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
Advice on losing weight
Make sure that you drink enough fluids. Sometimes at some stage in a hectic work day, you feel you need food when in truth you may need a refreshing glass of water or cranberry juice. The feelings of hunger and thirst are somewhat similar, but one of them ends in weight increase and the other one leads to no damage.
Some lower carbohydrate diet tips:
* You can create really good smoothies with reduced carbohydrate yogurt.
Admittedly, itís not technically cooking, but if you must have smoothies you can make them with reduced carbohydrate yogurt and your favorite fruit. Clearly, you will need to make sure you use fruit that is low in carbohydrates and make use of the whole fruit as the fiber is beneficial.
Flavonoid rich foods
(inlcudes onion, spinach, kidney bean & thyme)
The nutrients called 'flavonoids' which exist in these fruits and vegetables are believed to have properties in fighting cancer.
Experts studying the nutritional effects of flavonoids think that they may well also have many other benefits to our wellbeing, amongst them, anti-candida and antitumor properties.
The majority of these are low in calories, so should be included in your weight loss regime.
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