the donuts” ?  That’s how I felt yesterday morning when I stumbled out of bed as the sun came up because it was “time to make the lunches.”…

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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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