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Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Serve this grapefruit avocado salsa as an appetizer with chips or as a relish spooned over grilled chicken or fish. It was light and refreshing and a nice change from tomato based salsas. Print Avocado Salsa Ingredients 1 avocado, chopped (1 cup) 2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned (1/2 cup) 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and finely…

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

A little bit of heat; a little bit of smoke. Smokey Chipotle Hummus dip makes a tasty appetizer served with crudities or pita chips. Also a healthy and flavourful sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise or mustard. Did you know that chipotles are roasted jalapeno peppers? Print Smokey Chipotle Hummus Ingredients 2 (15.5 ounce) cans chickpeas,…

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I must admit that I have never lived anywhere there was a Chipotle restaurant. However, Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette salad dressing makes me look forward to a visit. Needing an easy salad dressing today, I found this recipe and am happy I did. Print Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients 6 tablespoons red wine…

Slow Cooker Bacon Jam

Slow Cooker Bacon Jam

Yes. I said slow cooker bacon jam. Try it on a toasted tomato sandwich before you judge. Replace all your favourite condiments with bacon jam.  Is there anything that doesn’t go well with bacon? And using the slow cooker ensures there is no splatter. Print Slow Cooker Bacon Jam Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon,…

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette for lunchtime and you can feel your waistband loosening up.  What feels better than that? As they say at Weight Watchers, “nothing tastes as good as thin feels”.   Print Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 cup mixed spring greens 1-1/2 tablespoons dried cranberries…

East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing

East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing

East Side Mario’s Garden salad dressing — another copycat recipe to save you time and money. Never mind trying to find a parking spot.   Print East Side Mario’s Garden Salad Dressing Ingredients 1 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of vinegar 1/2 cup of lemon juice 2 tsp of sugar 1 tsp of salt…

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

I remember visiting Puerto Vallarta during Restaurant Week and enjoying “Bruce’s famous porkchop” at Anejo Limon. A double chop with a choice of three sauces.  I chose Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. This is a flavour I want to enjoy on everything.  Time to make my own at home.   Print Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Ingredients…

ABC Salad – Avocado Bacon Chicken Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing

ABC Salad – Avocado Bacon Chicken Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing

Using up some leftovers, dinner came from mixed spring greens, chicken breast, tomatoes, corn kernels, avocado, bacon and red onion.   Topped off with a sweet and spicy honey-mustard dressing.     Print Honey-Mustard Dressing Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard salt…

Muffuletta Olive Salad, a New Orleans Sandwich

Muffuletta Olive Salad, a New Orleans Sandwich

An earlier invention than the po-boy, this sandwich called a Muffuletta is now a famous regional specialty. Legend tells us that in 1906, an Italian baker sold round loaves of Sicilian bread.  Dockworkers and others would buy a loaf from him and then enjoy it with cold cuts and cheeses from Central Grocery on Decatur….

Big Mac Special Sauce Copycat Recipe

Big Mac Special Sauce Copycat Recipe

I remember Opening Day at McDonalds in my neighbourhood.  A Big Mac was 29 cents. That sure didn’t last long but the memory of the Big Mac Special Sauce sure did.  The snappy radio jingle made the ingredient list sound like one word. “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a…

Authentic Caesar Salad is Mexican, not Italian

Authentic Caesar Salad is Mexican, not Italian

Remember the first time you had an authentic Caesar Salad? Remember when fine dining was more affordable?  Maybe you were dating at the time and he was wanting to win your heart?  Saturday evening he would arrive, perhaps with flowers, and you were both dressed to impress. He would open doors and guide your chair…

Cobb and Nicoise Salad Dressings

Cobb and Nicoise Salad Dressings

About as famous as a Caesar Salad, Cobb and Nicoise salad dressings top two of the tastiest salads on bistro menus. Originating in the south of France, Salad  Niçoise is  made with olives, eggs, tuna packed in oil, green beans, red potatoes and anchovies.  It is on the menu of every bistro and brasserie along…

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