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Cucumber Radish Salad Recipe

Cucumber Radish Salad Recipe

I love salads, especially this Cucumnver Radish Salad. I eat them every single day with my main meal or on its own. That being said, I do not know if this ever happens to you, but I crave salads. I literally crave a bowl of […]

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Chicken Salad Recipe

Salads make such an amazing lunch or dinner. We all love quick and easy lunch like this. I do not like adding a bunch of stuff to my chicken salad so this is as easy as it gets. I love pickles so that is always […]

Turmeric Egg Salad

Turmeric Egg Salad

Turmeric Egg Salad

Turmeric Egg Salad on a nest of Arugula or Rocket with seven seeds and multigrain bread. This tasty salad served with a delicious kumato slices, lightly seasoned with sea salt.

This was such a perfect lunch. If you never tried egg salad with tartar sauce, then you will love it, of course, if you actually like the taste of tartar.

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Turmeric Egg Salad

It is definitely your classic egg salad, but very delicious indeed. You can eat it with pretty much any bread; pita bread, toast, on crackers, etc.

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Turmeric Egg Salad
Yield: SERVES 2

Turmeric Egg Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Waiting to cool down: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Turmeric Egg Salad on a nest of Arugula or Rocket with seven seeds and multigrain bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1/3 cup Tartar sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Mustard
  • 1/2 stalk of Celery minced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp. Green Onions chopped
  • 2 diced Kosher Pickles, small "cocktail" pickles are the best.
  • Arugula or any other greens on hand
  • Any bread on hand, but lettuce wraps would work.
  • SEASONING
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Paprika or Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop hard-boiled eggs and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash slightly with a fork to break up the yolks.
  2. Add celery, pepper, kosher pickles and green onions, then add seasoning. Mix until evenly combined.
  3. Add Tartar sauce, mayonnaise, and mustard, then mix again.
  4. Slice bread in half lengthwise and divide egg salad between bottom bread halves. If the bread is already sliced than just add egg salad one side, top it with any greens, arugula, baby spinach, lettuce, spring mixed greens, etc.
  5. Refrigerate unused Egg salad.

Turmeric Egg Salad

Notes

I love adding unusual things to traditional meals, like egg salad. I know that tartar sauce and turmeric are not traditionally added to egg salads, but it works perfectly together. Also, turmeric gives this wonderful yellow color.

YOU DO NOT have to add it if you don't want to. As for mustard, if you like Dijon mustard or Whole grain mustard, please use what you like or have. I used Olive Oil Mayo and Yellow Mustard. That is what we use and like.

How to boil eggs:

  • Place eggs in a saucepan. Cover them with cold water by 2-3 inches. Cover pan with a lid and bring water to a rolling boil over high heat.
  • Boil for 6 to 7 minutes on medium-high heat for perfect boiled eggs.
  • Turn off the burner, and take the boiling water out of the saucepan and replace it with cold water.
  • I replace it a few times or add ice to help out. Allow the eggs to be the cold water for about 10 minutes.
  • Crack each egg and drop in the cold water, then start peeling one by one.
  • You can boil eggs a night before and keep them in the fridge. Eggs salad turned out the best when the eggs are cold.

Butternut Squash, Beans and Onions Over Mixed Greens – Salad

Butternut Squash, Beans and Onions Over Mixed Greens – Salad

 I have been on the salad kick lately, and I absolutely love it. I think this combination of ingredients works pretty well with each other and a nice sour taste from vinaigrette gives you a nice zesty taste which is just perfect for this salad. […]

BLT Salad

BLT Salad

  BLT -Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomatoes with boiled eggs, avocado and delicious homemade vinaigrette. I love BLT Sandwiches but thought that making it into the salad would be somehow better, and it was a very satisfying meal. Of course, if you are vegetarian you can […]

Superfoods Salad

Superfoods Salad

you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

Superfood definition: A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

We eat superfood every day, and a beautiful combination of different food makes us feel good, makes us healthy. They all doing their own thing to make us strong and give us the power to live a happy and long life.

