salads

get “egg”cited about this caesar salad!

Posted in cooking and recipes, salads, Tali, vegetarian on November 4th, 2009 by tali – 4 Comments

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I generally dislike salads without tomatoes.  But since it's fall, and tomatoes aren't in season (and they're so much tastier when they are in season), I've been forced to get creative.  I've been making a non-fat yogurt based caesar salad dressing for a little while now (as Tudy's blogged before, non-fat plain yogurt really is the best diet secret - we both use it so much!), but wanted to think of a way to make the plain ol' caesar salad a little more exciting. "Sun dried tomatoes?" I asked Jordan, to which he immediately replied "Eew."  So, I knew I needed to come up with something a bit more true to the traditional caesar salad. Well, traditional caesar… continue reading get "egg"cited about this caesar salad! | 4 Comments

grilled fall salad.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, cooking and recipes, salads, Tali, vegetarian on October 30th, 2009 by tali – 4 Comments

DSC02069To be honest, for a vegetarian, I'm very picky when it comes to salads.  I can only eat them when I'm craving them (usually during the warmer months), and I generally crave a very specific type of salad (no lettuce, lots of tomato, cucumber, olives, lemon juice, salt and pepper - to be exact).  Well, for the past week, I've been craving salad - and as usual, a very specific one.  This time, I was craving a fall salad - and not just any fall salad, a grilled fall salad.  I finally made it today, and it really was everything I was hoping for and more.

This salad screams fall - just looking at it, the colors remind… continue reading grilled fall salad. | 4 Comments

bring the freshness to you with greek salad!

Posted in cooking and recipes, Greek, salads, Tudy, vegetarian on October 15th, 2009 by tudy – 2 Comments

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So the weather has been really crazy in CA these days. Yesterday it was cold and rainy and today it was 80 degrees. Since I am guessing there a few hot days left, I decided to make a really refreshing greek salad that uses alot of vegetables. After my trip to Greece this summer, I fell in love with greek salad, but whenever I had it was always covered in olive oil. I think this recipe's dressing tastes delicious with just a teaspoon of olive oil.

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2  ripe tomatoes chopped (preferably tomatoes on the vine) 1/2 a hot house cucumber chopped in 1/2 thick slices 1/4 cup… continue reading bring the freshness to you with greek salad! | 2 Comments

Broccoli Salad with 0 fat in the dressing!

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, salads, Tudy, vegetarian on October 7th, 2009 by tudy – Be the first to comment
I have always loved broccoli salad,  but after I realized how awful mayonnaise can be for you, I never ate it again until yesterday. Last night, I made a broccoli salad recipe that uses non fat plain yogurt in the dressing rather than mayonnaise. 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise has 11 grams of fat and 100 calories. While non fat yogurt has 0 grams of fat and a 120 calories in a cup. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup and since this recipe calls for one cup of yogurt rather than one cup of mayonnaise you save 176 grams of fat and 1480 calories!! It is pretty amazing that by making one simple change you can cut down that many calories and grams of fat! And honestly it tastes exactly… continue reading Broccoli Salad with 0 fat in the dressing!

potato salad – WWID?

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, Italian, salads, sides, Tali, tips, vegetarian on June 11th, 2009 by tali – 1 Comment
  dsc009651 Sometimes, when I'm trying to figure out ways to make recipes healthier, I ask myself "WWID?" - "What Would Italians Do?!"  I love the way good Italian cooking can take simple, healthy ingredients and turn them into delicious, comforting meals without adding a lot of extra fat.   So, with BBQ season well underway, that was sort of my inspiration with this potato salad.  I decided to roast the potatoes to add flavor, and added artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and capers.  The capers give it great tartness (I love traditional potato salad with pickles in it...so it's the same type of flavor combo).   The best part of the salad - by far-