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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:16:45 -0600


Salad Days

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:05:05 -0600

Far beyond the simple iceberg lettuce and bottled dressing of our youths, mercifully past the canned pear half resting on a limp lettuce leaf, we have become a salad-crazed nation. Most restaurants, including fast food shops, feature meal-sized salads with savory ingredients, from avocado to fried chicken strips, drenched in honey mustard or chipotle ranch dressing, driving up those calorie counts. Salad bars took the country by storm in the 1970s, and eager diners loaded up their plates with dozens of offerings. Anyway you slice it, we devour them with gusto and without guilt. After all, it's salad.

Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes For Your Next Brunch

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:28:28 -0500

Having brunch and can't decide between having a salad or a pasta dish? Get the best of both worlds with these delicious recipes!

Easy Fruit Salad Recipes Perfect For Your Next Picnic

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:15:37 -0500

Having a picnic or a backyard barbecue? Add a little nutrition to your menu by serving any of these sweet and delicious fruit salad recipes!

3 Must Try Fresh Salads For A Healthy Meal

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:49:21 -0500

There are times when we don't want anything too heavy for dinner - and that's when fresh salads come in. Here are some must-try recipes!

Amazing Dressing Recipes That Will Make Any Green Salad A Winner

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 16:48:40 -0500

Fresh salads are the ultimate comfort food because they're both healthy and convenient. But what really makes them a winner taste-wise is the dressing!

Don't Eat Spinach or Kale Unless You're Doing This Too

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:22:07 -0600

Are you eating your leafy greens the right way? If you're not, you'll be missing out on the lipid-soluble vitamins that are the keys to good health. See what you might be missing & find out the tasty ways you can use to remedy the problem. Learn how to get the most nutrition out of spinach, kale and more with the tips in this article.

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

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:18:06 -0600

***Salad before, during or after dinner, as some cultures prefer, is a wise way of adding additional fruit, vegetables, or fiber to your meals. Savor your salads more either hot or cold by adding fruit when appropriate. You may find it to be a savory way of enhancing the taste, it can also be a subtle way to increase your fiber intake. Pick and choose a good salad that is both sweet and savory to the palate; salad can be an easier way of incorporating more fruits and grains into your daily diet intake!~

4 Refreshing Seafood Salads That You Will Love

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:14:38 -0600

A lot of people prefer their green salads with meat. This time, take a break from beef or pork and add something different to your salad - seafood!

5 Quick, Yet Delicious Salad Dressing Recipes

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:36:46 -0600

The outcome of your green salad in terms of taste heavily relies on the dressing you use. Whether you like your dressing light or thick and creamy, it shouldn't take you too long to prepare it.

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

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:47:01 -0500

Healthy salads are something you can eat every day and not feel guilty about it, but sometimes it can get dull especially when you use the same ingredients over and over. Why not take a break from leafy greens for a while and try something equally healthy - beans!

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

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:50:37 -0500

AWESOME AVOCADO DIP OR SALAD - Eating dishes blended with various colors has always been a way to keep me excited in meal preparation. Green avocados add pizzazz to your salads, accompanied with chunks of red, ripe tomatoes and yellow chili peppers along with spices make for a tasty, colorful dip, or complete side salad! Add avocado spread to your favorite turkey, chicken, or ham sandwich to add more fresh, healthy, ethnic, or more zesty flavor! Enjoy and entertain cooking and seasoning your sandwiches, salads or side dishes with as many vegetable and spice combinations as you can create by blending a few different vegetables together.

Quick Sushi Salad: Only 10 Ingredients!

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:48:46 -0500

This dish makes a great lunch or side to your dinner. This is an adaptation of my favorite sushi roll, without the rolling!

3 Colorful Salad Recipes That Will Surely Brighten Your Day

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:35:54 -0600

Want to add a little color to your usual green salad? Boost your appetite with these quick and easy salad recipes with fresh and flavorful ingredients!

4 Cheesy Green Salad Recipes To Try and Love

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:57:58 -0600

Leafy green salads are becoming a trend as more and more people are trying their hand at a healthy lifestyle. Whether consumed as a meal, a snack or as a side dish, there's one thing that makes green salads more appealing - cheese!

What's In Your Salad?

