Warm Spinach Salad with Apples and Brie

This is a winner!!

Warm Spinach Salad with Apples and Brie
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Ingredients
  1. 4 large Granny Smith apples
  2. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  3. 8 cups washed spinach leaves
  4. 1/2 lb. brie, cut in small pieces
  5. 1/2 cup toasted pecans
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
  2. 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  3. 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. 1/4 cup olive oil
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and core apples; cut into 1/2″ slices. Arrange on baking sheet and brush with syrup. Broil until golden; turn, brush syrup on other side and broil. Place spinach in large bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small saucepan and heat until simmering. Pour over spinach, toss and add cheese, apples and nuts. Dee-lish!!
  2. Book Reference – The Rest of the Best – Vol. 2 (Page: 94), That’s Trump (Page: 62)
Notes
  1. Book Reference – The Rest of the Best – Vol. 2 (Page: 94), That’s Trump (Page: 62)
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Mixed Greens with Apples and Cider Vinaigrette

A delicious simple salad that goes with absolutely everything – this dressing is about to become your new house favourite

 

Mixed Greens with Apples and Cider Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. Cider Vinaigrette
  2. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar – or balsamic vinegar
  3. 3 Tbsp. minced shallots
  4. 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  5. 2 tsp. honey
  6. 1/2 cup light olive oil
  7. 1 crisp red skinned apple, cored and thinly sliced
  8. mixed greens for 6
Instructions
  1. To make vinaigrette: Whisk together ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Toss apples and mixed greens with dressing using just enough to lightly coat greens.
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Romaine Salad with Oranges and Pecans

A real favourite!

Romaine Salad with Oranges and Pecans
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Ingredients
  1. 2 heads Romaine lettuce (wash & tear
  2. into bite-sized pieces
  3. 1 cup pecan halves, toasted 250 mL
  4. 2 oranges, peeled & sliced
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup vinegar 60 mL
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 125 mL
  3. 1/4 cup sugar 60 mL
  4. 1 tsp. salt 5 mL
  5. 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  6. 1 tsp. dry mustard 5 mL
  7. 2 Tbsp. water 30 mL
Instructions
  1. Place lettuce, pecans and oranges in salad bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in blender. Blend until well mixed. Make ahead and refrigerate until ready to toss salad. Use extra dressing as a dip for fresh fruit! Serves 6-8.
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Super Salad

This salad is ideal for serving at buffets and barbecues

Super Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Super Salad
Ingredients
  1. 1 HEAD ROMAINE LETTUCE
  2. 1 HEAD BUTTER LETTUCE
  3. 1 HEAD ICEBERG LETTUCE
  4. 1/2 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
  5. 2 OZ. BLUE CHEESE, CRUMBLED
  6. 3 AVOCADOS, PEELED & SLICED
  7. 1 LARGE CUCUMBER, PEELED & DICED
  8. 1 1/2 CUPS CHERRY TOMATOES, HALVED
  9. 6 SLICES OF BACON, COOKED CRISP & CRUMBLED
  10. 1 RED PEPPER, SLICED
  11. 1 GREEN PEPPER, SLICED
  12. 1/2 CUP SLICED RIPE OLIVES
  13. 8 OZ BOTTLE ITALIAN DRESSING
  14. FRESH PARSLEY, CHOPPED
Instructions
  1. WASH, DRY AND TEAR SALAD GREENS INTO A LARGE SALAD BOWL. SPRINKLE WITH CHEESE. ARRANGE REMAINING INGREDIENTS ON TOP, TOSS WITH DRESSING AND SPRINKLE WITH PARSLEY.
  2. SERVES 12-14
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Vegetable Couscous

This recipe is incredibly flexible…. if you’re a vegetarian, simply use vegetable broth otherwise use chicken broth and serve this couscous dish with grilled chicken breasts that have been marinated in Italian dressing

Vegetable Couscous
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Ingredients
  1. Vegetable Couscous
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, chopped
  2. 1 red pepper, chopped
  3. 1 green pepper, chopped
  4. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  5. 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  7. 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  8. 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  9. 3 – 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
  10. 1 cup frozen peas
  11. 1 cup garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained
  12. 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  13. 1 cup couscous
  14. 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  15. 1 lemon cut in wedges
  16. fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and peppers in oil until they begin to soften. Stir in garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add broth, tomatoes, peas, garbanzo beans and carrots. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add couscous to vegetabe mixture. Cover and simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. When serving, fluff couscous with fork. Garnish with artichoke hearts, lemon wedges and parsley. Serves 6-8. Serve with grilled chicken breasts – very healthy!
  2. Book Reference – The Best of the Best – Vol. 1 (Page: 184)
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and peppers in oil until they begin to soften. Stir in garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add broth, tomatoes, peas, garbanzo beans and carrots. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add couscous to vegetabe mixture. Cover and simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. When serving, fluff couscous with fork. Garnish with artichoke hearts, lemon wedges and parsley. Serves 6-8. Serve with grilled chicken breasts – very healthy!
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Patrick’s Salad

This salad is literally the perfect accompaniment – it goes with everything and by simply adding some chicken, you’ve got dinner

Patrick’s Salad
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Ingredients
Dressing
  1. 1/2 cup olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup wine vinegar (red or white)
  3. juice of half a lime
  4. 2 tsp. soy sauce
  5. pinch of cayenne pepper
  6. 1 large garlic clove, minced
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  9. 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  10. 3-4 Tbsp. sugar
Salad
  1. romaine lettuce
  2. 1 large red pepper
  3. snow peas
  4. slivered almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. To make dressing: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into a jar and refrigerate.
  2. Wash and tear romaine into bite-sized pieces. Cut red pepper and pea pods into long strips. Add toasted almonds. Toss with dressing just before serving.
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