Category Archives: salads

Kiwi-Cucumber Salad with Toasted Walnuts

February is Heart Month and today is Valentine’s Day. Let’s skip the chocolate (nooooooo . . . ) and be kind to our hearts. I learned something new today. I’ve always known that kiwi fruit were a good source of … Continue reading

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Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This Brussel Sprout salad has been making the rounds of Pinterest lately, and it is certainly pin-worthy. If you haven’t tried raw Brussel Sprouts, you must. They are nothing like their boiled or steamed cousins–no stench of cruciferous vegetables in … Continue reading

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Greek Salad on a Stick

Kids love anything on a stick, and the kid inside all of us does too. These mini Greek salad appetizers are fun to eat and they offer a healthier alternative to all the high calorie finger foods we often find … Continue reading

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Apple Pear Slaw

I don’t know what the climate is like where you live, but here on the west coast of Vancouver Island our gardens are still producing like crazy. Yesterday I had great plans to put my vegetable garden to rest, but … Continue reading

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Shrimp and PIneapple Mini Bites–fit for a Prince :)

Super simple, fast, low-fat, cute. A great appy. Here’s something tiny to celebrate the birth of a royal prince born today. Ingredients For the Wonton Cups: 18 wonton wrappers 2 teaspoons light salad oil 1/4 teaspoon salt For the dressing: … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Niçoise Salad

Will this perfect weather ever end? Here on southern Vancouver Island we’ve had a stretch of beautiful summer weather. It’s warm enough to swim, but not hot enough to complain about. Days like this are what we dream of all … Continue reading

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Salade Niçoise

The beans in our garden are ready. As I was picking them, I got to thinking that young beans simply define the word “slender”, don’t you think? And that word reminded me of all the skinny French women in the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Feta Salad with Baby Kale

With unusually warm weather here lately, the garden is sprouting and some plants are producing already. Our kale tripled in size this week, so I decided to harvest some of the leaves while they were still unbelievably tender. Baby kale … Continue reading

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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Guess what’s open? Eating fresh-picked asparagus from the farm is a completely different experience than eating asparagus imported from Mexico. While I usually serve it cooked: steamed, sautéed, roasted or stir-fried, tonight we had it raw. This shaved asparagus salad … Continue reading

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Dungeness Crab Salad with Grapefruit and Goat Cheese

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, as I do, you likely have ready access to fresh crab. It’s always a good idea to check to see where your crab spent his last days of freedom, however. … Continue reading

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Warm Spinach Salad with Fried Egg and Potatoes

In between. That’s what this time of year is. It’s just in between. It’s not winter and it’s not quite spring. I went clothes shopping today and had a hard time finding much. It’s still too early for white jeans … Continue reading

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Personalized Veggies ‘n Dip

This one definitely comes under the “Why didn’t I think of that?’ category. I pinned it last week, as I thought it was such a good idea. It makes more sense than having everyone crowd around one plate of veggies. … Continue reading

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Fennel-Crusted Salmon with Orange and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Fast and fancy. Fennel and salmon really do work together, despite my initial doubts. Serve the salmon with a fresh orange vinaigrette on tender greens and it makes an over-the-top quick weeknight dinner. I’ve adapted this recipe from one published … Continue reading

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Pear and Fennel Salad

Pears are humble. They don’t shout out at you with bright colours like apples do. They’re not exotic or bizarre like dragonfruit. They don’t have an intense flavour like a grapefruit.  They’re just pears. They’re humble, they’re subtle, and consequently … Continue reading

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DIY Salad Dressings and Vinaigrettes

Years ago, salad usually meant a bowl of mixed greens and a drizzle of store-bought dressing. Since I’ve discovered how ludicrously easy, quick, inexpensive and (I almost forgot) delicious it is to make my own dressings and vinaigrettes, salads have … Continue reading

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