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Winter Salads

.blood orange over radish, micro greens with shallots,
white pine salt and meyer lemon walnut oil dressing.

.rainbow carrot, ginger salad with cilantro and a maple, lime dressing..asian pear and persimmon salad with celery leaf and blood orange dressing..sautéed hen of the woods with fermented black garlic over
chopped parsley, with a bergamot, lemon and olive oil dressing.


I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been on a serious sugar binge as of late (examples here, here & here). Each afternoon, I find myself craving something sweet and I almost always give in without a second thought. It’s high time I get my act together, if only for my health. While I generally lead a decently well-balanced lifestyle, I will admit that I do not eat (nearly) as many vegetables as I should. I often find salads to be lack-lustre, and almost always leave the table unsatisfied as a result. When I stumbled upon these winter salad ideas, my interest piqued immediately. I love the inventive flavour combinations, and can’t wait to introduce some greens back into my life (without leaving my taste buds in want).

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    February 23, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Ohhh these look so good! The second one is very thai, looks so fresh.

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    February 23, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I wish my salads could look like that! They’re just stunning.

    I’m a vegetarian (well…95% of the time) and just so you know, my experience tells me more vegetables does not lead to less sugar. I am sugar monster numero uno!

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      February 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

      I’ve actually heard that before! It’s got to be better to reach for the salad over that cookie all the same though – no? I too am a sugar monster – and of course like the veggies that contain the highest amounts of it! (hello carrots and corn that are borderline unhealthy)

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    Melanie's Randomness
    February 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I’m in love w/ these salads…They look so delicious. I’m so sick of eating the same looking salad everyday. I love how the first pic I think they are the shallots? look like lil purple & green hearts…

    I love blood oranges and radishes and Rainbow carrots?!? never heard of Rainbow carrots. I must check that out!

    Thanks for the salad inspiration & recipes! =)

    Lemanie’s Randomness Blog

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      February 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      I haven’t heard of rainbow carrots yet either – but I’m already sold!

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    February 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    You are so right. This is a good way to get a sugar fix and your vegetables!

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      February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      agreed! A healthy balance, really!

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    February 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    They look wonderfully fresh and delicious – perfect for winter, such a breath of fresh air!

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    February 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    amazing. I feel as if I’ve grown to underestimate what salads can be. These look just lovely—and aren’t just a ton of lettuce + random protein with dressing slathered on.

    thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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      February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      I totally have too. I’ve spent my time eating salads because I have to. Only recently did I realize I could enjoy them too! Revolutionary

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    February 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Love this post!!! ALL of these salads look delicious and I may actually try them all (no joke) Thanks for sharing such yummy looking recipes Jacquelyn! xo

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      February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      let me know if you do! I plan on it as well!

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    February 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Yesterday I had cheez-its for lunch. CHEEZ-ITS. I dont even know who I am anymore. I need to get back on the real food train. Salads all look beautiful…it should tell you something that I was sure you had shot all of them before I got to the end!

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      February 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      haha hey Cheez-its are perfectly delicious

      and you are far too kind

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    February 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    So incredibly beautiful. I could use a good salad after this week – I’ve indulged quite a bit! :)

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    February 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I’m definitely intrigued by the last – though I’m not sure we can get those mushrooms (they are mushrooms, right?) here in New Zealand.

    Andrea x

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    Shawanda Willame
    February 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Thanks for your post

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