Frisée salad w/ linguiça, serra, egg, and roasted garlic dressing by Anjuli

Posted on 04-14-09 · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Frisée salad w/ linguiça, serra, egg, and roasted galic dressing

We spent this weekend visiting mom and pop Pelletier in Dighton. In spite of Saturday’s rain we enjoyed ourselves splendidly, visiting a couple of Portuguese bakeries, a supermarket, and a restaurant called TA (Terra Nostra) in Fall River, MA.

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Spicy yogurt chicken with sweet onions and cracked olives by Anjuli

Posted on 03-17-09 · Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spicy yogurt chicken pita with sweet onions and cracked olives

On our recent trip to the Brooklyn Flea, we sampled some of these tasty Lebni yogurts from Likitsakos Specialty Foods. Sweetened with honey and spiked with vanilla extract, these yogurts are rich and creamy, and flavored with things like real blackberries, almonds, and grapes.

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Watercress salad with sesame tofu, ginger chicken, and mystery dressing by Anjuli

Posted on 02-27-09 · Tags: , , , , , , ,

Watercress salad with sesame tofu and ginger chicken in a spicy Asian vinaigrette

I can’t share this whole recipe with you. It’s not a secret. It’s just that I was in a mood when I started it, and ended up opening my cabinets and dumping everything into a bowl in instinctual proportion but without paying attention. So to repeat, you may need to release the tension into the salad dressing, abandoning any care for convention, and relish this spicy concoction. So somewhere in the line of: 2 minced shallots, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon cashew butter, crushed red pepper flakes, a little coconut milk, 1 teaspoon chipotle salsa, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon whole grain English mustard, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, and some pepper. Whisk. Taste. Holy shit.

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Honey mustard vinaigrette by Anjuli

Posted on 09-19-08 · Tags: , ,

This dead simple vinaigrette can dress up any savory salad that’s looking for a little sweetness. I’ve used it a lot to accompany spicy greens, onions, nuts, etc, and most recently in the butter lettuce salad with stewed apples, sorrel, red onion, Gruyere, and toasted walnuts.

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Another take on chicken salad by Anjuli

Posted on 08-21-08 · Tags: , , , , , ,

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I have a thing for olives and chicken. In this recipe, the sweetness of the caramelized onions pairs nicely with the savory chicken salad. Tarragon is not appreciated enough. It’s a little sweet, has a licorice flavor and a hint of cinnamon.

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White bean puree and sweet onion & olive tapenade sandwich by Anjuli

Posted on 08-11-08 · Tags: , , ,

This sandwich has saltiness from the olives, sweetness from the Spanish onion, acidity from the tomatoes, and the creaminess from the white bean puree. As is general for sandwich recipes, these individual ingredients can be saved to mix again in new presentations (both below are great just as crostini). It will also keep really well if refrigeration is not an option.

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