Caesar salad with roasted garlic croutons is serious business. This is not your run-of-the-mill toss it on the table salad. This is an undertaking. A commitment. But the results speak for themselves.
This Thai chicken buddha bowl makes a great weeknight dinner. Or you can grill the chicken ahead and serve it cold. Makes a great lunch. The spicy miso grilled chicken adds a bit of Korean spice to the mix. The bright Thai flavours from the sauce bring it all together. It’s well balanced. Sweet, salty, spicy, sour. All the southeast Asian flavours are represented. It’s just tasty.
Spinach salad with strawberries, avocado and poppyseed dressing. One of those fruity salads that I don’t usually go for. I’m more into fresh greens and a mustard vinaigrette. Except this one is really good. The creaminess of the avocado against the bright strawberries and the tangy sweet dressing. It just works. For me anyway.
I love salade lyonnaise. It’s an exercise in simplicity. Nothing more than some greens tossed in a bit of French vinaigrette, a poached egg and some bacon. Doesn’t sound like much. But when the yolk, bacon and greens come together in your mouth… Special.
My appreciation for quinoa came late. This was one trend I didn’t pay any attention to initially. Quinoa? Ancient grains? Sounds like barley to me. Who cares! That was a mistake. I finally got around to trying it. Hooked. That mildly nutty flavour is a canvas to play with. It’s healthy. It’s tasty. And you can do all kinds of stuff with it. Salmon with quinoa salad is just one way to use it. Not a bad one though, if I do say so myself.
Massaging the kale and a bit of tahini and honey in the dressing are the secrets to this healthy asian kale salad. A big handful of cilantro lends a nice bright note.