Cauliflower Salad

I first created this recipe for my “Summer Salads” theme at work. In the summer, and during this time in the autumn, we have local, organic cauliflower at Mother Earth’s, which is the inspiration of this dish. I always look for local, seasonal foods during our growing season. I love to cook seasonally and I…

Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute; and to add a little tang, I used a white…

Sweet Bell Pepper Salad with Fresh Tarragon

Beautiful, local sweet bell peppers are now in season in the Hudson  Valley. I used all three colors in this recipe, but if you have only one, that is fine. I tested out this recipe for the first time this week, and I was quite surprised by the positive responses (it was well received). It’s great to get…

Summer Lentil Salad (French Lentils, Cucumber, Tomato & Herbs)

All summer long I have been creating different types of summer salads–figuring out how many ways I can use zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, etc… This recipe is a variation of another lentil salad that I created. I changed it up by adding local, seasonal cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Salads can be quite diverse and when adding…

Tomato & Corn Salad

How many variations of tomato salad can I create? Well, here’s the thing: when I see the bounty of the summer season, I try to use our seasonal produce in as many ways as I can. Delicious corn grows in our northeast region and we have a local grower right down the road. Tomatoes are wonderful when they’re…