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There is something extremely satisfying about a rice paper roll. Though I love a good egg roll, spring roll, or any other fried package of rolled-up food, the lighter, cooler, more chewy rice paper roll is the one I crave more often than not, particularly during these sweatier months.

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Spending your money on ripe sour cherries is a serious commitment. For me, the promise of cherry pie doesn't outweigh the pressure to pit and/or freeze kilos of very expensive fruit before it turns to soup, which happens seemingly overnight - but apparently, the promise of a marinated beetroot salad sure does.

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A true Caesar salad dressing gets its rich, salty funk from anchovies, but not everyone eats fish. Shouty purists may insist that those people simply don’t deserve a Caesar salad, but I think that’s a little harsh, especially when you can make a very good vegetarian approximation with blue cheese.

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Blue cheese dressing is bigger than salad. Sure, it’s an integral part of a wedge salad, but it’s also the only wing dipper that matters, and it makes a sad veggie platter bearable. Store-bought is fine, but you can make truly bomb blue cheese dressing yourself with just three ingredients.

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During any weekend dinner party or barbecue night you can almost guarantee it: Somebody is going to bring a bowl of terrible coleslaw to your home, and you're going to have to pretend you like it.

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These are tough times for Caesar salad lovers. Though it’s reportedly safe to consume romaine lettuce that you’re positively sure isn’t from Yuma, Arizona, it’s also perfectly normal to feel a little wary of that particular leaf. The bright side is that this crisis has given us a wonderful opportunity to talk about three other plant parts that make really excellent Caesars.

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My diet may veer more towards "raccoon" than "rabbit," but I am actually an enthusiastic salad consumer. It's not because I'm a large fan of eating things that are good for me, nay; it's because a good salad is a perfect combination of tastes and textures. And to best take advantage of the fresh flavour parade, salads should be consumed from very large mixing bowls.

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Browned butter is often used to make the rich richer and the decadent more indulgent, but its true power lies in bringing a bit of depth to a big pile of fresh, vibrant produce. Though I wouldn't fault you pouring a bunch of melted, browned butter on a salad, this vinaigrette takes a more balanced (or some would say "societally acceptable") approach.

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A perfectly roasted, slightly charred Brussels sprout is a very pleasing thing to eat, but one can become fatigued with a single prep method. Good thing there's more than one way to eat these cruciferous delights. Here are a few of our favourites.

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I remember the first time I bit into a cherry tomato. I was at a Sizzler. I was seven. A boy was present. I was talking a lot, as I am wont to do, when I casually popped the mini 'mato in my mouth. My teeth pierced the skin, it exploded with much force, and seeds and tomato gel sprayed forth. I was so embarrassed that I quit talking.

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I put a lot of unnecessary items on my wedding registry, including a set of violently green margarita classes, but the most unnecessary item was this weird salad dressing bottle, which had a little handle you could squeeze to stir and emulsify the dressing. I honestly don't know how it got on there, but I assume it had something to do with that damn registry gun, and how powerful I felt with it in my sweaty little hand.

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Starting one's day with salad may seem like the opposite of want you want to do, but hear me out. I too was once very sceptical of the breakfast salad, but have since seen the way and am out to preach the good news. Breakfast salads are not only filling without being heavy, but they're delicious, easy to throw together, and they help prevent food waste (more on that in a moment).