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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Favorite green type salads?

    I ask this as I am forcing down a bowl of "American" salad. Now when I was
    a kid this was pretty much all we ever got. Except for the years when I had
    a garden and grew leaf lettuce. For those of you who don't know what this
    is, it is iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and a small amount of shredded
    purple cabbage. Once in a while there will be a few red radish slices in it
    as well.

    I remember the first time I had butter lettuce at the Hunt Club. That was a
    restaurant I couldn't normally afford to dine at. But my friend was
    graduating from college and rather than throw a party, his parents too me
    and another friend out to dinner with them to this place. I was very
    uncomfortable during the meal, partly because I had to dress up (and I hate
    to do that) and partly because people kept hovering around us. I also
    remember having a pepper crusted steak which I really didn't like, being a
    vegetarian and all but at that point in time there were no vegetarian dishes
    on the menu. I think my friend had duck. They did have a guy who came
    around with a big pepper mill. I did like that.

    I like pretty much all of the salad greens except for when they are really
    bitter. Sometimes I will get a blend that has too much bitter stuff in it.
    I don't normally buy bagged salad for fear of food poisoning but this bag
    came from Costco and it was only $2.17. We've been eating salad all week
    from it. Tonight I put some green onions and some green pepper on it as
    well as some black olives. I intended to put walnuts but I forgot. The
    green pepper was an accident. The produce drawer was stuffed full but I
    insisted to Angela that I could fit the remaining three green onions in
    there. Well, I did but I smashed the green pepper. Which is why I ate it
    tonight.

    I also like tomatoes and celery on my salad. And I often put kidney, pinto
    or garbanzo beans on there. Cooked white beans are good too although I
    don't really like black beans on a salad too much. Unless it is really a
    Mexican type salad with like...corn and salsa. Then it's okay. I also like
    that baby corn but I only ever want two ears. So I never buy the stuff
    because nobody else will eat it and it always goes bad before I can finish
    it.

    So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    Romaine.



  2. #2
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k04hkv$f08$[email protected]..
    >I ask this as I am forcing down a bowl of "American" salad. Now when I was
    >a kid this was pretty much all we ever got. Except for the years when I
    >had a garden and grew leaf lettuce. For those of you who don't know what
    >this is, it is iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and a small amount of
    >shredded purple cabbage. Once in a while there will be a few red radish
    >slices in it as well.
    >
    > I remember the first time I had butter lettuce at the Hunt Club. That was
    > a restaurant I couldn't normally afford to dine at. But my friend was
    > graduating from college and rather than throw a party, his parents too me
    > and another friend out to dinner with them to this place. I was very
    > uncomfortable during the meal, partly because I had to dress up (and I
    > hate to do that) and partly because people kept hovering around us. I
    > also remember having a pepper crusted steak which I really didn't like,
    > being a vegetarian and all but at that point in time there were no
    > vegetarian dishes on the menu. I think my friend had duck. They did have
    > a guy who came around with a big pepper mill. I did like that.
    >
    > I like pretty much all of the salad greens except for when they are really
    > bitter. Sometimes I will get a blend that has too much bitter stuff in
    > it. I don't normally buy bagged salad for fear of food poisoning but this
    > bag came from Costco and it was only $2.17. We've been eating salad all
    > week from it. Tonight I put some green onions and some green pepper on it
    > as well as some black olives. I intended to put walnuts but I forgot.
    > The green pepper was an accident. The produce drawer was stuffed full but
    > I insisted to Angela that I could fit the remaining three green onions in
    > there. Well, I did but I smashed the green pepper. Which is why I ate it
    > tonight.
    >
    > I also like tomatoes and celery on my salad. And I often put kidney,
    > pinto or garbanzo beans on there. Cooked white beans are good too
    > although I don't really like black beans on a salad too much. Unless it
    > is really a Mexican type salad with like...corn and salsa. Then it's
    > okay. I also like that baby corn but I only ever want two ears. So I
    > never buy the stuff because nobody else will eat it and it always goes bad
    > before I can finish it.
    >
    > So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    > that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    > finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    > Romaine.
    >
    >

