Salads

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

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I think we are all feeling the seasons change dramatically, not only in Ireland but also around the world. When November hits, its time to bring out the butternut squash, this is such a great inexpensive fruit available this time year round. It becomes very popular with large feast type meals like thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Winter kale and butternut squash salad

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Nothing says winter like kale and butternut squash. It is nice to try out some other greens rather than the usual lettuces we are used to. Kale has a nice bite to it. Although sometimes I can find it bitter, a tip would be to let the dressing sit with the lettuce for about 5 minutes before consuming to break it down.

Shaved Brussels sprouts salad with Parmesan and red onion

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Who said Brussels sprouts could only to be eaten around Christmas. This vegetable is getting lots of popularity this year in the supermarkets due to its great health benefits. The thing I love most about this salad is that its gives great crunch all the way through and the sweetness of the honey in the dressing takes any bitterness away that the brussels sprout may have.

Asian Chicken and Mint Salad

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This is a lovely, simple, clean-tasting assembly of Asian ingredients – and something I could very likely eat every night. Because of its simple freshness and the lightness of the mint, this salad can make you feel downright saintly while you are eating it. I like to change it up sometimes by substituting grilled steak for the chicken and rice noodles for the cabbage. Try it!