Category Archive: Salad

Pan Grilled Salmon with Caesar Salad Meatless & Marvelous!

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PAN GRILLED SALMON  Salmon – about 4 oz. per person Olive oil Salt or seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper  Bring the salmon to room temperature 10 minutes before cooking. Warm a nonstick skillet with oil over medium-low heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until golden …

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Fatoush Salad with Herbed Pita

Fatuosh Salad with Herbed Pita

  Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio, about Bible foods and herbs. Today we talked about bread. BREAD John 6:11: Loaves and fishes: 5000 people were fed with only 5 barley loaves with leftovers. Just as thousands were filled with just five loaves, Jesus feeds us …

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How to Make First Watch Restaurant Dressing: Vegetable and Fruit Salad

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I had a request from Andrea who loves First Watch’s dressing. I cloned it a long while back and thought it would be good to revisit the recipe for both the veggie & fruit salad. Here they are: RITA’S VERSION FIRST WATCH DRESSING Dressing for vegetable salad Go to taste on ingredients here. You can …

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Out & About in Cincinnati

It was a busy week and so much fun. Here’s a look into what a typical week away from  my little patch of heaven looks like.        

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Cranberry Celebration Salad & Dried Cranberry Sauce w Apples

  CRANBERRY CELEBRATION SALAD LIKE KROGER   This is one of those recipes in my Recipe Hall of Fame. Each year I get requests for this very popular salad from the Kroger deli. Here they are once again. Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad Marilyn, a Milford reader, developed this from an Ocean Spray recipe and …

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Growing and Using Basil

  Purple and Green Basil A Guide To Growing Basil Harvesting and Preserving Basil for its Many Uses Here’s an article I wrote for Countryside Magazine. It’s timely since right now my basil is flowering like crazy! I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high …

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Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Tangy Yogurt Dressing

  BROCCOLI CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH TANGY YOGURT DRESSING Don’t be put off by the yogurt in the dressing for this Broccoli Salad. It’s a yummy salad with the tanginess of the dressing offset by the sweetness of the grapes. My neighbor, Sandy, brought me over a bowl of this and I just had to have …

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Farro: The Ancient Grain Farro is Popular Again

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Farro – An Ancient Grain. Nutritionists have been touting whole wheat products for a long time. Whole wheat products are just that: they contain all the good parts, the bran, endosperm, and germ. Farro is one of those wheats, and it has an ancient history. It has been grown for thousands of years in the …

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Ancient Grains: Everything Old is New Again

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Ancient Grains I’m amazed at the number of recipes that call for ancient grains in the latest magazines, blogs and newspapers. And I love how many of these ancient grains show ups as “new” in the local grocery store. Wonderful grains that are becoming more readily available – not just at health food stores any …

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Tabouleh: The Recipe for My Mother’s Tabouleh

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Tabouleh is a dish I grew up with. Tabouleh is a summer favorite at my house. It’s a wonderful way to use oh-so-popular ancient grains. Fresh parsley, bulgur wheat and a few other fresh ingredients pulled together with a bit of oil and lemon juice. Parsley rounds out flavors of other herbs.  It tastes green with …

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