BUCKWHEAT VEGETABLE SALAD PLATE In my constant search for different things to add to my vegetable plates, I decided to give a try to buckwheat groats, and I have to say that I quite enjoyed the result in a salad … Continue reading
PLATTER OF BEETS AND POTATOES WITH SHREDDED ZUCCHINI, TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, AVOCADO, YELLOW PEPPER AND RADISHES. Sometimes I love to add beets and potatoes to my regular veggies, and this time I decided to bake them. Once baked I added … Continue reading
CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD! With leftover chicken from last night’s dinner and leftover Caesar salad dressing made yesterday, I enjoyed that great combination for lunch today! I left out the croutons and the bacon bits but it certainly was delicious and … Continue reading
CAESAR SALAD Another dish I go to regularly is a Caesar salad, which, from time to time, I crave! I normally prepare a Caesar salad dressing that will last me for at least two if not three salads and try … Continue reading
VEGETABLE PLATE WITH ASIAGO CHEESE
I love cheese and adding it to my customary vegetable plate makes it for a delicious addition. This time I decided to prepare my dish with broccoli, sliced zucchini, yellow tomatoes, cucumbers, kale and red peppers. The Asiago cheese chunks added so much flavour! Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
JALAPEÑO CHICKEN SALAD Making use of leftovers, for me, is my way of keeping up with my intake of protein from time to time. On this particular occasion I had jalapeño chicken leftover and I decided to make it part … Continue reading
CHICKPEAS SALAD WITH SHREDDED CARROTS AND FETA CHEESE
I often introduce into my diet different grains. One of my favorites is chickpeas, which I regularly add to my vegetable plates. I cook them at home, as I do not like the after taste that the canned variety leaves in your mouth. In this case, I mixed them with shredded carrots and feta cheese, and finished my plate with tomatoes, fennel, cucumbers, roasted red peppers and avocado. The customary extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic or apple cider vinegar finish this dish with lots of flavor!
TIP : When you forget to soak the chickpeas overnight, the shortcut or quick method I use is to place the required quantity of chickpeas in a pot, add water and boil them for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and leave it for two hours. After the two hours, rinse the chickpeas and add fresh water and cook them until done! It would normally take me 45 minutes to an hour to cook the desired amount.
Wanted desperately to have bread, so I decided to just go for the veggies without comprising with cheese or some other protein! This is what I came up with: blanched kale, cucumbers, avocado, celery and shredded carrots! Some slices of my favorite multigrain baguette and I was done! The extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, with salt and pepper added to taste, always add to the flavor!
NORTH ATLANTIC LOBSTER SALAD PLATE
As I had leftover lobster from last night’s dinner, I decided to incorporate it into my daily vegetable platter. Due to the strong flavor of the lobster, I placed it in a little bowl so as not to have my vegetables permeated with the seafood flavor. I prepared my plate with tomatoes, fennel, yellow pepper, asparagus, avocado, steamed beet-greens and sliced marinated garlic. I also added some leftover Italian-mix frozen vegetables from last night’s dinner. The olive oil and apple cider vinegar was added to the lobster as well. I noticed that the marinated garlic gave the dish an interesting kick.