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Month: July 2021

Summer Salads For Sugar Busters

The wonderful joys of summertime fun: swimming, hiking, biking, baseball, soccer, gardening, and the list goes on and on and on. Who wants to spend lots of time preparing fresh and healthy meals in a hot kitchen? Not me! So I composed 3 summer salads for sugar busters (we have to be satisfied to stick with it, right?) that will keep you happy and out of the kitchen in a flash. My best trick for those hot sumer days is to prep everything in the morning while it is still cool and then enjoy the weather your good food…

DIY Salad Dressings

Have you ever prepared a beautiful salad with all the fixins (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, boiled egg, cilantro, green onions, kale, cabbage, etc.), you know, one of those salads that take about a half hour to fully prepare, only to realize that you only have enough dressing to cover one bite of your awesome salad? Well, NEVER FEAR, I am here to tell you that you can make your own salad dressing that will have you enjoying your DELICIOUS salad in less than 5 minutes. Skeptical? Well, don’t be, I’m Not Joking! You can find the complete list…

Make Your Own Gourmet Gift Baskets

Everyone loves to receive a gift basket. Corporate gift baskets are often given by businesses to their customers as a token of their appreciation. However, most gift baskets are person to person expressions of love and friendship. You can find a great selection of online gift baskets from the very expensive to the cheap. Or, you can come up with your own unique gift basket idea and surprise a cherished friend or loved one. It’s not difficult to make your own personalized gift baskets. Most gift baskets involve a theme. Here are some sample ideas to get you started:…

Chinese Noodle Salad With Roast Beef and Fresh Vegetables

At the end of a busy day you want to kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy a tasty meal. Hungry as you are, you don’t want to spend lots of time on cooking. Frozen meals may be the answer, but they tend to be loaded with fat, salt, and preservatives. How can you get a quick and delicious meal on the table? Pre-chopping vegetables one answer. If you are cutting the tips off fresh string beans, for example, and cutting them into pieces, you may as well fix extra. The same is true of carrots and mushrooms. Weekends…

Pasta Tales Of A Food Contract Manufacturer

Customers may be unaware of the actual processing that takes place in the systems of a pasta food contract manufacturer, but they do wish to know about the health checks that are done. The health-conscious society of today needs to know how the ravioli or arancini that they are purchasing is made, whether it is dry or in filled form. Substandard products are tolerated by no one, and pasta-loving nations cannot do without their cheesy lasagna or fresh Sicilian macaroni. A food contract manufacturer helps share in the burden processing of food producers and allows them to concentrate on…

3 Colorful Salad Recipes That Will Surely Brighten Your Day

A bowl of fresh green salad is an ideal everyday snack. However, using the usual greens and dressing can make it look and taste bland easily. Take your salads a notch higher and go for these delicious recipes that are full of color! Rainbow Salad With Rosewater Dressing What you need: 4 large tomatoes, chopped 1 cucumber, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 small green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons water 1 teaspoon rose water Salt and ground black pepper to taste In a…

Seasoning Your Salad From Dull to Delicious

In the U.S. most lettuce varieties can be grouped into four kinds: the butterheads, crispheads (icebergs), leaf lettuces and Romaine. You are probably most familiar with the iceberg head lettuces that are large and compact. They have little taste and few nutrients. You might do your body more good by just drinking a glass of water. Head lettuce always used to spoil before I could eat it all anyway. The butterheads have small, round loose heads with sweet-tasting leaves of pale green. You see them in the store as Bibb or Boston. They are a step ahead of iceberg…

Cold Rice Salads – Quick and Easy Summer Meals

Here are some quick and easy cold rice salads. These are great recipes to use with any leftover rice you may have on hand and make perfect summer salads and meals and because of their easy preparation you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time. Enjoy these simple cold rice salad recipes anytime. They are a great addition to a healthy diet and create quick and flavorful rice dishes in minutes. Avocado Tomato Rice Salad Makes 2 to 3 servings Combine in a bowl and mix well: • 2 cups cooked and cooled wild rice…

Vegetarian Cuisine

Rabbit food. That’s what my dad calls vegetarian cooking and cuisine. Salads and vegetables – can’t be anything more to it, can there? Oh, but there is. Vegetarian cooking is at least as varied as ‘regular’ cooking – and in some cases, far more imaginative. Nearly thirty years ago, Diet for a Small Planet, and the follow-up cookbook, Recipes for a Small Planet hit the bookstore shelves with a resounding thud that still echoes. While many of the theories of protein complementarily that Frances Moore Lappe presented have been proven to be naïve by further research, the basic theories…

Cold Spaghetti Salad

This recipe has certainly been a lifesaver over the years. My sister, Debra first introduced me to this delicious salad a few years ago. It’s so economical to make and only has a few ingredients. Sometimes, homemade salads can get quite expensive but not this one. It really is a budget stretcher and it’s certainly a show stopper on any table. I really enjoy making this cold spaghetti salad because it’s easy to make, packed with lots of flavor, and it never fails to satisfy. Every time I make this recipe it is the talk of the table. In…