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Friday, March 29, 2013

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

I've been making this great salad for over a year and love it. It's quick and yummy. It would be a great addition to your Easter Sunday brunch buffet.

Here are a few more dishes to add to your Easter Sunday brunch buffet:
A cautionary note: The tuna you use for this salad should be a quality and brand you can trust for minimal mercury. That means the fish used are smaller than usual, thus containing less of a mercury load. Here are several brands offering lower-mercury canned albacore, using smaller fish sustainably caught off the West Coast:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wisdom Wednesday

"He who gives must never remember; he who receives must never forget." Blasio, pastor in Kenya
~ Knowing Yourself,  Knowing God by Cecil Murphey

Thursday, March 21, 2013

5 Foods for Liver Cleansing

It's time for spring cleaning! The weather is warming and buds are bursting. Do you feel like cleaning out the house and getting the winter dust and cobwebs out of your house?

How about a spring cleaning for your body? Here are five healthy foods to cleanse your body. Each has properties that fortify and cleanse the liver. Since your liver is a critical organ that performs many essential functions in the body, such as eliminating toxins, make sure its in top working condition.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lentil Soup with Tomatoes, Spinach & Feta

I surveyed the recipes I've posted and see I could use a few more soups. So here's another great and easy soup recipe with lots of nourishing ingredients. A bit-o-green from spinach for St. Patrick's Day is a bonus.

This soup is easy, but you do have to plan for time to have the lentils soften. Start the soup in the early afternoon and let it cook while you do other things. You can also put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning on low and add the spinach and lemon juice a half-hour before you plan to serve it.

Use what ever curry you like for this soup, but I used Baagan Immunity Booster Spices. You can order them online or get them at the restaurant in Roseville, CA.

Friday, March 8, 2013

What is Real Food?

Just because a food product says its real or natural means nothing. In fact, I am suspect that it is far from real.

Case in point. I've just returned from a road trip with my hubby to visit a number of friends. Being a foodie, I can feel comfortable in anyone's kitchen making breakfast, lunch or dinner. In the three kitchens I maneuvered about these past 10 days, I found three jars of Best Foods Mayonnaise.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & Red Beans

Do you have family that do not like brussels sprouts? Maybe that's you. Who me? In my house that's my husband. I love brussels sprouts, so I'm always looking for a recipe that would show off the greatness of this miniature cabbage. So how about a recipe that throws in another veggie that some are not fond of... like cauliflower.

This delicious side dish can be served as a main dish and is best served right away. You can prepare the dish through Step 4 ahead of time. Remove the dish from the heat and let sit for up to an hour, then reheat and proceed with Step 5.