Salmon Pasta Salad

Blog Brunch Pasta Recipes Salads Seafood

This recipe, a favorite warm-weather dish, is from Seafood Pasta and Noodles, The New Classics by Rosina Tinari Wilson. In addition to wonderful recipes, it contains beautiful watercolor illustrations by Marlene McLoughlin.

Sometimes I make all the parts of the salad the day before, and combine them quickly the next morning. I try to jam it back in the fridge before I “taste” too much of it. Something about fusilli is very appealing, besides the fact that the word sounds a bit like “feel silly.”
Use a fat-free mayonnaise substitute, and it’s a more healthful dish. We like to eat it on a bed of salad greens. Read more

Homey vegetable casserole

Blog Brunch Casserole Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian

Shame on me. I bought groceries without a menu plan, shopping the sales. I don’t usually do that because you have to go out shopping again after you figure out what to cook. This week I said “Fuggeddaboudid!” (Think Mickey Blue Eyes.)

So with my purchases in mind, I searched through cookbooks and the Internet for a recipe for a gratin with potatoes and eggplant. I was about to just make something up when I found this on Ashbury’s Aubergines website at www.aubergines.org. Read more