Simple French Carrot Salad

  Believe it or not, I don’t own a food processor. Nor a blender, a microwave or a coffee maker. I’ve managed to get by without these kitchen gadgets for so long that I wonder if I will ever get them. Of course, I do have the occasional urge to get equipped (i.e., when making a recipe …

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Corn-Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Today marked the first day of fall, and consequently my first day of denial. I consoled myself with this beautiful crunchy and summery corn-tomato salad for dinner. Where I grew up in Québec, we have a summer tradition called “épluchette de blé d’Inde” during corn season. It literally means corn husking, in québécois. It’s a …

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Moroccan Chickpea Salad

As a child, my mom couldn’t get me to eat chickpeas. For years, I took my aversion for granted and didn’t give them another fair try. Then one day I did, and it hit me. I suddenly loved chickpeas. I find their plump shape strangely satisfying to chew on. Turn them into hummus or falafels …

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African Millet Salad

June is finally here. Perhaps we would believe that summer is around the corner if the weather was actually warm. In any case, it is not about to stop people from enjoying barbecue season. Last time made this millet salad, I served it to the lunch club. It got so popular that even non-members wanted …

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Asian-Style Three Bean Salad

My friends tend to think I’m a little nuts when it comes to the choices I make in the kitchen. I prefer to think I’m just a tad overzealous – I blame my parents! For instance, you won’t find refined flours, white sugar or even white rice in my pantry. The bottom line is that …

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Citrusy Beet & Carrot Salad

I turn into somewhat of a hermit in winter. Is it the cold? The lack of light? Or the fact that I have to drag myself around in chunky winter boots? I get quite antsy when March arrives. Although spring is just around the corner, the return of long sunny days, fresh seasonal salads, and …

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Soba Noodle Salad with Sweet & Spicy Tofu

  The lunch club is the greatest thing since sliced bread. With an emphasis on local and organic produce whenever possible, the vegetarian lunch club is based on the shared responsibility for the meals in the office. Each member (there are 8 of us) is in charge of bringing lunch for their fellow “clubbers” once …

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Barley-Cranberry Salad

A few words on barley. I feel that this grain is being greatly neglected nowadays, considering the importance it’s had over the last few hundred years as a major staple food. You hardly ever find it in restaurants, other than within the occasional soup. This whole grain has lots to offer. In fact, it is …

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