A Little Summer Break and my Favorite Watermelon Salad

If you recently subscribed to Claudia's Tasty Bits on YouTube, I am taking a little summer break to spend some quality time with my little sprouts. They are only little once! While I am gone, I hope you check out my existing videos. There are many to choose from and I guarantee you will either learn something new or at the very least, have a chuckle! For now, here is a post about my favorite watermelon salad that I hope you make and tell me how it turns out! Please comment on this post or drop me a note at [...]

By |2018-10-02T19:06:20+00:00July 9th, 2015|

Middle of the night MUNCHIES potato salad!

I have never tackled potato salad because I felt that it was something that should be left to the veterans. It just happens that I have reached an age in which mu mu's seem pretty comfortable and that I need to have my own potato salad recipe. I love elements of German, Colombian and Potato salad, so, like Dyson and his vacuum cleaners, I set out to invent, The Perfect Potato Salad. I think that a great potato salad should make you want to get up at three in the morning, grab a fork and eat it straight out of [...]

By |2018-10-02T19:08:03+00:00June 4th, 2015|

Don’t Salt your Raw Shaved Zucchini Salad with Basil and Parmesan!

Anyone can shave zucchini and put it on a plate, but it will most likely become soggy because of one ingredient. I love salt more than anything and I always salt every step of the way, except for when I make shaved zucchini salad. Salt draws out the moisture in zucchini in the same way that it does in eggplant. If you salt your salad too soon, there will be a pool of water on the bottom of the plate by the time you serve it and the zucchini will be limp. Nobody likes limp zucchini! The combination of zucchini [...]

By |2018-10-02T19:09:00+00:00May 21st, 2015|

Video – How to Make Shaved Asparagus Salad with Parmesan, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

I can't tell you where I had a shaved asparagus salad for the first time, but it was probably at a nice restaurant and it was probably a little bit pricey. If you have never tried a shaved asparagus salad and you love asparagus, you have to try this recipe. It is so easy and so delicious and fresh. I crave it all the time. I omitted the toasted pine nuts, but they really do add a lovely bit of texture and flavor. I love that you don't have to make a complicated vinaigrette for this asparagus salad, you simply [...]

By |2018-10-03T09:37:12+00:00May 29th, 2014|

DONT FEAR THE FAVA!

There are about two handfuls of culinary experiences that have changed my life like the first time I ate foie gras or the first time I had a pizza with a farm egg on top. The first time I ate fresh fava beans was in Alicante Spain in 2005, before that I was only aware of them via Hannibal Lecter. Back to Spain. So I was with a group of American ex pats and we decided to make a paella. I assumed we would be eating a typical paella, like the bright yellow kind you see in the form of [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:14:36+00:00August 9th, 2012|