CHOPPED SALAD WITH BOCCONCINI & WHITE WINE VINAIGRETTE
As you all know, I love a good chopped salad. I love being able to get a little of everything in every bite. This chopped salad features veggies like bell peppers, zima tomatoes, and cukes, along with tender bocconcini, and my white wine vinaigrette I featured last week. It all comes together for a fresh and delicious chopped salad that makes for the perfect side to something savoury.
WATERMELON & FETA SALAD
Until this recipe, I had never actually paired watermelon with anything savoury. It's always been something I wanted to enjoy as it was, sweet, fresh, and summery. However, I decided to whip up a fresh watermelon salad and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the sweet and salty aspect of this salad. Fresh, succulent watermelon, crunchy cukes, fresh parsley and mint, and salty feta cheese, tossed in EVOO and lemon juice. The salad screams summer and is dying for a spot on your table <3
I've finally finished filming a new video and can't wait to get your opinions and comments <3 In a perfect world, I'd be able to to upload 2 - 3 videos a month but unfortunately life doesn't allow me the time to do that. This will be the last video I upload without a video editing program which I am currently scouting out right now. I found a few programs I'm interested in and will be doing more research this week to find out which program will be my best option!
Anyways, here's the episode's topics! Look for the video tomorrow <3
1. Another B.C. Chicken Farm exposed for abhorrent cruelty - Elite farms was exposed for seriously gruesome animal cruelty after a video emerged showing workers throwing, kicking, punching, making sexual gestures, and torturing chickens. The owner has since fired these individuals but animal rights groups suggest this is too little too late. Hear what I have to say as well as a few tips for purchasing eggs that DON'T come from any of these horrible factory farms!
2. Kenya making death penalty a reality for poachers - After unsuccessfully abolishing poaching with their current penalties in place, Kenya has decided to move along a law making poaching punishable by death. Poaching has steadily declined in the last 4 years thanks to current efforts so my question to you guys is, should this next step even come to be? Should we punish poachers by ending their lives or should we take solace in knowing the current methods are working? The death penalty is sever and I'm going to discuss my thoughts on this topic.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for my newest animal rights video <3
A good vinaigrette takes a salad from basic to extraordinary, and making your own vinaigrettes is so super easy. Each vinegar provides a different backdrop for your vinaigrette allowing you to create something unique to the style of vinegar you're using.
This week, I'll share with you guys 3 super simple vinaigrettes using Red Wine Vinegar, White Wine Vinegar, and Balsamic. The red wine vinaigrette is earthy and savoury with the addition of rosemary and thyme, while the white wine vinaigrette is tangy, herby, and fresh. Lastly, a little heat is just what my balsamic vinaigrette needs to make it extra special and delicious.
Three vinaigrettes for almost every salad need you might have. Easy to double or triple depending on your needs and making all 3 of these will take less than 10 minutes of your time!
This is big news veggie lovers! After almost 2 years of limited availability in Canada, Gardein's line of meatless products is back on Canadian shelves. Until recently, I could only find three out of their several amazing products, and those were the fish sticks, the meatless crumble, and some crispy tenders. Although these products are super great, it's tiring trying to incorporate these limited products in to your weekly routine without getting sick of them.
There are quite a few products that I've tried in the past that I'm looking forward to enjoying once again. These include;
There are also quite a few products from their line that I have yet to try, but am looking forward to trying. These include;
For those of you who are not familiar with Gardein's line, visit their website and take a look at the variety of products they carry and where to find them!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.