Posts Tagged ‘Salad’



Too busy today to make anything overly ambitious or requiring effort tonight, so it’s baby greens…(again!) +diced tomatoes + diced cukes + avocado + red onion + chipotle salsa straight outa the jar, lol (it’s actually good, promise!) + brown rice “chips”….passed up protein in favour of having a delicious chocolate banana protein smoothie for dessert



turkey veggie scramble (ground turkey, garlic, onion, green pepper, yellow pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, thyme, salt & pepper) + green bean french fries (+LOTS of red hot, lol!)….pushing the “salad” limits again, but the guys ordered pizza tonight so I got to cook all for me and choose exactly what I and I alone wanted (whoohooo! no compromising!) and this is my fav quick easy healthy meal that feels unhealthy and treat-like ūüôā¬† These green bean fries are awesome!¬† Greasy, salty and dripping in red hot….mmmmmm…..



classic coleslaw + bbq honey thyme chicken thighs + greek tomatoes (chopped tomatoes tossed in evoo, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt & pepper)….I LOVE coleslaw!¬†¬† I make my own dressing subbing out honey for sugar and almond milk for the milk and ya know what??¬† My family has no idea, it tastes just as good ūüôā¬† Win!

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roasted cauliflower, carrot & toasted cashew salad with a simple dressing of fresh lemon, mayo, evoo & chives & lots of spicy¬†chili flakes + apricot olive thyme chicken….THIS was good!¬† It may not look like much, but the combo of the salad & chicken was great!¬† And it was super easy and quick to put together, will be recreating this one again!



greek salad (red, orange, yellow & green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, goat feta, kalamata olives & homemade greek dressing with fresh oregano) on romaine with grilled pork tenderloin souvlaki

roast beef carmalized onion salad


Roast Beef +¬†Caramelized¬†Onions + Broccoli + Fresh Corn Kernels + Diced Tomatoes + Avocado + Green Onion + Red Leaf Lettuce¬† + Balsamic Dressing….The guys had roast beef dip and¬†caramelized¬†onions and corn on the cob….My salad was fresh, crunchy, very filling & satisfying ūüôā¬† Those onions were amazing on it!¬† Olive-oily¬†oniony¬†goodness apparently goes really nicely on a salad!¬† I really liked the contrast between the savoury roast beef and onions and the sweet crispy corn kernels that were sliced off the cob…



garlic thyme roast beef on red leaf lettuce, mushrooms, red peppers, tomatoes, avocado & white onion with balsamic dressing
So tonight I roasted¬†an outside¬†round roast for dinner ¬†– we getting down to the smaller, “tougher” roasts left over from our 1/2 cow we bought (what a GREAT decision we made there!¬† organic grass-fed beef from a local farmer, it’s been awesome.¬† The meat is amazing, I love that it’s from a healthy happy cow and that we were able to support a local real live person and their family.¬† If you’re on the fence about making the investment, it’s been far cheaper too.¬† And, to seal the deal, lots of great studies out there showing that grass-fed beef is¬†way better for your, beyond the hormone/antibiotic/yucky¬†stuff, but actually nutrient wise, which makes sense, we all are what we eat!¬†¬†Recommend!!)….so I roasted it using my fav¬†method, to first slather it in a paste of minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, lots of salt & pepper and dried thyme), then I roast it for 1/2 an hour at 450 degrees, then turn down the oven to 300 degrees and roast for one hour more, until it reaches 145 degrees. I then take it out and let it rest for about 20 minutes (or more)¬†and it’s *perfect*, super tender, so good, and it works with all inexpensive¬†cuts of meat!¬† So the guys were going to have beef dip & carmalized¬†onions – but plans¬†changed and¬†it wound up being just me for dinner, so I sliced off some beautiful thin slices and had it on my salad.¬† Very good!¬† Even better??!!!¬† Dinner for tomorrow is already done, whoohoo!¬† LOL!



Home at last!¬† Hurray, never been so happy to eat oatmeal and fried eggs and salad, good, real salad….¬† It being Mother’s Day, Richard took over cooking duties tonight and out came a roasted veggie salad, so roasted eggplant, asparagus, red and yellow peppers, red onion, garlic, on crunchy fresh romaine finished with fresh pineapple¬†chunks and cherry tomatoes, with a gigantic chicken breast on the side (which I could only eat about 2/3’s of).¬† Just sprinkled a titch of balsamic vinegar and some salt and pepper to round it all out.¬† Hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day! ūüôā



Oh yeah, it gets worse….at the Zoo…ordered a “Chicken Salad”…out came a breaded deep fried chicken breast slices on top of a caesar salad…so my husband wound up eating two lunches, while I went back and ordered a garden salad and a hamburger, minus the bun.¬† Actually, pretty satisfying.¬† But maybe I was just really desperate at this point, after surviving on scoops of peanut butter, beef jerky, and kettle corn for 24 hours.¬† ;/

pork tenderloin pepper coleslaw


roasted pork tenderloin + fresh peppers + coleslaw mix + green onions + homemade apple cider vinegar and honey creamy coleslaw dressing