Category Archives: salad

Summer Rolls- Vietnamese inspired cucumber rolls

  It has been too hot to turn the oven on most days.  My little garden is giving me lots of hydrating cucumbers and I am always looking for interesting ways to use them.  This week Kimberly Snyder challenged bloggers … Continue reading

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Simple Grilled Corn Salad

  This recipe is the sunny day version of my nacho soup.  It has the same ingredients and flavours in cool, refreshing salad form.  I love it packed to the beach. This makes a big batch, enough to serve 4 … Continue reading

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How to make Curtido/Cortido (Salvadorian sauerkraut)- 2 ways

I find it fascinating that so many cultures around the world have recipes for fermented cabbage.  Europe has sauerkraut, Korea has kimchi, and El Salvador has curtido! When something is done all around the world, with each culture putting it’s own … Continue reading

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Greek Quinoa Salad

  There is a restaurant in town which sells it’s famous greek dressing.  While the dressing does taste amazing, it has some questionable ingredients (GMO oils and MSG!).  I wanted to make a healthier knock-off that would still taste great. … Continue reading

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Kefir Ranch Dressing

Milk kefir is a magical substance.  It has a long, established history and is still commonly consumed in Eastern Europe.  Kefir originated among the nomadic shepards in the North Caucasus Mountains (Russia) many centuries ago (exact date unknown).  There is a … Continue reading

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Cucumber Salad

This recipe is my contribution to Kimberly Snyder’s beauty blogging challenge.  Kimberly provided us with a recipe which we are supposed to put our own twist on.  Check out Kimberly’s recipe here.  I wanted to create my own recipe using … Continue reading

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Chickpea salad

We are finally starting to get some consistently beautiful weather here in BC.  I wanted tonight’s dinner to be fresh and light.  Something that I could enjoy on the deck as I wind down my day.    Is anyone else obsessed … Continue reading

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