Category Archives: Salads

Crisp and colourful Waldorf pasta salad

A hearty and nutritious meal that’s simple to prepare! I love Waldorf salad. Crunchy, creamy and delicious, it offers such a pleasing combination of contrasting flavours and textures. It’s long been one of my go-to lunches because it’s super packable. … Continue reading

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Vietnamese -inspired pasta and vegetable salad

A flavourful vegan dish that’s also great with fish, chicken or beef! I love pasta salad, though definitely NOT with creamy dressings – I’m a vinaigrette girl all the way (unless, of course, I’m using pesto thinned with the hot … Continue reading

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Summertime snacks, salads and sippers

Easy treats for casual entertaining Who’s ready for summer? I sure am! Although developing flavourful new dishes is definitely my favourite food-related activity (other than eating, of course!),  I also really enjoy the process of crafting easy-to-follow recipes and sharing … Continue reading

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Crunchy carrot and pea shoot salad

Asian-inspired dressing packs great flavour punch! I love salads, especially during barbeque season. I feel like the crunchy, fresh flavour of a salad complements whatever cut of meat, fish or seafood we’ve chosen to prepare on the grill. Having said … Continue reading

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Tasty Tropical Salad

A flavourful twist on traditional coleslaw While it has the traditional coleslaw base of cabbage and carrots, the addition of pineapple along with a ginger-soy-lime dressing gives this tropical slaw a flavourful twist. Serve it with Asian dishes, burgers, or … Continue reading

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Spinach and Raspberry Salad with Candied Almonds

While I am an unabashed fan of root vegetables and slow-simmered foods, I’m not quite ready to surrender to the cooling weather. There will be time enough for soups, stews and other seasonal delights, so in the meantime, I’m still … Continue reading

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Wilted Summer Slaw

I don’t remember liking cabbage very much as a kid, but now it has become a vegetable I reach for often, due to its versatility, great flavour and awesome nutritional properties. I love both the crispy, crunchy texture of raw … Continue reading

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