Those of you who follow us on Instagram know that we took advantage of a beautiful almost spring day to stop by one of our favorite stores, Terrain, for a cooking class and a bite of lunch. On the menu were sumptuous salads, just in time for our coming-out-of-hibernation diets (yes, contrary to what you learned in school, female mammals who hibernate in the winter months
and drink lots of wine tend gain weight, not lose it!) Using award winning chef Caroline Hofberg’s book, Substantial Salads, as a guide, our charming chef walked us through the techniques of poaching salmon, smoking hazelnuts, roasting chicken and making a creamy dressing.
While most of us think of salads as a lunchtime staple or summertime dish, the recipes found in this book are filled with rich and hearty ingredients and would be perfectly satisfying meals any time of year. We dined on three that were as lovely to look at as they were tasty to eat: Beet Quinoa with Chicken, Creamy Potato with Poached Salmon and Cauliflower with Blue Cheese and Turkey. We were so happy with our class that we bought several copies of the book – two for ourselves and one to give away today!
Are you salivating yet? If so, you need the recipes and you can enter to win a copy of Substantial Salads by leaving a comment below letting us know your favorite salad combination or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Substantial Salads” in the subject line. You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015 (first day of spring!) to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.
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