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Maybe you're here because you want to change your diet. Maybe you're here because you've always enjoyed a good salad. Maybe you're here because our awesome title drew you in. Whatever the reason, we have some great salad types, recipes, and more just for you!
Scroll through to find different types of salad books, online resources with articles about salad, videos to show you how to make salads, recipes for your review, local farmers markets, and what other people have to say about salads. We think they're pretty RADish.
Around the World in Salads by Salads are fresh, healthy and delicious - and infinitely adaptable. Katie and Giancarlo show how salads are perfect for any time of day and occasion - Watermelon, Feta & Mint for a refreshing breakfast, meat, fish and vegetable-based mains for a complete meal plus recipes for starters and side salads where salad plays a supporting role. They even cover sweet salads such as Roast Black Fruit Salad or Raspberries & Redcurrants with Whipped Ricotta for a healthier alternative to an indulgent dessert. Featuring recipes from around the world you can enjoy Korean Roasted Duck with Five-Spice Fruit Salad or a spicy Mexican Beef Salad, sample Mediterranean flavors with Zucchini & Zucchini Flower Carpaccio and Greek Lemon Chicken or savor Middle Eastern classics such as Fattoush and Tabbouleh. With a selection of essential dressings to complement any salad, this mouthwatering collection of inspirational recipes will ensure you'll never be stuck with a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce ever again.
Call Number: 641.83 C1469a 2017
How to Window Box by From the founders of the popular gardening blog The Horticultcomes a guide to the window box, the container garden that is by far the most accessible for any skill level, space, or quality of light. The 16 indoor and outdoor projects range from succulents to veggies, and showcase a variety of full sun- and shade-loving foliage. Bright photography and a thorough introduction to soil, watering, and plant varieties make this a great primer for anyone who's green to gardening.
Call Number: 635.9678 G6621h 2018
Salad Leaves for All Seasons by This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year will inspire you to grow your own greens, whether on a windowsill, in your garden, or on your allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy, and tasty salads. The subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year are discussed and there are delicious and imaginative recipes to try, exploiting the fantastic flavors, color, and vitality of home-grown salad leaves.
Call Number: 635.5 D745s 2008
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening by The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn't have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as "microgreens" left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right--there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn't even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing "Soil Sprouts"--Burke's own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars--employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it's impossible not to succeed, it's so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.
Call Number: 635.5 B9591y 2015
Cooking from Scratch by Eating healthy, local food prepared from scratch is at the heart of this cookbook from PCC Community Markets. Going strong for sixty-five years, they are respected and appreciated throughout the NW for their commitment to local producers, sustainable food practices, and healthful, organic seasonal foods. You will find 120 recipes organized for every meal of the day, including many of PCC's most popular dishes, such as their treasured Emerald City Salad. The book also includes cooking, storing, and shopping tips -everything you need to know to make the most of the local bounty offered in your area, wherever you live.
Call Number: 641.5 L724c 2018
Dinner Illustrated by Dinner Illustratedis a modern approach to weeknight meals, with a revolutionary layout that makes it easy to open to any page and jump right into making one of our simple, globally inspired dinners. Each recipe appears as a fully illustrated roadmap to producing fantastic, fresh meals (salad and sides included) in an hour or less. No advance prep required; just gather your ingredients, pick up your knife, and follow along with the step-by-step photos until dinner is on the table. Side dishes are built right into the recipes. Along the way you'll pick up a helpful technique or two and learn about new ingredients to expand your culinary imagination. You'll become a faster cook, too, since we show you exactly when to prep each ingredient during the cooking process in order to get the work done efficiently (and without burning anything). And a simple approach doesn't mean simple flavors; there are options for all tastes and diets, including recipes like Parmesan Chicken with Warm Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad; Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Flank Steak with Mexican Street Corn; Stir-Fried Eggplant with Garlic-Basil Sauce and Rice; Cod in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes; and Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans. Nutritional information for every meal is included as well, so you can choose the recipes that best fit your diet and the health needs of your family on a particular night.
