March 30, 2010

A Daily Fresh Creation

In the spirit of the Food Revolution, I'm aiming to create at least one fresh dish each day. Today it is a hearty grains salad. This was made from the hearty grains mix I bought at Trader Joe's. I cooked it according to the package, substituting EVOO for butter, and then added chopped green and red pepper (sweet), slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and a zucchini that I chopped, brushed with EVOO and broiled. The dressing is EVOO, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Jamie Oliver appeared today on the Rachel Ray show, and demonstrated the "evolution" of a salad. You can start with just a couple ingredients, and then by adding layer upon layer, you end up with several different possibilities for a healthy salad. The tomato salad Rachel showed us went from just tomatoes and basil to a protein-rich pasta dish with white beans and tuna. Here are recipes for his evolution potato salad and his evolution cucumber salad.

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