The story goes that Waldorf Salad was created by Oscar Tschirky, the Maître D’hôtel at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. The year was 1893. Benjamin Harrison was the new elected president of the USA. The USA was entering a serious depression after the stock market crashed That depression signaled huge changes in American life and was accompanied by violent strikes, Populist crusades and a 12% unemployment rate.
Few people remember the depression, lots remember the salad. Funny how life works.
Well, I ended up with a whole lot of Nutonnaise that I needed to find a way to use. In the “olden” days I would have made egg salad sandwiches. . . but when you don’t eat eggs, then what?
I looked around on the internet and through my cookbooks. I kept running across “vegan tuna salad.” Every time I saw it I wrinkled my nose. The smell of tuna makes my stomach roll, so the idea was a lot less than appealing. I didn’t think it was a great alternative. Besides, since I have never tasted tuna, I would have no basis for evaluating if it really tastes anything like tuna. (more…)
I’m on roll so I am just gonna go with it. I promise I know how to make something besides Mexican and Italian. but the tomatoes and onions have inspired me so this week.
Taco Salad is a big favorite around our house. We have sampled versions of Taco Salad in lots of restaurants; we like ours best. It is an incredibly easy salad to make but it is truly a complete meal with lots of bulk and lots of phyto-nutrients. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish to turn out this incredible food.