I’m sure most people have heard of leek and potato soup (Vichyssoise soup). With the warmer weather, I decided to try and turn the soup into a salad. Because nothing says summer BBQ like potato salad, right? Ok, this was mostly out of necessity. I bought a bunch of leeks at the grocery store (they … Continue reading Leek and Potato… Salad?
Summer arrived out of left field in Vancouver! It’s been really warm the last few days. Like I’m talking mid to high 20’s (Celsius, not Fahrenheit – I’m in Canada, not Siberia), humidity, sunshine… The full-meal deal. I’m not complaining; the sunshine is a welcome respite from the rainy winter we had! While my body … Continue reading Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad
I had a bunch of leftover chicken that I wasn’t sure what to do with, so why not make chicken salad? I have to admit, that lunch has always been one of those meals where I’m not quite sure what to make. We’re not really sandwich people and it’s getting warmer, so soup is no … Continue reading Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad
I got my inspiration for this salad from two recipes from Giada de Laurentiis. Both her White Bean Tuna Salad and her Italian Tuna Salad are delicious! I highly recommend them both! I didn’t happen to have all of the ingredients for either recipe in the house. So… I modified it! This is pretty typical for me, as … Continue reading Italian(ish) Tuna Salad
Yesterday was the first sunny warm day in Vancouver in a while! (I’m still getting used to the rain…) It had me in a spring/summer kind of mood. I raided my fridge and found some leftover cabbage from a Tuscan-inspired soup recipe I had made earlier this week, so I decided to make coleslaw. This … Continue reading Basic Vinaigrette Coleslaw