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Rice & Beef Salad (exploration)

Tonight’s food experiment began with a beef marinade. The result ended up being an unusual but satisfying “salad” of beef, rice, yogurt, pickled onions and mint. The journey is below. This started because I had about a pound of chuck (cut into two large strips), and decided to try marinating it with several tablespoons of… Continue reading

Summer Bean Salad

We’re back up in the Catskills and dropped in at our favorite local farm stand. I got to walk into the fields and pick a peck of fresh parsley, which is always fun for a city boy like me. Continuing on the vegetarian bent, and armed with fresh corn, tomatoes and peppers, I whipped up… Continue reading

Black-Eyed Peas, Cilantro Salad

While I will probably always remain an omnivore, I’ve been trying to eat more vegetarian meals. Tonight we went with a black-eyed peas & cilantro/lime salad, roughly inspired by a Saveur recipe, that came out really nicely. For 2 full servings1/4 lb. dried black eyed peas1/2 yellow onion1 green pepper1 red pepperfresh cilantro (coriander)fresh flat-leaf… Continue reading

Yogurt-based Dressing

Something about tonight’s heat and humidity made me crave cool flavors. The meal I whipped up was pretty simple: a London broil marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce, then grilled, and a salad of Romaine lettuce, cucumber (cut into strips), ripe tomatoes, and peelings of Manchego cheese with a yogurt-based dressing (with a nice… Continue reading