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:02:30 -0600

All vegetable salads are supposed to be healthy. What defeats the purpose sometimes is what's added in it plus the kind of dressing used. Here are some ways you can enjoy your favorite popular salads at the same time keeping it healthy.

Cold Spaghetti Salad

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:41:37 -0500

Cold Spaghetti Salad is a great appetizer and holiday recipe and so easy to make. I just love making this cold spaghetti salad because it's packed with lots of flavor, and it never fails to satisfy.

Summer Recipes: 3 Healthy Grilled Salads That You Need to Try Now

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:43:33 -0500

In the mood for a barbecue this summer? Add color and variety to your grilled dishes by making a bowl of healthy salad!

What's the Big Power of Micro Greens?

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:37:23 -0500

Learn the big benefits of these tiny, easy to grow greens. Microgreens are more than just bean sprouts, lots of your supermarket favorites can be sprouted & consumed for better health & nutrition as a micro-green. Discover just how healthy, easy & inexpensive it is to try the great variety of micro-greens for yourself.

How To Grow-Cut-And-Come-Again Salads

Mon, 11 May 2015 09:02:08 -0500

When trying to encourage children into gardening, it is a good idea to select crops for them to grow that mature quickly. Cut-and-come-again salads can be grown in the smallest of spaces and provide high yielding crops that are tasty, nutritious and versatile. They have a variety of colours and flavours. Growing them is simple.

Raw Red Cabbage Goodness

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:48:46 -0500

All Natural. No dressing toxins.

Baby Lettuce and Sweet Red Pepper Salad With Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:13:41 -0500

You either like blue cheese or you don't. Everyone in your family may love it, but you worry about the number of calories in the dressing. The solution is to make your own salad dressing and this blue cheese dressing recipe is a winner.

DIY Salad Dressings

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:43:56 -0500

Want to stop spending unnecessary money on salad dressings? Well, read more here to learn how you can make 10 salad dressings in less than 5 minutes!

How to Make Super Easy Orzo Pasta Salad

Thu, 22 May 2014 10:05:24 -0500

This quick and easy recipe for orzo pasta salad makes an elegant and enticing garden-fresh salad that is loaded with bright, summery color and flavor - making it the perfect summer side dish. A sophisticated orzo pasta salad that looks and tastes like one of those fancy gourmet deli salads, this one is miles ahead of that rubbery tri-color pasta salad we've all seen again and again. This no-mayo pasta salad is also safe for picnics, beach trips, boat rides and relaxing backyard BBQs with friends and family. You can even make this one ahead as it holds up well once assembled. Try this orzo pasta salad for your next summer fete and see if you don't get rave reviews!

How Do You Like Your Salad Dressing?

Thu, 15 May 2014 17:29:48 -0500

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.

The Most Nutritious Meal We Could Have

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:37:44 -0600

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 of these things throughout the course of a day, and it might seem that a "typical" salad would be unable to deliver. This, however, is an inaccurate view of the many dishes that can be called "salad".

Garden Crisp Salad and the Secret Formula to Create Your Own Homemade Salad Recipes

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:36:37 -0600

Salads are great appetizers and snacks during celebrations. Creating homemade salad recipes will save you time and money. Moreover, it's an opportunity for you to boast your culinary creativity.

7 Layer Salad

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:19:59 -0500

I have a favorite salad recipe I serve for Thanksgiving. I also fix it in the summer months when I want to eat something light but filling. It is a simple salad to make and all it requires is a glass dish.

Increase Your Health One Salad at a Time

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:16:32 -0500

Are you looking to change your diet in hopes of becoming healthier? If so, you know that eating more fruits and vegetables boost your overall health and wellness. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower your blood pressure, reduce risk for stroke and heart disease, lower risk of digestive disorders and help increase weight loss.

Potato and Egg Salad

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:08:59 -0500

My grandmother is the queen of potato salad. I have yet to find anyone who can out do her in the making of potato salad. Not everyone can make it where it tastes good.

Summer Salad

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:33:56 -0500

I seriously believe in eating vegetables raw such as broccoli, onion, tomatoes, garlic, peppers and I heard you can even eat asparagus raw. I'm kind of scared of that because I don't think it will taste good. I actually love asparagus, but I steam it just enough that it remains crisp in some garlic butter.

