watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

If you’re craving something crunchy, savoury and fresh, then this salad is perfect for you.  Fennel, celery and apple have such subtle flavours that when they’re combined together, they make for a crisp, refreshing salad.  I’ve tweaked the dressing a bit to add a little bit of that something, something, in the form of fish… Continue reading Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

Carrot and Beet Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Today, I spent the day with my friend T.  T and I go way back. Back to when we were wee teenagers finding out our true selves.  We were never one of those party girls growing up and even now in our adult years, we prefer to do things together that’s more casual and low… Continue reading Carrot and Beet Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Soba Noodle Salad with Mango and Scallops

I’m not sure about you, but I usually bring my own lunch to work.  Well, I usually have an assortment of food in my lunch bag- my breakfast (usually a smoothie or yogurt parfait in a mason jar), snacks (cut up fruit and nuts) and of course, my lunch.  I used to buy lunch everyday… Continue reading Soba Noodle Salad with Mango and Scallops

Fattoush (Lebanese Chopped Salad)

  Fat what? Well, fattoush is a popular Lebanese salad and  it’s likely popular because it’s flavorful and versatile.  Fattoush is a standard dish in a Lebanese mezza (small dish or appetizer) along with hummus, kibeh, falafel, kofta, etc.  Traditionally, fattoush is made up of romaine lettuce, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, radish, mint and toasted… Continue reading Fattoush (Lebanese Chopped Salad)

Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  Fish are jumpin and the cotton is high.  Any Ella Fitzgerald fans out there? I was listening to this song while typing up this post for today because summertime  living is definitely easy especially after that winter we had! Everyone is just happier  and more lighthearted with all the… Continue reading Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Let’s talk about asparagus.  Anyone else think that it’s a weird sounding word? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me.  Anyway, it’s one of our favourite veggies because asparagus makes an easy side dish.  All you have to do is sprinkle some salt, pepper and lemon juice (if we want to get all fancy, we add… Continue reading Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Mexican Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Guacamole

  We usually have salads for our weekday lunches and although it’s fast and easy to put together, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something creative and new.  If you’ve read my other posts, you’d likely know that I get into a rut a lot when it comes to lunch ideas.  For a while,… Continue reading Mexican Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken and Guacamole