All posts tagged: salad

Asian Style Cobb Salad

This summery salad combines so much of things that I love including feeling healthy while still eating fats and noodles.  Hmmm…noodles. My take on the Cobb has no lettuce, instead the buckwheat noodles take its place as the base. They are perfect for a warm weather salad since they are served cool. The noodles also work amazingly well with the vegetables and flavor-maze dressing. You can add whatever you’d like to this salad. This one is vegetarian and I made it for Meatless Monday. The “bacon” on my Cobb is a vegan mushroom bacon I found on Healthy Happy Life. You can find the recipe here! I highly suggest the recipe, not because it tastes just like bacon, but because it’s just a really tasty mushroom dish. I ate many (many many) before putting them on my salad. Print out the recipe here: Asian Style Cobb Salad Advertisements

March Rabbit Salad | A Review

Finding a salad that is not bitter greens drenched in balsamic dressing in this city is hard pressed, but, not impossible anymore. As Seoul keeps its steady march into globalization, finding healthy Western food, with Western tastes in mind, is getting easier. No longer do I have to settle for pizza and pasta when I need something from back home. I can go to a place like March Rabbit Salad. This spot is just fun. Subtly playing with an Alice in Wonderland theme, this restaurant is airy and bright and cheerful. It’s impossible to miss on the streets of Sinsa, near Garosugil, with all the money they spent on bright yellow paint. I love it, though, as it takes the food seriously, but the interior remains whimsical. The menu ain’t half bad either. It’s crammed full of salads (you can design your own), sandwiches, and juices. Everything is fresh and well seasoned. This place is great for the vegetarians and vegans who roam among us. There are options for all. My one and only gripe is that I’d love …

Bad Farmers | A Review

Oh~ My~2016! Where have I been? What’s become of me? Why haven’t I updated my once randomly prolificly updated blog? Can I just say that the end of 2015 was a real bruja and leave it? It was. 2015 was a screaming, boozy harpy I could not get off my back that drew the energy from me like a succubus. I was never so happy to see a year hit itself with the doorknob on the way out. Then…I went to paradise (whispers~Bali) and all was right in the world again. So I’m back. I am recharged. I am finally looking forward to the future again now that I can see the daylight. Welcome to my life, 2016! To start off in the most cliche of New Year’s ways, I’m introducing a salad place in Seoul so that we all feel guilty and go eat a salad. Because it’s the start of a new year and, so, like half of us are probably riding the diet train until at least February. 😀 However, Bad Farmers doesn’t feel like a …

Summer Fruits |Salad|

 I got a beautiful bunch of some summertime fruits from a friend and needed to eat them up quickly. A salad is a rock solid way to throw them all together and eat them while feeling good about your dinner.  The star of this show was the freak on the outside-beauty on the inside dragon fruit. This fruit has a lovely, mild taste and is a bit like a kiwi in texture. It combined like a champ with the other fruits. To eat you just cut off the crazy green outside with a pairing knife. After you cut up the fruit, the fuschia skin simply peels off. It’s all much easier than it looks. I had this salad with a little roasted duck on the side but on its own is also incredibly flavorful. I just love my proteins. For the Salad: Lettuce Red onion Avocado Dragonfruit Nectarine Hazelnuts, halved For the Dressing |for 2|:  1/2 cup of olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon salt + pepper to taste black + white sesame seeds bit of dill   Recipe Adapted From: …

Salade |Nicoise|For One

So this recipe would be AMAZING for a lunch with friends you want to impress. It’s fresh, salty, bitter, soft and crunchy. The dressing is tangy and delicious. I absolutely loved it and wished I had someone to show off to…congrats blog readers, you are that person. As this is for one, you will want to add more for a crowd of…more than one…which I consider  a crowd. NOTE: This is not wholly a true Nicoise salad because my olives are Spanish, not Nicoise, the dressing is my own take on the traditional dressing and I couldn’t bear to add anchovies.  I used this Saveur recipe and rolled with it. Ingredients: 1 radish, sliced 1/2 a cucumber, halved then sliced 1 small potato or 1 new potatoes 4 cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 of tuna in oil handful of black olives, halved handful of green beans, blanched 1 hard boiled egg handful of capers For the dressing 1/4 yellow onion, minced 1 tbs honey mustard 1 tbs whole mustard seeds salt + pepper to taste 1/4 olive …

Black Bean + Strawberry Salad

Super easy, lots of healthy things included but tastes like a perfect combination of savory and sweet. It’s wonderful on its own, with tortilla chips or in a taco. I made scallop soft tacos with a homemade whole wheat tortilla. It’s was divine.   You need:   One can of black beans rinsed really well 1/2 a cucumber, diced 10-12 strawberries, diced roughly handful of cilantro, roughly torn salt + white pepper to taste, white pepper is a bit more mild and works better with the strawberries, if you don’t have it, you can omit the pepper 1 teaspoon lime juice   To prepare:   Gently mix your beans, cucumber, strawberries and cilantro until incorporated. Add your salt + white pepper and lime juice, mix gently once more until it is all mixed then let sit for at least an hour to really let the tastes meld.   All done!     Check out more food recipes at East Meets West Tennessee!