Category Archives: salad

wild rice salad with toasted nuts & grapes

wild rice salad

Wild rice in a salad is a great way to enjoy this pricey seed – cook up a cup or two , and have it on hand to toss into all sorts of dishes – soups, omelettes, frittatas, muffins, cookies, pancakes, crêpes – enjoy it in combination to extend your stash!

seared surimi crab

The crab should be honoured – imitation really is the highest form of flattery and with this imitation crab, especially after a hot sear in a skillet can stand-in for the real thing with it’s claws firmly in tact!

tabbouleh

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Whole-grains make the best salads – they improve with time, could not be better for you and the possibilities are endless – and what joins & dresses the grains makes these salads something to get to know, and tabouli is the perfect place to start.

bean salad trio

bean salad

A classic mixed bean salad is one of those recipes that belong in everyone’s top 10! It’s easy, it’s convenient, it’s frugal and it’s delicious – what more can you ask from any recipe!

spinach salad asian-style

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Get yourself a mound of fresh, gorgeously green leaves – to the Japanese, this is gomae, to the rest of us, this is the only way to consume spinach. I promise. Stick with this method, switch up the greens, switch up the sauce and start scarfing spinach like you’re trying to turn green!

coleslaw with spiced greek yogurt

coleslaw 101

Coleslaw is another method to master – it’s all about the shredded cabbage base and what you add from there is completely up to you!

celery, scallion & lemon salad

celery lemon salad

So it’s time to start stalking celery – and if you do it with just a lemon, olive oil, sliced scallions and salt & pepper – you’ll have mastered a classic – truly. This is one of the best combinations out there – there’s no recipe, just throw it together.

potatoes roasted in garlic, butter & olive oil

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Perfect potatoes every time! Invite the world’s simplest food to dinner more often and discover the hundreds of ways to prepare the garden’s most complete offering – the potato!

fish in a tin

Fish in a tin? Really?! Really. Stay with me now – I promise, you won’t be dissappointed. If you’re already a fan than you know that canned fish is another absolute must-have in the pantry – if not for the convenience and ease on the bottom line, then for the over-the-top health benefits. There is…

anchovies 101

anchovies

Anchovies can brighten up many a dish far beyond a classic caesar salad once you realize that anchovies should be on the short list of pantry items you simply cannot live without. Once you’ve made a pasta sauce with a couple of anchovies stirred in – they literally melt away and you wouldn’t even know they were there except for the fact that it is the best darn pasta sauce you’ve ever made!