Macaroni Salad

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:14:46 -0500

Summer is officially over but I still enjoy a good pasta salad as a side dish for meals or by itself for lunch. Although I don't have it very often, I like macaroni salad just as much as I like potato salad which is my favorite cold salad to eat. Some people can eat warm pasta salad but I don't care for warm salad.

5 Delicious Quinoa Salad Dressing Recipes

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:26:52 -0500

One of the most familiar ways to eat Quinoa is in a salad. Most people find that they can make a batch of any Quinoa Salad and it will last in the fridge for two days. So when you go grazing in the kitchen, it is a great food item to have ready to eat. Here are 5 delicious Salad dressing recipes to help you make the perfect quinoa salad...

Wheat Pasta Salad

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:07:20 -0500

I hear a lot of people complaining about the taste of wheat pasta. I don't like to eat it plain because of the wheat taste. I must have something like some dressing or sauce on it in order for me to eat it.

Fruity Chicken Salad Sub Recipe

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:32:41 -0500

Chicken salad is a great quick lite recipe to make for the summer. I love sub sandwiches and there is a fast food sub place I frequent a lot but I won't mention them here. You'll have to guess who they are.

Growing Sprouts in Your Small Organic Garden

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:17:00 -0500

We speak of the health benefits from organic food, but there is some question as to which organic foods offer the most benefits over regularly-grown foods. Then with the increased cost of organically grown fruits and vegetable, we may wonder if they are worth the additional cost. So have you considered your own little organic garden? We'll show how you can grow extremely healthy sprouts organically if you live in an apartment.

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

Mon, 06 May 2013 12:48:08 -0500

Food can spoil quickly during the warmer months. Even fruits and vegetables. Take the necessary precautions to keep your food safe with these helpful tips.

The Best Way of Making a Delicious and Low Calorie Salad Entree

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:58:51 -0500

Get to know the fundamentals of making a good healthy salad. This article will give you a better idea of how salads should be prepared and which structure should you follow to easily monitor its calorie content.

Want That Salad With a Side of Sugar?

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:06:23 -0500

These days, hidden sugars are lurking everywhere. Why not try one of these cost-effective homemade recipes and cut out at least one source of this addictive, insulin-spiking enemy?

How To Grow Sprouts With The Biosta Seed Sprouter

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:11:51 -0500

The Biosta Seed Sprouter is a three tier sprouter that is great for a beginner wanting to learn how to grow sprouts. The three tier sprouter can sprout three different kinds of sprouts at a time and is very user friendly. Broccoli sprouts, radish sprouts and alfalfa sprouts work well with the biosta seed sprouter.

Salads: A Great Addition To Any Meal

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:07:53 -0500

Salads today are full of flavor, not a bowl of wilted lettuce, over ripe tomatoes and little else. Salads today are full color, appetizing, full of fresh fruits and vegetables. They are appropriate for all occasions. You can create a salad for a family dinner, a light lunch or a dinner party. Salad can actually be your main course. The creation of salads is limitless. If you can dream it, you can create it.

How to Make German Potato Salad With Grilled Sausage

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:58:33 -0600

For meat and potato lovers, a German potato salad mixed together with slices of grilled sausage makes a great combination. This meal will take a little while to prepare, and you'll need to time everything perfectly in order to serve it while it's hot.

St. Patrick's Day - The Eating Of The Green

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:05:48 -0600

St. Patrick's Day, that most Irish of Holidays is close at hand. St. Patrick's Day is usually symbolized with images of Leprechaun's wearing green clothing and many of us will wear green on St. Patrick's Day or put Shamrock's in our Buttonholes. Restaurants will feature Corned Beef and Cabbage and even green ale. Our most well-known Fast Food Restaurant is already featuring Shamrock Shakes. So with St. Patrick's Day close at hand I am going to paraphrase that saying 'The Wearing of the Green' and turn it into the 'Cooking and Eating of Greens'. The most prevalent color in nature is green and if you think about it, there are probably more green vegetables than that of any other color. So, for St. Pat's let's get healthy and eat our greens.

Healthy Chicken and Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:28:00 -0600

Healthy eating means different things to different people. It can range from low fat to complex carbohydrates and high fiber. A great rule of thumb is to eat a wide variety of UNPROCESSED foods. Adding raw fruits and vegetables to your diet is a great place to start.

