Quinoa salad with mango and cilantro

Quinoa salad with red peppers and mango by Bakebellissima.com

I make this quinoa salad with mango and diced peppers every week for Shabbat lunch, my daughter Sarah loves it and always has seconds! This recipe, adapted from Kosher by Design (Short on Time) by Susie Fishbein, has Thai flavorings with lime, basil and mango. It is a fresh and easy salad that is always […]

Arugula salad with pear, pomegranate, and goat cheese

Fall is my favorite season because of how gorgeous our city becomes with the changing colors of the leaves, the back to school excitement, and fall fashion magazines are the best! But I have to say that I also love going to the supermarket and seeing the beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available […]

Kale, apple and pecan salad with maple dressing

Kale, apple and pecan salad by Bake Bellissima

I love a good fall salad, and this kale, apple, and pecan salad with maple dressing has it all! This recipe is adapted from Once Upon a Chef, an amazing site full of great recipes and ideas. These kinds of hearty salads, full of colorful ingredients, make me crave vegetables, which I admit is not […]

Eggplant caponata

Eggplant caponata by Bake Bellissima

This eggplant caponata is one of my favorite recipes and I have been making it for years. I discovered this recipe in the Panache cookbook,  a beautiful collection of recipes put together to benefit the Montreal Jewish General Hospital in 2005. Although no longer in print, you can find a second hand copy here. It […]

Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette

Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette by Bake Bellissima

  We are half way through summer, and August is already around the corner. To me, August is synonymous with back to school shopping, trying to find the perfect lunch boxes and schoolbags, and glossy magazines full of fall fashion. For this reason, I want to make sure I share my favorite summer dinner ideas […]

Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing

This delicious salad is inspired by a favorite at Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, Florida. The dressing is slightly sweet and the colorful veggies make it appealing to the eye. You could serve this on any type of lettuce wedge for a fabulous appetizer course. Enjoy! Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing   Print The […]

Radicchio and Parmesan salad

Raddichio salad by Bake Bellissima

This is one of my favorite salads, because it only has 2 ingredients, radicchio and parmesan, is simple to prepare and has so much flavor. Today I find some salads are more elaborate than main dishes with complicated ingredients and instructions. While I love variety, there is something very pleasing about focusing on only a […]

Kale caesar salad

Kale caesar salad by Bake Bellissima

On a recent night out, our waiter at le Bremner, an awesome Montreal restaurant owned by Chuck hughes of Food Network fame, described my salad as a massaged kale caesar. The description left me very intrigued as to why he would go out of his way to mention the massaging of the kale? The caesar was […]