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Radishes and Fresh Fennel

Fennel Radish Pear Pecan Salad
As you may have noticed from posts like the one about the Roasted Red Pepper Jam or the very versatile Quinoa Salad, I like recipes that do more than one thing. When we’re talking about the kitchen, there’s only one thing I like better than an amazing tasting meal. That is my love of an amazing tasting meal that comes together in minutes. Usually that is made possible by allowing my efforts in the kitchen to do double duty.

Now, at first marinated radishes and fennel may not seem like much, but you’ll be amazed at what you can do with a recipe that takes 5 minutes of prep time. So please don’t abandon this recipe just yet. It has plenty of room to wow.

Once the prep is done, these babies sit in the fridge (or your picnic basket) and time does the rest of the work. Brilliant!

 “I love work. I could watch it all day long.”

If it is not immediately obvious what you can do with this little diddy, let me elaborate.

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By on June 21, 2013 in Appetizer, Blog, Dairy Free, Fennel, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #2 – Poached Halibut with Fennel Cucumber Mint Salad

There are times during the week where, despite your efforts to meal plan and batch cook, you are stumped to get something healthy and fast on the table. In those moments, it’s good to have a few recipes on hand that you almost always have the ingredients you need. I like to collect these types of recipes for those times when I’m so hungry I can’t think straight. Ever get like that? When the world becomes foggy and there is only one focus?

I get like that more often than I’d like to admit.

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By on March 27, 2012 in Blog, Fennel, Fish, Informational, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Videos

Whole Food Wednesdays – Roasted Spiced Chickpeas and Fennel Salad

Thank you for joining us for another Whole Food Wednesday! I wanted to share a fun recipe that not only has the added bonus of being vegan, gluten free and nut free, but still manages to pack good nutrition, healthy fats and a good source of vegetable based protein. If you’re eating a little lighter these days, this might be a nice change to your old ho-hum salad.

The chickpeas take the place of nuts or animal protein and the bold flavors that would normally come from cheese or a big dressing comes from the roasted fennel and the tart yet sweet balance of the apples.

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By on January 18, 2012 in Blog, Dairy Free, Fennel, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian

Fennel Cucumber & Strawberry Salad with Paprika Crusted Shrimp

This is the perfect salad for a hot spring day that has you convinced that summer has finally arrived. This is a pretty loosy goosy salad that allows one to play with the measurements at will according to your likes. Maybe you like a salad comprised of mostly greens or like extra strawberries to sweeten up the heat of the shrimp. The cooling cucumber and the pear do a very good job of this already and to keep things from tasting too watery. I love the burst of flavor that comes from the toasted fennel.
Those of you who read my earlier post on Pomme Anna, know about my new acquired mandoline. Now one of those is not necessary for this recipe, but it sure makes a quick job of it. A hand cut salad does have a nice rustic homemade feel that can’t be duplicated any other way. In the end, you choose. I have to apologize in advance that I don’t have many photos, but it’s not like it’s a complicated recipe. It disappeared so quickly that most of the photos we’re blurry. True story. We actually had to make this twice to get photos and even then it didn’t last long. The measurements of this salad works for a starter salad for 4 or a main for 2-3. Double the measurements if you choose to make it as a main for 4.

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By on June 10, 2011 in Blog, Fennel, Fish, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish

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