Raw Kale Greek Salad

One of the salad staples receives a superfood makeover. Kale has become a popular movement radiating across restaurants, stores, and tables of all walks and ages. It's firm and crisp texture makes it a wonderful foundation for a salad, especially a salad full of salty overtones. I'm addicted to feta cheese, which is why I [...]

Salad of strawberry, blueberry, tofu and blue cheese

Red, white, and blue. This salad is a patriot, as well as crisp and refreshing. A seasonal summertime salad that uses these fruits are at their juiciest and more fragrant. Seared tofu, the odd ball in this lot, brings to the dish its subtle flavor but more important, its silky texture. The rich, velvety texture [...]

Duck Gizzard, Offal, & Brussel Sprout Salad, French Country Style

What to do with those duck gizzards and other internal organs? A gizzard is the is the second stomach of the duck. Each store bought whole duck comes with a pouch of goodies that include the gizzards, kidneys, livers, and heart. It just does not feel right to throw them away, yet they also are not [...]

Tomato and Onion with Gorgonzola Dressing, a Steakhouse Classic

Tomato, Onion and Gorgonzola. This is the King of Salads and one of my favorite dishes. I fell in love with this dish at Spark's, the famous (and my favorite) steakhouse in New York City. For me, this is the epitome of what an appetizer should be before a huge big piece of meat. The fresh sunshine [...]

Soybean sprout salad, Korean style

Bean sprouts. The first item that may pop to mind are the  flints of moss placed in a sandwich. Such a shame. When I think of bean sprouts, the first item that pops in my mind are soybean sprouts. There are many varieties of soybeans. Mung bean and soybean sprouts are two big ingredients used [...]

Acorn jelly and cucumber salad, Korean flavors

Healthy food is boring and bland. Hate to be that guy, but typically, it is. I want flavor, I want to be smacked with taste. Luckily, my Mom knows me too well. She recently prepared for me an unbelievable salad that is unique in both taste and texture using an ingredient you don't see everyday [...]

Warm pork belly, spring onion, and pear, frisee salad

Never mix leafy greens with hot proteins. No one wants wilted greens. That's the feedback fall the competitive food TV shows. Judges admonish contestants when they plate a hot component on top of greens, such as lettuce. Gross and ghastly are the cries. Well, sign me up for the Rebel Alliance and consider me a culinary [...]

Corn and feta cheese salad recipe

Mexican and Greek inspired salad of corn, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Perfect side dish for cookouts and pig roasts

Watermelon and feta salad recipe

Watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe. Greek inspired Watermelon and feta cheese salad w/ basil, onions, and jalapenos perfect for summer cookouts