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Refreshing Cucumber Salad


Most veggies taste amazing on their own, but sometimes adding a little salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice takes them to the next level. This is a common salad I found throughout India. When I was to going to order some sort of fresh food, it was usually the cucumber salad.

It’s simplicity made it easy to re-create while on the road in New Zealand, especially with lemon trees on every block.



There are so many types of lemons available in New Zealand. I don’t know the variety that was most common but it was a lot sweeter than lemons I buy in Canada. For this salad, I decided to add sliced lemons along with the fresh lemon juice because of the awesome flavour profile of the lemons. But if that is a little too tart for your liking, then don’t bother with the lemon slices!


If you want a quick snack for a hike chop large pieces of cucumbers and spritz with lemon juice before putting them in a container. You’ll be super thankful for this hydrating veggie once you are mid-hike!

I also included a few snaps I captured while in New Zealand! Hope you enjoy! xox








Kale Salad with Blueberry Ginger Dressing

Recently my roommates and I have been purchasing a green bag that sources vegetables and fruits from local places, or at least as local as you can get in the winter. In our bag last week I found ginger, kale, and lemons which is perfect for a salad + dressing. Local green bags are totally worth investing in, you get veggies and fruits delivered straight to your door! No harvesting, no supermarkets, no lineups, just simply fresh, healthy, local food at your door, pure brilliance.
This salad and salad dressing are perfect together, a little zing from the ginger + lemon added to the sweetness of the honey and blueberries is perfect when added to kale. For best results, you will want to use good quality olive oil, if you have it on hand.

What are your favourite salads/dressings? Would love to hear your creative ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Much Love,
Anna oxoxox