Tag Archives: Sumptuous Salads

Asparagus and Kale Salad with Slivered Almonds

Spring always brings Asparagus, but it won’t last for long, as it is a spring-only vegetable, so enjoy it while it lasts. This herbaceous green veggie is tender and sweet, and it’s chock-full of nutrients, too. Asparagus is a very … Continue reading

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Red Radish

To increase the crispness of radish, soak them in iced water for a couple of hours. Wash, then chop off the greens,  then slice off the root. Leave whole, slice or chop, as required. Store in a perforated bag in … Continue reading

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What to do with Melon? Melon Soup, Melon Bread and more

Refreshing melon chilled, sliced with a little french vanilla ice cream on the side is a true summer treat. Aside from simply slicing and eating, there are many ways to enjoy and play with melon.  Melonade is very refreshing and … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad, casserole and more

Low carb eating this summer involves zucchini. This tasty summer vegetable is so versatile by the fact that you can prepare and eat it in a multitude of ways. Stuffed, baked, sautéed, grilled, steamed, boiled. The zucchini has a delicate … Continue reading

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Tomato Pasta Salad with Tomato Salad Dressing

Summer time and the living is easy…..So is this recipe for Tomato Pasta Salad.  Take it to your next picnic.  Add some grilled meat or veggies on the side and you have a nice meal. Cilantro and cumin are a … Continue reading

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Fresh Spinach-Basil Dressing/Sauce

With the abundance of spinach available during the summer months, try this unusual green dressing to top your garden salad with or mix it into a fresh pasta or quinoa salad. Culinary experts particularly enjoy it drizzled over steamed tiny new-potatoes … Continue reading

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Everything Daikon, let me count the ways…

Never again will you be at a loss with what to do with Daikon Radish after you explore and wade through this compilation of ideas and delicious recipes to attempt.  Daikon means “Large Root” in Japanese.  Which pretty much sums … Continue reading

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Summer Picnic Salads from Scratch

“Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of Summer”.  Hot days on the beach or in the park, chilling with family and friends on a blanket with the picnic basket filled to the brim with awesome summer treats.  Summer weekends … Continue reading

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Discovering the Black Radish and the Chioggia Beet

The problem with being a local veggie-food blogger is that people assume you know what to do with all kinds of crazy things. The upside is that you occasionally end up with crazy things to figure out what to do … Continue reading

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The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple – Review and Giveaway

The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple, by Levana Kirschenbaum with Lisa R. Young PhD RD, published by Skyhorse Publishing.  Promotes healthy living, eating and nutritious tips for becoming a healthier you. About the Book “Eat Yourself … Continue reading

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Homemade Salad Bowl Dressings

Dressing a Salad? Do you find the store bought stuff too heavy and over powering for your delicate greens and fresh lettuces? Salad dressings don’t always have to come from a bottle. Some of the best and easiest dressings can be made … Continue reading

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Chinese Napa Cabbage Sesame Slaw

Chinese Napa Cabbage is often used raw in lots of salads and slaws. It has a mild flavour and crunchy texture. It can be cooked by boiling or steaming to be eaten as a side dish or as an ingredient … Continue reading

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Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook – Review and Giveaway

Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook, by Lawrence Davis-Hollander, published by Storey Publishing.  Is everything you want to know about the most loved vegetable and more.  Or is it really a fruit? Fruit? Vegetable? Fruit? Vegetable? No matter what, they are great! … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi. An amazing Alien-looking vegetable. Tastes a bit like cabbage and broccoli. There are a multitude of things you can do with it. The word kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip (kohl as in cole-slaw, and rübe for turnip) though … Continue reading

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Dad’s Own Cookbook – Review and Giveaway

Dad’s Own Cookbook, by Bob Sloan published by Workman Publishing, distributed by Thomas Allen & Son.  Is the cook book for every “man of the house”. About the Book Move over Mom, Dad is in the kitchen! With his very … Continue reading

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The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook – Review & Giveaway

The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook, by Debra Daniels-Zeller, published by Timber Press. Boasts having over 200 recipes celebrating the flavors of Oregon and Washington. There are well over 200 reasons why you want to win this book. About the Book “Eating … Continue reading

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Cabbage Recipes from the Amish

Scouting around in my neighbourhood Amish Book Store, I found this little handy cookbook, The Practical Produce Cookbook – How to Plant, Pick, Prepare and Preserve Produce, by Ray and Elsie Hoover and family. In this very informative cookbook, I … Continue reading

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Baby Spinach Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing…aka “Tulip Salad”

I have dedicated this salad to my little friend Eamon.  Eamon is one of our younger CSA members.  He is a pre-schooler who has been in our group since he was a toddler.  Eamon loves and eats just about everything … Continue reading

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Red Beet, Sweet Red Pepper and Watermelon Radish Salad

Try this fabulous winter salad full of bright colours.  Along with fresh roasted beets and some nutritious nut protein along with mild goat cheese or shaved Asiago cheese, this dish could be served at a nice luncheon or side dish. … Continue reading

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Tatsoi Salad with Warm Maple Dressing

  Curious as to what you can do with Tatsoi?  This versatile little green vegetable may have been overlooked in your veggie box for some time, just because it looks different.  But it is very meal worthy.  Mix Tatsoi with … Continue reading

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