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Thursday's Salad Du Jour

Monday, August 20, 2012

Servings 8


5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil ( I didn't have any grapeseed oil, so used Flax oil instead)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 limes, juiced
1 teaspoon white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (1 pound) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
3 cups frozen corn kernels
1 pint cherry tomatoes,
quartered 4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

In a large serving bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, grapeseed oil, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, salt and garlic. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the soybeans and boil for 3 minutes. Add corn to the boiling water and continue cooking for 1 more minute. Drain very well, and pour into the bowl with the dressing.

Gently mix in the cherry tomatoes, green onions and black beans.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to chill and blend the flavors.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 204 | Total Fat: 9.6g | Cholesterol: 0mg emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TINAJANE76 8/21/2012 9:25AM

    Yum! Thanks for another great salad idea!

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SANDYW1945 8/20/2012 6:06PM

    Looks good. Thank you for the recipe. emoticon

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MOJOSOUND 8/20/2012 2:15PM

    Sounds yummy.

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Salad Du Jour

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Okay Sparkies!!

Just got in from working 3 hours in my veggie garden. Man oh man, do I have PRODUCE!!!

The peas have gone nuts, as have the carrots, lettuces, beets, tomatoes and squashes. Wish you all lived closer.............I would storm you with lots of brand new, just grown and picked, organic veggies.

Tonight's salad is

Cook beets with water and 1/2 C balsamic vinegar until just soft, then immerse them in ice water for 10 minutes. Cover them and refrigerate several hours to make sure they are really cold.

Just before serving, put beets in individual bowls and add some Balsamic Vinegar and crumbled Feta Cheese.

Don't blame ME if your family wants these every night!!!!! emoticon

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TINAJANE76 8/20/2012 9:39AM

    Oooh yummy! I've gotta try this because DH LOVES beets. Thanks for sharing!

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4DOGNIGHT 8/20/2012 7:48AM

    Sounds lovely! My husband hates beets but I would appreciate that salad! emoticon

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BMCOLLEY 8/19/2012 7:14PM

    Now that is the healthy way to go--grow you own and you will know for sure what is in your vegetables. Wish I lived closer to you too.

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An old West Virginia Hillbilly saying:

Friday, August 17, 2012

“You cannot get the water to clear up
until you get the pigs out of the creek.”



If any other of our presidents had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read,
would you think that he is just an ignorant hothead?

If any other of our presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder whose side he was on?

If any other of our presidents had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse,
would you think him an idiot?

If any other of our presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

If any other of our presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

If any other of our presidents had been the first President to need a Teleprompter
installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If any other of our presidents had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had reduced your retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics,
would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought it a proud moment for America ?

If any other of our presidents had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had visited Austria and made reference to the
nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If any other of our presidents had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes,would you have approved?

If any other of our presidents had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

If any other of our presidents would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self-important, conceited, egotistical jerk?

If any other of our presidents had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, wouldn't you have winced in embarrassment?
(This is what happen when he has NO TelePrompTer!

If any other of our presidents had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If any other of our presidents' administrations had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If any other of our presidents had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If any other of our presidents had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him,
bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have ever approved?

If any other of our presidents had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

Can't think of anything?

Don't worry.

He's done all this in 34 months so you don’t have that much time to come up with an answer.

Every statement and action in this writing is factual and directly attributable to
Barrack Hussein Obama.

Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.





ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS.....................


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MNABOY 8/17/2012 8:58PM

    The article/blog is about cleaning up!

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BRAVELUTE 8/17/2012 1:45PM

    I thought this blog was going to be something about getting the unhealthy food out of my fridge and pantry. Even though it wasn't, that's what I'm taking from it. I think I can even apply it to the decluttering project that FlyLady has set for me. In fact it has sparked me to quit working online, and go put on some good music and get busy. So I guess I'll go get the pigs out of my fridge, pantry, and closet so the water will clear up.

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Carlos Conrique's Salad

Friday, August 17, 2012

Carlos Conrique's Salad
Gourmet | May 2001

main ingredients
Lettuce, Fruit, Tortillas, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Avocado, Leafy Green



dietary considerations

Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Makes 8 servings

active time: 1.25 hrs

total time: 1.25 hrs

The idea for this salad came from Carlos Conrique, who worked at Billy Cross's cooking school in Morelia, a beautiful 16th-century Mexican town
1 cup vegetable oil
6 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut in half, then cut crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips
2 ripe passion fruit or 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large grapefruit (preferably red)
2 firm-ripe California avocados
1 head red-leaf lettuce, leaves torn (8 to 10 cups)
1 head Boston lettuce, leaves torn (4 to 6 cups)
16 nasturtiumblossoms (optional)

PreparationHeat vegetable oil in a deep 10-inch heavy skillet until hot but not smoking, then fry tortilla strips, about 8 at a time, turning once, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Halve passion fruit crosswise and spoon seeds and pulp into a bowl. Whisk in sugar, lime juice, and salt, then add olive oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.

Cut peel, including all white pith, from grapefruit with a sharp knife and, working over another bowl, cut sections free from membranes. Pour off juices from bowl and whisk 3 tablespoons into dressing.

Quarter avocados lengthwise, then pit and peel. Cut into bite-size pieces.

Toss lettuces, grapefruit sections, avocados, and nasturtiums with dressing in a large salad bowl. Add tortilla strips and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

HINT: I purchased the corn tortilla strip chips, and exchanged the passion fruit for mango, kiwi and papaya. Really yummy.

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/

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NOTFATCAT 8/19/2012 4:18PM


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TINAJANE76 8/18/2012 8:43AM

    Thanks for sharing. This will be great for the Spirited Underdogs challenge this week!

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MNABOY 8/17/2012 8:56PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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GRANNYSUE9 8/17/2012 8:17PM

    Will have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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RUFFIT 8/17/2012 12:58PM

    I LOVE salads!! Hugs,

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KAYDE53 8/17/2012 12:53PM

    sounds yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Best one-liner of the weekend:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"If we want to keep our nation's secrets a 'SECRET' then we should store them where President Obama stores his college transcripts and birth certificate."

Gov. Mike Huckabee

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NOTFATCAT 8/16/2012 5:34PM

    HAHAHA. Good one, Gov.

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MNABOY 8/16/2012 9:17AM

    I love it!

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4DOGNIGHT 8/15/2012 12:20PM

    Good one!

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