These Balsamic Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots are an easy way to prepare vegetables worthy of entertaining. No ho hum potatoes and carrots going on here! Continue reading “Sheet Pan Balsamic Roasted Baby Potatoes and Carrots”
This easy strip loin steak marinade will make your steak moist and flavourful without overpowering the beef. You can actually use it on any cut of steak. Continue reading “Strip Loin Steak Marinade”
Cabbage rolls are a great way to get your meat and veggies and starch all in one go. Here are 3 different fillings that go with the same sauce. Take your pick or make them all! Continue reading “Cabbage Rolls Three Ways”
This Fresh Corn Risotto with Shrimp is a great way to take advantage of corn season. The Salsa requires a lot of different herbs which are also at their peak in corn season so it is a perfect match! Continue reading “Fresh Corn Risotto with Shrimp and Salsa Verde”
Garden fresh peas – nothing like ’em! Remember eating peas fresh out of the garden right from the shell? This Savoury Fresh Pea Salad will bring back those memories because they are only very lightly cooked. Continue reading “Savoury Fresh Pea Salad”
These sweet, savoury, cheesy pear tartlets are a cinch to make. Only 4 ingredients and huge flavour! Continue reading “Balsamic Pear Tartlets”
The dressing for this Strawberry Spinach is so flavorful you would never guess there is no added fat to it. But it definitely doesn’t skimp on the flavor! Continue reading “No Fat Strawberry Spinach Salad”
This Basic Balsamic Dressing is a very versatile salad dressing using only a few ingredients. It is salty, spicy and complements all kinds of green salads. It goes well with tomato, vegetable type salads and as well as fruit driven salads.
Notice the ratio of oil to vinegar is lower than many recipes so it is actually a fairly light dressing and it doesn’t taste sharp like some where the ratio is 1:3 oil to vinegar. 1 Tbsp of olive oil equals 13.5 grams of fat or about 120 calories. If you dress a salad for 4-6 people that means 20-30 calories only from the dressing!
It will keep your salad calories light but it is heavy on flavour! If you want to lighten up your dressing to zero calories from fat then check out this similar tasty dressing on my No Fat Strawberry Spinach Salad.
The Basic Balsamic Dressing is delicious on this Roasted Pear Salad.
Or try it with this delicious Melon and Crispy Prosciutto.
This is a great fall salad recipe. If you are lucky enough to be able to source freshly picked apples it is outstanding. But, since apples are available all year round in most places you can make it any time.
I like to use pecan halves for the candied nuts. If the nut pieces are too fine they sort of get lost in the mix. With the halves – you know when you get one! You can use walnuts instead of pecans if you prefer.
I think it might also be good with dried cranberries instead of the dates. I haven’t tried that yet but if anyone does let me know how you liked it!
Update Nov 11, 2016. I changed the photo of this salad to better reflect it. Sorry for any confusion… the other pic just had to go!!