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Jardiniere Warm Bread Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 11, 2012

Warm artichoke and bread salad

Warm artichoke and bread salad

One of Jardiniere’s signature and diners’ all-time favorite menu offerings is this simple and rustically elegant warm bread salad dish that you can easily try at home. Bring a taste of California comfort to your table with this mixture of artichokes, arugula and sourdough bread.

Read more about this creatively elegant San Francisco restaurant: Bon Appetit! California Meets France at Jardiniere.

Meatless Monday: Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans

By Joanne Bruno | July 9, 2012

Pesto potato salad

Pesto potato salad

Potato salads are a quintessential summer side but the mayonnaise-heavy mixtures are a thing of the past that leaves guests feeling indulgently guilty as opposed to satisfied. This classic spud is definitely due for an upgrade, which takes form in this delightfully colorful pesto potato salad with green beans.

Pine nuts and scallions

The fresh flavors of basil, green beans, scallions and potatoes will elicit compliments to last you these long, balmy nights.

Pesto

Red Rice Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | June 11, 2012

red rice and edamame salad

There are three words that strike fear into the heart of every woman worldwide.

They make thighs quiver, palms sweat, and goose bumps…bump. Yup, you guessed it – bathing suit season. It’s imminent and we need to take panic-attack preventative measures.

Salads are a girl’s best friend this time of year, especially salads like this that are chock full of hearty satisfying ingredients like edamame, rice and spinach. So eat up and don’t stress this summer.

With vibrantly healthy foods under your belt, that bikini will be nothing to sweat about.

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others

Photos: Joanne Bruno

Recipe adapted from The Taste Space

West Indian-Style Channa Wrap Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | June 4, 2012

West Indian-style Channa Wraps

There’s spicy and then there’s this: spicy that’s so hot you can’t stop shoveling it into your mouth, bite after painful bite, because the second you pause, you’ll feel the full wrath of the burn in all of its glory.

But when it tastes like this, it feels so good.

But behind all of that endorphin rush-inducing heat, there is a blend of warm and satisfying spices — ginger, cumin, turmeric — so that even if you’re not a spicy fiend like some of us you can dial down the heat (by omitting the chili pepper or using a milder curry powder) without fear of losing any flavor.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others

Recipe adapted from The Meat Lovers Meatless Cookbook 

Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

noodle salad

While peanut butter exists to make some of us personally happy, it unfortunately lands the bad rap of packing an overwhelming amount of calories. How are you supposed to eat it every day when it insists on behaving this way? Thankfully with this noodle salad, you can actually satisfy your peanut butter cravings without going on an all-out calorie binge. These noodles are bulked up with tons of vegetables – bell pepper, bok choy, and edamame so that you get all of the delicious flavor of peanut sauce without quite as many calories. Definitely a win/win lunch or dinner.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

JoanneBruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: EatsWellWithOthers.

Pasta Super Salad Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

pasta salad

This dish comes complete with a little secret in that it’s actually salad with pasta. This healthy and fresh option for those looking to up their fiber intake is also vegetarian friendly.  Topped with feta cheese and almonds, this makes a filling and addictive super salad full of vibrant and nutty flavor.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

JoanneBruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: EatsWellWithOthers.

Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

By Aine Carlin | May 24, 2012

quinoa
vegan, salad, quinoa, fresh, farmers market,

Photo by Johnny S. 

This fresh and fulfilling quinoa salad is full of hearty nutrients that gives texture to this easy-to-make grain.  It’s a beautiful and colorful dish that bursts with the flavors of sweet corn, cucumbers and a kick of dijon mustard, making this suffice as both a side dish, an entree or substantial summer lunch.

Quinoa is so versatile and works with alot of different flavors and ingredients. Whether for breakfast with eggs or for dinner along side a steak, quinoa has the power to stand next to any food.

Here are 5 recipes that highlight quinoa:

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Roast Beets 

Quinoa, Fennel and Pomegranate Salad 

Quinoa and Greens 

Sprouted Bean and Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shiitakes 

Warm Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Poached Eggs and Caramelized Onions 

Tofu Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw Recipe

By Joanna Bruno | May 24, 2012

Tofu

Preparing for Hurricane Irene took as much time as getting ready for prom (and ended up being equally as expensive. Apparently, the early bird gets the cheap water and better hummus.) These tacos are like a fiesta on a plate! Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can rejoice in the fulfilling texture and flavor of the tofu paired with the tangy slaw. Flavored with lime and cumin, they taste bright, light, and refreshing; which is just what you need when you realize that your one night fling with Ms. Irene is not going to end with slightly blistered feet from hours of dancing, but rather with power outages and broken windows.  Pass me another tortilla, we’re going to need it.

Snickerdoodle Biscoff Sandwich Cookies Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

snickerdoodle

If you haven’t heard of or discovered Biscoff spread, I’m not sure whether to tell you to run as fast you can away from this post or towards the supermarket to pick up a jar but at least now you’ve been warned. Biscoff spread is made from ground up Biscoff cookies (those cinnamon and graham cracker cookies that are given out on airplane flights.)  Both Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods now make a similar version that is called Speculoos spread that is equally delicious. While Biscoff is great eaten straight from the jar, here it’s turned it into a frosting of sorts and sandwiched it in-between two Snickerdoodles, which, with their cinnamon-sugar coating, are arguably one of the most delicious cookies out there.

Asparagus and Broccoli Rabe Over Polenta Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

asparagus and broccoli rabe over polenta

Some people’s happiness tends to hinge on asparagus season and while you could purchase asparagus out of season, you sometimes get shunned for things like that here.  Yet when that first locally grown asparagus finally decides to show its ruddy little face at the grocery store or farmer’s market it is advisable to buy it in bulk and find opportunities to creatively experiment with it.

Those first batches, especially, which are sweet and young, need nothing more than a quick roast in the oven.  Or to be tossed with broccoli rabe and chickpeas and a dash of lemon juice, all of which is then thrown over some polenta, as is done here.  Quick, simple and for the lemon lovers out there – utterly delicious.

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