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Month: September 2021

Greek Flavors Panzanella Salad

Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients 2 pounds of tomatoes-very ripe and juicy-cut into eighths 1# fresh cucumber, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise, then sliced into ½” pieces ½ of a small red onion, cut in half and slice very thinly with the grain 1 tsp. fresh oregano chopped small ¼ cup of halved Kalamata olives-optional 4 – 6 oz. fresh feta* 2 pieces of whole grain bread from a boule, 1″ slices ½ Cup of extra virgin olive oil ¼ Cup of rich red wine vinegar like a Cabernet vinegar Salt and Pepper to taste A little bit of…

Fresh Fruit Salad – A Fast Healthy Breakfast and Dessert Idea

Looking for a simple, healthy and fast breakfast or dessert idea? A fresh fruit salad is the perfect choice. This simple fruit salad with just a few ingredients is easy to prepare and delicious every time. With some simple ingredient exchanges and serving ideas it can be one of the most versatile recipes around. This fruit recipe serves two to three people but can easily be doubled to serve more. For this fresh fruit salad recipe you will need: One large red delicious apple – cored and thinly sliced One large navel orange – peeled, sectioned and cut into…

How Do You Like Your Salad Dressing?

I remember the salad dressing that my mother usually made for the family. It was very simple. The fresh cold pressed virgin olive oil from Lebanon, a squeeze of fresh half a lemon, a pinch of fresh mint, salt and pepper and there it was. And our salads at the time, it seems like a lifetime ago, consisted of fresh crunchy green salad, delicious fresh tomatoes and crunchy small cucumbers, and spring onions! Preparing salad was quick, simple, tasty, fresh and super healthy. Fresh salad was a part of our daily diet. The small cucumbers were so delicious we…

How to Create a Summer Fruit Salad

When the weather gets hot, no one wants to heat up the oven. Summer fruit salads are a good way to stay cool, healthy and nourished just when you need it most. Here are some ideas on how to create the perfect salad for you. Fruit Salads for Lunch Fruit salads are not necessarily like traditional salads but they can be just as filling. It all depends on the type of fruits that you include in your creation. Fiber is your friend. There are several summer fruits that contain a boatload of fiber. As you know fiber fills you…

Health Alert: Fast Food Wraps and Salad Have Sickened Hundreds

Over 400 people have been sickened by eating salad, food wraps and other items that contain fresh (uncooked) vegetables at various fast food chain restaurants since May 1, 2018. Others recently became ill after eating prepared salads or using vegetables bagged as salad ingredients brought home from food store chains. Some people who like to lick the spoon after mixing homemade or prepackaged cookie or cake dough also got sick due to the flour (already recalled) or eggs (salmonella) in the mix. Why have things like fresh vegetables and flour suddenly become a possible health threat? No one will…

4 Refreshing Seafood Salads That You Will Love

If you like adding a bit of protein to your salad greens but still want something light, seafood is the perfect choice. Adding a few chunks of fish or a few pieces of shrimp to your greens with a light dressing will result to a light and refreshing meal! Here are 4 refreshing seafood salads you’ll love: Shrimply Refreshing Salad What you need: 1/2 kilogram large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1 carrot, shredded 1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup chopped onion Salt and ground black pepper to taste Place the cooked…

Vegetable Salad For Dinner

A lot of people are becoming health conscious already. They prefer to prepare their own food to make sure they are eating just healthy foods. They would not know what ingredients are used in commercial foods. Then again, many of us are busy with our works and personal lives. It is often easier to resort to buying food outside rather than go to the ordeal of preparing our own food in the kitchen. Good thing though that there are now many quick recipes that will only take around 10 minutes to do. These are easy to make and promises…