Posts in the category: Salads

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower + Tahini Lemon Vinaigrette

Selden Standard's Roasted Cauliflower + Tahini Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I love eating out. It provides inspiration that I can bring back to my kitchen and I get excited about new flavor combinations. When I took my first bite of the roasted cauliflower at Selden Standard, I tasted the tahini + cumin + the zing of the pickled peppers mingling with the caramelized cauliflower. It was perfect. The dish isn’t fussy, but has layers of flavor. I’d never heard Marc rave about a vegetable dish like he did about this one. Chef Andy Hollyday from Selden Standard was interviewed on a local news show recently and shared how he makes his famous roasted… Continue reading

Pomegranate Kale Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Kale Salad // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I was going to share this salad next week, but I love it so much that I couldn’t wait. It will be on our Thanksgiving table and it’s been on our dinner table 4 times in the last 2 weeks. It’s simple, pretty and the hearty kale leaves stand up to the dressing, so it lasts for days. It looks like a diva salad, but it isn’t! This is also the official salad of the baby boom of fall 2014. My very first niece is expected to make her debut at the end of this week, a good friend is due next week… Continue reading

Snapped Pea Salad with Crispy Salami or Coconut Bacon

Vegetarian Snap Pea Salad with Coconut Bacon // Dula Notes

Are you as sad as I am about Robin Williams? He was my last thought when I went to sleep and my first thought when I opened my eyes this morning. My parents are visiting and after I told everyone about seeing reports of his death on Twitter, my Dad went online to read through all of his films while I made dinner. We said, “oh yeah” several times, forgetting about Hook or his stellar performance in The Birdcage. Mrs. Doubtfire will always make me laugh and Good Will Hunting is Marc’s favorite movie. A few weeks ago, I thought of how great it would be if… Continue reading

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad Recipe // Dula Notes

Until I moved to the east side of Michigan, I had no idea what fattoush was. Middle eastern restaurants are very popular around here and I remember the first time Marc’s family took me to one. It was a whole new experience with fast middle eastern music, draped fabric everywhere and new-to-me food. With a little help while ordering, I became a fan of the fresh and flavorful food pretty quickly. Fattoush and tabouli salad with tangy lemon dressing is usually the first course with as much fresh pita and garlic sauce or hummus as you can handle. The warm… Continue reading

CSA 2014: Week 3 + Grilled Caesar Salad

CSA 2014: Week 3 + Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe

Ah, summer! I can’t get enough strawberries right now and the other night I had some with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. If I’m not making the ice cream myself, I recently discovered Alden’s organic vanilla ice cream at Whole Foods and it’s my favorite. If it goes on sale, I just have to buy it. Some store-bought vanilla ice creams are too sweet for me and Alden’s is pretty perfect. Just in case you were looking for a vanilla ice cream to try. This week we received jericho romaine lettuce, russian kale, butter lettuce, asparagus, garlic scapes, strawberries and red baron spring… Continue reading

Potato Salad With Ramps

Ramp Potato Salad Recipe // http://www.dulanotes.com/

It turns out that it’s ramp week here on Dula Notes. I want to share these recipes with you while you can still get your hands on them. And this recipe happens to be great for Memorial Day. On Sunday we’re having our annual Mother’s Day/Memorial Day barbecue where my parents, Marc’s parents and our brothers and sisters come over. I love it. I look forward to it every year and it’s a blast. Right now I’m writing down what I’m making and when. My lists have lists and I’m getting a bit stressed, but I’ve asked Mom to teach… Continue reading

Kale Slaw

Kale Slaw Recipe // Dula Notes

Sometimes I get nostalgic for the potluck favorites around when I was a kid. Jello made creamy with cool whip and suspended canned fruit, taco salad with crushed Doritos and tooth-achingly sweet broccoli salad studded with raisins and sunflower seeds. Granted, the broccoli salad isn’t processed like the other two, but that dressing was so sweet! My taste buds have grown up, but I still remember the happy memories of eating with friends from paper plates with our hair soaked from the pool and beach towels wrapped tightly around our bodies. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to… Continue reading

Cannellini Bean Salad With Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Cannellini Bean Salad With Lemon Mint Vinaigrette Recipe // Dula Notes

Resolutions can be overwhelming this time of year, but I see why they are popular. We all want the passing of another year to be a kick start to something better. A catalyst for motivation and intention. I plan to work hard, have food adventures, travel, be the best wife/sister/daughter I can be and I really want to start and finish a bathroom remodel. I didn’t have to think too hard to come up with those because they are part of what I think about each day. If the kick off of a new year is what helps you achieve… Continue reading

Vegan Citrus Farro Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachios

Thanksgiving is so close and I already have the adrenaline pumping this morning after running into 3 grocery stores to find kabocha squash for the best kabocha squash pie. Oh man, I can’t wait for pie. Tonight I’ll be packing and doing a little baking. Marc has the podcasts Star Talk with guest Anthony Bourdain and The Alton Browncast queued up for our 3 hour drive. I hope you have a nice weekend planned, too. Let’s talk salad. This farro salad is probably the prettiest thing I’ve ever made. It’s healthy, vegan and would make a beautiful last-minute addition to… Continue reading

Carrot Ginger Dressing

Carrot Ginger Dressing Recipe // Dula Notes

First, my cast iron skillet is fine! Thanks to a few tips from Billy, I used a copper mesh scrubber and some soapy water on the sticky parts. I scrubbed and the sticky film transformed into little beads that I could wash out of the skillet. Both a harsh scrubber and soapy water are NOT what you want to use on your skillet unless you have a situation. I definitely had a situation. The scrubber did take away some of the seasoning on my skillet in the areas where it was stickiest and I scrubbed most, but after a couple… Continue reading