Created as part of our under-500 calorie menu, this salad is extremely easy to throw together and can be used with a variety of beans, herbs and vegetables. A quick note: the longer you allow the ingredients to marinate and blend together, the better it will taste. You can prepare the salad and then go about your chores or cook the rest of your meal. Serve it with grilled meats or vegetables, on tacos or alongside the Foil-Baked Flounder with Lemon, Herbs, Steamed Snap Beans and Quinoa.
St. Petersburg, Florida, is home for me and that’s where I eat most of my steaks. Once you master the seasoning and cooking of a great steak, you’ll be eating your best steaks at home, too. — Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe, author of Flavorize: Great Marinades, Injections, Brines, Rubs, and Glazes.Find more steak rub recipes here.
Coriander is renowned for its anti-chelating properties. Heavy metals, like lead and mercury, bind to this powerful little herb and then the body is able to flush them out of your system. Super-hydrating watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. It has an alkalizing effect on the body, which is good for detoxing, and helps to flush the colon, kidneys, and liver. Dr. Ariel Policano writes that watermelon aids the liver in processing ammonia and converting it into urea so that it can be safely excreted from the body. The watermelon rind is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin B6, and citrulline. Evidence in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (03/2011) suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it an antioxidant effect, which reduces free-radical damage. Cucumber also contains citrulline and is an excellent food for hydration. While all that is good and healthy, I just love how light and refreshing this juice is — slightly herbal and slightly sweet.
These pastries (rghaif) can be baked in the oven or cooked on a griddle. Instead of shellfish, other traditional fillings include sautéed strips of chicken flavored with saffron, or roasted vegetables and cheese.Mezze by Ghillie Basan, photography by Jan Baldwin, is published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Coriander-spiked basil-yogurt dressing classes up simple sliced tomatoes. Use a variety of tomato colors and sizes for most visual impact. You can make the dressing up to a day ahead, but slice and dress the tomatoes as close to serving time as possible.
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Chaat masala is a salty, tangy seasoning used in popular Indian snack foods. Sprinkling it on fruit and crudite also helps you eat healthy while adding a little kick to otherwise typical, humdrum fare.
In the mood for a quick and easy snack? I’ll just be upfront and tell you that these bites take a minute to prepare and then you can go do laundry, clean your house, relax in the bathtub, or sit and watch them bake because in a mere 25 minutes you’re left with a satisfying and sweet treat.
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I only used a little bit of oil in this recipe. Three tablespoons is all you’ll need and believe me — you won’t miss the rest.
The secret? Apple cider vinegar and fresh oregano. What flavor these two create! They made my apartment smell amazing. I honestly don’t know if I’d ever used fresh oregano before making this dish but I highly recommend finding some and tossing it into this roast.
The best part is that these roasted veggies won’t be soggy or soft tomorrow — they’ll still be nice and pretty and can be used for the week in your salads, omelettes, and whole grains. Nothing like cooking once and eating twice.