Anne's Summer Salad Recipe
3 small eggplants, -or- eggplant
1/2 each green pepper
1 large tomato
3 large celery stalks
3 small potatoes, new
12 each black olives
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 each garlic cloves, minced
1 dash pepper
1 dash basil, dried
I used vegetables on hand. Other in-season vegetables (ie. beans)
could be used. As well, feta cheese or mozzarella cheese could be
added. EGGPLANT & PEPPERS: Peel, slice eggplants. Place in colander
and salt lightly. Let stand 1/2 hour. Preheat grill*. Grill eggplant
slices and green pepper. (Eggplant should be lightly browned and
outer green pepper skin charred). Place green pepper in paper bag,
let stand 1/2 hour. peel green pepper under running water. Dice
eggplant slices and green pepper. Place in large bowl. POTATO: Boil
potatoes until tender (about 10 minutes). Cool. peel, dice and place
in bowl with other vegetables. OTHER VEGETABLES: Peel, seed and chop
tomato. Chop celery. Slice pitted black olives. Put tomatoes, celery
and olives in bowl. Mix well. DRESSING: Mix olive oil, vinegar,
garlic, pepper and basil. Pour over vegetables in bowl. Toss well.
Let marinate at room temperature at least 1/2 hour and then put in
fridge. Toss and stir occasionally.
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Food Tips of the Week
In deciding on a meal plan, it is essential to also make sure you cut down your ingestion of refined carbohydrate, fat and salt.
Some lower carb diet pointers:
* Make reduced carb breadcrumbs for deep fried foods.
Although you can probably buy reduced carbohydrate bread crumbs, you can also make them by using reduced carbohydrate bread. All you have to do is toast the reduced carbohydrate bread in a gas or electric oven on a cookie sheet. Once it is hard, whizz it in the food processor using a coarse blade. Keep in an airtight container.
* Make great smoothies by using reduced carb yogurt.
Yes, itís not technically cooking, but if you adore smoothies you can make them with reduced carb yogurt and your favorite fruit. Clearly, you will need to make sure you only make use of fruit that is low in carbohydrates and use all of the fruit as the fiber is important too.
The brassicas, Super foods that aid Dieting
(examples: Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Mustard greens and Rutabaga)
Altthough not always popular with children, these have large amounts of vitamins (folate and vitamin c), minerals (selenium and potassium, amongst others), fibre, chlorophyll, antioxidents, indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates..
Amongst numerous other great health properties, a few of these nutrients are believed by doctors to help reduce the cancer risk.
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