Savory Cauliflower Cake

The Recipe: A moist, sturdy savory cake, strewn with bits of soft cauliflower with a touch of parmesan. An excellent choice for Mother's Day, a summer meal, a Meatless Monday. The Conversation: Learning to like a savory cake over the course of an afternoon. All day, on Easter, I talked to this cake, back 'n' forth, back 'n' forth. It sounded a lot like head-talk for a new romance: an initial rush of attraction, the pang of early disappointment but still, letting the relationship unfold over time, opening up extra chances to win me over, and finally, falling completely, totally, unstoppably in love. Here's how it went. Going into the oven, "You are so pretty, I hope you taste good!" Out of the oven, hot. "Hmm. I thought you would be more eggy. You know, like for breakfast, definitely eggs but with a twist. But you are definitely cake, albeit savory. And honestly? I'm not sure that's a good thing." The first slice, still q

Mexican Chicken Salad

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo (or, y'know, a weeknight supper allllll summer long), a "Mexican" chicken salad, just cooked chicken tossed in a lime and yogurt vinaigrette with healthy black beans, jicama, corn and tomatoes. It's easy, it's tasty and the jicama gives the salad great "crunch". If you're new to jicama, you'll want to check out Vegetables 101: What Is Jicama? You'll be glad you did! Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Inexpensive. Quick to the Table. What're you waiting for?! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! Chicken, the Culinary Chameleon My favorite just-turned-twelve-year old has a caut