Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu March 23, 2017
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Various spices coat the salmon, brighten up the salad and excite the senses.

Spring in your step

Bright spices spruce up a main-course salad

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What’s the best way to welcome spring? In the kitchen and at the table, this season of renewal calls for fresh and lively flavors that give our taste buds the feeling that they are reawakening, along with the planet. To me, that often translates into big main-course salads — beds of bright-tasting greens topped with generous helpings of carbohydrates and proteins. It should all add up to a complete, well-balanced meal on a single plate ... READ MORE

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