Cold Asparagus Salad

I love asparagus. Hot or cold, it’s always a special treat. Around the holidays when it goes on sale I’m so there. My Dad used to love it as well. I taught him how to snap off the ends to remove the rubbery parts then fry it in a little butter or bacon grease until tender. Add salt and there’s your veg! My Dad ate asparagus several times a week in his last months. He was proud of having conquered making his favorite side dish. Continue reading

Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

I ran a search and was amazed at how many recipes for avocado salad dressing or vinaigrette contain cilantro.  I avoid cilantro in anything but I wanted a good avocado dressing for our dinner salads.  Good grief, there are so many seasonings you could add to a dressing, why automatically reach for the cilantro?  Not that I have any in my fridge anyway!  I could have ventured out on my own but was playing it safe. Continue reading

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette

We went out for a late dinner just before Thanksgiving at a new place, the Crooked Pint Ale House.  They serve mostly pub type food.  I ordered chicken strips and I had a choice of a side: fries, tater tots or roasted beet salad.  I was tickled!  Beet salad?  Were they kidding?  I’m not into French fries and dislike tater tots for the most part.  I LOVE beets and to serve them in a little side salad?  They are my new best place to dine out! Continue reading