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5/8/08 12:11 P

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Wow! Thanks everyone! I got some great ideas and can't wait for my next salad. Hope you all have a great day!

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5/8/08 11:14 A

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I found a great organic baby spring mix in 1lb containers at Sams club....it's got a little of everything in it and 1 lb goes a long way! They have these at walmart too, only in smaller containers. I usually have my salads with grilled chicken raw brocolli, cauliflower, avocado, sunflower seed and balsamic vinaigrette. Yummmmmmm

For apples I always get the gala or Braeburn, they are nice and crisp with great flavor. I can't stand a mushy soft apple.

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5/8/08 11:09 A

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speaking of both lettuce AND apples: here's one of my favorite salads. The dressing is super healthy, with no oil. If I can't afford the calories for the cheese, I just leave it out.

Apple-Cheddar Salad with Walnuts
1/4 cup apple cider or juice
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teas. honey
salt and pepper
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1 medium head Boston lettuce, torn into pieces
1 lb. pink lady, honey crisp, or empire apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
3 oz. cheddar cheese exta-sharp, shaved

mix together the dressing and toss


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5/8/08 10:15 A

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I used to be a Romaine lover and I still like it, but I have been getting the curly green leaf lettuce lately and I find that it lasts alot longer than the romaine.

For my salads I always mix regular or baby spinach with the green leaf lettuce and I use an organic red wine dressing. Yummy!!

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5/8/08 6:24 A

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I grow my own arugula! I love that one the best! It has a mild peppery taste and I use it with everything along with baby spinach too!!

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Lettuce: I like baby spinach or romaine, also I like to buy the mixed variety, that's the only way I will eat cabbage other than coleslaw.

Apples: I like Red Delicious. My Dad use to like Mcintosh, because they are softer and easier to chew.

Onions: Any onion is good with me. I usually buy the cheapest.

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5/8/08 5:40 A

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Hi JDENDAAS1 - Welcome to Eating Clean & to the wonderful world of produce YUM!

Lettuce: I use a lot of baby spinach - to cook with, salads & on sandwiches, too. I will usually buy Field Greens, too. Tasty with a mix of different greens & textures- great for salads & wraps.

Onions: I buy sweet vidalia & green onions regularly. I cook with the vidalias & use the green in salads or to add to cooked meals. Red (purple) onions, too, on occasion which are good for salads. But I get my routines & tend to buy the same stuff.

Apples: LOVE 'EM! Apples can be crisp, juicy & sweet or not as sweet & crisp & be pulpy. I'm a fan of crisp sweet & juicy myself. I regularly buy Gala Apples & Green Apples. When the Galas are fresh they are sweet, but not too sweet & other times I like the tart-sweet of the green apple. They are always crisp & very juicy.

You'll figure out what you like best. Good luck & have fun with it.

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I love Romaine too.. I lay a bed of it across my plate and put my cooked chicken/fish and cooked veggis over the top of it..

For apples I love Pink Ladies and the Honey Crisp

Onions I like reds for salads and small yellow for cooking

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5/7/08 10:17 P

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I'd have to say romaine is my favorite lettuce.

My favorite salad is baby spinach, sliced strawberries, thinly sliced red onions, drizzled with a balsamic and olive oil dressing (I've had it with a balsamic vinaigrette and that is delicious too). It's the perfect blend of sweet and tart.

My favorite apple is empire.

My favorite onion is vidalia.




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Hi Ya'll,

if anyone has the Food Network channel they have a show called Good Eats. Tonight the host did a 30 minute show on Onion. What a coicendence :)

They prolly have a show on Apples, Salad/Lettuce too, just check the guide or the site:

www.foodnetwork.com/

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5/7/08 8:56 P

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I have finally converted DH over to romaine or gren leaf. He used to always want the bagged stuff (usually baby spring mix or the like), but it goes bad so quickly - and we eat a lot of salad! We actually do like the green leaf (maybe you got a bad bunch?), but romaine is good, too. I like my salad to have some crunch. So I also add thinly sliced red cabbage, cucumbers and bell pepper. Also, tomato and avocado. And some deli peppers to spice things up - and raise the metabolism a little (I don't think that's a myth). And I love dressings with balsamic vinegar!

As or apples, I love golden delicious, but DH insists Gala and Fuji are the best for you. Not sure if that's fact or not...

As for onions, I only like them cooked; and Walla-Walla or Vidalia are really sweet, which makes for great sauteed onion. Yum!

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5/7/08 5:28 P

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I stick the normal types of green, ie. spinach, iceberg, and romain. I don't really care of the stuff that look like weeds.
My favorite apples are pink ladies and then probably granny smith. I like a crisp apple. I can't stand to eat apples that are the least bit soft such as red delicious.

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Romaine and ice berg lettuce with carrots, onions, some cheese, some eggs, chicken and lite ranch dressing. Yummy.

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Hi all, I'm new to the group and Spark!

I love Red Delicious apples, but I must say this afternoon I had a fantastic, flavorful, organic Gala apple!

As to lettuces, we have an organic garden that we just started clipping from last night. All kinds of mesclun (sp?), arugula, salad bowl, green leaf and oak leaf.

