Mexican Macaroni Salad

By Friday, November 13, 2015

I realize barbecue season is over... but YUM! My Other Half and I recently had a mini-vacation in the southern U.S., where barbecues are everywhere. All I wanted was macaroni and cheese (I LOVE PASTA) and when we finally went to get barbecue, they didn't have any. ...

Marinated Greek Salad

By Friday, September 25, 2015

Big, chunky GREEK SALAD! We don’t eat enough Greek salad. Every time I plan to make it, I use up all my feta in this salad. Which should come as no surprise since it’s my favourite salad of all time. But anyway. I finally splurged on some ...

Our Favourite Taco Salad

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

So remember how I rambled on and on about perfect summer salads recently? Well it got me thinking… I’ve blogged about so many salads (most listed here), but I’ve never blogged about our all-time favourite salad – Taco Salad! To be honest, it’s never crossed my mind. ...

Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer salad season! Say that five times fast. It's now been over a month since My Other Half cut out bread, pasta, potatoes and beer and some days it's a struggle to come up with supper ideas. We pretty much always end up at the same ...

Mama’s Broccoli Salad

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Remember my bridal showers? Specifically, the one in my hometown of Halifax? I was so grateful and overwhelmed to receive so many wonderful, thoughtful shower gifts, but my mother's really stood out. She is one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. Her gifts and ...

20-Minute Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

By Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When did people start saying “nom nom nom” when it comes to yummy food? What does it even mean? Is it the sound you make when chewing? I have no idea, but I say it just because everyone else. It sounds silly and cool enough. It’s always ...

Tangy Thai Cucumber Salad

By Wednesday, October 1, 2014

English cukes. I used to eat them like apples. Seriously! A cold, crispy English cucumber is delicious all on its own. No dressing or dip required. But I reckon if I had people for dinner and served them half a whole cucumber on a plate as ...

Chickpea, Corn & Tomato Salad

By Friday, August 8, 2014

This salad is ADDICTIVE! I'm actually going nuts over it and want to make it again and again. I think it's the dressing. Because you HEAT IT UP. I never use heat when I make dressings but this totally changed the flavours. For the better. I would ...

Three-Bean, Bell Pepper & Corn Salad

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HEALTH. Last week, I told you my big long "trying to be healthy" story. And now I'm trying to prove to you that I actually AM trying to be healthy (not just faking it like I normally do). I mean, this salad HAS to be healthy, right? ...

Avocado, Chickpea & Feta Salad

By Friday, February 21, 2014

I LOVE THIS SALAD. I'm not kidding - it was incredible! And SUPER healthy, so it's My Other Half-approved. Thank goodness. Do you see what I'm trying to do here? I've giving you a healthy recipe and a not-so healthy recipe each week. Aren't I thoughtful? I ...

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

By Wednesday, February 12, 2014

There's a LOT going on in this wicked salad. Flavours galore. I’ve added this to my ever-growing list of delicious quinoa salads, including my Go-To Quinoa Salad and my Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad. Actually, for a complete list of all my quinoa recipes, ...

Asian Mandarin Quinoa Bowl

By Friday, August 16, 2013

Yeah... it looks as good as it tastes. Forget quinoa fried rice. This is a lighter, healthier and more refreshing cold quinoa bowl. And, my friends, it's faster to make. So this recipe is all-around just winning at life. Personally, I love sesame oil. My cousin Denise ...

Summer Carrot & Feta Salad

By Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I love unconventional salads. That's probably why so many salads like my broccoli one or this buffalo chicken quinoa one show up on the blog. Lettuce can just be... boring. Why not switch it up? This salad is terrific for summer - light, refreshing and delicious. The ...

Miniature Caprese Salad

By Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First and foremost, a huge HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY to my one and only little sister Jessica! Love you very much and can't wait to see you soon! Ahhh, an Italian classic. When I went to art school in Italy in 2005, I really didn't appreciate all the ...

Potluck Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Some you of might remember me mentioning my sweet & spicy cucumber salad before. Heck, some of you may have tried it (especially if you were at our housewarming party or if you read my 10 favourite recipes from 2011).   But I have never shared the recipe ...

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad

By Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Easter Sunday, I was lucky enough to FaceTime with my entire family as they sat down to dinner. I even said Grace with them! It was lovely. Made me miss them even more, though. My Uncle Bob, who is definitely the most talented chef in ...