Salsa/Guac

A Mexican restaurant we used to frequent would bring three different salsas in carafes to the table along with the complimentary chips. All three were excellent salsas, but our favorite was the salsa verde which obviously had avocado as an ingredient. Despite being tempered with avocado it was the most picante of the three. Since … More Salsa/Guac

Jicama Salad

I love jicama. It is crisp like a radish, refreshingly moist and has a slightly sweet taste. I was glad to find a small jicama because the large ones seldom get finished before spoiling. There happened to be some great ingredients for a jicama salad on hand.   I soaked the peeled and cut jicama … More Jicama Salad

Hominy Salad

Last weekend Faye straightened out / organized a couple of our pantry closets, and a single can of white hominy wound up at the front of a row of canned corn. I have only eaten whole hominy a couple of times in my life, and I can’t remember what I had in mind when I … More Hominy Salad

Pomelo Salad

Pomelos show up in the supermarkets this time of year and every now and then I will purchase one. I decided to use this one in a salad.   I had only two ingredients in mind for the salad when I began preparing it: pomelo and some figs which had been soaking in coconut rum … More Pomelo Salad

Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed … More Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Taco Salad With Pumpkin, Black Beans, Corn & Poblano Peppers

I couldn’t help but notice this gnarly looking pumpkin at the farmers’ market. With a little research I learned that this winter squash is called a Green Goblin Pumpkin. Other names are Marina di Chioggia and Sea Pumpkin.   I’ve never been much of a pumpkin eater. Unlike Peter (the pumpkin eater), I have managed … More Taco Salad With Pumpkin, Black Beans, Corn & Poblano Peppers

Pesto Potato Salad

I was eager to put the pesto I made a couple days ago to use. I thought a potato salad served cold but with a little heat from green chilis would be perfect. I skipped the usual mayonnaise dressing and strong flavored ingredients like mustard and pickles and used my pesto instead as the dressing. I … More Pesto Potato Salad

Another Beet Salad

The garden provided us with a few Honey Bear Acorn Squash. I decided to roast one to use in a beetroot salad.   Acorn squash are dense and dry by nature, but I wanted to make sure the roasted squash would not be soggy since they would be mixed with moist ingredients. I chopped the … More Another Beet Salad