How To Make Crab Salad On Avocado Halves

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:01:24 -0600

Crab salad may be a bit on the expensive side, but in this writer's opinion, it's well worth it. For an out of this world combination, spread some crab salad on top of Avocado halves. You won't be disappointed.

How to Make a Mexican Chef Salad

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:08:14 -0600

Not all salad dressing is made to be light and healthy. For example, the dressing in a Mexican Chef Salad is a hard hitting dose of milk and cheddar cheese.

Meat Lover's Salad

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:16:20 -0600

Do you prefer chunks of meat over leafy green vegetables? If so, this salad is for you!

Seafood Salad With Mixed Vegetables

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:05:48 -0600

Seafood Salad with Mixed Vegetables is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator before your guests arrive. This salad will take no more than 30 minutes to make, and the listed ingredients are enough to serve four people.

Tips to Presenting a Vegetable Tray

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:08:50 -0600

With all the nutrition debates that are taking place in modern society, more and more people are interested in consuming vegetables; nevertheless, for most of them, making a vegetable tray attractive and pleasant to the eye, can be a challenge. When we prepare a meal for ourselves it does not matter that much how we present it; things change entirely when we need to "cook" for our family and friends.

How To Make Tomatoes Stuffed With Fresh Mayonnaise And Garlic

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:11:37 -0600

This is an inexpensive meal for tomato and garlic lovers that will fill you up. The listed ingredients will create four servings.

How To Make Blackened Steak Salad

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:29:09 -0600

? Almost anyone can make a great tasting steak if they take the time to marinade it (of course, the better the meat, the better tasting the steak, even without marinade). For this recipe, we're going to marinade the steaks for 2 hours in the refrigerator inside of a re-sealable plastic bag. Your first step is to crush the peeled garlic clove into a small bowl.

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

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:43:11 -0600

If you're in the mood for a tasty salad, try this fantastic combination: hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, corn, avocado, and bacon! And if this type of salad sounds delicious to you, then you're probably not too concerned about the amount of calories, so you might as well spread the salad inside of a warm flour tortilla. Yum!

An Unlikely Salad: Strawberries and Cucumber!

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:11:01 -0600

The unlikely combination of strawberries and cucumber make for a delicious salad that's both healthy and quick to make. Add some honey and some sliced almonds, and you'll have a salad that your guests won't forget!

Fresh Spinach and Seared Scallop Salad

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:23:20 -0600

Staying slim is great for your health and longevity, and an easy way to help keep the pounds off is to eat at least one healthy salad per day. One type of salad that is both easy to make and will help you stay trim is a spinach and scallop salad.

Great Ideas in Making a Healthy Salad

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:34:40 -0600

An apparently healthy salad could be a calorie bomb when covered with high-fat salad dressing. Several preferred salads contain fat and calories. Whether or not you would like to eliminate excess fat or get a lean body, including salad recipes with chicken in your diet will help you reach your primary goal. Fresh veggies are an ideal add on to any kind of salad as well. To vary the nutrients, coming from these veggies, it is best to vary your ingredients, you will be able to have a good amount of vitamin c, fiber, folic acid, antioxidants and potassium but you should avoid vegetables which are covered with mayonnaise or having been fried.

Healthy Eating With Salads

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:33:43 -0600

Learn to make a simple yet delicious salad dip to go with your favorite vegetables. This salad recipe will make you want to eat your vegetables raw everyday!

Crunchy Coleslaw With Roquefort or Blue Cheese

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:19:20 -0600

Are you wondering what to serve with lunchtime sandwiches? Have you been asked to bring a salad to a pot luck supper? This recipe for deluxe coleslaw may be just the one you need

What Are the Benefits of Eating a Salad Every Day?

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:28:58 -0500

Salad recipes with chicken is a popular type of salad at home and in restaurants as well. Eating a salad a day could be a simple thing to do but it can change your life dramatically while enjoying the rich menu of salad choices.

Fish Salad - A Memorable Dish in Danang

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:17:55 -0500

If your Vietnam Tour adventure brings you to Danang, then you're in the right place. Not only was it an educational and commercial center of Central Vietnam, it also lies within 100 kilometers of the best sites and places you can visit in this country. Several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the ruins of My Son, Hoi An Old Town and the Imperial City of Hue are easily accessible from this natural transportation hub which you will visit one by one on your booked Vietnam Tours.

