Spinach Salad, may not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world. But what if I add in words like bacon, bacon vinaigrette, apple, feta? Becomes a bit more tantalizing doesn't it? This spinach salad is one of my favorites for a starter course, or as a side salad for say a big summer BBQ. It's easy to make, the favors work great together, and it looks beautiful.
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Goat Cheese is awesome just on it’s own. Imagine how great it is breaded and fried? That’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do in this recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese salad. The goat cheese is definitely the star of this salad, and brings enough body to the dish to make it a pretty substantial lunch, or starter course.
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Asparagus may be my favorite vegetable and I thought there was little to do to improve on it’s perfect simplicity. That is, until I wrapped it in bacon! Here I show you how to make a bacon (or more specifically pancetta) wrapped asparagus, that has all the great grassy, fresh taste of asparagus with the salty, savory flavor of bacon. In addition to the great flavors, I love the contrast in t
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A Salad Lyonnaise is a thing of beauty (the French really know what they are doing). In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Lyonnaise salad, to which I’ve added a few sautéed Chanterelle mushrooms (which I don’t think are super traditional but yummy none the less). The combination of ingredients is awesome. First off, you’ve got bacon and eggs.
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While a simple green salad is always a “nice” option, I love to find new and interesting ingredients that really make a salad something special. For this recipe, I show you how to make a Jicama and Apple salad, served over some butter lettuce, that has a huge variety of flavors and textures. Those flavors and textures, enable the salad to really stands up as substantial portion o
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If you look, you’ll find quite a few salsas on this site. I love them, and many goto salsa versions and am always looking for more. Here I show you how to make a simple corn salsa – one of my favorites. Obviously you can use a salsa like this on tacos, and other Mexican food (and I do use it that way), but it’s versatile enough to use with a perfectly cooked piece of chicken, po
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Quick salsas are a great way to “dress up” a dish with both flavor and very cool presentations. They are so easy to make and there are almost no rules…so you can make them out of whatever ingredients, for whatever occasion you like. I love using apples in savory cooking, and in this recipe video for Apple and Black Bean Salsa, which is light, crunchy and flavorful. The apple brings a really
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I love a nicely seared scallop. Not only do they taste great, but they are one of those foods that are simultaneously easy to make, yet uber impressive. As such, I’m always looking for scallop recipes that I can add to my repertoire. In this recipe video, I show you how to make a a scallop and zucchini appetizer, that I frequently make when I host a dinner party. You can prepa
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Man there are a whole lot of coleslaw, and coleslaw like recipes. Obviously, you can use a ton of different ingredients….then of course, the variations on dressings, is almost as endless. I could spend a few years creating a website solely dedicated to coleslaw, but I’m not going to do that. Instead, this recipe video, I’m going to show you a fairly simple, straightforward coles
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Simple is no slight when it comes to great food. Simple dishes don’t have to be simple flavors at all. They can pack a real punch, and can also be among the most visually stunning. For example, is this recipe video, I’ll show you how I make a zucchini (or squash) carpaccio; and it hard to find a simpler dish that doesn’t skimp at all on flavor. Carpaccio is traditionally make with beef, bu