Banh Mi Salad

large bowl and small bowl of banh mi salad with dish towel

A banh mi is one of the best sandwiches on earth. So as a salad? I’m so here for it!

I just don’t like mayo. My potato salad uses lemon and olive oil instead of mayo, my egg salad has as little as possible, I don’t need gobs of it coming out of my BLT. And yet there is a strange exception. On a Banh Mi the creamy, tangy mayonnaise is just delicious. In fact, when it’s a gooshy bite with (dare I say) a little too much mayo? Well, those are the best bites. I savour them and close my eyes. WHO AM I?

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Chickpeas Supreme

bowl of chickpeas and vegetables in creamy cashew dressing on slate background

It’s starting to be the summer now. Mostly. Barely. And that definitely changes the kinds of things I want to eat for lunch.

A friend got me thinking about how in general those of us who work in the world of food don’t tend to share our regular meals with people. Largely because, just like everyone else, most of them are unglamorous and expedient. I might share the amazing donuts I got, but not the bowl of cereal or the bell pepper with hummus.

So with that in mind, here is a meal I make a lot when I’m on my own during the warmer months. I think of it as “can of chickpeas+” so that means a can of chickpeas (sometimes I do other beans, but they aren’t quite as appealing cold) and whatever else is hanging out in my vegetable drawer. This is what I had today! The dressing is also extremely changeable, but I do try to add quite a bit of flavor in the dressing since the chickpeas soak it up so well. Keep reading

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