Wild Rice Salad – Roasted Beet Salad

Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Beets

I love a wild rice salad. They’re simple, nutritious and delicious. And, I  always like to use whatever is locally in season. So, when I found some beautiful, locally grown  beets from the farmers market this week, I roasted them up on the barbecue, being sure that I had leftovers to use in this greatRead more

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

This Avocado Shrimp Salad is much more than avocado and shrimp. Almonds, grapefruit sections, and the best part; roasted carrots, make this salad a party in your mouth. Roasting the carrots makes them sweet and a little caramelized, and gives a delicious flavour element to the plate. Avocado and grapefruit are beautiful together. The tartnessRead more

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is one of my favourite salads. Usually just fresh, ripe tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella drizzled with a good quality extra virgin olive oil. It’s a classic, and it’s a salad that’s meant to showcase the ingredients. Which means they have to be the best you can find. That’s why I usually onlyRead more

Fennel Cabbage Slaw – Fennel Coleslaw

Fennel Cabbage Slaw

Fennel Cabbage Slaw is a refreshing change from the same old coleslaw. The one that we all know. Light green and white. It’s tried and true. But maybe it’s time for a change up. Let’s talk about colour, for one thing. I am one who loves colourful food, and this slaw delivers. Not only areRead more

Beet Salad with Grapefruit, Blue Cheese & Walnuts

Beet Salad with Grapefruit & Blue Cheese

A Beet Salad is delicious anytime, but especially nice at this time of year when citrus fruits are in season. In this salad, I combined sweet roasted beets and tart grapefruit. Toasty walnuts and blue cheese are perfect complements. This beet salad is perfect for packed lunches, and a lovely starter for a wintery roastRead more

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

I’m finishing up my series on ancient grains with buckwheat. Buckwheat, because of its name, is sometimes confusing to people. It isn’t actually a grain. In fact, there’s no relation to wheat at all. It’s really a seed, from a plant related to rhubarb. However, it is very similar to a grain, so it usually gets included in that category.Read more