Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes

August 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes with recipes including Lemon-Almond Couscous, Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream, and Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon-Almond Couscous
In a hurry? Just a bit of lemon peel, slivered almonds, and fresh chives are all that’s needed to season this fresh-tasting 15-minute couscous side dish, which pairs well with any meat or fish…………………..

Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream
When corn stands are full of fresh, tasty corn in late summer, grab a few extra ears for this 35-minute corn cake recipe. Loaded with fresh corn, carrot and green pepper, each patty is cooked until crispy and golden-brown and served with a cilantro-lime yogurt dip……………………………..

Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs
Using a variety of greens gives this simple summer salad an interesting mix of textures. The anchovy in the breadcrumbs and sun-dried tomatoes in the vinaigrette are subtle, but key to adding umami…………………………………..

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One of America’s Favorites – Salad

June 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A garden salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, scallions, cherry tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables or fruit. However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. Salads are typically served at room temperature or chilled, with notable exceptions such as south German potato salad which can be served warm.

Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad (vegetable-based, but without leafy greens), and sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad). The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.

Salads may be served at any point during a meal:

* Appetizer salads—light, smaller-portion salads served as the first course of the meal.
* Side salads—to accompany the main course as a side dish, examples include potato salad and Caesar salad.
* Main course salads—usually containing a portion of a high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, legumes, or cheese.
* Dessert salads—sweet versions containing fruit, gelatin, sweeteners or whipped cream.

Green leaf salad with salmon and bread

The Romans, ancient Greeks and Persians ate mixed greens with dressing, a type of mixed salad. Salads, including layered and dressed salads, have been popular in Europe since the Greek and Roman imperial expansions. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.

Oil used on salads can be found in the 17th-century colony of New Netherland (later called New York, New Jersey and Delaware). A list of common items arriving on ships and their designated prices when appraising cargo included “a can of salad oil at 1.10 florins” and “an anker of wine vinegar at 16 florins”. In a 1665 letter to the Director of New Netherland from the Island of Curaçao there is a request to send greens: “I request most amicably that your honors be pleased to send me seed of every sort, such as cabbage, carrots, lettuce, parsley, etc. for none can be acquired here and I know that your honor has plenty,…”.

Salads may be sold in supermarkets, at restaurants and at fast food chains. In the United States, restaurants will often have a salad bar with salad-making ingredients, which the customers will use to put together their salad. Salad restaurants were earning more than $300 million in 2014. At-home salad consumption in the 2010s was rising but moving away from fresh-chopped lettuce and toward bagged greens and salad kits, with bag sales expected to reach $7 billion per year.

Types of salads

American-style potato salad with egg and mayonnaise

A salad can be a composed salad (with the ingredients specifically arranged on the serving dish) or a tossed salad (with the ingredients placed in a bowl and mixed). An antipasto plate, the first dish of a formal Italian meal, is similar to a composed salad, and has vegetables, cheese, and meat.

Green salad
A green salad or garden salad is most often composed of leafy vegetables such as lettuce varieties, spinach, or rocket (arugula). If non-greens make up a large portion of the salad it may instead be called a vegetable salad. Common raw vegetables (in the culinary sense) used in a salad include cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, radishes, mushrooms, avocado, olives, artichoke hearts, heart of palm, watercress, parsley, garden beets, and green beans. Nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers are less common components. Hard-boiled eggs, bacon, shrimp, and cheeses may be used as garnishes, but large amounts of animal-based foods would be more likely in a dinner salad.

Wedge salad
A wedge salad is a specific type of green salad made from a head of lettuce (often iceberg), halved or quartered, with other ingredients on top.

Fruit salad
Fruit salads are made of fruit (in the culinary sense), which may be fresh or canned. Examples include fruit cocktail.

Rice and pasta salads
Rice and pasta may be used as the key ingredient to making a salad. Pasta salads are more common. Some examples of rice salads come from Thai cuisine, like Nasi ulam.

Bound salads
Bound salads are assembled with thick sauces such as mayonnaise. One portion of a bound salad will hold its shape when placed on a plate with a scoop. Examples of bound salad include tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, coleslaw, and potato salad. Some bound salads are used as sandwich fillings. Some pasta salads, i.e. macaroni salad, are bound salads. They are popular at picnics and barbecues.

Dinner salads

Ambrosia

Main course salads (known as dinner salads or as entrée salads in the United States) may contain small pieces of poultry, seafood, or steak. Caesar salad, Chef salad, Cobb salad, Chinese chicken salad and Michigan salad are dinner salads.

A wider variety of cheeses are used in dinner salads, including Roquefort blue cheese (traditional for a Cobb salad), and Swiss, Cheddar, Jack, and Provolone (for Chef and Cobb salads).

Dessert salads
Dessert salads rarely include leafy greens and are often sweet. Common variants are made with gelatin or whipped cream; e.g. jello salad, pistachio salad, and ambrosia. Other forms of dessert salads include snickers salad, glorified rice, and cookie salad.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 8, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Hints to keeping that Salad fresh from the Real Simple website………………………

Choose heartier greens

Butter lettuces, like Bibb and Boston, may wilt quickly, but heartier greens like arugula, watercress, baby spinach, and baby kale tend to stay fresh longer. They’re also super versatile: use them as the base for salads and grain bowls, and when they start to turn, cook them down for soups, frittatas, and more. Case in point? More bang for your buck.

Buy the freshest possible bag

You’ll need to do a little digging, but head for the back of the rack to find the freshest lettuces. The bags in front likely have the nearest expiration date as stocks are trained to put new bags in the back. If, however, you’re planning to use these greens soon, get the first bags. They’ll be fine for a few days, especially if you heed these storage tips.