Easy Healthy Salad - Strawberry Lemon Salad

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:12:38 -0500

Eating right leads to a healthier life. While it is so simple an idea it not as easy as it sounds. Proper nutrition choices should be the main motivation for us home cooks. Strawberry-lemon salad is thoroughly refreshing with a balance of flavors that will surprise your palate.

Worldwide Popular Traditional Pickles and Murabba

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:58:17 -0500

The tradition of preserving fruits and vegetables in the form of pickles, jams and murabbas has been popular in the South Asian countries like India and Pakistan. Not only are these products tasty, but many of them are also considered as healthy preparations.

Crunchy Chicken and Fresh Pear Salad With Dried Cranberries

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:09:38 -0500

Every household has leftovers. The question is, what can you do with them? This tasty recipe makes good use of some leftover chicken and fresh fruit. Kids and adults will love the crunchy chow mein noodles.

Fruit Salad - A Great Dish

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:50:52 -0500

Fruit salad is a very healthy and refreshing dish to serve as a dessert or appetizer It can be as simple as a combination of freshly cut up fruit or be dressed up with the addition of nuts or a dressing. Either way it is a very versatile dish.

The Greek Salad - A Statistical View

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:23:49 -0500

How many goats does it take to make a Greek salad? This article looks at fascinating statistics on Feta cheese and olive oil; fascinating of course if you enjoy strange statistics about goats and trees.

Watermelon Salad

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:58:27 -0500

Healthy watermelon salad paired with toasted pumpkin seed and feta cheese. This is a very light and filling salad and goes very well with grilled meat fish.

How Thai Food Can Help You Lose Weight

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:31:57 -0500

The optimal weight reduction method involves healthy diet and physical activity. There are various methods to lower the calories on the foods you eat, including Thai Food, which we'll reference here. This article has strategies that may give some ideas when you plan your diet.

Cold Rice Salads - Quick and Easy Summer Meals

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:40:35 -0500

Here are some quick and easy cold rice salads that make delicious summer meals. These are great recipes to use with any leftover rice you may have on hand and make perfect summer salads quickly and easily and because of their easy preparation you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Light Salad Meals for Summer

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:57:41 -0500

Looking for some light salad meals that are perfect for summer or warm weather meals? Here are some quick, easy, and delicious salad meals with fresh ingredients, easy preparation, and are perfect for quick menu planning any day of the week.

Italian Pasta Salad With Pepperoni, Mozzarella Cheese, and Tiny Peas

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:08:53 -0500

Macaroni salad has long been a staple of American cuisine. It still is, only now the salad has more flavor and nutritional value. This recipe pleases people of all ages and is perfect for summer picnics or family get-togethers.

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

Thu, 24 May 2012 15:19:54 -0500

Salad can seem boring and not very filling when you picture green leaves, a couple of carrot peelings and some cardboard-flavored, grocery-bought tomato slices (in other words, a dinner salad at many restaurants). But salads can be a lot more with just a little imagination and a look through your pantry.

Salad Basics - How To Make The Perfect Salad

Tue, 22 May 2012 09:21:30 -0500

More and more people are enjoying salads today and here I'm going to be giving you a delightful collection of salad tips so you can make the perfect salad each and every time. If you have trouble making salads then you'll want to check out the below tips for making a perfect salad.

Two Great Weight Loss Salads for the Desk Job Workers

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:49:19 -0500

Two healthy tasty salad options for the desk job office worker. Lose weight and feel great in your new office job.

Wild Edible Plants Of Utah and The West

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:29:00 -0500

I am often stunned at the number of wild edibles available even in the Utah desert where I live. Not only are there a lot of wild edibles but many of them are quite tasty. With spring just around the corner I am thinking about it again and looking forward to some foraging and looking forward to a better diet. I'll bet you didn't think that eating wild edible greens could actually improve your diet!

Organic Sprouting Seeds - Wholesale Broccoli Seed Production Was Once Patented!

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:35:08 -0600

In 1997, the process of sprouting broccoli was patented! That's right. It became illegal to germinate seed without a license. This article gives a brief history of the broccoli sprout saga.

