Salads

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

BALSAMIC BEETS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

  Growing up I had beets only one way – bottled with vinegar and onions. I liked them but they weren’t a staple for me. That’s until I went to Argentina, and that is when my love affair with beets started. How we use peas […]

RADICCHIO SALAD

RADICCHIO SALAD

  I went to this restaurant in liberty village. They claim to serve authentic southern italian specialties but really what it is, is the chef going to the grocery store close by and buying prepackaged foods and assembling them – but charging for authentic good […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

  There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order […]

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal. Croutons: 1/2 a loaf of rosemary bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Olive oil, for […]

FRISÉE POTATO SALAD

FRISÉE POTATO SALAD

  I had a Ladies Luncheon with two girlfriends and I wanted to make something that looks fancy but was easy, and also tasted delicious. This dish is so pretty and looks like something you would order for brunch at a french bistro. If you […]

ROASTED RED PEPPERS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH BASIL DRESSING

ROASTED RED PEPPERS & GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH BASIL DRESSING

  The basil dressing makes this salad. It’s so flavourful and works well with all the other ingredients. You have the creaminess from the goat cheese, the crunch from the pine nuts, the sweetness from the roasted red peppers, and the sharpness from the onions. […]

CHARRED BROCCOLI KIMCHI SALAD

CHARRED BROCCOLI KIMCHI SALAD

  When it comes to salads I only like them made fresh. Having a prepacked salad for lunch doesn’t work for me. I’m always trying to find different ways to get more veggies into my lunches. I want something that carries well, can be eaten […]

SPICY CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN CROUTONS

SPICY CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN CROUTONS

  I ordered a caesar salad for lunch one day and it was spicy, not chili spicy but it had some sort of heat to it. I asked the waiter what was in the dressing and he said horseradish. What I great idea, so I […]