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Truffled Arugula & Sweet Potato Salad

Truffled Arugula & Sweet Potato Salad

In the Charlottesville area, many people rave about the pizza at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. I go there for their salads. Last week, an arugula and sweet potato salad with truffle vinaigrette and goat cheese had me practically licking my plate clean. Completely enamored, I spent about 10 minutes describing its glory to Michael later … Continue reading

Shredded Beet & Carrot Salad

Shredded Beet & Carrot Salad

Each week, I’ve been bringing home hefty piles of beets and carrots from my CSA pick up at Bellair Farm. While my go-to method for beets is roasting, the hot and humid weather had me craving something a little lighter. Using this recipe from Epicurious as a starting point, I took a pile of beets … Continue reading

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

As we work our way through the last few packages of the 1/4 cow we purchased in June, we are down to two steaks, a roast, and “the nasty bits.” This has forced us to step outside our comfort zone as eaters, as well as challenged some of our inculturated aversion to certain parts and … Continue reading

Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes

Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes

Not only is this colorful and delicious, it’s a great way to use up any odds and ends of vegetables you have languishing in the refrigerator. Toss them on the salad, or mince them finely and mix them in with the salmon cakes. Rainbow Salad with Salmon Cakes Serves 2 Salad 3-4 cups lettuce of … Continue reading

Desperation Dinner: Salmon & Kale Salad

Desperation Dinner: Salmon & Kale Salad

Hungry and lazy, I grabbed a can of emergency protein that had been languishing in my pantry: wild salmon from Trader Joe’s. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been sitting around because of all the gourmet meals I’ve been making; rather, it’s pretty uninspiring stuff. It smells like my cat’s food (okay, that’s a low blow to the … Continue reading

Jerk Salmon with Tostones

Jerk Salmon with Tostones

Since we re-discovered El Tio Variedades, our local mini-mercado, we have been on a Latin American/Caribbean bender: avocado-mango salads with lime and coconut; fried ripe plantains (“amarillos”); strips of crunchy jicama and cucumber with fresh squeezed lime, salt, and cayenne; and gorging ourselves to the point of illness on chicharrones dipped in Valentina. A recent … Continue reading

Raw Kale and Beet Salad

We love a good raw kale salad with tahini-lemon dressing, but it’s a little heavy for the high humidity and 90 degree temps of summer. ┬áLast weekend, I grabbed some of the beets that came in our produce share–earthy Chioggas with pale pinkish-red and white stripes–and whipped up a quick citrus dressing for a light, … Continue reading