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Smoked Salmon Egg Salad

As you may have noticed, I’m blogging quite a bit more often these days.

(Pretty soon, you might even mistake me for *gasp*… a real blogger! But don’t let yourself be fooled. I don’t have nearly enough readers to be a “real” blogger. ;) )

This means I’m slowly making my way through a several-year-old backlog of recipes that I’ve made, photographed, and just never quite got around to blogging about.

(And heck, that means I might even get around to blogging about the trip to Europe that Son and I took a year ago! … eventually!)

This egg salad recipe, for example, was something I made almost four years ago.


I have distinct memories of sitting on the edge of a counter during a break between ballet classes, eating the best egg salad sandwich I had ever made. It was wonderful.

(And before you ask, no I was not 12 years old four years ago, but I was still trying to be a ballerina when I grew up…)

So, yes. Egg salad. Four years later. With smoked salmon! Definitely a must-try, especially if you happen to have leftover Easter eggs that need to be used up.

(Or there’s always deviled eggs. Mmmm… deviled eggs.)

Recipe originally from Danny Ahern via The Washington Post.


  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or mayonnaise)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 3 oz smoked salmon, finely chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!
  3. Serving suggestions: with a fork, in a lettuce wrap, in a sandwich with your preferred bread and toppings.

Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: No Spoon Necessary}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

the coolest looking easter cake! {SugarHero!}

crispy, flavorful potatoes {Orgasmic Chef}

doesn’t this dish sound like the most amazing comfort food? {Girl Gone Gourmet}

i love gooey grilled cheese photos {Words of Deliciousness}

we always adore asian flavors for dinner {The Endless Meal}

these cupcakes are such fun for april fool’s, and also sound delicious! {Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks}

such pretty chocolates {My Recipe Book}

a fun, tasty way to serve deviled eggs {No Spoon Necessary}

i’ve always wanted to learn to make pasta from scratch {Cooking and Beer}

i really want to have this salad in my life {Use Real Butter}

spicy crispy potatoes, a lovely sauce… perfection {Magnolia Days}

obsessed with pad thai lately {Nourish and Nestle}

would very much love these shrimp and grits {San Pasqual’s Kitchen}

the chocolatiest of chocolate cakes {Family Table Treasures}

the best dinners are simple and satisfying {Girl Gone Gourmet}

by far the most gorgeous cookies i have ever seen {SugarHero!}

these potato stacks are so elegant! {Cooks with Cocktails}

love this delicate easter cake {Recipes from a Pantry}

this is such a cool prawn photo {Glamorous Glutton}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Carrots and Radishes with Dill Butter

Carrots and Radishes with Dill

I was the pickiest of children, growing up. There were only a few vegetables that I’d tolerate, and only under very specific circumstances:

  • steamed broccoli liberally dipped in a mixture of mayonnaise and shoyu (which is far better than it sounds, and still my favorite way to eat steamed vegetables)
  • corn on the cob with butter and salt (with those little yellow corn holders, of course)
  • steamed artichokes, with plenty of butter to dip it in
  • potatoes. In any form. Obviously.

I was not a fan of cauliflower, hated steamed carrots, and frozen peas were my arch nemesis. Don’t even get me started on all those weird, exotic vegetables like eggplant (heh), asparagus, or brussels sprouts. And tomatoes? Totally gross.

I’d like to say this all changed when I grew up and became a bit more mature in my tastes, but what really happened was that I discovered the joys of roasting.

Pretty much any vegetable will taste great if you toss them with a little salt and olive oil, roast them until they show their sweet side, and then stand in the kitchen eating them with your fingers straight from the hot baking sheet.

Not that I do that.

Nope, definitely not.

(Although if I did, I could tell you that that is when roasted vegetables are at their best – straight from the oven, when they’re nearly so hot they burn your fingers, and nice and crispy and caramelized.)

Should you roast asparagus? Do it.

Brussels sprouts? Totally.

Carrots and radishes, and then toss them in a yummy dill butter? Obviously, do you even have to ask?!

Carrots and Radishes with Dill

Recipe originally from Sweet Peas and Saffron, although I can no longer find the recipe on her blog.


  • 1 bunch of radishes, trimmed and sliced in half
  • 1 bunch of carrots, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh dill
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss prepared carrots and radishes in olive oil, then arrange on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for 20 minutes, then toss and roast for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Melt butter, then stir in minced dill. Toss the roasted carrots and radishes in butter, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
  3. Enjoy!

Weekly Wanderings

The last (two) weeks in my world…

We’ve suddenly gone from being a household that is ‘meh’ about cheese, to one that always has a delicious cheese in the fridge. This week, goat cheese with fig jam and walnuts. So good!