Call Number: 641.555 D5858d 2018
Giada's Italy by With photos shot on location around her native Rome, Giada's latest book--a New York Times bestseller--is a lavish exploration of her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America's most beloved Italian chef. America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life's work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own, like in her Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad; Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans; Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad; Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde; and Fennel Upside Down Cake. Filled with gorgeous photography of Italy, peppered with family stories, and complete with more of Giada's tips and advice for cooking up fabulous meals with ease, Giada's Italy is a stunning celebration of Italy's flavors as only Giada could present them.
Call Number: 641.5945 D342g 2018
The Home Cook by The all-in-one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails. For Alex Guarnaschelli--whose mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late twentieth century--a life in food and cookbooks was almost predestined. Now an accomplished chef and author in her own right (and mom to a young daughter), Alex pens a cookbook for the way we eat today. For generations raised on vibrant, international flavors and supermarkets stocked with miso paste, harissa, and other bold condiments and ingredients, here are 300 recipes to replace their parents' Chicken Marbella, including Glazed Five-Spice Ribs, Roasted Eggplant Dip with Garlic Butter Naan, Roasted Beef Brisket with Pastrami Rub, Fennel and Orange Salad with Walnut Pesto, Quinoa Allspice Oatmeal Cookies, and Dark Chocolate Rum Pie.
Call Number: 641.5973 G916h 2017
The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition by Here is the ultimate resource for anyone looking to improve cardiac health and lose weight, offering 800 recipes--100 all new, 150 refreshed--that cut saturated fat and cholesterol. The American Heart Association's cornerstone cookbook has sold more than three million copies and it's now fully updated and expanded to reflect the association's latest guidelines as well as current tastes, with a fresh focus on quick and easy. This invaluable, one-stop-shopping resource--including updated heart-health information, strategies and tips for meal planning, shopping, and cooking healthfully--by the most recognized and respected name in heart health is certain to become a staple in American kitchens.
Call Number: 641.56311 N53211n 2017
Ottolenghi Simple by A collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi. In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors, all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals. Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za'atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis. With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone.
Call Number: 641.512 O918o 2018
Project Fire by Where There's Smoke, There's Fire. An electrifying new approach by the man who literally wrote the bible on barbecue. Cutting edge techniques meet time-honed traditions in 100 boldly flavored recipes that will help you turbocharge your game at the grill. Here's how to reinvent steak with reverse-seared beef tomahawks, dry-brined filets mignons, ember-charred porterhouses, and T-bones tattooed with grill marks and enriched, the way the pros do it, with melted beef fat. Here's how to spit-roast beer-brined cauliflower on the rotisserie. Blowtorch a rosemary veal chop. Grill mussels in blazing hay, peppery chicken under a salt brick, and herb-crusted salmon steaks on a shovel. From Seven Steps to Grilling Nirvana to recipes for grilled cocktails and desserts, Project Fire proves that live-fire, and understanding how to master it, makes everything taste better. "Once again, steven Raichlen shows off his formidable fire power and tempting recipes." --Francis Mallmann
Call Number: 641.76 R149p 2018
Scratch by IACP COOKBOOK AWARD NOMINEE Maria Rodale was raised on real food. She doesn't think of eating homemade, from scratch meals as part of a trend or movement; it has always been her life. Raised in a family of farmers, bakers, chefs, gardeners, and publishers, Maria is used to growing, cooking, reading and writing about, and eating organic, delicious food. And now, for the first time ever, she's sharing her tried-and-true family recipes. Scratch is full of comfort food recipes that aren't focused on any one healthy trend, but are instead innately healthy, because Maria inspires you to return to your kitchen and cook with real, organic food. Recipes like Pasta Fagiole, Maria's Fried Chicken, and Lamb & Barley Soup will be crowd pleasers for sure, but Maria throws in some unique-to-the-family recipes that are going to delight as well, such as her Pennsylvania Dutch Dandelion Salad with Bacon Dressing, Ardie's Pasties, and Homemade Hoppin' John (a black-eyed pea stew made with smoked turkey or ham). Besides sharing her family's favorite recipes, Maria's book also gives you a peek into her life as a Rodale, with personal family portraits and stories. With this cookbook, you can eat like the Rodale family every night of the week with delicious food to make at home, from scratch. Naturally healthy, bacon included.
Call Number: 641.3 R685s 2016