Quinoa Bean and Corn Salad

This salad is simple, easy and delicious. I created this because I was trying to include more whole foods in my diet. Start by cooking the quinoa. I cooked my quinoa in my rice cooker! It was easy. Portion out 1 cup of quinoa and add 2 cups of water. You can add or reduce…

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Fennel and Apple Salad

This is a simple salad that looks like you spent hours making it.  All you need is fennel, arugula, sweet onion and apples. Start by preparing the fennel.  Cut off the top leafy part and slice the bulb into thin slices. Some people use the leafy tops but I find it is tough and has…

Potluck Favorite: Corn Quinoa Salad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada.  Typically Thanksgiving in our house is potluck.  If I am lucky I will be able cook the turkey but usually I am left to make a sides dish and usually this is a salad.  This recipe is my go to potluck salad.  It is light and…

Summer Salad featuring PopUpMeal.com

PopUpMeal is a wonderful website which helps chefs share their food passions with the community.  It offers great resources to help launch a pop-up restaurant and tips on how to run your business.  The blog has many interesting articles, such as “how to handle bad restaurant service” to “farmer market scams” and a new series…

Shaved Zucchini Salad

  Salads can be a very boring or interesting. When people think of salads, they think of leafy greens or even something like pasta salads. I came across this salad idea from a friend. She used a grater to create zucchini pasta. I thought it was neat and remembered that there was salad that was…