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A Fruit Basket Makes the Ultimate Gift

It’s that festive time of year again so thinking of gifts to buy friends, colleagues and relatives becomes a challenge. Gifts are a way to express our fondness and affection towards the special people in our life. Fruit hampers are a more innovative way of showing our love with the added bonus of health benefits. Think of the positives of fruits: Fruits are a natural source of nutrients. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers. They help to keep us healthy and support all active pursuits. Fruits are a preferred food for people of all ages so a…

Would You Like Some Avocado And Bacon With Your Egg Salad?

When most people think of salads, they immediately visualize big, leafy strips of lettuce tossed into a bowl with all sorts of colorful companion vegetables. But there are also those kinds of salads that use deliciously sinful mayonnaise as their chief ingredient. Some of the more popular types of these salads are egg salad, potato salad, chicken salad, and the ever popular (and my personal favorite) seafood salad. Probably the easiest and least expensive to make of all mayonnaise based salads is egg salad. Who doesn’t have a few extra eggs and mayonnaise in their refrigerator? This salad does…

Easy Summer Salads, Lighter Foods For A Brighter Summer

Easy summer salads are the way to go, now that the winter blues are fading into the distance and salad days are here. The best salads are light, bright and easy to prepare. Who wants to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen when friends are round for lunch, the garden is in bloom and the wine is chilled and ready to pour. But before you start to cook you can save a lot of energy by buying the right ingredients. That way you don’t need the heavy bottled sauces and dressings to make a great flavor. After all…

Pecorino Gran Cru: Best Quality Sheep’s Milk Cheese That Is Perfect for You

If you are looking for a best quality sheep’s milk cheese, the Pecorino Gran Cru is another exquisite cheese that is perfect for you. This is a newcomer on the scene building on a long tradition of Sardinian pecorinos. Pecorino Gran Cru is a cheese that has been produced for hundreds of years but recently made its way from Italy to the rest of the world. This is best quality sheep’s milk cheese that is aged for 20 months in cheese banks with the use of the Parmigiano Reggiano technology, better known as the Parmesan Cheese technology. The use…

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…