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Month: August 2021

Eating More Salad Is Savory to the Palate and a Valid Source of Vitamins and Fiber

Salads are a great way for beginning any lunch or dinner meal. I find that due to cold and allergy season, I am less drawn to cold foods and more drawn to comfort foods. SO, what do I do? I entertain different ways of making salads more of a comfort food to appease the taste of me and my family that are still creative, comforting and healthy! I also find ways of adding fruit to my salad, whenever feasible, to increase my daily intake of fruits, grains and fiber. Hi folks, Yes, I know, rabbit food, salads are not…

Amazing Dressing Recipes That Will Make Any Green Salad A Winner

Most greens have a neutral taste, so the dressing you use for your salad plus other ingredients like herbs and spiced you add will greatly impact the taste of the whole dish. The good news is that you can customize the taste according to your mood – whether you like something light and creamy or something heavy and bursting with flavour. Here are 3 salad dressing recipes that will bring your greens and veggies to life: Honey Raspberry Vinaigrette What you need: 1 cup fresh raspberries 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon…

Salad Bling – How to Perk Up Boring Salads With Seeds, Greens and More

If you are buying head lettuce, instead of leaf lettuce, then no wonder your salads are boring. Head lettuce is fine, but you would get just as much nutritional value if you just had a glass of water. No, what you need is something to wake up those taste buds. Let’s start with a little crash coarse in lettuce and greens. In the U.S. lettuces are generally grouped into one of four categories: butterheads, crispheads or icebergs, leaf lettuces and romaine or cos. None of these should be confused with greens, which are edible plant leaves. Butterhead varieties, like…

11 Odd But Practical Uses For An EziDri Food Dehydrator

Sure, they make great fruit roll-ups and excellent dehydrated mushrooms and beef jerky, but what else can you use your EziDri food dehydrator for? BE CREATIVE! Or pay heed to the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention. The best way to get your money’s worth out of any kitchen appliance is to actually use it! Read on for other useful ways you can put your EziDri food dehydrator to work. 1. DRYING PASTA: If you make your own pasta, you’ll know that if it has any moisture in it before storage, it will go mildewy fairly…

Awesome Avocado Salad – Make Sandwiches Tastier With Vegetable Spreads for Pizzazz and Added Flavor

Awesome Avocado: Use as a spread, or eaten as a cold salad can really add a stream of fresh, zesty or ethnic flavor to your favorite turkey, chicken or ham sandwich! Enjoy eating sliced avocados, as a complete side salad. There are many abbreviated ways to make to sliced avocado, that does not take as much chopping, seeding or peeling and may be entertained for a quick avocado flavoring. You may add a spice combination of ground cumin, salt, pepper and chopped cilantro and of course, you can’t forget 1/2 a squeezed lemon or lime, extra virgin olive oil…

Delicious Salads To Pair With Your Grilled Steak

Salads are the perfect appetizer or side for grilled meat. It doesn’t just add colors to the menu, but also adds nutrition to your meal. Not only that, they’re also quick and easy to prepare while your meat is cooking on the grill. Give your next grilled steak meal an instant upgrade with any of these delicious salads! Light and Easy Green Salad What you need: For the dressing: 1 small clove garlic, finely minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 fine sea salt 1/4 freshly-cracked black pepper For the salad:…

Seafood Salad With Mixed Vegetables

When it comes to preparing a meal for several people, timing is everything. If you can manage it, it’s always best to have at least one dish that you can prepare well ahead of your guests’ arrival. Seafood Salad with Mixed Vegetables is one of those salads that will save you considerable time when it counts the most, allowing you to focus on preparing the main course. This salad can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. It’s a simple yet delicious salad that can be prepared in as little as thirty minutes. Since this salad…

The Most Nutritious Meal We Could Have

If there is one easy way to get a well-rounded meal that is also made from raw and living foods it is in the form of a salad. Though common views of salads tend to see them as consisting entirely of vegetables, the reality is that you can make a remarkably healthy and completely nutritious meal in your salad bowl and it can include fruit, nuts, herbs, and more. How is that possible? After all, how can a salad give you plenty of protein or fatty acid? How can it bring adequate carbohydrates and fats? The body needs all…

As Cool As a Cucumber

Cucumbers hold true to the saying: as cool as a cucumber. Cucumbers are usually eaten during the summers because they are cool and taste good with summer foods – especially in salads. Cucumbers are part of the melon family and besides being used in salads – they can also be used in various dishes, used as skin agents and juiced to create cucumber juice. Cucumber juice is high in nutritional value. One of the advantages of power juicing your cucumbers juice is that it is very rich in Vitamin A. It is an antioxidant that helps to fight off…

Keeping Your Salads Safe From Bacteria That Cause Food Borne-Illness

During the warmer months, food can spoil quickly therefore it’s very important to handle all foods, including fresh produce like fruit and vegetable salads, safely to prevent possible food-borne illness. Since many meals happen outdoors in the spring and summer (think Memorial Day and July 4th barbecues) there is often a greater chance for food contamination, especially in places away from home (for example-the local park), where there is minimal access to refrigeration and washing facilities. The following are helpful tips from the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of food-borne illness from fresh produce. • At…