Mom’s Cabbage Salad

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When I was a kid during the summer months, we would have a barbeque almost every weekend with my father being Chief of the Charcoal.  Mom would be in the kitchen whipping up the rest of the dinner fixings.  One dish that she would make without fail was her delicious Cabbage Salad.  To this day, I still can’t get enough of it.  It’s similar to a North American coleslaw with out the mayonnaise.  So easy to make, not to mention so good for you!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Continue reading

Creamy Curry Veggie & Black Bean Salad

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Summer is in full swing with no shortage of fresh vegetables to get creative with.  This salad pulls once serious punch of flavour.   Super-duper healthy — your body is going to love you for this one!  Make sure you pack the leftovers for your lunch the next day. Your taste buds are in for a treat!  If you’re going to serve this salad with something else, I would suggest a dish with a milder flavour.

I used a vegetable sprializer to make the zucchini and carrot noodles.  If you’re a kitchen person like me, the spiralizer is great gadget for your fresh vegetables.  Vegans and vegetarians would get a tonne of use out of it. Continue reading

Crunchy Veggie & Bean Salad

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So I have been craving a good bean salad this week and something had to be done about it.  I made this recipe on the fly and although I have photos, I didn’t take step-by-step pics like I do in all my other posts.

Now, if there’s one thing I don’t like about bean salads in general, it’s the sugar content that most of them have.  I wanted something zesty and fresh.   I’m also not crazy about green or wax beans in my salad either (I know picky, picky!)  Well, the great thing about this salad is that it’s totally versatile.  Pick the beans, veggies and herbs that you like. You can use my recipe as a guide or just make it like I did. I will say this, when I put the first spoonful in my mouth, it tasted like SUMMER!  Craving conquered! The next time I make this recipe I will update it with step by step pics. But this recipe so easy, you really don’t need them.

This recipe made 6 cups of salad. If yours makes more or less, adjust your oil, vinegar, and salt accordingly. Also, you can easily use lemon instead of vinegar.  Possibilities are endless. Continue reading

Greek Salad

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Greek Salad is probably my most favourite salad. So fresh, so tasty!  I could eat it every day but I don’t because I know I would get sick of it and I don’t want that.  In my city, there’s an Italian grocery store called Angelino’s that makes fresh homemade dishes ready to take home.  They also make fresh Greek Salad that I have purchased from time to time because they are SO GOOD!  Their dressing is a family secret and they weren’t about to tell me what it is. Fair enough.  I had to crack the code on greek salad dressing that would compare to theirs.  I think I came pretty close.  I would have to get a job there as Salad Girl if I really wanted their recipe. Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Salad with Broccoli & Aspargus

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This versatile Salad Entrée makes for two servings that’s refreshing and filling.  A great summer meal with minimal cooking heat in the kitchen.  The vegetables in this salad can be altered depending on what veggies and fixings you like or have on hand.  I barbequed marinated boneless-skinless chicken thighs (you could also use baked or grilled chicken from your kitchen if you don’t have a bbq). Continue reading

Lentil Quinoa Salad

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This is a great summer salad. Tastes great the next day.  Pack it in your lunch for a very healthy meal.  Your co-workers will be wanting to trade when they see what you have.

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Parsley, Zucchini, Basil, Olive Oil, Cooked Lentils, Carrots, Cucumber, Cooked Quinoa, Peppers, Lemon Juice.

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Mix all the ingredients together.  Add Salt to taste (I added 1/2 tsp salt).   I used about 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice.  Add more if you like.  Adjust the taste to your liking.

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