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Beet Noodle Salad

Some recipes instruct you to keep your beets separate from the rest of the ingredients until the last minute so they don’t colour the entire dish. Not here. I love how beets stain everything a brilliant, bright red. I like to think of it as smearing the antioxidants around, you know? I created this recipe […]

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Vegan Salad

A Salad for Salad-Haters with Creamy Basil Dressing

I created this recipe using ingredients from SPUD, who supplies me with an online credit. As always, any opinions I express about the products are my own. As you may or may not remember, I’m not a fan of salads. There aren’t too many salad recipe ’round here, except for ones with roasted veggies, beans, […]

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Cool Cucumber Salad

In Vancouver, we get about one month of summer each year. We spend our June-uary days in sweaters and jackets; I’ve even attended an early July fireworks celebration wearing a down vest and toque. Just so you know, it’s not like this in all of Canada. We don’t live on ice floes with the polar […]

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Carrot Raisin Salad

I could tell you plenty about the healthful properties of carrots. Like they are loaded with antioxidants, are great for the cardiovascular system, keep our eyes healthy and help prevent cancer. But I won’t bore you, because all you need to know is this carrot salad is ah-mazing. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Raw kale isn’t for everyone. It’s a heartier, bitter green that most people prefer sautéed or tossed into stews. I thought I didn’t like raw kale, but I was wrong. Turns out you just need to have it prepared in the right way. The trick is massaging the kale with lemon juice, which causes it […]

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Parsley and Avocado Dressing

Salad dressings are a challenge for me and 99% of the time, I run straight for the incredibly delicious miso-tahini dressing. But the bright green hue of this parsley dressing was so vibrant and mesmerizing I felt compelled to at least try it. Parsley isn’t something I use often, and I’ll bet most of us […]

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Detox Salad

It’s January again, the time when we emerge from our holiday food comas and pledge to eat healthier, hit the gym or change our self-destructive patterns. Back in the day, the period between Christmas and New Year’s was my favourite time of the year. That’s when all the holiday candy would go on sale, and […]

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Vegan Caesar Dressing

Okay, I know it’s hard to actually see the dressing in this picture. But it’s there and it’s delicious. In all honesty, I haven’t eaten a real Caesar salad in a long time so I don’t fully remember what it tastes like. And that makes it harder to judge how close this vegan version comes […]

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Miso-Tahini Dressing

I’ve mentioned my distaste for salad a number of times. I never thought the day would come where I’d feature a salad dressing on this blog. And yet… Oh, this dressing. This dressing cries out for lettuce. I dolloped it atop mixed greens – mixed greens! – four days in a row at lunchtime. So […]

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Raw Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles

I know what you’re thinking: after one week of nutrition school, this girl wants us to eat raw cabbage and kelp noodles – yuck! Stay with me. It’s worth it. I don’t like salads and eat most of my vegetables cooked. However, in the last few months I’ve been reading about several foodies and bloggers […]

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