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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

RECIPE: Garbanzo Bean Salad

Life is complicated.  It’s hard to prepare healthy recipes that honor your body when time and finances are a factor. That’s why I like simple, easy, lickidy-splt recipes.  Here’s one I threw together when my mother-in-law (who rocks) left a bag of romaine lettuce in the fridge, after her stay.  My husband, the recipient of several failed left-over mash up recipes, texted me to to … Continue reading RECIPE: Garbanzo Bean Salad

RECIPE: Beet and Arugula Salad

Whilst on my Wellness Retreat in Varenna, Italy, I confess, panne, pizza and gelato were regulars in my diet. However, I did have several insalata mistas, which typically consisted of raddichio, grated carrots and green lettuce.  Simple and nutritious, but over time, my palate longed for something with a little more zip! Thankfully, across the street from our apartment was a small grocery store which carried fresh … Continue reading RECIPE: Beet and Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Healthy Easy Yummy Salad Dressing

This delicious dressing can be mixed by shaking it up in a cruet (I had to ask what the glass thing you mix salad dressing in was called, apparently its a ‘cruet’) or an old water bottle; just store it in the fridge.  Some mustards may clump, so work that triceps by shake, shake,  shaking it up. Use it on any salad you like. Its … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Easy Yummy Salad Dressing