Tag: lemon juice

Apple, Orange and Sweet Potato Salad

I KNOW this salad sounds funky.  When you read through the ingredients list, your natural reaction will be to  pass on this recipe.  You’re going to think, “Jill’s gone off her rocker.  There’s no way my family is going to eat this.”  I had the VERY SAME THOUGHTS.  When I took the extra salad over […]

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Sweet Potato and Cabbage Slaw

The Fall season is the best time to find freshly harvested sweet potatoes from your local farmer. Freshly harvested sweet potatoes need time to cure before they begin to taste like the sweet potatoes we all know.  Curing allows the skins to toughen and the starches within to turn to sugar.  Of course, I’m impatient.  […]

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Carrot and Orange Salad

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serve 4 friends 1 pound carrots 2 large oranges 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice pinch of sugar (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts salt and ground black pepper Peel the carrots and grate them into a large bowl.  Peel the oranges with a sharp knife and cut into […]

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Corn and Quinoa Salad with Lemony Mint Dressing

This incredibly fresh and scrumptious salad recipe comes out of the cookbook, DISHING UP MARYLAND by Lucie Snodgrass.  Each bite starts with a zippy lemon twang, which is mellowed by the hint of honey, then finishes with a mild, refreshing mint flavor.  The corn, onions and quinoa have a satisfying mouthfeel that keeps you scooping […]

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Simple and Hearty Tuna Wraps

I forget how delicious, healthy and filling tuna salad can be for us.  I skipped toasting whole wheat bread slices this time and filled a few large spinach leaves instead.  YUMMO!  I was completely satisfied. “Now I’m strong to the finish, cuz I eats my spinach. I’m Popeye the sailor man! TOOT TOOT!” I don’t […]

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Hummus is Yummus

Hummus recipes come in all shapes and sizes.  I whip this one up when I have hungry company sitting around the table. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 to 3 tablespoons tehina (sesame seed paste) 1 small garlic clove, crushed extra virgin olive oil […]

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Creamy Lemon Oat Bars

You may as well double this recipe when you make these creamy morsels of goodness. Notice that crunchy, granola crust on the bottom? See that soft, crumbly, granola topping clinging on to the lemony cream center? I’m telling you right now, double up, because these creamy lemon oat bars won’t last long. HERE’S ALL IT […]

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

I love to serve up hummus for my garlic-lovin-friends when they come over on Friday night.  We sit around the table breaking apart homemade flatbread, swigging on fermented refreshments, and listening to timeless dance beats.  A stopover with snacks turns into an evening of grilling and dancing with good friends.

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Tuna Salad for the Ladies Luncheon

Nothing says Ladies’ Luncheon like finger sandwiches, ice tea and rich desserts.  Last week, I signed up to make tuna salad sandwiches for my Community Bible Study class.  I love a GOOD tuna salad sandwich.  No other sandwich is more filling. Now, a really good tuna salad sandwich must be made to be sweet and […]

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