    I like Romaine, iceberg, Boston, Baby Spinach Greens, I like tomatoes red
    onions, celery, shredded carrots, English seedless cucumbers. If we are
    having Italian I just like a bit of Romaine and Iceberg mixes with red
    onions tomatoes, olives and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, add a bit of home
    made Italian Dressing. Sometimes we buy the dressing at Olive Garden.
    I like Chef's salads for lunch, Iceberg lettuce , baby spinach leaves,
    tomatoes onion, some rotisserie chicken cut up, a bit of ham chopped, maybe
    a crumbled hard boiled egg or cheese crumbles. I like buttermilk ranch with
    that or thousand island (I can get the one carb dressing at my grocery
    store.)
    I do make a bbq chicken salad and add black beans to it, my husband also
    gets corn. The salad I make is like the Whiskey BBQ Chicken Salad made at
    Red Robin...found a recipe.



  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k04hkv$f08$[email protected]..
    >>I ask this as I am forcing down a bowl of "American" salad. Now when I
    >>was a kid this was pretty much all we ever got. Except for the years when
    >>I had a garden and grew leaf lettuce. For those of you who don't know
    >>what this is, it is iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots and a small amount
    >>of shredded purple cabbage. Once in a while there will be a few red
    >>radish slices in it as well.
    >>
    >> I remember the first time I had butter lettuce at the Hunt Club. That
    >> was a restaurant I couldn't normally afford to dine at. But my friend
    >> was graduating from college and rather than throw a party, his parents
    >> too me and another friend out to dinner with them to this place. I was
    >> very uncomfortable during the meal, partly because I had to dress up (and
    >> I hate to do that) and partly because people kept hovering around us. I
    >> also remember having a pepper crusted steak which I really didn't like,
    >> being a vegetarian and all but at that point in time there were no
    >> vegetarian dishes on the menu. I think my friend had duck. They did
    >> have a guy who came around with a big pepper mill. I did like that.
    >>
    >> I like pretty much all of the salad greens except for when they are
    >> really bitter. Sometimes I will get a blend that has too much bitter
    >> stuff in it. I don't normally buy bagged salad for fear of food poisoning
    >> but this bag came from Costco and it was only $2.17. We've been eating
    >> salad all week from it. Tonight I put some green onions and some green
    >> pepper on it as well as some black olives. I intended to put walnuts but
    >> I forgot. The green pepper was an accident. The produce drawer was
    >> stuffed full but I insisted to Angela that I could fit the remaining
    >> three green onions in there. Well, I did but I smashed the green pepper.
    >> Which is why I ate it tonight.
    >>
    >> I also like tomatoes and celery on my salad. And I often put kidney,
    >> pinto or garbanzo beans on there. Cooked white beans are good too
    >> although I don't really like black beans on a salad too much. Unless it
    >> is really a Mexican type salad with like...corn and salsa. Then it's
    >> okay. I also like that baby corn but I only ever want two ears. So I
    >> never buy the stuff because nobody else will eat it and it always goes
    >> bad before I can finish it.
    >>
    >> So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    >> that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    >> finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    >> Romaine.
    >>
    >>

    > I like Romaine, iceberg, Boston, Baby Spinach Greens, I like tomatoes red
    > onions, celery, shredded carrots, English seedless cucumbers. If we are
    > having Italian I just like a bit of Romaine and Iceberg mixes with red
    > onions tomatoes, olives and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, add a bit of
    > home made Italian Dressing. Sometimes we buy the dressing at Olive Garden.
    > I like Chef's salads for lunch, Iceberg lettuce , baby spinach leaves,
    > tomatoes onion, some rotisserie chicken cut up, a bit of ham chopped,
    > maybe a crumbled hard boiled egg or cheese crumbles. I like buttermilk
    > ranch with that or thousand island (I can get the one carb dressing at my
    > grocery store.)
    > I do make a bbq chicken salad and add black beans to it, my husband also
    > gets corn. The salad I make is like the Whiskey BBQ Chicken Salad made at
    > Red Robin...found a recipe.


