Sep 10, 2013

Apple, Radish & Carrot Salad

It looks as though autumn is setting in here, so I figured I’d give you an amazing salad for these last few days of summer. It’s crunchy, fresh, mildly sweet and really tasty. The finely sliced vegetables are lightly drizzled with an Asian-style dressing that gives it the perfect finishing touch. I’ve always served salads as a side dish, but this is my new favourite appetizer; full of flavour and…

Aug 9, 2013

Creamy French Dressing

I ran out of French dressing. Do you feel the pain in that sentence? Oh, c’mon, I know you do! Or maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t seem like a big deal to you (depending on where you live), but for me, in the Netherlands, that’s a problem. Apparently the Dutch don’t do French dressing. Well, we also don’t do French fries either because we call them patat and there’s nothing…

Jun 7, 2012

Chicken Caesar Salad

Salads. That’s probably what I like best about spring and summer food. Fresh lettuce combined with creamy, pungent dressings all livened up with seasonal fruits, crispy vegetables and grilled meat or chicken. Give me some crusty French bread,

Apr 4, 2012

Zesty Cucumber Salad

Came down with the flu and feel like a major bag of not-so-good-ness, but do have to share this recipe! Oh, the things you can make with a simple and cheap cucumber. This is your perfect BBQ side dish, but it just as easily livens up a simple lunch sandwich, or spicy Thai or Indonesian dinner. Basically this one got it all: crunch, freshness, slight sweetness, zing and tanginess. You’re…

Jul 27, 2011

Quick Wedge Salad

Another one of those: “Bring a little USA to the Netherlands,” recipes is a wedge salad. If you’re Dutch, chances are you’ll be frowning now, wondering just what the heck a wedge salad is. You see, here in Holland we never, ever eat our lettuce in wedge form. It’s just not something you’ll see happening here. Not in our homes, not in our restaurants, nowhere really. Bringing plates filled with…

Jul 11, 2011

More Than Salad

First, let me start by saying that this is not a low-fat recipe. Okay, that’s out of the way. The good news? Some recipes are worth all the hours you’re gonna have to spend in the gym trying to burn off the calories you consumed in only one sitting. This is one of them. It’s got bacon, and avocado. Which, I gather, doesn’t come as a total surprise to you….