Have I mentioned that in my off time between the Christmas markets and the start of the new market season I travel a lot? Robert is in Rimouski tapping maple trees, so I have all the time in the world and the west coast of Canada has been calling. I spent a month travelling around B.C. visiting family and friends. My sisters and I concoted quite a few maple recipes while I was out there. So get ready for recipe-palooza. This Maple Mango Salad was probably one of my favourites of the bunch.


¼ cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp Asian style hot chili sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp. chipped fresh ginger

1/2 cup unsalted, roasted cashews
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ medium green bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup diced red onion
¼ cup fresh mint of cilantro, chopped
3 cups peeled and cubed ripe mangoes

Combine the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk or put in a blender to thoroughly mix all the ingredients together.

Combine you salad ingredients together and add desired amount of dressing.
Add chicken or shrimp for a ridiculously delicious meal.
Serve on it’s own or with rice or in a lettuce wrap.


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