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My diet is pretty balanced and my family enjoys everything, so squeezing something like this salad into our weekly menu is pretty fantastic for our body and mind.

This salad is fresh, refreshing and amazingly delicious. I hope you will give it a chance. Let me go briefly over some of the health benefits of this salad. I wrote about so many before, but I really want you all to read about it again.

you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

I just gave you a fraction of information about these awesome ingredients. If you include them in your daily menu or at least every other day, your body will thank you. Of course, you will feel younger, healthier, energetc, less moody when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh, organic and colorful food.

KALE

Kale is high in Vitamin C, and K. We all know how amazing vitamin C is for us, but eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers.

It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It is high in Iron and fiber. It is a fantastic anti-inflammatory agent and it gives you cardiovascular support.

you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

CARROTS

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A. This essential vitamin is used by the eyes to maintain good sight.

If your skin appears dull or is showing signs of aging, you can use carrots to get your skin glowing again.

The vitamin A and antioxidants found in carrots help protect skin from sun damage and the harmful effects of the free radicals that are sometimes put out during normal metabolic processes. Carrots Prevent Cardiovascular Disease, prevents and lower risk of cancer and flush out toxins.

MUKIMAME; individual GREEN Soybeans/Edamame refers soybeans in the pod

Soybeans or Mukimame gives you energy, contains protein, fiber, carbohydrate, various amino acids and low levels of fat and sugar.

It is a good source of various minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, and manganese. Makes a very healthy snack.

you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

BROCCOLI SLAW: Broccoli stems, red cabbage, and carrots

Broccoli slaw is an amazing combination of powerful vegetables. The high content of vitamin K and calcium in broccoli helps in maintaining stronger and healthy bones in the body as well as preventing osteoporosis.

Also, a significant amount of folate has demonstrated promise in protecting against colon, pancreatic, cervical and stomach cancer. It has Anti-Aging properties and boosts the immune system and it helps to reverse and ease the damage brought by Diabetes.

Cabbage is brain food. Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function.

These nutrients also prevent nerve damage, improving your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Red cabbage has the highest amount of these powerful nutrients. It helps to detoxify the body.

The high content of vitamin C and sulfur in cabbage removes toxins. These are the main causes of arthritis, skin diseases, rheumatism, and gout. It helps keep blood pressure from getting high. The high potassium content helps by opening up blood vessels, easing the flow of blood.

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you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

BLUEBERRIES

Berries, especially blue like blueberries can prove to be extremely valuable for cancer patients.

Blueberries, being very rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper (a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial substance), selenium, zinc, and iron (promotes immunity by raising hemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood), it can seriously boost your immune system and prevent infections. Blueberries are amazing for you to stay and feel young.

You can prevent signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, cataracts, osteoporosis, hair loss, etc.

NUTS and SEEDS

Nuts are an antioxidant powerhouse. Packed with protein, fiber, and essential fats, nuts are the best.

A golf ball-sized serving (about 30g) of unsalted nuts makes a vitality-boosting snack and, unlike most other options, contributes a mix of valuable vitamins and minerals.

All nuts have different nutrition credentials and will provide various health benefits.  Antioxidants help control free radicals, which are unstable molecules produced as a normal function of metabolism.

Free radical production increases in reaction to heavy sun exposure, stress, pollution, and other causes.  Although free radicals can play a beneficial function in the immune response, owning too many can lead to cell damage.

When your level of free radicals is too high, your body is supposed to be in a state of oxidative stress, which increases disease risk. Nuts have impressive effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Cashews, Walnuts and Sunflower Seeds 

CASHEW is still a nut in a culinary world. Cashews are one of the lowest fiber nuts, they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining good bodily function.

WALNUTS may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer but breast cancer as well. Walnuts also contain the plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, which is anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of blood clots.

Walnuts contain antioxidants and contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, and omega-3 fats.

