Category Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Another wonderful salad for a summer’s day.  I love one bowl meals and this salad includes all the components to meet my needs:  Green lentils and goat cheese for protein, pasta for carbs, and lots of colourful vegetables. For those of you who would like to include more vegetarian meals into your diet, 2016 has […]

Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Beets were something I avoided growing up.  My mom used to buy the bottled beet borscht for both her and my dad; never fresh, only bottled.  I tried it, hated it and had not attempted to buy them or eat them for years.  In more recent history, another taste of red beet borscht was made […]

Spicy Thai Mango Salad

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and tried something so delicious that you wanted to make it at home?  This recipe is from one of those situations.  Ordered a delicious mango salad last weekend and I wanted to emulate it….immediately! Mangos are a delicious tropical fruit, sometimes a bit of a challenge to prepare […]

Faux Feta is Fabulous!

Dinner preparation can sometimes be a challenge, especially if one or more of the folks around your table are vegan, lactose intolerant or have dietary restrictions.   A traditional Greek salad, comprised of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives and feta cheese is not possible if a dairy-free  feta is not available for those guests. I […]

Mediterranean Salad with Spiced Chickpeas, Please!

Happy Canada Day! It’s a hot summer day.  All I can think about for dinner is something cool, easy and delicious.  An appetizer-style dinner, with platters of salad, cheese and smoked salmon…Hmmm, maybe grilled vegetables barbequed up yesterday.  The possibilities are endless.  And today I want to share with you a favourite salad from the  […]

I love Sumac in Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

I remember salads growing up consisting of mainly iceberg lettuce, cut up carrots and celery.  Store bought salad dressing.  Nothing fancy or exotic.  But salads nowadays are just wonderful.  Not only vegetables from all over the world, but fruits, nuts, grains and herbs.  And salad dressings using various oils, seasoned vinegars…fresh and flavourful.  This spinach […]

Loubia – Baked Beans, Moroccan Style

Here I go returning to Moroccan cooking, trying to emulate another dish we tried while touring the country.  When we ordered assorted mixed salads for a lunch or dinner, there was always at least one bean or legume salad in the group: sometimes white beans, sometimes chickpeas and sometimes lentils.  The white bean salad is […]