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Month: July 2021

Bean There, Done That: 3 Nutritious Bean Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Beans are affordable and versatile which make them a great ingredient for salads. They are highly nutritious, too! Beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc as well as fiber and protein. Regular consumption of beans also lower the risk of many health problems like diabetes and heart disease. Here are 3 delicious bean salad recipes everyone will love: Tropical Bean Salad What you need: 1 lime, zested 1/2 tomato, seeded and chopped 1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped 1/4 red onion,chopped 2 cups black beans 2 cups garbanzo beans…

Salad Days

Some forms of salad have been consumed for centuries, originally made mostly of cabbage and root vegetables, flavored with vinegar, oils and herbs. Ancient Greeks believed that raw green vegetables promoted good digestion, and the Romans agreed. Early recordings of lettuce appeared back in the 6th century B.C. although it bore little resemblance to our current varieties. Salads have come a long way since the pedestrian lettuce, tomato and cucumber version. Today there is no end to the hundreds of varieties, ingredients and dressings available to our salad-crazed nation. In the 1920s, they hit the big time, as restaurant…

What’s In Your Salad?

A bowl of good salad can just be the nicest thing you can have any given time of the day – yes, healthiest too! Provided, it is assembled this way: flavorful, rich in textures, with fresh vegetable cuts, lots of crisp greens, crunchy fruit slices and sprouts peeking here and there. To make it more mouth-watering you add some nuts, seeds, eggs, tofu or beans. This you drizzle with choice dressings and what have you got? Now, that’s the question! What really is in your salad? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular salads’ contents Coleslaw…

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…