    Thanks!



  4. #4
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k04hkv$f08$[email protected]..

    > So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    > that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    > finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    > Romaine.


    I've been fixing a version of Ina Garten's recipe lately. For some reason
    I'm craving celery, and just add what I want to it, but this is her recipe.
    I make as little or as much as I want. Sometimes adding a bit of lettuce or
    a tomato since my tomatoes are ripening in this awful heat. :-)

    1/2 cup good olive oil

    2 tsp grated lemon zest

    1/4 cup plus 1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)

    2 tbs minced shallots

    1 tsp celery seed

    1/2 tsp celery salt

    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

    5 cups thinly sliced celery stalks, tender leaves included, sliced on an
    angle with a sharp knife or mandoline (12 stalks, or 1 head of celery)

    4-ounce chunk aged Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (I cut extra slices to share in
    separate dish)

    2/3 cup toasted walnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped

    Whole flat-leaf parsley leaves

    Directions:

    At least an hour before you serve, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest,
    1/4 cup of lemon juice, the shallots, celery seed, celery salt, 2 tsp salt,
    and 1 tsp pepper.

    Place the thinly sliced celery in a mixing bowl and toss it with the
    remaining 1 tbs of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of salt.
    Add enough dressing to moisten well.

    Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the celery to crisp and
    the flavors to develop.

    When ready to serve, arrange the celery on a platter, shave the Parmesan
    onto the celery with a vegetable peeler, then sprinkle with chopped walnuts,
    parsley leaves, salt and pepper and serve immediately.





  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k04hkv$f08$[email protected]..
    >
    >> So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    >> that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    >> finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    >> Romaine.

    >
    > I've been fixing a version of Ina Garten's recipe lately. For some reason
    > I'm craving celery, and just add what I want to it, but this is her
    > recipe. I make as little or as much as I want. Sometimes adding a bit of
    > lettuce or a tomato since my tomatoes are ripening in this awful heat. :-)
    >
    > 1/2 cup good olive oil
    >
    > 2 tsp grated lemon zest
    >
    > 1/4 cup plus 1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
    >
    > 2 tbs minced shallots
    >
    > 1 tsp celery seed
    >
    > 1/2 tsp celery salt
    >
    > Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    >
    > 5 cups thinly sliced celery stalks, tender leaves included, sliced on an
    > angle with a sharp knife or mandoline (12 stalks, or 1 head of celery)
    >
    > 4-ounce chunk aged Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (I cut extra slices to share
    > in separate dish)
    >
    > 2/3 cup toasted walnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped
    >
    > Whole flat-leaf parsley leaves
    >
    > Directions:
    >
    > At least an hour before you serve, whisk together the olive oil, lemon
    > zest, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, the shallots, celery seed, celery salt, 2
    > tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper.
    >
    > Place the thinly sliced celery in a mixing bowl and toss it with the
    > remaining 1 tbs of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of salt.
    > Add enough dressing to moisten well.
    >
    > Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the celery to crisp
    > and the flavors to develop.
    >
    > When ready to serve, arrange the celery on a platter, shave the Parmesan
    > onto the celery with a vegetable peeler, then sprinkle with chopped
    > walnuts, parsley leaves, salt and pepper and serve immediately.


    Thanks! I would have to make this without the parmesan for me and without
    the nuts for Angela but I think it is something we would both eat. Not sure
    when I can make it though since I have no shallots and not sure I could get
    those at Target or Costco.



  6. #6
    Nana.Wilson Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo much!! It
    sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round it off
    with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!

    Nana


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k04hkv$f08$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> So what are your favorite salad greens? Costco sells some baby lettuces
    >>> that I love. But you have to buy so many in a package that we can never
    >>> finish them. Actually Angela won't eat them. But I can get her to eat
    >>> Romaine.