SUNFLOWER seeds contain selenium, an essential nutrient. Studies have found it plays a role in the antioxidant function and helps reduce redness and swelling in the body.

There is an added bonus to the magnesium in sunflower seeds, it promotes a healthy mood. They contain bone-healthy minerals.

Besides calcium, your bones need magnesium and copper to stay strong. Sunflower seeds have both these minerals. As a bonus, they also contain Vitamin E, which helps ease arthritic pain.

CRANBERRIES

Dried cranberries commercial drying processes substantially reduce the vitamin A and vitamin C content, and most commercially produced dried cranberries contain added sugar.

Dried cranberries contain the same nutrients as fresh cranberries (notably dietary fiber and antioxidants). When they are in season I love eating a handful despite their tart taste, but adding a bit of dried over my salad or cereals gives me sweet satisfaction.

Dried cranberries are a source of fiber, an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, aiding digestive health.

LEMON AND GINGER 

While lemons may seem quite acidic, they’re a surprisingly good source of an alkaline food that can help balance your body’s pH.

Studies have supported the anticancer activity of citrus limonoids, compounds that protect your cells from damage that can contribute to the formation of cancer cells.

Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging. On the other hand, you have amazing ginger. Whether we’re talking about curing a simple stomach ache or severe morning sickness, ginger has been used for thousands of years as an effective digestive aid and natural cure for nausea.

Ginger may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk genes. Ginger has been indicated to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain and Anti-Inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis.

you will feel younger, brighter, energetic and with a more positive attitude when you feed your body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food.

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*Various sources from the internet, research, and books that focus on health and healthy eating.
You cannot expect to feel any progress if you eat clean, healthy and raw food one time a month. You have to eat every day a rainbow and a variety of healthy food to feel great and see any changes.

IF you cannot eat some of these please omit. You can always replace it with something else. There are so many options and seasonal produce that you can certainly replace or substitute, for example, if you do not have blueberries, then use raspberries or another kind of berries.

Equally delicious and beneficial to your health. I am not a doctor, nutritionist or vegan, but I do have a common sense what works together, what is healthy and what is doing amazing things for our body, mind, and spirit.

Superfoods Salad
Yield: 4 SERVINGS

Superfoods Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

We will feel younger, healthier, energetic and less moody when we feed our body with an amazing selection of fresh and colorful food, such as this amazing salad.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Fresh Kale
  • 1 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 1/2 cup Mukimame or deshelled Edamame
  • 1 1/2 cup Blueberry
  • 64 Cashews 16 per serving
  • 1 cup Walnuts 12 to 14 halves per serving
  • 1/4 cup hulled Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberry

Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

  • 1 large Ripe Lemon squeeze as much as you can (if the lemon is smaller, you can use 2)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Himalayan Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash all the vegetables and fruit, then prepare them by slicing, shredding, and grating.
  2. Slice Kale into bite size pieces, and place in the large bowl.
  3. Mix everything for lemon-ginger vinaigrette in the glass jar with a fitted lid and season with salt to taste, start with 1/4 teaspoon and taste. Close the lid and shake the jar to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Pour the vinaigrette over the kale and massage it for about one minute or until the kale is tender. Squeeze the kale using your hands. You will end up with half of the size in the bowl. You got to do this step to make kale tastier.
  5. Now add all the other ingredients (fruits and vegetables) and lightly toss with the kale.
  6. Taste and see if you need to add a pinch or two of Salt.
  7. Serve just a salad immediately or place in the container/jar with a fitted lid and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Notes

Apple cider vinegar ingestion can help acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes and support weight loss.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from its powerful healing compounds, which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics, and enzymes. * Red wine vinegar is free of cholesterol, fat, and sodium and full of anti-aging antioxidants. Unlike wine, it doesn't contain alcohol. * Massaging your kale removes the bitter and rough taste that the leaf sometimes have.


