Bulgar Chickpea and Tomato Salad

My Favourite Salads

Bulgar Chickpea and Tomato Salad myfavouritepastime.comBulgar wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked, parbolied  and dried. It’s high in fibre and also has B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese. It has a nutty flavour and is prepared by soaking in boiling water for about 30 minutes. It forms a great base for salads but can also be used in pilaff, soups and baked goods. It’s the main ingredient in Tabbouleh. Continue reading

Catalonian Rigatoni Salad

My Favourite Salads

Catalonian Rigatoni Salad myfavouritepastime.comI made this salad some time last week, from Williams-Sonoma, Complete Pasta Cook Book. The main ingredients are red bell pepper, tomatoes and smoked paprika. Apparently the peppers were supposed to be left whole but I was cooking three different things at the same time and ended up blending them. I think it was a good mistake because the flavour was much more intense. I also added some maple syrup (hey we’re in Canada!). This is the best salad I’ve had since the year, begun.

Catalonian Rigatoni Salad myfavouritepastime.comI also had some left over rotisserie breast, so I chopped it up and added some protein. There were no left overs, so you can guess what it tasted like. It’s so cold today but there is plenty of sunshine. I’m sending you lots and lots of sunshine. Have a great weekend, ahead!

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Grilled Zucchini Salad

My Favourite Salads

Grilled Zucchini Salad  myfavouritepastime.com_6760One of my new year resolutions, was to eat more fruits and veggies. This went on so well until the summer holidays arrived and I set out the BBQ on the deck. The whole summer was spent grilling all kinds of meat and eating anything and everything. I think I’ve gained about 10 pounds and I am thoroughly disgusted with myself. Okay I can’t complain for ever. It’s time to start eating healthy again. I had this salad, with brown rice, for my dinner last night. Did somebody mention brown rice? Oh yes I did. This is the first time I’m eating brown rice in 71 days…sigh!!! Our Friday has started with a gush of rain and it’s rather dull and grey, but a lovely day all the same. I wish you a very happy and fulfilling weekend. Continue reading

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Insanely Simple Favourites

Cucumber and Tomato Salad myfavouritepastime.com

I have drastically reduced my carbohydrate intake so I need several simple and stress-free salads that I can make to fill the other half of my dinner or lunch plate.

If you have some really simple 5-minute fixes, don’t hesitate to give me the link. Thanks in advance and thank you for visiting my blog. Continue reading