Savory Mizuna Tofu TLS

I love to make a “tasty little salad” (TLS) — and often pull from what’s on hand. I don’t use recipes for these, but do follow a loose formula. Start with greens, add something rich (nuts, seeds, fish, cheese, tofu, etc) toss on flavorful additions (fruit, chopped veggies, herbs) and dress the whole thing. I…

Beets with Tarragon

Sometimes putting a few simple ingredients together creates a bit of magic in the kitchen.  Beets, meet tarragon … you two are meant for each other. A simple dressing of lemon and olive oil is gently sweetened with honey to add a floral note to the earthy beets and warm, herbal tarragon.  Tarragon is an…

Beet, Arugula, and Gorgonzola salad

Here is a simple salad with a complexity of favors that belies its ease to make.  It includes spicy arugula, subtly sweet and earthy beets, rich walnuts, and tangy Gorgonzola.  I love that it has such an interesting interplay of ingredients that just like being together. Beet, Arugula, and Gorgonzola salad (serves 2) 1 quart…