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May is National Salad Month and we are bringing you some great salad recipes to check out this week. My family loves salads and there are so many to choose from today. The fast food restaurants even have salads now! Years ago jello with bananas was a popular salad. My mother put the kitchen sink in jello and served it as a salad and I hate jello to this day.
The following salad recipes have been collected from around the internet and are recipes we thought you might enjoy. You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out. Be sure and check out the site as well as the recipes posted here.
Chicken Apple Almond Salad from Bakeaholic Mama
Kale Salad from Kimversations
Better Than Olive Garden’s Salad and Dressing from ChinDeep
Little King Salad – It’s like a Hoagie in a Bowl from An Affair from the Heart
Creole Potato Salad from Inside NanaBread’s Head
WEEKLY FOOD TIP:
Avoid storing lettuce with fruit such as apples, pears and bananas as this can reduce the storage time for the lettuce. The fruits produce the natural ripening agent ethylene and will cause the lettuce to ruin quicker. To keep lettuce as fresh as possible keep either whole or cut heads of lettuces like romaine and iceberg wrapped in clingfilm, or in an airtight polythene bag or container.
WEEKLY FOOD FACTS:
In China, watercress is often chewed to cure sore gums.
Lettuce was considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac to ancient Egyptians.
FUN TEST ABOUT SALADS: Click the link to find out what kind of salad you are. Leave a comment with your results! What Kind of Salad Are You?
Have you ever heard the phrase “the salad days”?
The days of one’s youthful inexperience.
From Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra, 1606:
CLEOPATRA: My salad days,
When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,
To say as I said then! But, come, away;
Get me ink and paper:
He shall have every day a several greeting,
Or I’ll unpeople Egypt.
‘Salad days’ is used these days to refer to the days of carefree innocence and pleasure of our youth. It has also been used to refer to the time of material affluence in our more mature years, when the pressures of life have begun to ease – something akin to ‘the golden years’. Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/salad-days.html
Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. ~Unknown
Salads are fun to eat and have lots of fiber, texture and flavors. Eating healthy salads can reduce your risk of cancer and provide you with antioxidants that fight off disease and lower cholesterol. We should all try to add more salads to our diet.
Have a great weekend and take time for “YOU”. We will see you back here next week. Thank you for your continued support of this site.
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