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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2015.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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Kohlrabi and Summer Squash Salad

I like to try different salad recipes throughout the spring and summer months, mainly because I prefer to cook less 🙂 I especially love going to farmer’s Markets and roadside stands for their fresh produce. During last weekend’s trip to the farmer’s market, I picked up some summer squash and cucumber, and my boss was […]

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Berry-Banana Salad

And another salad recipe. I just love salads! I don’t eat most of my vegetables cooked, so salads work well for me 🙂 There are so many possible combinations… I can remember going to camp as a child, picking berries in the vast field surrounding it. I have fond memories of my times at camp. […]

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Cinnamon-Coconut Fruit Salad

I love fruit 🙂 Once in a while I make a salad consisting mainly of some type of this delicacy. The other night I created this one. It’s sweet, but the seeds help to add another important flavor. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. Three servings were made from the […]

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Zucchini and Cucumber Salad

There’s nothing better than fresh produce and herbs from your garden. If you do not grow your own, the grocery store carries everything you’ll need, as does the Farmer’s Market. Many things can also be found at roadside stands, usually quite affordably. Salads are a great way to highlight fresh produce, and can serve as […]

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Simple Salad Topped with Berries

I love salads. They are a refreshing, easy way to compliment lunch or dinner, and can also be eaten as a snack. Prepared correctly, and the salad can actually be the main component of a meal. Ingredients Romaine lettuce cabbage 1 hard-boiled egg strawberries raspberries Rinse the produce well, laying each on a towel. Pat […]

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Hannaford Salad

I like to get my salad at Hannaford sometimes because of the choice selection at the salad bar. They used to have a decent melon selection as well, but not so much now. However, I can still make a hearty salad with the given options, and this is far healthier than stopping at a fast […]

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Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Mozzarella Cheese

Summer salads are the best. Fresh produce picked in your own garden adds scrumptious taste to any salad, including this one which uses tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs you can grow yourself. (Update 2017) I used to eat a lot of cheese, but not so much these days. It does not fit in with the Paleo […]

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Fresh Garden Salad

My mom is picking vegetables left and right from her garden. Two weeks ago she told me they were filling their cupboards and freezer with all they will need for the winter before giving any to me, my sister, and brother. Last week, she sent up a huge head of cabbage, a bag of small […]

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Easy Apple Tuna Salad

It is coming upon that time of year again, when we start eating more salads and lighter fare than we do during the autumn and winter months. I’ll start posting new salad recipes as I create them, but wanted to share one that my daughters liked when they were young. Ingredients 1 can water-packed tuna […]

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Use Those Odds and Ends

Odds and ends are not necessarily considered leftovers. They are those foods that you find at the bottom of a pan, or left on a platter when everything else has been eaten. They may be a tablespoon of some type of vegetable, or a few pieces of meat. Perhaps there is a quarter-of-a-cup of rice. […]

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Chicken Salad

Spring is coming! During the spring months, I start eating more and more salads. These take the place of heartier winter meals, and are very nutritious. Ideally organic products would used, providing optimal health benefits, but this is not always possible. Now that spring is on its’ way, you may decide to start planning an […]

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Turkey Salad (From Leftovers)

I usually have leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, and sometimes after Christmas. While I freeze some of it, I keep some in the refrigerator to use over the next few days. I try to make at least one salad during this time. Ingredients: (Serves 4+) handful of romaine lettuce or kale handful of baby spinach handful […]

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Simple Chicken (from the can) Salad

If you happen to have a can of chicken on hand, and are wondering what the heck to do with it, this post is for you. My suggestion is to make a simple, quick salad. Ingredients: 1 can chicken, drained 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cucumber, sliced 1/2 tomato, diced Simply […]

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Chicken Salad from Leftovers

Often, at the end of the week, I find odds and ends from previous meals that I’ve consumed over the last few days in my refrigerator. These need to be eaten, but what can be done with them? I’m a lover of salads, and raw fruits and vegetables. I’d rather eat a salad than soup […]

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Basic Potato Salad

Recipe contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: This recipe could also be made with Paleo mayonnaise, but I came across a recipe last year that didn’t even call for Mayo. It was a Paleo version that sounded so good. This version here may be fine for your nutritional plan, and that is great, but […]

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Herb Profile: Chives

Popular among Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, chives are easily grown in any garden, or even where there is no garden.  They are part of the lily family, like onions and other types of herbs. Chives originated from Asia and Europe, coming to the United States later. Both the leaves and the flowers are edible. Chives […]

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Quick Tip: How to Use Up Snap Peas and Green Beans

Many people are ending up with a bunch of peas and beans this year. Perhaps you have too many to deal with. Maybe you’re looking for ways to use them up. Wash and dry them, snap of the end and snack on them as is. Just make sure they dry thoroughly if you wont eat […]

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Quick Tip: How to Use Up Cucumber

Is your garden giving you a lifetime supply of cucumbers this year? It can seem like that sometimes. Perhaps they are the best sale item this week, and you want to buy a bunch while you can? Maybe they are what the food cupboard sent you home with? Whatever your reason for having so many […]

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