    >>
    >> I've been fixing a version of Ina Garten's recipe lately. For some reason
    >> I'm craving celery, and just add what I want to it, but this is her
    >> recipe. I make as little or as much as I want. Sometimes adding a bit of
    >> lettuce or a tomato since my tomatoes are ripening in this awful heat.
    >> :-)
    >>
    >> 1/2 cup good olive oil
    >>
    >> 2 tsp grated lemon zest
    >>
    >> 1/4 cup plus 1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
    >>
    >> 2 tbs minced shallots
    >>
    >> 1 tsp celery seed
    >>
    >> 1/2 tsp celery salt
    >>
    >> Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    >>
    >> 5 cups thinly sliced celery stalks, tender leaves included, sliced on an
    >> angle with a sharp knife or mandoline (12 stalks, or 1 head of celery)
    >>
    >> 4-ounce chunk aged Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (I cut extra slices to share
    >> in separate dish)
    >>
    >> 2/3 cup toasted walnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped
    >>
    >> Whole flat-leaf parsley leaves
    >>
    >> Directions:
    >>
    >> At least an hour before you serve, whisk together the olive oil, lemon
    >> zest, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, the shallots, celery seed, celery salt, 2
    >> tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper.
    >>
    >> Place the thinly sliced celery in a mixing bowl and toss it with the
    >> remaining 1 tbs of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of salt.
    >> Add enough dressing to moisten well.
    >>
    >> Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the celery to crisp
    >> and the flavors to develop.
    >>
    >> When ready to serve, arrange the celery on a platter, shave the Parmesan
    >> onto the celery with a vegetable peeler, then sprinkle with chopped
    >> walnuts, parsley leaves, salt and pepper and serve immediately.

    >
    > Thanks! I would have to make this without the parmesan for me and without
    > the nuts for Angela but I think it is something we would both eat. Not
    > sure when I can make it though since I have no shallots and not sure I
    > could get those at Target or Costco.
    >




  7. #7
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo much!!
    > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round it
    > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    >
    > Nana


    Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not really big
    on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying it.

    Cheri


  8. #8
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    Cheri <[email protected]> wrote:
    : "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    : > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo much!!
    : > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round it
    : > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    : >
    : > Nana

    : Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not really big
    : on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying it.

    : Cheri

    Cheri, I would agree with you on eating salad and letting it fill you up.
    the only liquidy type I do is gazpacho, which I do in the food processor,
    not the blender so it has quite a good chew factor.

    I am not fussy or particular about green salads, generally buying whatever
    looks nice in the greens departmen . Recently I got a boston lettuce at a
    good price so that ws the base of my ssalads for almost a week.

    what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the salad,
    lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few of
    each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.

    Wendy

  9. #9
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k06pco$ago$[email protected]..
    > Cheri <che[email protected]> wrote:
    > : "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    > : > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo
    > much!!
    > : > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round
    > it
    > : > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    > : >
    > : > Nana
    >
    > : Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not really
    > big
    > : on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying it.
    >
    > : Cheri
    >
    > Cheri, I would agree with you on eating salad and letting it fill you up.
    > the only liquidy type I do is gazpacho, which I do in the food processor,
    > not the blender so it has quite a good chew factor.
    >
    > I am not fussy or particular about green salads, generally buying whatever
    > looks nice in the greens departmen . Recently I got a boston lettuce at a
    > good price so that ws the base of my ssalads for almost a week.
    >
    > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the salad,
    > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few of
    > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    >
    > Wendy


    Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only one eating
    it.

