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I’ve been baking a lot of cookies lately and even though I love all that sugar,

I started craving some crisp, satisfying vegetables before I fell into a sugar

induced coma.  This salad proved just the remedy to balance my gluttonous

cookie consumption and gave me a boost of vitamins full of delicious flavours

that blend really well together. I couldn’t wait for the dressing to marinate the

vegetables since it was already lunch time and munched down immediately

after it was made.  It was delicious. If you have the time, however, it’s even

better after it sits in the fridge for a bit to blend the dressing flavours.  The

salty bacon pieces and cherry tomatoes added just before serving, take this

salad up a notch with some stand out flavours and they also really dress it up.

The colours of this salad are delightful, they make me sing, and singing makes

me happy.  And when I’m happy, the world is a better place.

Fresh Vegetable Salad

2 cups (500 ml) broccoli

2 cups (500 ml) cauliflower

1/2 cup (125 ml) pepper, chopped (I used red, but you can use any colour)

1/4 cup (60 ml) grated carrot

1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise or salad dressing

1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar

3 tablespoons  (75 ml) Parmesan cheese

2 bacon strips, cooked and chopped

6 cherry tomatoes

Wash vegetables under cold water, drain and pat dry.  Chop vegetables into

bite size pieces and toss in a large salad bowl. 

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar and parmesan cheese; pour

over vegetables …

 … and toss to coat. 

Cover and chill. Sprinkle with bacon and halved cherry tomatoes just before

serving.  Yields 8 servings.  Bon Appetite!

Love,

This Sweet Wife

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