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Hi people! my salad for today is an easy improvised (makes me feel good) piece of work. I love the colors & the crunch of it. Yeah and not onlyJamie Oliver can come up with new ideas. I can too! By the way, we are BIG fans of this guy & each time he’s on TV..you know it! (We are sticking our eyes to the screen). For me a top chef is someone who cooks homy meals from SCRATCH (because that’s real cooking, and always makes you proud). Someone who doesn’t always need measuring cups, to know how much flour he needs in his bowl. And that’s Jamie Oliver!. It really amazes me, how he would turn any complex meal into anyone-can-cook-it type of meal. And if ever Jamie Oliver is in town, I think I’ll be the first to go to his class or show. Now seriously, the twist I added to my salad was after watching one of his episodes on theFoodnetwork. He first fried the garlic in hot oil to let the garlic release its flavor, then started adding the rest of the ingredients. This is what I did with my salad, and of course it turned out a success! The hubby said it had an asian feel to it. And had I fried the garlic just a little bit more, it would have tasted Chinese. By the way, my boy has a good palate, & if only he puts his food critic capabilities into good use. I think his remarks would help people cook better! 

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My man is not really a big fan of fish & since Gordon Ramsay’s salmon recipe found its way to his tummy lately. I had one more chance the following day, to make him eat the leftovers in a way where the salmon won’t be really highlighted ;). That’s when I came up with this salad. I didn’t have something planned really. I just opened the pantry, then the fridge & combined the ingredients together. By the time I was finished, I was quite impressed with what I came up with. LOL I don’t know why but whenever I improvise a recipe or something I feel like I accomplished something or done something unheard of. Ok I know : “How pathetic!”

I just eyeballed the following ingredients & trust me when I tell you my hubby gave me a 5 star for this salad (which I believe always a plus), & now it’s on our favorite food list.

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Any type of pasta (Boiled/drained)

Cabbage (shredded)

Tomato (cubes)

Avocado (cubes)

Onion (Green onion preferably)

A hard boiled egg cut into wedges

Cooked salmon preferably since it’s flavorful

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My crunchy Greek salad

Vegetables + Olives + Olive oil = Mediterranean salad

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Za’louk

This is a simple traditional Moroccan salad based on eggplants and tomatoes. It can be served both warm or cold, as a salad or dip. Sorry but this is the only pictures I have left since I deleted the other one by mistake from my phone 😦

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After a two hours workout at the Gym, cooking dinner was the last thing I wished for; still the thought of the fresh veggies we just bought that afternoon was irresistible! I was lucky because we had some beef (Makfool: It’s a Moroccan Marrakshi dish) as a leftover. This salad is not something fancy but easy to make and comes out pretty good..

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