This pasta recipe is perfect for days when you don't really feel like cooking. It is also very popular for a last minute “Surprise! We are staying for dinner!” type of visit… (more…)
The first time I made this salad it was more of a trial and error type of thing. You must have noticed by now that almost all of my recipes were created based on left overs in my fridge/pantry. This salad was no different. (more…)
Sweet potato everything! I am a big fan of them at any time of the day. Although it exists a big variety of sweet potatoes, the orange one contains the most beta-carotene, which your body can turn into vitamin A. (more…)
I made up this recipe on my birthday. I had promised myself that I wouldn't cook that day. My husband and I had plans to go out for dinner in the evening. However, when lunch time came, I was so hungry that I had to make something. I decided to put together this very easy salad. (more…)
Why chicken and cranberries? My answer is: “Why not?”
I was looking for something different, a new ingredient to cook my chicken with. I had cranberries and I had chicken breasts so I made something out of it. Sounds easy doesn't it? The truth is it took me about half a day to figure that one out. (more…)
OK, before you ask, I have no idea why it is called Chinese salad. I made this recipe countless times for different occasions (birthdays, pot luck, Christmas, New Year, etc.) and I never know what to say when someone ask where the name is coming from. The salad is not even Chinese!!
This recipe was passed on to me by my mom. I asked her about the origin of its name and she's never been able to answer. Hahahaha, oh mom! That is why I renamed it “Mom's Chinese Salad”. That way I can just say that my mom made up the name. 😉
I did not change any ingredients from the original recipe; I simply adjusted the quantities a bit to balance the protein, fat and carbs better. I assure you the picture doesn't do it justice: this salad is simply amazing!
Hope you like it as much as I do. Let me know in the comment box below or by rating this recipe. You can also tag me on Instagram @vic_r.c and share your thoughts there.
Thanks and Enjoy!