You may know that my sister is Suzie the Foodie, a flavour fiend who is always both creating and looking for awesome tastes. She recently explored Salad Love by David Bez, testing several of the recipes in her own kitchen with varying results. On her recent visit, she passed this book along, thinking we might get good use out of it – and boy, have we!
After many indulgences when Suzie was here (it’s bound to happen!), our household thought it would be brilliant to focus on salads for the season by working our way through the book. Salad Love made it easy because it’s organized seasonally. We started with spring and haven’t looked back. Every day we just go for the next recipe, unless for some reason we’re sure it’s not for us (We’re not seafood eaters, for example). We haven’t made a single salad we haven’t enjoyed, though I should mention we use our own dressings (Suzie was rather critical of the ones in the book).
Not only are we relishing the recipes but this approach has made the answer to “what’s for dinner” so easy because it’s always whatever is on the next page! It’s also been simple to adjust for personal preferences – a little more meat for Justin, a lot less meat for me :) Plus, it’s been a treat to end up having several salad-friendly ingredients prepped and ready to go.
Salad Love has brought us ease, taste and healthfulness this spring and summer and we’ve enjoyed every moment! Tonight: goat cheese, lentils and pine nuts – yum!
If you’re interested in this book, you might enjoy Suzie’s unboxing. It gives you a good look at what’s inside.