Cold Curried Rice and Shrimp Salad

If you are a fan of yellow curry, then this recipe belongs in your collection. This cold rice salad pairs together spicy yellow curry with crunchy cauliflower and sweet poached shrimp.  It’s an ultimate make-ahead recipe because the flavors combine together and taste even better after spending a night in the fridge. Serve it as either a main … Read more

Poached Chicken Salad with Fennel and Mint

Chicken Salad with Fennel and Mint

Looking for an alternative to your standard chicken salad recipe? Or are you looking for something to do with all of that fragrant fresh mint growing in the garden. This quick poached chicken salad recipe a great alternative. No mint? Try a few tablespoons of dried tarragon leaves, they also pair well with the slightly … Read more

Stuffed Eggplant with Onion, Tomato and Fresh Herbs

Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

I ran across this dish on a month-long visit to Istanbul. Eggplant was in season at the time and we were able to sample quite a few dishes that were new to me. I love traveling to places that aren’t afraid of variety, spice and flavor – Istanbul is one such place. This dish is served … Read more

Warm Eggplant Salad with Ottoman Spice Mix

Warm Eggplant Salad

We ordered this dish as part of a mezze (appetizer) platter in Turkey, and I’ll have to admit I wasn’t expecting it to wow me. My experience with eggplant was of having a few poorly made, deep fried eggplant parmesan dishes. Mushy and tasteless. I’m glad I ordered this warm eggplant salad because it officially changed my … Read more

Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger

Citrus Salad Dressing

I’m probably like most of you. The idea of making my own salad dressing, when there are so many in easy reach on the grocers shelf, seems like a waste of precious time. But here’s an idea that will elevate your salad to a new level – by using the ingredients that you were going to use … Read more