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Grilled veggies add depth to this herb-y wild rice salad. Serve this as a side at your next cookout, or as a simple main dish on a weeknight.
Baby girl turned three months old this week, just in time for Dan’s first Father’s Day. It sounds totally cliché, but I can’t believe how much our little girl has grown already! Her recent favorites are standing, sitting up on the couch, trying to shove her hands in her mouth, grabbing the toys on her activity center and playing with her stuffed giraffe. She loves when we sing and dance with her, activities that are almost guaranteed to bring on baby giggles. And since she learned how to roll over in her swaddle last week, we’ve discovered that Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit truly is magic (thanks for that tip, Amber!)… and makes her look like Ralphie from A Christmas Story.
Photo by Holly Whittlef.
I’ve loved seeing Dan interact with her over the past three months. He has the magic touch and can calm her no matter how hard she’s crying. He’s spent long nights cuddling her back to sleep in the rocker and changed endless diapers. She lights up when he comes home from work and is starting to smile at his funny faces. So of course we’re excited to celebrate him in his first year as a dad this Father’s Day!
If you’re grilling with dad this weekend, you’re going to need some side dishes. And dad deserves better than your typical sides – why not make this wild rice salad packed with late spring vegetables? I know a lot of you have probably already moved on to tomatoes and zucchini, but here in Minnesota, we’re still getting mostly greens, radishes and other cold weather crops at the market. For this salad, I grilled up some spring onions, radishes and asparagus. Then it was just a matter of tossing the veggies with some cooked wild rice (again, I’m in Minnesota now!), fresh herbs and a lemon vinaigrette.
For this dish, I used the porcelain enamel 2 quart covered saucepan from Circulon®’s new Innovatum line to cook the wild rice. Though it wasn’t necessary in this case, I love that it has a built-in strainer in the lid – it will make draining pasta and vegetables so much easier! Circulon®’s Innovatum line is equipped with the TOTAL® Nonstick System to help your food cook more efficiently. It is dishwasher-safe, and comes in hard anodized aluminum, porcelain enamel or stainless steel.
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