    Cheri



  10. #10
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k06pco$ago$[email protected]..
    > > Cheri <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > : "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > : news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    > > : > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo
    > > much!!
    > > : > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round
    > > it
    > > : > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    > > : >
    > > : > Nana
    > >
    > > : Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not really
    > > big
    > > : on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying it.
    > >
    > > : Cheri
    > >
    > > Cheri, I would agree with you on eating salad and letting it fill you up.
    > > the only liquidy type I do is gazpacho, which I do in the food processor,
    > > not the blender so it has quite a good chew factor.
    > >
    > > I am not fussy or particular about green salads, generally buying whatever
    > > looks nice in the greens departmen . Recently I got a boston lettuce at a
    > > good price so that ws the base of my ssalads for almost a week.
    > >
    > > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    > > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the salad,
    > > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few of
    > > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    > >
    > > Wendy

    >
    > Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only one eating
    > it.
    >


    I've gotten better at not overbuying, but I do try to store greens in a
    way that minimizes waste and spoilage. I have a Rubbermaid crisper bowl
    that I keep washed lettuce in. It has a little grill in the bottom so
    that the lettuce isn't sitting in any water that hasn't spun off after I
    wash the lettuce. Other items get wrapped in a damp paper towel and
    stored in a closed plastic bag. I put cut radishes in the lettuce
    crisper, along with cucumbers that I've cut into. Mushrooms tend to be a
    big problem in the summer, as I sometimes get tired of mushrooms before
    I finish a box; in the winter, spare mushrooms go into soup.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo much!!
    > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round it
    > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!


    That wouldn't work for me. It's a texture I couldn't swallow. But thanks!



  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k06pco$ago$[email protected]..
    > Cheri <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    > : > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo
    > much!!
    > : > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like & round
    > it
    > : > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    > : >
    > : > Nana
    >
    > : Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not really
    > big
    > : on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying it.
    >
    > : Cheri
    >
    > Cheri, I would agree with you on eating salad and letting it fill you up.
    > the only liquidy type I do is gazpacho, which I do in the food processor,
    > not the blender so it has quite a good chew factor.
    >
    > I am not fussy or particular about green salads, generally buying whatever
    > looks nice in the greens departmen . Recently I got a boston lettuce at a
    > good price so that ws the base of my ssalads for almost a week.
    >
    > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the salad,
    > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few of
    > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.


    I tried Gazpacho once and hated it. I like all of the ingredients. Just
    didn't like it once they were all together.

    As for salads for one, that is something my Family Living teacher told us.
    You can not make a good salad for one. For the reasons you cited.



  13. #13
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k06pco$ago$[email protected]..
    >> > Cheri <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > : "Nana.Wilson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> > : news:k06bsb$4no$[email protected]..
    >> > : > These days I like to drink me 'salad' cause I use me Vitamix soo
    >> > much!!
    >> > : > It sure is great!! Just throw in what ever veggies you like &
    >> > round
    >> > it
    >> > : > off with fave fruits & you are good ta go!!
    >> > : >
    >> > : > Nana
    >> >
    >> > : Sounds like you're really getting a lot of use out of it. I'm not
    >> > really
    >> > big
    >> > : on drinking stuff, I like the chew factor, but glad you're enjoying
    >> > it.
    >> >
    >> > : Cheri
    >> >
    >> > Cheri, I would agree with you on eating salad and letting it fill you
    >> > up.
    >> > the only liquidy type I do is gazpacho, which I do in the food
    >> > processor,
    >> > not the blender so it has quite a good chew factor.
    >> >
    >> > I am not fussy or particular about green salads, generally buying
    >> > whatever
    >> > looks nice in the greens departmen . Recently I got a boston lettuce
    >> > at a
    >> > good price so that ws the base of my ssalads for almost a week.
    >> >
    >> > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    >> > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the
    >> > salad,
    >> > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few
    >> > of
    >> > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    >> >
    >> > Wendy

    >>
    >> Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only one
    >> eating
    >> it.
    >>

    >
    > I've gotten better at not overbuying, but I do try to store greens in a
    > way that minimizes waste and spoilage. I have a Rubbermaid crisper bowl
    > that I keep washed lettuce in. It has a little grill in the bottom so
    > that the lettuce isn't sitting in any water that hasn't spun off after I
    > wash the lettuce. Other items get wrapped in a damp paper towel and
    > stored in a closed plastic bag. I put cut radishes in the lettuce
    > crisper, along with cucumbers that I've cut into. Mushrooms tend to be a
    > big problem in the summer, as I sometimes get tired of mushrooms before
    > I finish a box; in the winter, spare mushrooms go into soup.


