Category Archives: Salads

Japanese steakhouse inspired ginger salad

(Photo by Carmen) Chinese cabbage – chopped tomato – chopped carrot – julienned green onions – sliced   Cabbage first, tomatoes on the bottom, top with the dressing, garnish with carrot and green onions Dressing neutral flavored oil of choice … Continue reading

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Winter salad by the fire

(photo by George Cavanaugh) Valentine’s doesn’t get better than this. George made this salad by roasting beets, some onion and butternut squash until done. He also made some candied pecans using a drizzle of maple syrup to coat the nuts, … Continue reading

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Ranch Salad Dressing

Stir together 1/2 cup mayo 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 clove crushed garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried onion powder 1 teaspoon dried parsley This came from an old kids’ gardening book that I passed on to Banks and Warner. … Continue reading

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

Cucumber Avocado Salad from Smitten Kitchen This was insane.  I just made it trying to use up some of the cucucumbers from our garden.  We ate the whole thing for dinner tonight.  It’s going on the regular rotation.  We’ll be … Continue reading

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by George – Sprouted Quinoa and Rice Salad

This was amazing.  George made it messing around in the kitchen.  When I tasted it, I asked him right then what he did so I’d be able to make it again.   The sprouted quinoa and rice mix was something … Continue reading

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A really good basic salad …

is just basic greens and a good vinaigrette.  

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Apple a Day with a hangover cure

from Carmen: Eat this daily: 1 Ruby Red grapefruit, cubed 1 firm sweet red apple, SMALL, cubed 2 Tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, or more if desired Combine and enjoy.  Drink the remaining juices from the bowl. Optional hangover cure: … Continue reading

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San Antonio slaw

This came from the book “Strong Women Stay Slim” by Miriam Nelson. It’s an older book and it’s still a great book based on research from Tufts University. I tried this once using a food processor and the texture was … Continue reading

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Fresh orange salad

This goes on the menu with one of Carmen’s favorite dinners – a grilled pork chop that I’ll post later. It has a bright, unexpected flavor. Ingredients one fresh orange for each serving finely chopped red onion fresh oregano, finely … Continue reading

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