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Fragrant Saffron Jewel Rice Fusion

This is a Canadian fusion variation on the traditional saffron jewel rice of the middle east, it dials back the warm spices like cardamom and allspice and adds in vegetables such as grated zucchini or yellow squash. Might add the element of surprise to the “typical potluck/picnic” as it goes well on it’s own for […]

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Quinoa Recipe Curry

We cook the quinoa in the rice cooker – just like you would rice

Great as a side dish, or add in more protein (chick peas or meat) to make it a whole meal-in-a-bowl

Good hot, warm or cold – excellent for summer bbq picnics, potlucks, etc.

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west coast salad with chicken

West Coast Style Salad with Goat Cheese and Chicken

Salad

As a family favourite, we know when we say salad, this is what we mean. The ingredients speak for themselves. A bit sweet, a bit salty. This is hubby’s fav salad. Everyone else so far has really enjoyed it as well. Even the nieces and nephews.

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Review | Swiss Chalet West Coast Salad

Review | Swiss Chalet West Coast Salad

Review: Swiss Chalet West Coast Salad Was freakin awesome! At least mine was… Fresh mixed lettuce greens (I think I saw beet tops in there too), red onion strips, and mandarin orange slice tossed in Renee’s Balsamic Vinaigrette. Topped with a medley of dried fruits, mixed nuts, Feta cheese and a sliced breast of our […]

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Curried Rice Recipe - Chicken Beef Shrimp or Veggie - Your Pick

Curried Rice Recipe – Chicken Beef Shrimp or Veggie – Your Pick

I forgot how good and light this easy curried rice recipe was. I didn’t have my recipe on hand, so I called my mom – who had had some pulled beef already cooked and cooled … This is great to use leftover chicken or beef in (even canned white chicken in a pinch -drained)- be sure to marinate the meat in the dressing until needed … great hot or cold (perfect for buffets or picnics – we prefer hot) see below…

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Mango Spinach Salad Recipe with Poppy Seed Dressing and Toasted Pine Nuts

Easy Summer Mango Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

This one’s great for the family or for unexpected company …looks like you’ve slaved all day when really, it’s just throw a few things in a bowl & toss… Now that’s what I call dinner! Add pre-cooked Lillydale Brand roasted chicken slices – it makes an amazing ultra-fast light summer dinner or lunch (thick deli-sliced […]

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mandarin spinach craisin salad with poppyseed dressing

Mandarin Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing like Swiss Chalet

Mandarin Spinach Salad Recipe with Dried Cranberries and Poppyseed Dressing – remarkably similar to Swiss Chalet’s

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Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Teryiaki Chicken Chow Mein with Summer Veggies Recipe – Quick & Light

ohh man – I forgot how good this easy chicken stir fry was… haven’t had in awhile cause hubby gets a little “windy” with stir-fry…an overshare, I know… we cooked up the beef variation – have added instructions below…Teryiaki Chicken Chow Mein w/Summer Veggies…

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Pomegranate Salad Recipe

Easy & Elegant Pomegranate Salad ~ The Perfect Light Summer Recipe

Pomegranate Salad Recipe with dressing, spinach, feta, pomegranates, pine nuts or Almonds… Here’s one that will surely impress. It’s fresh, slightly sweet, and oh, so good. Perfect for entertaining, yet such a family favourite, you’ll find yourself making it all the time.

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Best Bean Salad Recipe

Phenominal Bean Salad Recipe – with Fresh Basil

Here’s a phenomenal 3 Bean Salad Recipe
I asked an almost complete stranger for it, as I had it at a party…cause it was too good to let get away… and now we’re friends!

I used both organic and regular beans (black beans mmm…) and it’s great either way.

Three Bean Salad Recipe w/Fresh Basil:
1 can chick peas, well drained & rinsed

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Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Looking for a taco salad recipe with Doritos? A winner at summer picnics A quick and easy ground beef recipe! Doritos Taco Salad Recipe …

Brown ground beef (approx 1 lb). Cool. Mix with salad mix (salad in a bag – from the grocery store, or make your own), chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese (approx 1 cup), 1/2 bag of crumbled doritos and cover with Kraft Catelina dressing.

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