    Cucumbers are the bad thing here. Costco sells tiny ones but you have to
    buy a ton! If we could get one or two tiny ones it would be perfect. I
    hate touching slimy cukes.



  14. #14
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    In article <k07a00$ub8$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > As for salads for one, that is something my Family Living teacher told us.
    > You can not make a good salad for one. For the reasons you cited.


    Funny thing here. I do it every day. Sometimes twice a day. And I think
    my salads are pretty damn good.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

  15. #15
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 8/12/2012 8:10 AM, Alice Faber wrote:

    > Funny thing here. I do it every day. Sometimes twice a day. And I think
    > my salads are pretty damn good.
    >


    Speaking of salads, just got my copy of Karen Barnaby's Low Carb Gourmet
    and I'm really excited by what I've read.

    Here's the first thing that caught my eye, have to be certain NOT to get
    Chinese pine nuts; they cause pine mouth.

    http://www.lowcarb.ca/karen/recipe008.html

    Susan

  16. #16
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    : >> >
    : >> > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the greens
    : >> > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the
    : >> > salad,
    : >> > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so few
    : >> > of
    : >> > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    : >> >
    : >> > Wendy
    : >>
    : >> Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only one
    : >> eating
    : >> it.
    : >>
    : >
    : > I've gotten better at not overbuying, but I do try to store greens in a
    : > way that minimizes waste and spoilage. I have a Rubbermaid crisper bowl
    : > that I keep washed lettuce in. It has a little grill in the bottom so
    : > that the lettuce isn't sitting in any water that hasn't spun off after I
    : > wash the lettuce. Other items get wrapped in a damp paper towel and
    : > stored in a closed plastic bag. I put cut radishes in the lettuce
    : > crisper, along with cucumbers that I've cut into. Mushrooms tend to be a
    : > big problem in the summer, as I sometimes get tired of mushrooms before
    : > I finish a box; in the winter, spare mushrooms go into soup.

    : Cucumbers are the bad thing here. Costco sells tiny ones but you have to
    : buy a ton! If we could get one or two tiny ones it would be perfect. I
    : hate touching slimy cukes.

    simple solution is to buy the tiny (or any cukes) at another store that
    sells them either by fewer pieces or by the pound. Each cuke may clst
    more, but if you only eat two or three and thow out the slimy rest, you
    are not sving anyting.

    I find those tiny Persian cukes to be great to have on hand for a snack
    when I get the munchies. Has angela tried that?

    Wendy


  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k08pvd$6ot$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : >> >
    > : >> > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping the
    > greens
    > : >> > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in the
    > : >> > salad,
    > : >> > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving uses so
    > few
    > : >> > of
    > : >> > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    > : >> >
    > : >> > Wendy
    > : >>
    > : >> Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only one
    > : >> eating
    > : >> it.
    > : >>
    > : >
    > : > I've gotten better at not overbuying, but I do try to store greens in
    > a
    > : > way that minimizes waste and spoilage. I have a Rubbermaid crisper
    > bowl
    > : > that I keep washed lettuce in. It has a little grill in the bottom so
    > : > that the lettuce isn't sitting in any water that hasn't spun off after
    > I
    > : > wash the lettuce. Other items get wrapped in a damp paper towel and
    > : > stored in a closed plastic bag. I put cut radishes in the lettuce
    > : > crisper, along with cucumbers that I've cut into. Mushrooms tend to be
    > a
    > : > big problem in the summer, as I sometimes get tired of mushrooms
    > before
    > : > I finish a box; in the winter, spare mushrooms go into soup.
    >
    > : Cucumbers are the bad thing here. Costco sells tiny ones but you have
    > to
    > : buy a ton! If we could get one or two tiny ones it would be perfect. I
    > : hate touching slimy cukes.
    >
    > simple solution is to buy the tiny (or any cukes) at another store that
    > sells them either by fewer pieces or by the pound. Each cuke may clst
    > more, but if you only eat two or three and thow out the slimy rest, you
    > are not sving anyting.


