Cucumber salads are a staple of my kitchen. You can find a variety of recipes for them on my No Salt, No Fat, No Sugar Journal. I thought I knew all the ways to make one until I saw this piece, 13 Easy Cucumber Salads on Eatingwell.com. Cucumbers with avocado? It’s here. A Japanese cucumber… Continue Reading →
Cucumber salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes but it’s a great side dish year-round too. I make it when I see cucumbers on sale. For recipes featuring different variations of it read my past posts such as, A funky summer take on a cucumber salad; Tomatoes and cucumbers — two fun summer salads; Cucumbers… Continue Reading →
Cucumber salads are a favorite of mine, I’ve written about cucumber with tomatoes and fennel, among other combos. But recently I saw a new take on a cucumber salad from Bon Apettit, a cucumber and peach salad. Fresh peaches are a wonderful summer treat, why not combine them with cucumbers for something different? “The combination of… Continue Reading →
The vinegar’s sourness can fool your taste buds into thinking they’re having sugar.
I eat salad for lunch almost daily. That started back in 2012 when a nutritionist told me lettuce was basically all I could eat because of my heart issues. She tossed out five pages of my favorite foods I’d brought to show her as all too high in salt, fat and sugar. Eating salad every… Continue Reading →
I’ve always been a giant tomato fan, perhaps because we always had them handy in the Italian-American household of my youth. I’m always on the lookout for fun tomato dishes, and this one, Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette, fits the bill. I like its use of heirloom tomatoes. If you’ve never had those, find some… Continue Reading →
Cucumbers have been on sale a lt lately at my local food stores, which is great since I love putting them in my daily salads. But you can do so much more with them too, as this piece, 34 Recipes to Use Up All Your Fresh Cucumbers shows. It’s slide show of recipes, so it… Continue Reading →
Shrimp is always a nice change-of-pace to build a meal around. I’m always looking for new recipes that include shrimp, such as one with fennel and cucumbers I wrote about. So I was attracted to this recipe I found on CookingLight.com for steamed shrimp and watermelon salad. It sounds pretty basic to make, if you… Continue Reading →
The start of any year is notorious for people resolving to lose some weight. Indeed, all the major weight-loss programs already are running ads to attract new clients this time of year. Like millions of others, I’m resolving to drop some pounds this year too. But I don’t use any commercial diet plans. Rather, I… Continue Reading →
Rather than the regular crumbled feta in the recipe, we used fat-free feta. I use this in a lot of dishes, but sparingly because it still contains a lot of salt, as do almost all cheeses.