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.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON MINESTRONE SOUP

May 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a BISON MINESTRONE SOUP. Comfort Food here we come! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Onion, Carrots, Roasted Red Peppers, Kale, Lemon, Spices, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Penne Pasta. This will make enough so you can freeze some also! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Bison along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON MINESTRONE SOUP
You’re going to love, love, love this recipe! Seriously, you’ll make the recipe with the intention of freezing some for a quick and easy meal, but… you may find that it will disappear before you have the chance to freeze it. Approved by Dan & Gervase, men of discerning tastes!

Ingredients: (serves 8)

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
1 – onion, chopped (about 3 cups)
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – tablespoon thyme
1 – tablespoon basil
1 – tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
1 – tablespoon oregano
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
3 – cups carrots, chopped
3 – cups celery chopped
3 – tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 – 32 oz. organic chicken stock
1 – 16oz. jar roasted red peppers, pureed
2 – tablespoons tomato paste
1 – 15oz. can of red kidney beans, or any beans
1 – head kale, chopped (about 3 handfuls)
Squeeze of half a lemon
Italian Parsley, chopped
Parmesan Cheese, grated
Penne pasta *optional

Preparation:

1 – In a large pot, over medium high heat add the olive oil and coarsely crumble in the ground buffalo and add the chopped onions and dry spices. Brown the meat and stir occasionally, for about 7 minutes.
2 – Add the carrots, celery and garlic and stir in to incorporate. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Add the stock, pureed peppers and tomato paste, stir to incorporate and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.
4 – Add the beans and the kale and stir to incorporate. Increase the heat and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat to low and add the fresh lemon.
6 – To serve, place a half a cup of cooked pasta in individual bowls and ladle the soup over the pasta. Top with Italian Parsley and grated parmesan and accompany with crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-minestrone-soup

 

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET WITH COLCANNON

March 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET WITH COLCANNON. Made using Wild Idea Corned Buffalo Brisket and 1 Bottle of Beer. There’s also a recipe for the Colcannon. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Corned Buffalo Brisket along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://wildideabuffalo.com/

CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET WITH COLCANNON
Our heat and eat Corned Buffalo Brisket just might be the very best thing that we make! All the corned brisket flavor, but made with our 100% grass-fed/grass-finished bison and no added nitrites. Here are the very simple heating recommendations and my recipe for Colcanon. You will love this!

Ingredients for Corned Brisket:

1 – Wild Idea Corned Buffalo Brisket, with package juices and seasoning ½ to 1 – bottle beer (avoid stout or dark beer)

Instructions:

1 – In a heavy pan over medium high heat, add beer and package contents.
2 – Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and allow to heat through. About 7 minutes.
3 -Transfer Corned Brisket to cutting board and pull apart in pieces or slice.

Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale.)
A great twist on your standard mashed potatoes and a great way to get some extra veggies in. Note: I used both cabbage & kale for a greener outcome and I also pureed a second time in my smoothie blender, which produced green potatoes. If you do not puree greens twice, your potatoes will be a very pale green with pieces of vegetables, which is equally delicious and pretty.

Colcannon Ingredients:

2 – lbs. butter potatoes or golden potatoes, washed

½ – lb. cabbage or kale, sliced
¼ – cup parsley sprigs

4 – green onions, chopped

½ – cup hot milk

3 – tablespoons butter
, melted, plus more for serving
2 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
water
salt

Preparation:
1 – Place potatoes in pot of boiling water and simmer until fork tender, about 30 minutes. Drain all but 1 inch of Wild Ideawater from the pot and continue to cook uncovered until water is gone and pan bottom is dry.
2 – Allow the potatoes to cool a bit for easy handling and then pull the skins off the cooked potatoes while they are still warm.
3 – While potatoes are cooking, in another pot, bring about 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Add cabbage or kale, cover and simmer until tender. About 5 minutes. Add parsley and green onions and continue to simmer for two minutes.
4 – Drain vegetables in a colander. Press vegetables with the back of a spoon to release water. Place cabbage mixture in blender or food processor with ¼ cup hot milk and process until finely chopped.
5 – Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher. Then add ¼ cup hot milk, melted butter, salt and pepper, and mix until fluffy.
6 – Add the cabbage puree and mix until just incorporated. Reheat if needed before serving. Pass with extra butter.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-brisket-with-colcanon

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Bitter Greens……………….

Soak bitter greens, like arugula or kale, in a bowl of ice water in the fridge for about an hour to cut their bitterness. Run the leaves through your salad spinner several times with a paper towel to get them nice and dry and crisp

Healthy Vegetable Recipes

March 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetable Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegetable Recipes with recipes like; Kale and Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps, Roasted Mushroom Medley, and One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegetable Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegetable recipes, including roasted vegetables, grilled vegetables and stir fried vegetables from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Kale and Chicken Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisps
Replacing some of the romaine lettuce with massaged kale gives this classic Caesar salad a nutritional upgrade. The homemade Caesar dressing is rich and so flavorful you’ll swear off bottled varieties. For an extra-delicious topping, bake the Parmesan into tempting cheese crisps called frico……..