What a great time of year for eating well!

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I am a huge salad eater too. My favorite is baby spinach, firm chunks of tofu, purple onions sliced really thin, sliced black olives, a little mozzarella or parmesan, sunflower seeds and balsamic vinegarette. As for breads, I really like the Ezekial breads but they have to be refrigerated or frozen.

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5/7/08 3:15 P

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I eat two salads a day, tell me why I have the constipation problem please. ha :) I cannot eat the bagged stuff. I love to mix butter lettuce, argula and spinach. I usually put in about 10 veggies and always 1/2 gala apples drizzled with flax oil or tahini. I'm a salad nut what can I say. Looking forward to all the great summer produce.

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Pink Lady apples are great tasting

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ohhh I love butter lettuces! They are so yummy with a good balsamic vinegar!

My favorite salad
Butter lettuce-mixed red and green-whole dinner plate full
Baby spinach leaves
sliced strawberries-lots of them
mozzarella cheese (I slice 2 sticks usually)
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costco balsamic vinegar

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5/7/08 2:32 P

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I like romaine, butter, red leaf, actually haven't met a leaf I don't like!

Apples I'm not so picky about. I usually get what's on sale.

I like red onions for roasting in the oven. I usually use yellow onions for general cooking.

By the way, trying all of the different varieties of fruits and vegetables, along with other clean eating foods is part of the fun. I got spelt english muffins at the store last week and I love them. I never would have tried them if I hadn't gone clean.

Keep us posted on what your favorites are!

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Salads--i use a bagged brand, Dole, that is called Very Veggie. it has romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, radishes and snow peas. i just add some of my faves: grape tomatoes, reduce fat feta, cucumbers etc.

My vegan neighbour uses an organic mixed Mesclun container for her salads & i like that one too, she adds "stuff" to her salads, that i see in my local grossery store {Key Food}

Iceberg lettuce is the poorest choice for a salad, ANYTHING else is better: Butterhead, also called Boston or Bibb, Romaine, Mesclun, Endive, Radicchio etc.

Apples: cant go wrong, pick one ya'll like. In our house we eat 3 kinds: Granny Smiths {very tart}, McIntosh and Red Delicious...why? this is just what we like :D

There are other varities: Golden Delicious,Jonathan,Cortland/Redcort,Gala etc.

If your produce department has them listed by type...why not try a differ one each week & find out what you like?

Onions: Red/Purple, White, Yellow,Green Spring/Scallions, Shallots,Pearl, Walla-Walla etc.

Basic onion: go for a small white kind that has the brown skin on it. Looking for a bit of colour in your meals? try a red/purple or a scallion.
Each has its own differ taste, scallions are mild, Walla-Walla's {named for the place in Washington State} & Vidalias are sweet.

Wikipedia, where i looked up & got some basic info is always a help, link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Ya'll might wanna snuggle up to your DH & ask him questions cos he's prolly got the best answers
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5/7/08 2:24 P

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I love mixed greens. I can get them at my co-op and farmers markets. They often have baby arugula, spinach, red leaf and other things. Check out this site I found a little while back when I was trying to figure out what was in my mixes: http://www.switcheroo.com/Greensld.html

Today I had mixed greens and spinach with beets, goat cheese and cucmber, tossed with red wine vinegar. So good.

Apples are different for different people. I don't care much about the flavor of the apple, but I need a hard, crisp apple, so I usually get red delicious or granny smith, although this winter I had a number of gala and fuji ones that were good. I squeeze my apples, if they are even a little soft, I can't eat them.

I don't know much about onions, I tend to buy which-ever is on sale, but my husband doesn't eat onions, so I don't use them often.

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I love red-leaf lettuce for a sweet salad (something with raspberry vinaigrette, for example) ... romaine for a Caesar or Italian ... spinach is great, and arugula won't wilt if you want to put it on a hot sandwich. It's also a bit peppery (like watercress) if you like that.

Apples: I'm a Braeburn girl all the way. Crisp and sweet.

Onions? Unless it's a Vidalia (from Georgia) an onion is an onion to me. (Well -- white and yellow that is. Reds are sweeter and usually for salads.)

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Personally I love butter lettuce or a mixed greens mix for salads.

Onions I love sweet onions for cooking with. I also like leeks for soups and stir fry type of dishes.

Apples - well I come from the land of apples so a little pickier there. I love fuji, granny smith, basically crisp apples.

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5/7/08 2:05 P

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Hey everyone! I'm in my first week of eating clean, and I have to admit that I am pretty ignorant when it comes to produce (go figure, my husband is a Produce manager) emoticon

Anyways, I was wondering if you all could share with me what your favorite kind of lettuce is for salads? I bought green leaf at the store this week and soon realized it was reallly not very good. Not terrible just not as good as the greens I get when I visit the salad bar. So if you all could educate me on the tastiest lettuce that would be great!

While we are at it another thing I didn't know was what kind of apple is the tastiest. I got the Golden Delicious and they were okay, just wondering what everyone else liked?

Finally, why are there so many variations of onion? What kind is best for overall use (cooking, recipes, etc.)?

I know I should ask my husband but I figured some clean eaters might have good suggestions too!

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