Tips When Growing Tomatoes and Looking After Them

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:30:36 -0600

Here are a number of tips for growing and looking after your tomato plants or seedlings. You have planned carefully so that you will be planting tomatoes after the last frost, but there's always the possibility of a rogue cold snap. Frost will kill tomatoes, so you will want to be prepared ahead of time in case you should need to act. Tomatoes are Just like people, plants are most healthy when they get the right amounts of the right kind of food. For tomatoes nutrition is obtained from the soil and mulch, and through fertilizer that you provide. There are many fertilizers available that are marketed for growing tomatoes.

Yummy Winter Beet and Comte Cheese Salad

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:20:05 -0600

Perfect for winter, the earthiness of beets pairs perfectly with Comte cheese. After cooking the beets, slice them thinly for best results.

A Fruit Basket Makes the Ultimate Gift

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:26:20 -0600

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.

Date Place Review: Tossed, Westfield Shepherds Bush

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:31:27 -0600

A salad bar and a whopping great big shopping centre might not seem like your typical date destination. You're right - it isn't. However, sometimes, things you overlook can turn out to be little treasures. With the twinkle of the Christmas lights and general jovial - even nostalgic - feel of Christmas in the air and its protection from the outside chills; Westfield this time of year is tinged with romance.

Tomato Juice Benefits

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:43:44 -0600

Tomatoes are those vegetables that are enjoyed by many people. Tomatoes are popularly used in various salads as well as many dishes and they can even be juiced. It is a popular myth that juicing the tomatoes reduces their nutritional value - this is just what it is: a myth. Tomatoes do not lose the important nutrients they contain after you put them through a juice extractor. There are many benefits to be gained from tomato juice but one needs to make sure that the tomatoes used in juicing are 100% organic.

As Cool As a Cucumber

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:43:15 -0600

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.

Green Salad - Tips and Tricks in Making a Salad

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:28:18 -0600

A Green salad is a very important dish in your diet. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, but people do not generally include salads in their diet. This is because they do not realize the benefits which they can take from them. Lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and beets all add in your typical salad and they have great nutritional value and several health benefits.

Is Kale Good for You?

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:11:24 -0500

Kale is a good source of vitamins. It makes a wonderful salad addition, as well as a legume prepared with other vegetables.

Salad Recipe Information for Everyday Healthy Eating: Eat Better, Feel Better, Live Better

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:41:11 -0500

Creating eye-pleasing and tasty salads is not difficult and salad ingredients are both healthy and nutritious. Most salads contain fibre, numerous vitamins and are rich in antioxidants.

Greek Salad Recipe

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:56:31 -0500

If you are looking for something delectable but healthy and fitness-friendly, go for the Greek salad definitely! Greek salad is a delicious summer dish that originated in Greece. It is also called 'summer salad' in some countries but natives call it horiatiki salata, 'country salad,' or 'village salad,' which main ingredients include succulent tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell pepper or yellow bell pepper, cubed feta cheese, red onion, and Kalamata olives, with salt, dried oregano, and olive oil seasonings. Some though include vinegar, berries of capers, lemon juice, and parsley to add taste.

Spinach Salad Galore

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:53:16 -0500

Looking for a healthy and nutritional dish to go with your lunch or dinner? Try Spinach salad! It has a lot of varieties actually but you can prepare it the way you want as long as you throw in all the main ingredients. Plus, it is high in nutritional value that is why it is one of the favorites among kids and adults.

How to Make a Simple Cobb Salad

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:48:21 -0500

Cobb salad comes in different variations but the classic one proves to be still the winner. It is kind of garden salad which main ingredients include vegetables, such as Romaine lettuce, endives, and watercress with crispy bacon, tomato, roast chicken breast, egg, avocado, Roquefort cheese, chives, and seasoned with red wine vinegar.

How to Create a Summer Fruit Salad

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:50:28 -0500

It's hot outside and who wants to start up the oven to make the next meal? No one! In this article you'll learn how to make a delicious salad that will delight your taste buds and leave your oven in the cold.

Chivry Green Dressing Versus the Emerald Goddess

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:28:20 -0500

The Chivry group's green salad dressing is really my dad's adjustment to an old recipe from a Swiss chef friend of ours. ?It's really a very simple method of utilizing many of the left over scraps from the kitchen with some fresh herbs from the garden thrown in. ?Salad dressings need to taste good, but they also need to fit in with the overall menu so as to not require too many additional ingredients.

