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Not Your Grandma’s Potato Salad

Nothing too fancy here folks…just potato salad. This one dosn’t have any heavy dressings but rather has flavor from tomatoes, capers, dill and good quality olive oil.

It’s not your grandma’s potato salad of course. I don’t have any of the ingredients to make that kind of salad, so I decided to try something a little different instead. This Roasted Potato Salad comes with oven roasted grape tomatoes (which adds a nice sweetness), crispy capers, fresh dill and crispy spinach leaves.

This is a simple, yet complimentary flavor pairing that is sure to win you over. No need for heavy creamy dressing when you’ve got olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika and dill.

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By on May 10, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Potato, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Tomato, Vegan, Vegetarian 12

Roasted Cauliflower Mint Salad With Citrus Cashew Dressing

 


There are some flavors that make you feel like it’s spring, no matter what the temperature is outside. Take dill for example. There’s nothing “winter” about dill. No matter how you shake a stick (or magic wand) at it. Mint is the same. So while the snow was falling and the temperature dropped to below 0, I decided to eat “spring” until it decided to show up.

I have good news!

Ok a couple of pieces of good news.

First, spring is here. There are no sub zero temperatures in the forecast, in fact it will be down right balmy. Balmy for Canada at any rate. If the forecast holds true  (pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top), this girl just might have another shower in her future. All be it, an outdoor shower stall made out of painted plywood. But a shower…a glorious shower. And since I forgot to shave my arm pits the last time I had a shower (on Monday)…I’m kinda lookin’ forward to it.

What can I say, I like a clean armpit. Don’t judge.

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By on May 3, 2013 in Blog, Cauliflower, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian 15

Carrot and Cucumber Veggie Noodle Salad with Cilantro Hemp Pesto (DF, GrF)

 

Even though it’s still snowing as I write this, I still feel like spring is in the air. Probably because the sun is finally starting to rise before I do and set at a reasonable hour (not 5 pm). At least for me, with spring comes the unquenchable need for veggies. More Veggies! I can’t get enough. So I decided to ditch the grains and fill up on vegetable “noodles.”

Yup, veggie “noodles.”

Whether you’re trying to lean down, avoiding wheat for digestive issues, trying to get more veggies into your diet or simply tring to be more heart smart, veggie “noodles” are a great addition to a simplified meal.

Sure you can buy a spiralizer to make noodle shapes out of raw vegetables, but if you’ve never tried it before, you may not want to invest in a fancy gadget. After all, we don’t need to create kitchen gadget cemeteries in our kitchens? A carrot peeler is a great way of testing out the concept like we did here for Carrot Parpadelle. A mandoline  (this is the one we use) works great too, if you have one. Or in this case, my sister picked up an inexpensive julienne peeler.

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By on April 17, 2013 in Blog, Carrot, Condiment, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian 9

Roasted Squash and Quinoa Salad with Baby Greens and Cranberries

I’m a big fan of doubling my efforts to get 2 meals in one. Today’s recipe is one of those. Actually, I find all roasted veggies really have that potential. Like the Roasted Carrot recipe I shared a while back, or roast beets to make this soup today and use the rest to make this Roasted Beet Bruschetta tomorrow.

I mean really, isn’t it nice to not have to always cook every night?

Isn’t having a night off from time to time such a great feeling?

I love cooking but even I need a night “off” once or twice a week. In case you were wondering, I don’t consider making a salad cooking, or chopping up vegetables to eat on toasted bread cooking either, nor is heating up leftovers (one of my favorite cooking experiences). To me that’s just getting ready to eat.

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By on January 20, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Squash 8

TV Tuesday #36: The Perfect Apple Cabbage Salad to Keep Your Health On Track

 It’s no secret that a majority of people out there have one of these three New Year’s resolutions or goals.

Lead a healthier lifestyle.

Lose weight.

Eat better.

That’s where this salad comes in. It can help you fulfill each of those with a simple 2 ingredient salad and a simple vinaigrette. Eating more veggies are crucial to good health, can help you lose weight and are part of a healthy lifestyle, yet veggies seem to be less appealing in the winter. Winter vegetables don’t get the same attention that spring and summer veggies get. But there are some fabulous vegetables that are easily accessible and inexpensive all year round. And I hope that this recipe will help the simple cabbage get a little more attention and help you reach your goals.

Enter Apple Cabbage Salad.

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By on January 8, 2013 in Apple, Blog, Cabbage, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 14

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