Mixed Greens Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad

Mixed Greens Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad

Extraordinary Mixed Greens Kiwifruit and Strawberry Salad is so refreshing, delicious and perfect for the upcoming summer season.  You can truly make it however you prefer. Also, you can add more cheese or no cheese at all, add croutons, or serve it with crackers, yes, […]

Thai Chili Grilled Chicken with Salad

Thai Chili Grilled Chicken with Salad

Refreshing chicken and a handful of mixed greens to start this spring season. I must admit that this Thai Chili Grilled Chicken with Salad is absolutely scrumptious. It is finally getting warmer, and I thought what better way to celebrate this beautiful Spring weather than […]

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Healthy ― YES! Delicious  ― YES! Easy ― YES!

I must tell you that this one is going to surprise you! I have made zoodles for quite some time now, and I love the fact that it tricks your mind that you are eating noodles.  Sometimes, I would even mix zucchini noodles and spaghetti just to eat fewer carbs, and from time to time I’d create this spectacular salad. Doesn’t it look absolutely scrumptious?  

Everything is pretty much really good for you, and you can really use any veggie you have, or perhaps add some fruit like mandarins, oranges or strawberries. You really don’t need a roadmap to make an amazingly nutritious salad, but I felt like I would need to show you a basic salad that Nebs and I have been enjoying lately.  You can do it with any protein that you wish, or eat it as it is. It’s plain and simple. Be your own creative you and zoodle a masterpiece.

Zesty Zoodle Salad Recipe

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Zesty Zoodle Salad Recipe

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 large Carrot or 2 smaller
  • 1/2 English Cucumber
  • Assorted Bell Peppers sliced into strips lengthwise (1 of each color {red, orange, yellow}, medium size)
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes sliced in half (you may use another type if you desire)
  • 1/2 cup Calamata olives
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 bunch Flat-leaf Parsley Italian parsley or Cilantro, stems removed (reserve some for garnish)

Zesty Vinaigrette

  • 1 Ripe large Lime squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Sriracha Sea Salt to taste about 1/4 teaspoon or a bit more
  • OR 1/4 tsp chili powder + Salt to taste

Garnish optional

  • 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
  • Za'atar

Instructions

  1. Using a Spiral Vegetable Slicer zoodle zucchini, carrot, and cucumber. You may use kitchen paper towel t to pat dry the excess moisture.
  2. Slice peppers ―  Slice pepper in half, remove seeds and the top and slice each pepper lengthwise.
  3. Cut Green onions (You may use red onions if you do not have green onions), sliced cherry tomatoes in half, or if you have other larger tomatoes slice them into wedges and slice olives as well.
  4. Combine ingredients for zesty Vinaigrette, and drizzle half of it. Toss everything together and taste to see if you need more. You can always drizzle more vinaigrette later.
  5. Lastly, and before serving slice avocado. Now you can make pretty roses, or just slice however you wish.
  6. Serve it right away. This will not hold for too long due to cucumber and zucchini who will produce more moisture as it sits especially at the room temperature. It is the best if eaten right away. It takes literally less than 10 minutes to put it together. You may prepare vinaigrette ahead and store it in the lidded jar.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and za'atar.

Recipe Notes

This will not do very well in the lunch boxes. You can prepare it 15 minutes before eating, and it will still hold ok.  I test it by placing leftovers in the fridge, and it wasn't good after. It losses crunch and it's too much liquid from zucchini and cucumber, and of course vinaigrette. This is fantastic with pork chops, fish, or a steak. Always cut avocado just before serving. Here is how I made my rose. I need a little more practice, but it's ok, I suppose. TIP  ― Since Zoodles, cucumber, and carrots are quite long after using a spiral slicer, you may use scissors to break them into smaller spiral pieces.

Ahi Tuna Salad

Ahi Tuna Salad

Ahi tuna is velvety smooth in texture, melt in your mouth with a soft, delicate, and a mild, somewhat meaty flavor served on top of delicious salad lightly seasoned with vinaigrette. Perfect meal! Valentine’s day is coming… If you are in “LOVE” (ahem!)relationship are you […]