See How Easily You Can Prepare a Homemade Caesar Dressing

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:11:07 -0500

The famous Caesar salad and dressing is believed by most historians to have been born in a kitchen with depleted supplies-Caesar Cardini's restaurant kitchen to be exact. A restaurateur in Tijuana, Mexico, Cardini was running short on ingredients one particular Fourth of July weekend in 1924. It was then that he gathered what was left of the basic ingredients, tossed them together in front of patrons at the tableside, and fathered the legendary Caesar salad.

Varieties of Cucumber For Salads, Not Just For Pickling

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:11:42 -0500

Cucumbers are quite diverse; although most people do not realize it, they come in a number of different varieties, which have different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. This article explains some of the most common varieties, including not only the familiar English cucumber, and pickling cucumbers, but some of the less well-known varieties such as the lemon cucumber, Asian cucumber, and others.

Chinese Noodle Salad With Roast Beef and Fresh Vegetables

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:53:33 -0500

Chinese noodles (those noodles that look like they've had a perm) are really handy. They may be used for stir-fry, low mein dishes, casseroles, and salads. If you've never tried this product before, today may be the day. You can make this salad in about 10 minutes.

Spicing With Radishes - Horse, Red, Daikon and Wasabi

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:47:13 -0500

How can I use the different radishes as a spice? Here is a short breakdown of what they are, how they taste and what their attraction is. The radish is most associated with condiments, but they are a root vegetable with lots of vitamin C. I've included a recipe for you to use to make your own prepared horseradish.

Salads With Flowers, Add Color and Surprising Flavor

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:44:06 -0500

Salads don't have to be boring. You can surprise your family or guest by tossing in a bouquet of flowers from your garden. Here are a few things to know to make it both safe and successful.

Watercress Salad With Orange and Avocado Slices and Tangy Orange Dressing

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:50:26 -0500

Watercress is a centuries-old herb. Though it may grow wild where you live you shouldn't eat it. Find out why, learn how you can grow it, and try this tangy recipe.

Cooked Salad Dressing, a Recipe So Good It's Passed From One Generation to the Next

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:24:55 -0500

Each family has their favorite recipes. Parents pass these recipes on to their children and grandchildren. Some recipes are so good and so adaptable they are passed from one century to the next, as with this recipe for cooked salad dressing. Enjoy!

Summer Salads For Sugar Busters

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:57:55 -0500

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 summer days is to prep everything in the morning while it is still cool and then enjoy the weather and good food for the rest of the day. Carrot and Corn Slaw; Granny's Salad For Sugar Busters; and Orange-Kiwi Fruit Salad.

What to Do With Leftover Salad Ingredients

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:06:18 -0500

Preparing lunch or salads for dinner is very difficult if you are a single person, or if you are just cooking for two. In fact when making salads have you ever noticed that you have left-overs after you're done cutting? It happens all the time because you don't want to put so much of a certain type of vegetable into your salad, otherwise it overwhelms the salad, and then more or less you have either a tomato salad, or cucumber salad.

Pear, Roquefort and Cranberry Coleslaw, a Simple and Delicious Side Dish

Fri, 27 May 2011 13:29:44 -0500

Coleslaw, which means cold salad, has become a staple of American cook-outs. A picnic hardly seems like a picnic without this crunchy salad. Recipes vary from region to region. This articles describes some of the variations on the classic recipe and ends with a new recipe.

Seasoning Your Salad From Dull to Delicious

Tue, 17 May 2011 14:44:33 -0500

It seems we all have our favorite barbeque seasoning, but summer also means salad. Here are some ways to spice up a salad to add more flavor and more nutrients. Open your world to leafy, yummy salads and greens and get some hints on the spices that complement not only your salad, but your barbeque, too.

Best Recipe for Broccoli Salad

Thu, 12 May 2011 13:14:02 -0500

I want to share my best recipe for broccoli salad that I take to many, many family functions. I get requests for it all the time. It's not a low calorie, or a low cholesterol recipe but I have give you ways to make them lower calorie or lower cholesterol. So you have choices on how you can make it. If you are taking this to a social function for the first time, I would go with the original version and just eat a smaller portion of it. I am willing to bet that you will receive many compliments on it.

Pomegranates - The Best Pomegranate Salad Recipe I Use For Lunch

Wed, 11 May 2011 10:39:42 -0500

Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits but lets be honest and say that they are a pain to open. If opened wrong they are messy and can stain your clothes.