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Arugulatastic Salad

Ahhh yes, it’s the quiet ecstacy of a weekday lunch at home. Arugula salad with grilled corn, black beans, pepper jack, walnuts, avocado, grape tomatoes and popcorn with parmesan peppercorn dressing. And Lebanese lentil soup from Chef Rita – my fabulous and gorgeous neighbor here on the Lower East Side. Aaahhh.

Arugulatastic Salad and Rita Soup

Otherwise known as “throw-it-in-a-bowl-and-dress.”  But let me say that the little extra effort to shave the corn off a cob and sauté it in butter and salt for five minutes will turn this salad into a taste sensation you think must be off the black market, it’s so good.  It makes your Muzak into Mick Jagger, your fish sticks into Katsu-ya sushi, your Bud Light into a Fat Tire, your… well you get it.

And yes, I did say POPCORN.  Newman’s Own microwave light butter flavor, to be exact.  Push the envelope people.  Pop the corn.  Trust Punky on this one – it’s like crack in your salad.

Does crack taste good in a salad?

Nevermind.  You know what I mean.

Serve and Enjoy!


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Tricolore Salad with Walnut-Crusted Goat Cheese

Looking for something to make with your leftover walnuts from the chocolate-strawberry-walnut cornbread?  A-HAH!  I have just the elegant and quick solution.  Witness Tricolore Salad with Walnut-Crusted Goat Cheese!

Trico-WHAA?  Whatevs - its TASTY!

Trico-WHAA? Whatevs - it's TASTY!

Now I know it’s looks fancy, and it sounds fancy, but trust me this salad is all about appearances.  Tricolore, as you might imagine, means 3 colors.  Green, Purple, and White in this case.  And basically all you’re doing is assembling the thing.  Honestly, the hardest part of this recipe is pronouncing the names.  And because you’re only using three leaves at a time, you can make like three of these salads from just one torpedo of radicchio and one torpedo of endive.  (Yeah ok, they’re not called torpedos, but check out the links to the pictures and you’ll see what I mean.  Terminology, schmerminology, folks.)  Ok!  Enough preamble!  Here goes: Read the rest of this entry »

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