Roasted Mushroom Medley
Mushroom lovers, beware! This savory mushroom side dish is hard to resist. Mixing mushroom varieties here is key—try cremini, stemmed shiitake, button, and porcini mushrooms………….

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta
This one-pot pasta with tangy tomato-basil sauce is a simple, fast and easy weeknight dinner. All of your ingredients go into one pot, and with a bit of stirring and about 25 minutes of cook time, you’ll have a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegetable Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18256/ingredients/vegetables/

Turkey Kale Taco Salad

April 27, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Jenny – O Turkey Recipe, Turkey Kale Taco Salad. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Kidney Beans or Garbanzo Beans, Salsa, Kale, Tomatoes, and more! This is just one on many of the delicious Salad Recipes that you can find at the Jennie – O Turkey website so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Kale Taco Salad

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey – Raised without Antibiotics
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup salsa
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chili powder
4 cups shredded kale
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
½ cup chopped bell pepper
plain yogurt, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In large skillet, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in beans, salsa, vinegar and chili powder; cook, stirring, until heated thoroughly.
2) On each of 6 plates, divide and layer kale, turkey mixture, tomatoes, avocado and bell pepper. Serve with yogurt, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 450
Protein 35g
Carbohydrates 54g
Fiber 22g
Sugars 2g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 240mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/914-turkey-kale-taco-salad

Healthy Greens Recipes

January 2, 2018 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Greens Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Greens Recipes like; Greek Salad Nachos, Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup, and Eggplant Lasagna Rolls. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! 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.

Greek Salad Nachos
This vegetarian nacho recipe is a fun combination of two favorites—nachos and Greek salad. It uses whole-grain pita chips instead of the tortilla chips used in traditional nacho recipes, and it’s loaded with the classic fresh vegetables in Greek salad as well as creamy hummus and salty feta cheese. And it doesn’t even need the oven! Easily doubled, this makes a great appetizer or light dinner……..

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup
Make a big batch of low-calorie veggie-packed soup with ease in this load-and-go crock pot recipe. After simmering away in the slow cooker, portion it into individual serving containers and store in the fridge or freezer for fast, healthy lunches or an easy, satisfying snack. This weight-loss vegetable soup fills you up without a lot of calories, plus it’s an easy way to eat more vegetables……

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will devour these comforting lasagna rolls. We use thinly sliced eggplant in place of pasta to cut the carbs. Preroasting the eggplant helps develop the flavor and softens the slices for easy rolling……

 

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

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Winter Vegetable Hash

January 1, 2018 at 7:21 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Winter Vegetable Hash. The perfect Winter Dish, Winter Vegetable Hash. With these Vegetables and Spices you’ll never miss the meat! You can add your own favorite Vegetables and Spices if you like. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Winter Vegetable Hash

Ingredients
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons light butter
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
1 carrot, chopped
1 parsnip, chopped
1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small acorn squash, diced
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground roasted cumin
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 cup chopped kale
4 sprigs fresh sage

Directions
1 – Place oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and mix in potatoes, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, pepper, squash, and shallot. Season with garlic powder, cumin, nutmeg, sea salt, and pepper. Cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
2 – Mix kale and sage into skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, until kale is wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Top Diabetic Vegetarian Recipes

November 28, 2017 at 6:00 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 2 Comments
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Top Diabetic Vegetarian Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Vegetarian Recipes like; Easy Pasta and Pepper Primavera, Kale-Powered Pasta, and Three-Cheese Manicotti. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Top Diabetic Vegetarian Recipes
Satisfy your hunger with our favorite diabetic vegetarian recipes (think yummy pastas, salads, wraps, and soups). Our meatless meal recipes are packed with tasty and healthful veggies — perfect for dinner tonight!

Easy Pasta and Pepper Primavera
Packed with fiber and protein, this simple-to-make pasta dish is a great Italian recipe for a busy weeknight meal — plus, it has fewer than 300 calories per serving……..

Kale-Powered Pasta
Need something fast and healthy for dinner tonight? This savory pasta dish has fewer than 225 calories per serving and will be ready in 20 minutes……

Three-Cheese Manicotti
Using wrap pasta in place of dried pasta shells makes this delightful version of manicotti perfect for company……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Top Diabetic Vegetarian Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/vegetarian/top-diabetic-vegetarian-recipes

Slow Cooker Soups

October 15, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Soups. One Pot Dinner thanks to the Slow Cooker! Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Soup recipes including; Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, Pork Zuppa, and Country Italian Beef Stew.Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Slow Cooker Soups
You’re juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.

 

Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love……

 

Pork Zuppa
Calcium-rich kale finishes this low-carb soup, making it colorful and delicious. Serve this Italian dish for dinner tonight!……

 

Country Italian Beef Stew

Satisfy any appetite with this flavor-filled stew. Rosemary and basil amp up the Italian zest while keeping calories and carbs to a minimum……….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Slow Cooker Soups
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/soup/slow-cooker-soups

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