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Best Friends: Grapefruit and Avocado

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Some of the most inspired salads are based on a simple but sublime pairing – tomato and basil, chickpea and lemon, apple and peanut, pear and gorgonzola. This salad is no exception, though the pair I have in mind might surprise you: avocado and grapefruit. The grapefruit is sweet and assertive, the avocado, rich and […]

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A Big Salad for a Big Meal

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I know that salad is not a traditional Thanksgiving dish but I swear by it. When the table is loaded with rich foods in the brown, orange, and yellow end of the spectrum, everything baked, mashed, whipped with butter, a simple but special salad – light, fresh, crunchy, green – serves as a frame to […]

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Make the Most of Your Home Salad Bar

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It took me a long time to figure out that preparing food when I have time and energy for the chore instead of simply when I’m driven into the kitchen by hunger leads to my best, healthiest, most relaxed eating. It also makes the food prep more enjoyable. It feels good to take care of […]

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Kimchi Apple Salad

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This salad is so simple to make and so satisfying to eat. It comes up in regular circulation on my lunchtime table, with slight variations according to what ingredients I have on hand. The basic equation is this: mild crunchy greens plus peanuts and kimchee equals delicious. This version has a few additions. Let me […]

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Not Your Average Chicken Salad

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First of all, it’s not your average chicken. I eat meat so rarely that when I go out of my way for it, which I do when my body sends up a persistent yearning, I go for the best. A label that says “free-range” or “natural” will not sway me when what I really want […]

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Barbequed Tempeh Salad

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This hearty salad was inspired by leftover barbequed tempeh. Tempeh is usually made from soybeans, although sometimes other beans or whole grains are involved. It is sold in a sort of brick or cake and is higher in fiber and protein than tofu. Its texture is reminiscent of a well-cooked burger and its flavor is […]

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