Grain-based salads

Millet salad with grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and kale

August 30, 2011
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I was doing some traveling last week – even got shaken up the D.C. earthquake from the vantage point of the third floor of an office building. But I escaped the east coast prior to Irene’s arrival, and this week I’m back in the kitchen, taking refuge from the summer heat (and the marsh fire [...]

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Cajun bulgur salad with kidney beans

May 30, 2011
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On this Memorial Day, we continue our mini-theme of grain-based salads, those wonders that can double as a meal yet are also perfect for potlucks. I served this cajun-inspired salad last Sunday at the NOLA Veggie Fest, so for those of you I met who asked me for this recipe, I’m happy to share it [...]

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Tropical quinoa and black bean salad with lemon-lime dressing

May 24, 2011
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While I usually prefer a hot meal, cool grain-and-bean salads are very appetizing when hot weather rolls around. These salads are relatively simple to put together. The basic formula is a cooked grain, a bean and some veggies and/or fresh herbs, tossed with a dressing. These type of salads make a great lunch or light [...]

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