Salads

Delicious, substantial salads that make for a meal in of themselves, or a tasty and nutritious side dish. Here you'll find drool-worthy salads, including Kale Tabbouleh Salad, Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint, and even a Breakfast Salad with Quinoa and Walnuts. No boring salads here!

mediterranean chickpea salad

For many years I thought that I didn’t like Greek salad. Too salty! Too oniony! Too briny! Swimming in dressing! Fortunately I came to the realization that I’d been eating crappy Greek salads and totally changed my tune. Over the course of my MSc program in nutrition, my cohort of international nutritionists hosted many potluck… 

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breakfast salad {with maple coconut bacon}

You know what I was thinking the other day? We make green smoothies all the dang time, but why aren’t we eating breakfast salads? I mean, breakfast salad! Toss up some greens and some fruit and some veg if you please, and you’ve basically got a deconstructed green smoothie. I pretty much thought I had come… 

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grapefruit and avocado salad

Sometimes simple is best. This is a lesson I learn over and over, both in life and in the kitchen. There were so many good reminders that simple = good on our recent weekend in Rome; if you put a just a few good-quality ingredients together, magic happens. A few weeks back when I posted this grapefruit… 

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grapefruit and fennel salad

I have this notebook. It’s old and ratty, butter stained, and filled with the years of this blog. The things I’ve made, the things I want to make, recipes, notes, and post ideas. Sometimes, more often than I’d like, the season gets past me before I manage to post a recipe. My grandmother’s applesauce cake,… 

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kale and butternut squash salad

Yesterday morning I was enjoying a champion breakfast of tea, cold pizza, and a backlog of low-quality advent calendar chocolates, when it occurred to me how unbelievably close to Christmas we are. Between a run of epic thanksgiving dinners thrown by my American expat friends, the company Christmas party, festive drinks happenings, and holiday potlucks,… 

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Honey Dijon Broccoli Salad

I just finished an exercise, in the name of science, where I was required to weigh everything I ate or drank (except for water) for three days. Let me tell you, this is an experience I do not care to repeat. Not only is it incredibly annoying to have to lug a digital scale everywhere… 

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Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad

A little while ago, Paul went on a holiday to Morocco. He went by himself, on a solo holiday, a ‘Pauliday’ if you will. We’re very different vacationers, he and I. I’m more of a lie-on-beach-with-book kind of a vacationer, and he’s a very activity driven vacationer. When you’ve lived with someone for nearly 10… 

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roasted acorn squash salad

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with winter greens, crumbled cheese, and toasted seeds served in a roasted squash bowl. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Cheerio! I’m writing from my sister’s flat in London sipping on a mimosa before we all (Paul, my sister Emily, my brother-in-law Andy, and I) head back to Heathrow and hop on… 

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roasted kale and sweet potato salad

There are some pretty clear signs that we’re barreling towards Christmas time. For starters, there are Christmas decorations everywhere. There are lights being strung, the stores are stocked with gingerbread and glögg, and the city of Stockholm has started construction on the crazy tall tree that stands each year in front of the royal palace…. 

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multigrain edamame salad

There are times when you should leave well enough alone and times you shouldn’t. I’ve been contemplating that a lot now that I’m into the second course of my program and have been well reminded of that constant state of anxiety that comes with being a student. There is always something I should be doing… 

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carrot quinoa salad

This summer I have had the great privilege, twice, of spending time with groups of people who habitually spend their summers together. Although on opposite sides of the globe, there were some commonalities: lazy afternoons on the beach, friends, family, laughter, and shared meals. The first, in a little beach town in the south of Sweden, was a… 

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salad rolls with miso glazed tempeh

Despite the abundance of fabulous fresh, in season, local produce which becomes readily available in the summer, I find that it can be a difficult time to eat healthy. It’s the beach picnics, the barbeques, the lazy patio afternoons sipping cold beer and nibbling on nacho platters. It’s also travel time for a lot of… 

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recipe roundup – Father’s Day

I thought I’d post a last minute recipe roundup for Father’s Day, assuming that many of you are getting together over the weekend for some grilling or picnicking or what have you. What follows is a list of mainly salads and sides, things that are easy to throw together and transport well, things that will… 

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soba noodle salad with spinach

The last weekend of May was a bright and sunny affair in Stockholm. I biked around wearing a skirt and a sleeveless top. We drank cold beers on sunny patios. Paul and I planted a little garden on our patio. I even got a touch of a sunburn one day. And then, June arrived. What… 

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lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

I grew up in a part of the world that doesn’t really get real winters. Don’t get me wrong, Vancouver winters are nasty in that can’t-get-warm-cause-you’re-always-soaking-wet kind of way, and I do not miss the rain even a little bit, but relatively speaking, they’re mild. Now I live in a part of the world that… 

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savoy slaw

Last weekend I had my first day off since I arrived back in Vancouver. The course I was supposed to be teaching on Saturday’s didn’t end up running, which, happily, freed me up to head over to the Vancouver Farmer’s Market Winter Market. It was the first time I’d seen the market running in their… 

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