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December 01, 2014

Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Beets and Snow Peas

I try not to brag but this salad was so good. I started with a base of fresh kale greens, prepackaged and ready to eat. Kale is a member of the cabbage family and packed with many vitamins and minerals especially vitamins A, C and Folic Acid. Then I added colorful roasted vegetables also packed with vitamins and minerals. The vinaigrette brought all the flavors together.

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March 03, 2014

Swiss Chard with Tarragon Butter

If you can't find Swiss Chard or you find that it is a little pricey try chopped kale. It works!
Swiss chard is actually a member of the beet family. There are several varieties, including ruby chard. It is grown for its green leaves and celery like stalks. Chard is available year round but is in season locally during the cooler spring and fall seasons. It is a good source of vitamins A and C and also iron.

Kale is in the cabbage family and resembles Swiss Chard. It is also best when grown in cool climates and is high in vitamins A and C, folic acid and iron.

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March 20, 2012

Red Cabbage Slaw

A very light and refreshing twist on an old favorite without the mayo.

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May 07, 2011

Mediterranean Endive Salad

A new way to present a salad, or just put out the ingredients and let your guests top their own endive leaves. If you can't find endive any type of lettuce will do. In the picture I used Boston Bibb.

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April 23, 2011

Romaine Caesar Salad

This popular salad was first made in 1924 by Italian chef Caesar Cardini at his restaurant in Tijuana Mexico. As coincidently the first time I had Caesar salad was in Mexico while on vacation. It was prepared right at the table and what a show that was.

A "real" Caesar salad has salad greens that are tossed with a garlic vinaigrette with grated Parmesan cheese and anchovies.

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