Dinner party salad: Jackson Salad

This salad is a big hit at my fall/winter dinner parties, when I don’t want to make my balsamic strawberry salad because strawberries just aren’t as good out of season. The best part is it’s all made of things I keep around in the house, except for the lettuce, which I usually need to buy … Continue reading

Summer Surprise Strawberry Salad

OK a few things: This isn’t just for summer. I mean you could make it any time. But summer strawberries are much better. This is the only recipe I have created MYSELF, thus far. So this is an Emily Original Culinary Creation. Like most good things, this was created sort of by accident. My friends … Continue reading

Greens with avocado and tuna

This is another Ballet Beautiful recipe, and it’s a wonderful, filing, fresh lunch! If you’re allergic to fish you could leave it out and replace it with shredded or cubed chicken, for the protein. Salad greens for 1-2 1 can (4 oz.) tuna in olive oil 1 avocado, halved and diced 1 cucumber, chopped Freshly … Continue reading

Prima Ballerina Salad

This recipe-the bones of it, anyway–came from Mary Helen Bower’s book Ballet Beautiful. She was a dancer with New York City Ballet (Balanchine’s company), and the dancer who trained Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan. Ballet Beautiful is the name of her company, which provides ballet workouts and tips for transforming your body into … Continue reading

Greek Village Salad

There are a lot of ingredients here, but this is just knife work, can opening, drizzling, and assembling. Really. It’s super-easy.  If you can’t find all the ingredients, the only things that must be in it to be Greek are tomatoes, onions, olives and cheese. I got this recipe from The Oliver and the Caper, which … Continue reading

Meal plan for the week of May 20th, 2012

This week’s meal plan: Monday: Spaghetti with Lemon and Crab; Greek village salad Tuesday: Eating out Wednesday: Rio Grande Spice Rub Steaks; Mexican Fiesta Salad (from Rachael Ray’s “Thirty Minute Meals”- Thursday: Out to eat w/ church group Weekend: TBD. It’s a long weekend, so that usually means lots of time for cooking! Usually I … Continue reading