salads archive

crispy kale salad with toasted coconut

Don’t let the picture above fool you. It looks weird and kinda brown and shiny – like some kind of magical dragon shed its tasty skin in my bowl – but that right there, is a bowl full of awesome.…

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tame the march madness: carrot ginger dressing

Moving apartments. There’s the process of finding boxes, fiddling with packing tape, stacking boxes and boxes of really, really heavy boxes filled with records and books, all while wondering if there really is a need to hang onto that silly,…

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splash of colour: farro & arugula salad with beets

There’s a bit of a cupboard clean-out going on in my kitchen. I have one cupboard divided in half: one side for savory things, like rice, grains and canned goods and one side for baking stuff, sugar, coconut, etc. And…

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hot damn & hell yeah: curried sweet potato salad with cranberries & pecans

Thanksgiving is long-gone and maybe you’d rather be stamping out gingerbread cookies and wondering if glace cherries deserve another look. But I think you shouldn’t discount this sweet potato salad yet. I had some leftover sweet potatoes and yams in…

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trying new things: phat beets

I’ve been trying to open myself up to new experiences and that tends to mean doing things that are pretty frickin’ scary. Though, I did just see 127 Hours recently, I think that experience is one I can live without,…

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tangy lemon smashed chickpea salad

Last night I had cooked up a pot of chickpeas, drained them and put them in the fridge. I had no immediate plans but figured I’d use them in a soup or stew sometime in the next few days. But…

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get ready, thanksgiving is coming up this weekend!

Thanksgiving in Canada is early and it tends to sneak up on you before you know it. This year is no exception. Before panic sets in, take a deep breath and peek at some of my tried & true Thanksgiving…

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potato and green bean salad with lemon miso dressing

Our CSA has been very lucky with the green beans lately. Every week, green beans. Really, I’m not complaining because I like green beans. I’ve recently been slicing them uber-thin and adding them raw to vegetable slaws or cutting them…

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