Category Archives: Salads

Big Protein Beet & Quinoa Salad (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)

Even though my interest in leafy green salads has started to wane with the arriving seasonal chill, my favourite kinds of salads, whether cold or hot, are still the ones with more vegetables than anything else. The vegetables may be diced small and evenly or they may be chunky, big, wild pieces that say in no […]

Potato Salad with Purslane and Fresh Herbs (dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free)

Don’t feel like reading today? I’ve created an audio recording of this blog post for you! Do you want in on a little secret? Like Clark Kent, this potato salad might appear pretty normal, even average, on the outside. It has potatoes, green onions, a creamy dressing, and even some fresh herbs for those of […]

Creamy Kale, Hemp & Walnut Salad (dairy-free, vegan)

It’s probably hard to believe that salad could ever be considered a “comfort food” of any kind, but this is exactly the kind of food I make when I’m craving healthy + comfort food. It makes a fantastic summer picnic food because unlike with traditional dairy, this cream-based salad won’t go off in the hot […]

Royal Late-Winter Slaw with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Royal Late-Winter Slaw with Creamy Citrus Dressing-insideblog

It’s late winter (at least for a few more days) and this time of year every cell of my body is craving leafy greens, sprouts and green vegetables of all kinds. However, there’s still snow on the ground and root vegetables abound (and no, clearly I won’t win any poetry contests!) Since I’m likely not […]

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Maple-Spiced Dressing (from the From Scratch Cookbook)

Brussels sprouts salad with pear, apricot, almonds and spiced-maple dressing

I am super excited, thrilled, pumped, enthusiastic and exhilarated(!) to be participating in a brand-new cookbook called “From Scratch: Over 40 recipes from our Culinary Nutrition Experts”. It’s a mouth-watering and gorgeously designed compilation of recipes crafted and generously shared by some of the fall 2013 graduates of the Culinary Nutrition Expert program. The book is […]

Warm Corn Salad with Fresh Basil, Red Onion & Cherry Tomatoes

Corn salad with basil, cherry tomatoes and red onion

Excuse me, is it too late to post a recipe for a salad featuring freshly shucked corn? A warm one with fresh basil, red onion and cherry tomatoes? I know it’s a bit late but I was so busy eating this that I completely forgot to tell you about it. I know that was rude […]

Spring Vegetable & Greens Pasta with Chive-Kale Pesto Dressing

Spring Vegetable & Greens Pasta with Chive-Kale Pesto Dressing

Here are just a few reasons to love this spring pasta salad: Asparagus is a good source of inulin, a prebiotic, which provides food to support the healthy flora in our gut and keep our digestion working optimally. Far from just an add-on to pretty up your plate, chives contain vitamins A, C and several […]