Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Modern Cobb Salad (paleo-friendly, diabetes-friendly)
The Cobb salad was created in 1937 by Bob Cobb, the owner of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. Legend has it that Bob was rummaging in the restaurant refrigerator, looking for a midnight snack. He grabbed what was there, threw it all together, and the Cobb salad was born. More »
Mediterranean Lentil Salad (Instant-Pot)
While I like to serve this divine lentil salad as a side dish, it would definitely work as a main course for vegetarians and anyone looking for a new idea for meatless Mondays. More »
Kale and Orange Salad (FODMAP-friendly, vegan)
The good news is that a low-FODMAP diet need not be devoid of all sugars and/or carbs. And you get to eat delicious recipes like this... More »
Macro Bowl (diabetes-friendly)
Here is a meat-free meal that is 100% adequate in protein and even provides calcium! Keep in mind: fat is necessary in your diet. Olive oil and hemp are the fat in the bowl. More »
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Watermelons with seeds seem to have more flavor, so that’s the type George Geary, author of 350 Best Salads & Dressings chooses. The watermelon makes this salad so juicy and delicious it doesn’t need any dressing. More »
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
If you love strawberries, make this beautiful pink dressing, then pile some fresh berries on your green salad and drizzle it with even more berry flavor. The berry purée keeps the dressing from separating as quickly, and gives it a natural sweet-tart flavor that will go with all sorts of springy... More »
Kaleidoscope Salad
This wonderfully healthy salad kick-starts your senses with its curly, colorful, ever-changing textures, sweet and savory flavors and delectable crunchy topping. More »
Chicken and Spinach Salad with Avocado and Fruit
The dressing on this salad is so delicious, you might want to double it to keep on hand in the refrigerator for future salads. More »
Israeli Couscous Summer Chopped Salad (Rice Cooker)
Chef Katie Chin says: "This is one of my standard recipes for summer night picnics at the Hollywood Bowl. It is easy to make, store and serve, and gets a standing ovation every time. It pairs well with poached salmon and your family and friends will love it!" More »
Chicken Salad Nicoise
The classic version of this salad is made with tuna, but chicken makes a light, delicious variation for a warm spring day. Plan the night before to cook extra potatoes and beans. Don’t let the long ingredient list put you off; the salad is quick and easy to make. More »
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