Category Archives: Salads

A New Look and a Salad

I really hope to stick to this theme ! My dear brother found it and tweaked it for me . I love the layout and  I am still doing a cleanup of the website , but I hope my readers and visitors really like this theme.  I have been working on this continuously for the last week , cleaning up , uploading , deleting stuff.  Its a lesson learnt that I need to be more organized and not neglect my virtual baby !

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Veggie and Quinoa Salad with garlic chili Oil

The summer heat here is killing and we were showered with a bit of rain due to the Jimena hurricane hitting Arizona and New Mexico.  Its hard for me to step into the kitchen , especially when its raining . I dont want to miss even a teensy weensy bit as rain is a rarity in this part of the world. However , the rumbling in my stomach reminded me that I had to make a meal for us. I set about throwing almost everything I had in the pantry as we are going away for the long weekend and I want to empty the crisper. I dislike coming back from a vacation , just to realize the stale veggies in the crisper. I threw in whatever I could find , the end result was a beautiful spicy faux grain and veggie salad. Quinoa is actually a fruit seed.

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Sweet Pepper , Feta and Veggie Salad

Does this happen to you ? I always set out to do ” A particular ” dish and end up doing something else. It happens about 80 % of  the time . Today was one of those days that I set about making a Horiatiki, but ended up with something else . Sweet Peppers , Salty feta ,  Juicy cherry tomatoes , crunchy cucumbers were quite a colorful and a tasty treat !

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Ravishing Salad

Those small ruby bulbs lying amidst their greens are a treat to watch at the farmer’s market. I often make a curry , sambhar or kootu with the bulbs and the greens go into the smoothie or I just saute them . But last week I came home with a bountiful basket of  these little ruby reds , juicy , sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh corn . I was thinking a simple salad.

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Orange , Date and Almond Salad

Today was one of those days when I desperately wanted to be alone, no gossiping on the phone , no cooking . I have one exam to complete my course and I have zero motivation to study… I take out the book , do a problem and I yawn and almost fall asleep. Now this is getting a little overboard and yet again I decided to take a break after doing that one problem and

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