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10 Crowd-Pleasing Salads to Kick Off Summer

It’s salad season! Picnics, barbecues, and al fresco meals are great opportunities to create something fresh and inviting.  We just returned from a weekend away at family camp where I was blessed to have someone else take care of all our family’s meals for a few days.  The food at camp was made well too.  Feta cheese even made an appearance in the pasta salad, which is quite a … Continue reading 10 Crowd-Pleasing Salads to Kick Off Summer

Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing

Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

For the month of January, I am aiming to eat more salads.  Resolutions are something I’m always reluctant to make, especially for a whole year.  But one month at a time seems attainable.  In my holiday baking frenzy, I am afraid that salads were not a frequent part of our family meals, except for a quick plate of sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. So every Saturday … Continue reading Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Citrus Dressing

Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Vibrant red pomegranate contrasts with fresh splashes of green parsley in this quinoa salad with a bright citrus dressing. This salad has everything I am looking for.  Not only is it eye-catching, it’s healthy, crunchy, satisfying, and tied together with a perfectly balanced, tangy citrus dressing.  Salads that are too sweet are not my style.  The beautiful red pomegranate, however, does not take this salad over the … Continue reading Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Sesame Quinoa Salad

Sesame Quinoa Salad

Sauce is what matters most when it comes to Asian cuisine.  And sesame plus soy equals very good.  Add some ginger and peanut sauce and we have a triumph.  The credit for the delicious ginger peanut dressing goes to Ambitious Kitchen. To allow the sesame flavour to really stand out,  I cut the peanut butter in half and sprinkled on some toasted sesame seeds.  Then … Continue reading Sesame Quinoa Salad