Salads: Why We Love Them

I haven’t wrote anything on salads for awhile to tell the truth I mention them before in part to demonstrate that there are ways we can add to our menus and save on the pocket book.  I am a great one for liking to explore ways to reduce costs and stress in this world of stress and cost.  Not to mention the great game of must have everything.

Today though I found a recipe for a salad that  I would really like to share it comes from  Seeing it reminded me as to why we love salads.  Take a look


Here is the recipe if you would like to try it:

pasta salad

This salad just looks so good and reminds me of summer days with a light meal and a cool glass of lemon aid.  What do you think?


A Friend To Have

I have a friend that I get posts from on Twitter all the time.  She has so many good ideas for cooking and even making dog treats and such.  I decided this morning to share one of her salad recipes as it is very healthy and beautiful.  She is a friend to have folks tell me what you think?  She write a blog called Bark Time.  Click the link below and go straight to this salads recipe be prepared to be surprised.


Remember The Salad

A few months ago I wrote about using weeds in the garden for salad options of color and favor but this am I found this salad and thought wow this would be a addition to anyone’s recipe book and meal plan so I shared it with you check out the site and I suggest following it.

A perfect winter into spring salad for when you are craving fresh, healthy flavours, jewel-like colours and snappy textures. Blood orange, massaged kale (yep, it’s still around!), creamy avocado dressing and toasty, smoky coconut bacon are what you want right now. Vegan and full of nutritious but luxurious tastes. This is just the sort of the thing […]

via Smoky Winter Kale Salad – With Avocado-Cilantro Dressing To Go With Everything! — food to glow

Adding a little weed to the salad

With the raising costs of groceries and the concern for healthy products, one thing we can do from home is consider what is edible in our yards.  After all most of us can be sure of the types of fertilizers and poisons we hoping don’t do to our yard in large doses.  So why not add edible weeds to the table salad.

Now I am glad to say that research on this subject is very easy.  Their are many web pages and books out there that can help us at home to add color, favor and vitamins to the salad we have with a family meal.  One of them was found here on treehuggers.  Good House Keeping as and interesting article and what better weed we can all count on then the Dandelions they show up everywhere in any good yard.  A good source of vitamin C also there is color both red and white adding color and interesting shape to the salad bowl.  One thing I am interested in is the water cress as I have tons of it in my year almost everywhere.  Chick weed  the curse of any green lawn is good to get and supercharged with nutrients.

Here is another interesting site and their are many more so please look and enjoy your salad.