Goat cheese and crackers

This is real life. Rice with… stuff. This week: canned clams, random Japanese sides we bought from Mitsuwa, and furikake nori.

Typical meal

I was having a particularly difficult day, only to come home to find that Son had cooked dinner! He makes me so happy. And the scrambled eggs and mushrooms were freaking fantastic.

Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, salad

I made colcannon for the first time ever.


We be feasting!

St. Patrick's Day feast

This year was the first time we ever did the whole “traditional” St. Patrick’s Day thing. It was wonderful!

St. Patrick's day food

Son cooking dinner is now a weekly thing. Every Wednesday, after my ballet class, I come home to find him in the kitchen, watching TV and cooking sauteed mushrooms and scrambled eggs. ^_^


It’s ugly as all heck, but I finished crocheting a potholder! This is all very exciting. :D

I crocheted a potholder!

Sunday dinner last week started with caprese salad on a stick…

Caprese salad

… and ended with (slightly burnt) angel food cake, and a rowdy game of Cards Against Humanity. Son won this week. o_0

Angel food cake

Son’s been obsessed with the idea of natto for the longest time. This week, we actually tried it for the first time. At first, we both found it repulsive. But Son (being the frugal, refuses to throw away perfectly good food kind of guy that he is) kept trying it again and again… and by the time he got to the end of the container, he actually really enjoyed it! I still find it a little odd, but I’ve also got to admit that it’s not that bad.


We found a hummingbird nest by our front walk! I’ve been checking on it every day when I walk by… I’m hoping to see itty bitty hummingbird babies soon!

Hummingbird nest

Pickles are a must with fried chicken.

Fried chicken

When we can, we love to go exploring around LA. Our lives have been so hectic lately, so it’s a nice break – and as close as we get to a weekend off, these days.

Son in the sun

Since we had to be in the area anyways, we got to stop by Caroline Adobo’s cake pop-up at Dripp Bar in Chino Hills, CA last weekend.

Clockwise from top left: tres leches cake, matcha almond latte cake, strawberry mango cake, three bears mocha cake. All were fantastic.

Caroline Adobo Cakes

My favorite eggplant dish.

Chinese braised eggplant

Adore this pork belly.

Chinese braised pork belly

We’re obsessed with this steamed cod.

Steamed cod

Have a wonderful week!


Links I’ve loved lately:

I wish we had Daffodil Days here too!

As a female in tech, this is important.

We need more security princesses in the world.

Excellent writing.

Love the idea of these double tahini sandwich cookies. More sesame in my life is always a good thing.

I’ve got a thing for Asian desserts.

Exactly how I feel about all the negativity online these days. And also why I’m so, sooo grateful that the Fridgg community is so positive and supportive of each other.

This sounds heavenly.

I’d be all over these Matcha Cruffins.


Weekly Wanderings posts may include affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: Elizabeth Lampman}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

must make these chocolate peanut butter muffins asap! {Girl Gone Gourmet}

adore this vietnamese salad {Blossom to Stem}

prettiest little appetizers {Oh My Dish}

i’d love these spicy turkey cutlets in a sandwich {A Boleyn}

love the lighting, love the food {La Petit Chef}

chicken and milk? sounds odd, but looks delicious! {The Redhead Baker}

my favorite photo of the week, and it sounds tasty, too {Cooks with Cocktails}

in love with this simple, rustic styling {Feed Me Dearly}

i think i need a fresh-baked loaf of bread in my life right now {All That’s Jas}

again with the peanut butter chocolate love, this time in ice cream form {Magnolia Days}

i’m a sucker for creamy dishes {Kitchen Sanctuary}

obviously, we all need these in our life {Erren’s Kitchen}

japanese curry is my comfort food {Orgasmic Chef}

these vanilla sweet buns sound perfect {Jane’s Adventures in Dinner}

have i mentioned how much i adore chocolate and peanut butter at all this week? {The Redhead Baker}

freaking adorable {Tikkido}

there is something so lovely about this (vegan!) dish {The Endless Meal}

all the puff pastry things for brunch {Jane’s Adventures in Dinner}

i’m not even really a sports person… but who wants to come over for game day?! {No Spoon Necessary}

who knew carrots could look so tasty? {Simply Called “Food”}

hot dogs for breakfast??? yes please!!! {Frugal Mom Eh!}

such a beautiful strawberry galette {The Devil Wears Parsley}

adore this styling {Cooks with Cocktails}

um, yes. {Homemade Hoopla}

i love purple sweet potatoes, and i’m obsessed with the idea of sesame brown butter {The Endless Meal}

corn bread with all the good things {What Food I Made}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!