Chayote Shoots with Sesame Tahini Sauce Dressing

Chanced upon lovely bunches of chayote shoots (what a rare find!) at the local farmer's market and decided to make Chayote Shoots Salad. In the like of Edible Chrysanthemum Shungiku Salad, Spiced Edible Chrysanthemum Shungiku and Celery Tofu Salad, these vegetables are given a quick blanch, cooled, then served with a simple dressing of extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar mix; or for Asian greens e.g. Edible Chrysanthemum/Shungiku (also known as Tung Hao in Mandarin) a drop (or two) of sesame oil and pinches of ground white pepper occasionally does the trick.

Depending on its consistency, tahini - made from ground sesame seeds, also works well as dressing (e.g. Okra with Tahini Dressing) for almost all kinds of vegetables including Chayote Shoots Salad.

Roast Beef Steak Salad Bowl

There are two interpretations of London Broil. One describes it as the cut of meat (top round, lean cut) while the other is the method of cooking (with the word "broil" in it, using high heat over a short period of time). Which is the correct one?

An attempt on London Broil was made, adapted from this roast beef recipe.

To make a much easier equally delicious beef salad bowl, here's a short-cut is to use ready-cooked beef e.g. this Sous Vide Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin from Cuisine Solution, sold at Costco. Simpler, hassle-free, and delicious.

Make a batch of roast beef, have different meal variations and enjoy steak salad for days.

Marinated Feta Cheese Salad

A simple and easy salad is always a refreshing and welcoming treat during the hot summer days.

Today, this Marinated Feta Cheese Salad is the star of the salad. Basically, if you have prepared marinated feta cheese in the fridge, this salad comes together in less than 15 minutes.

The marinated feta cheese perfectly flavors up the entire salad of lettuce, cucumbers and red onions. This salad is very versatile and goes well with everything, almost everything. You can enjoy on it's own, use it to fill wraps or sandwiches, pair with avocado and eggs for breakfast or brunch, serve as side-salad with an entree dish.