Salmon, Spinach Mandarin Orange Salad

Salmon, Spinach, Mandarin Orange Salad

Sometimes you just wing it, and end up with something just amazingly delicious. This Salmon, Spinach, Mandarin Orange Salad is one of those times. We had leftover, grilled salmon and it was too delicious to waste. So we threw together some great ingredients to make a salad one afternoon for lunch. I think we tend to eatRead more

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Black Bean Portobello Stuffed Mini Peppers

These Black Bean Portobello Stuffed Peppers were originally going to be burgers. And they still could be, but I had these lovely little peppers on hand. My plan was to make a salad to go along with the veggie burgers. I was looking at these little peppers, and thinking that their mini-ness was so cute,Read more

Slow Cooker Red Cabbage & Apples -Braised Red Cabbage

Slow Cooked Red Cabbage with Apples

Red Cabbage with Apples, slowly braised, is a perfect fall dish. This dish is a traditional northern European one, and a close friend, whose roots are in Germany, introduced it to me many years ago. Since then, I love to make it every autumn when apples are in season and cabbages are at their peak. I haveRead more

Zucchini Tomato Bake

Zucchini Tomato Bake

Zucchini casserole is one way to use up some of the vegetables from the garden. It’s that time of year when there is so much to harvest. One thing that I love about having a garden is how it forces me into coming up with up new ways to use all the veggies that are growing.Read more

Sunomono Salad, A Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Salad

I love Sunomono Salad. Like so many Japanese dishes, the simplicity of the carefully chosen ingredients allow the main one to shine. In this case the main ingredient is cucumber. Somehow a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and tamari, tart and sweet, elevate the cucumber into something more. In a  sunomono salad, cucumber somehow seems toRead more

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

Right now is the brief window of time when we can get fresh local corn, and this Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad is one of my ways to take advantage of it. Grilling is an easy way to cook corn on the cob and grilling the corn adds a wonderful smoky flavour to this southwestern inspired salad,Read more