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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…

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:…