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Refreshing Salad Dressing Ideas

February 26, 2015 1:06 pm

Salads are very versatile lunch dishes that come in a wide variety of styles, which is why you need to have an arsenal of salad dressings to accommodate each one. Making your own salad dressings at home is very easy, and it eliminates the sugars and preservatives found in store-bought options.

Here are three exciting salad dressing ideas:

Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing [Martha Stewart]
Use this tart, flavorful dressing to top a taco salad, Mexican-style mahi mahi or another Latin-inspired dish. With tons of fresh cilantro and silken tofu instead of the usual mayonnaise, this is a healthy option that’s still full of flavor.

Lavender Salad Dressing [Food.com]
This simple dressing has a fresh, floral taste created by using dried lavender blossoms. Extra virgin olive oil and honey provide a smooth, sweet base, while balsamic vinegar and grain mustard make things a bit tangier and more complex. This dressing perfectly complements an arugula salad with crumbly bleu cheese.

Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette [Redbook]
This dressing tastes delicious when paired with crispy chicken, noodle dishes or to spice up an otherwise bland salad. Its bold flavor is created by fresh ginger and sesame oil, which are staples in many international cuisines.

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Pommes Frites: A Fries-Only Cafe in New York City

February 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Pommes Frites is New York’s spot for authentic Belgian fries. This fries-only cafe uses freshly cut potatoes that are fried twice for extra crispiness. In addition to the complimentary ketchup, there are also twenty-six dipping sauces on the menu. You can try them before you commit, but customer favorites include the sweet mango chutney mayo, rosemary garlic mayo, and peanut satay. Pomme Frites even has Poutine – the Canadian cuisine favorite with cheese and gravy. Seating is very limited and there is almost always a line – even in the middle of the night (this Manhattan eatery is open late).

Pommes Frites
123 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-1234

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Happy Presidents Day

February 16, 2015 10:36 am

Today we take the time to honor our courageous leaders and how their visions have shaped our great country.

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