Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Gluten-Free Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad with Sweet-and-Sour Dressing
This traditional salad has become popular at quick-service restaurants. Enjoy it at home this spring! Try the variations (below) for a different salad every time... More »
Asian-Style Beef and Chinese “Barley” Salad with Arugula (Gluten-Free)
"When my friend Andrew Chase had his Toronto restaurant Youki Asian Bar and Bistro, I went there as often as I could just to eat his Asian beef salad, which was to die for. The memory of that fabulous dish dominates my mind every time I make my own simplified and nutritionally enhanced version,... More »
Thai Tuna Salad
"One evening I was eating a classic Thai beef salad for dinner and thought, Wow, this would be great with seafood. And it is, with only minimal changes." ~Susan Sampson, author of 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes. More »
Green Bean, Pecan and Pomegranate Salad (Vegan)
Fast, easy and great tasting, this salad can step in as an appetizer or side dish. Serve it with whole grains for a light lunch or as a delicious spring side dish. More »
Grilled Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Mint Dressing
Grilled chicken salad has long been a favorite dish for ladies who "lunch." It's substantial enough to fill you up but light enough to make you comfortable eating it in front of the girls. The trouble is, most of those salads tend to be boring. Our Thai-inspired version is anything but. More »
It's time to think green (veggies, that is!)
Do You Want to Eat Well? Do you want to eat healthy foods? Do you want to simplify your life? You can. We tend to think of vegetarian cooking as a complex adventure. This book will prove the opposite. I’m a vegetarian. I follow my instincts. I like to eat well. And, perhaps like you, I’m a mother... More »
Tabbouleh with Tomatoes and Dried Fruit Salad
This Middle Eastern salad is rich with color, flavor and nutrients. It's perfect for a spring lunch or light dinner... More »
Waldorf Salad with Cranberries (vegan)
We think our version of this salad, which uses a tofu-based dressing rather than mayonnaise, improves upon the original. See if you agree... 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 »
Chopped Mexican Salad
"Fresh goodness and color are at the heart of this ideal-for-spring fresh chopped salad. A citrus marinade refreshes these chopped veggies. This is a wonderful vegetarian meal but can be topped with chicken or steak as well," says author of 200 Easy Mexican Recipes, Kelley Cleary Coffeen. More »
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