    There is no other store that sells them.
    >
    > I find those tiny Persian cukes to be great to have on hand for a snack
    > when I get the munchies. Has angela tried that?



    She might eat one or two but that's about it. The Costco sized bags have
    something like 30 in there. She can't even eat one cucumber in the course
    of the week. Exception being for the few days when she was making
    smoothies. I think she got burned out on those. Is eating none now and of
    course I bought a bag of frozen strawberries from Costco. Nobody will eat
    those now.



  18. #18
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?



    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k08pvd$6ot$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : >> >
    > : >> > what I do find difficult is making salad for one and keeping
    > the greens
    > : >> > fresh for a few days as, if I want a variety of vegetables in
    > the
    > : >> > salad,
    > : >> > lettuces, baby greens, tomatoes, radishes, etc, one serving
    > uses so few
    > : >> > of
    > : >> > each that they tend to go rotten before I an finish them.
    > : >> >
    > : >> > Wendy
    > : >>
    > : >> Yes, I find that to be a problem too, since I'm usually the only
    > one
    > : >> eating
    > : >> it.
    > : >>
    > : >
    > : > I've gotten better at not overbuying, but I do try to store greens
    > in a
    > : > way that minimizes waste and spoilage. I have a Rubbermaid crisper
    > bowl
    > : > that I keep washed lettuce in. It has a little grill in the bottom
    > so
    > : > that the lettuce isn't sitting in any water that hasn't spun off
    > after I
    > : > wash the lettuce. Other items get wrapped in a damp paper towel
    > and
    > : > stored in a closed plastic bag. I put cut radishes in the lettuce
    > : > crisper, along with cucumbers that I've cut into. Mushrooms tend
    > to be a
    > : > big problem in the summer, as I sometimes get tired of mushrooms
    > before
    > : > I finish a box; in the winter, spare mushrooms go into soup.
    >
    > : Cucumbers are the bad thing here. Costco sells tiny ones but you
    > have to
    > : buy a ton! If we could get one or two tiny ones it would be
    > perfect. I
    > : hate touching slimy cukes.
    >
    > simple solution is to buy the tiny (or any cukes) at another store
    > that
    > sells them either by fewer pieces or by the pound. Each cuke may clst
    > more, but if you only eat two or three and thow out the slimy rest,
    > you
    > are not sving anyting.
    >
    > I find those tiny Persian cukes to be great to have on hand for a
    > snack
    > when I get the munchies. Has angela tried that?
    >
    > Wendy


    Sounds like the Lebanese cucumbers we get here, very tasty and the whole
    lot is palatable. I can't remember the last time I ate a regular
    cucumber.
    >


  19. #19
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?



    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k09476$d71$[email protected]..
    >
    > "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> I find those tiny Persian cukes to be great to have on hand for a
    >> snack
    >> when I get the munchies. Has angela tried that?

    >
    >
    > She might eat one or two but that's about it. The Costco sized bags
    > have something like 30 in there. She can't even eat one cucumber in
    > the course of the week. Exception being for the few days when she was
    > making smoothies. I think she got burned out on those. Is eating
    > none now and of course I bought a bag of frozen strawberries from
    > Costco. Nobody will eat those now.


    Hubby might like them? I occasionally warm up some frozen berries which
    creates a small amount of warm berry juice as well. Great over a good
    quality ice cream or even in thick, warm custard Generally though the
    kids use anything and everything for their smoothies. The latest is
    banana and frozen berries with ice cream and a bit of milk in the magic
    bullet.


  20. #20
    Colt T Guest

    Default Re: Favorite green type salads?

    I make very simple salads, iceberg lettuce, cheese and lots of Italian
    or 1000 island dressing, or sometimes French, I don't like ranch or
    creamy type dressings.


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