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/keeping-bagged-salad-fresh

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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I’ll have a Salad please……………….

Eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt — and one of the simplest, experts say. Eating salads is a super-convenient way to work in a couple of servings of vegetables and/or fruit. Green salads are on the menu of almost every restaurant.

Soup Recipes for Weight Loss

February 8, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Soup Recipes for Weight Loss. Delicious and Healthy Soup Recipes for Weight Loss with recipes like Vegan Minestrone Soup, Lasagna Soup, and Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Soup Recipes for Weight Loss
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie and high-fiber weight-loss soup recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Vegan Minestrone Soup
Is minestrone soup vegan? It can be, with the right ingredients! This vegan minestrone soup is heavy on the green vegetables (it has peas, zucchini and kale, to name a few!), setting this quick healthy soup recipe apart from the rest. If you miss the tomatoes, feel free to add them to the mix. Last but not least, enjoy the crispy garlic croutons that float on top and soak up the flavorful broth………………………..

Lasagna Soup
This quick and healthy lasagna soup recipe has all the comforting flavors of classic lasagna with plenty of tomatoes, Italian turkey sausage and lasagna noodles broken into bite-size bits. A dollop of ricotta cheese mixed with mozzarella and Parmesan adds a creamy finishing touch. Serve the soup with a green salad and crusty bread to sop up what’s left in the bowl for an easy healthy dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes…………………

Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley
Be sure to use bone-in chicken here–it enhances the flavor of the broth, and the bones are easy to remove after cooking. This healthy chicken soup can be made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker………………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Soup Recipes for Weight Loss
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20093/weight-loss-diet/weight-loss-soups/

Healthy Steak Recipes

February 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Steak Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Steak Recipes with recipes including Smoky Grilled Flank Steak, Peppered Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Sweet Peppers, and Grilled Steak and Peppers. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Steak Recipes
Find healthy, delicious steak recipes including cube, flank and grilled steak. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Smoky Grilled Flank Steak
This easy grilled flank steak gets its flavor from two smoky ingredients–paprika and chipotle–rather than spending hours in a smoker. For a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, grill your favorite vegetables alongside the steak and voilà! Dinner’s done…………………..

Peppered Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Sweet Peppers
In this recipe, a homemade dry rub full of zesty spices does wonders to flavor the ribeye steaks. The rub is easy to prepare and is lower in sodium than most purchased rubs. It works well on pork, too!………………………………

Grilled Steak and Peppers
Skewered marinated peppers and onions grill up nicely alongside beef tenderloins in this 35-minute dinner recipe. Serve with a green or grain salad for a complete meal……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Steak Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18239/ingredients/meat-poultry/beef/steak/

Diabetic Lunch Recipes

January 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Lunch Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Diabetic Lunch Recipes with recipes including Make-Ahead Spinach and Black Bean Burritos, Mixed Greens and Citrus Salad, and Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Lunch Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic lunch recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Make-Ahead Spinach and Black Bean Burritos
These egg, bean and cheese burritos are designed to be made ahead and frozen. They are perfect for busy days and make a satisfying breakfast or lunch…………….

Mixed Greens and Citrus Salad
Any assortment of fresh oranges and grapefruit will work well in this easy salad recipe. If you can’t find one of each variety listed, you can use all navel oranges, or 3 navel oranges and 1 grapefruit………………

Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables and Barley
Be sure to use bone-in chicken here–it enhances the flavor of the broth, and the bones are easy to remove after cooking. This healthy chicken soup can be made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Lunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18346/health-condition/diabetic/lunch/

Healthy Greens Recipes

November 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Greens Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Greens Recipes with recipes including; Winter Greens Salad with Pomegranate and Kumquats, Best Caesar Salad with Crispy Parmesan, and Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach and Sausage Stew. Find these recipes and many more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Greens Recipes
Find healthy, delicious greens recipes including arugula, chard, watercress and endive recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Winter Greens Salad with Pomegranate and Kumquats
Kumquats deliver a piquant burst of citrus, especially when eaten skins, seeds and all. Here we toss them with a trio of greens for their vivid orange color as much as their zestiness. Pomegranate seeds and pistachios bring a jewel­like finish………………..

Best Caesar Salad with Crispy Parmesan
For a nutrient-packed twist, this healthy Caesar salad features spinach and kale in addition to romaine. But it’s the Parmesan crisps that make this salad holiday-worthy. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any other special meal…………………..

Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach and Sausage Stew
Reach for this recipe on a chilly morning when you know you’ll want a steaming bowl of slow-cooker sausage stew for supper. To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten-free sausage…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Greens Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19305/ingredients/vegetables/greens/

Healthy Lettuce Recipes

May 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Lettuce Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Lettuce Recipes like; Stuffed Bibb Lettuce with Basil-Buttermilk Dressing, Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos. Find these recipes and plenty more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Lettuce Recipes
Find healthy, delicious lettuce recipes including lettuce cups and lettuce wraps. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Stuffed Bibb Lettuce with Basil-Buttermilk Dressing
Similar to a wedge salad, this easy side dish uses Bibb lettuce leaves to form an edible bowl around broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, and turkey bacon. A basil-buttermilk dressing adds the finishing touch……….

Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Take taco night to a new level with sweet potato taco “shells.” Tender sweet potatoes pair perfectly with spicy taco meat, creamy cheese and crisp lettuce. Let everyone customize their taco potato with their favorite toppings………….

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Lettuce Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21673/ingredients/vegetables/greens/lettuce/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Don’t toss those wilted greens out……….

Bring wilted veggies back to life – Soak wilted greens, carrots or celery in cold water for 20 minutes to bring the crunch back.

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