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January 2nd, 2010

Holiday Leftovers: Hot Turkey Salad

Looking for something warm and different to do with that leftover turkey or chicken? Hot turkey salad has been around for decades in the south and has become a leftover tradition for many.
This dish is quite easy to prepare and there’s very little clean up. Give it a try!
Holiday Leftovers: Hot Turkey Salad Recipe

December 2nd, 2009

Poisoned Salad Kills Whistleblower Ramin Pourandarjani

Dr.Ramin Pourandarjani, 26, has died from an allegedly poisoned salad. This is the fourth explanation given by the Iranian Government. He is known as the whistle-blower in the Iranian prisoner torture scandal last summer.

Ramin Pourandarjani was performing his duties at the Kahrizak prison near Tehran during the much disputed June election. Hundreds of demonstrators were brought there to be tortured and beaten. An unknown amount of deaths resulted from prisoner abuse. Perhaps poisoned salad would have been more humane.
Mohsen Ruholamini was one of those that died from the torture.

Mohsen Ruholamini was from a very conservative and prominent family and the outrage over his death lead to Kahrizak being temporarily closed.
It’s alleged that Dr. Pourandarjani was forced to sign a document stating that Ruholamini died from meningitis.
However, Dr. Pourandarjani appeared before a parliamentary committee and testified that Mr Ruholamini was indeed tortured, and that he had also received death threats.

The Iranian Government has so far stated that Pourandarjani’s death on November 10th was a suicide, a car wreck, a heart attack, and now from a poisoned salad.

Prosecutor Abbas Dowlatabadi would like us to believe that Dr.Pourandarjani ordered a salad to be delivered, took possession of said salad, and added a lethal dose of propranolol ( a drug used for high blood pressure )
The prosecutor questioned and cleared the delivery man, but acknowledged it could be murder. He also insinuated suicide, claiming the Doctor was facing 5 years in prison due to negligence at Kahrizak.

Very few believe this was suicide. Most believe he was killed because of what he knew.

Masood Pezeshkian, a reformist MP, said yesterday: “It is impossible to accuse him of suicide … The idea of suicide by someone who had no problems and no serious diseases — and was present during the events in Kahrizak — seems questionable.”

We are unlikely to ever know the truth. There’s little respect for human life and zero respect for human dignity in Iran.

To use a salad…something that is supposed be healthy and good for all, to murder someone…well, that’s just wrong folks. “Poisoned salad kills whistle blower” makes a lousy headline ( and gives your family an excuse not to eat their greens )

I doubt we need to double check our salads here, but can you imagine living in a region where you do?

September 10th, 2009

Mushroom, Bacon and Broccoli Salad

We love trying different salads throughout the year and often delude ourselves into thinking how health conscious we’re being. Truth be told, we just like good food…and anything with bacon is, well….good food. Try this different broccoli/ bacon salad for a delightful treat year ’round.
Mushroom Bacon Broccoli Salad Recipe

September 4th, 2009

Easy Warm Coleslaw

Coleslaw seems to be one of those salads you love in most forms, or something to be avoided at all cost. I’ve never had a coleslaw that wasn’t at least *good* and most have been so delicious I can’t seem to get enough. Below is one of my family’s all time favorites and we make it through out the year, not just for the holidays, cookouts or get-together’s. Give it try for something different and delicious!
Easy Warm Coleslaw Recipe

July 19th, 2009

Green Salad with Cranberry and Almonds

We eat salads with almost all of our meals so it’s a challenge for me to find things that both my children and my husband will eat without getting bored. I really love this recipe for a simple green salad with cranberries and almonds. I think you’ll like it too.

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Green Salad with Cranberry and Almonds

By the way, the cranberries give this just the right tartness while the almonds add such a nice crunch and saltiness to it. Yum. It’s definitely a recipe-keeper!

Recipe for Green Salad with Cranberry and Almonds

July 19th, 2009

Steak and Spinach Salad

I am quite certain you will love this wonderful summer salad. It can be made with thinly sliced flank steak (which is my preference) or deli roast beef slices. The best thing about this salad – after the taste – is that you can make this salad ahead of time, just leave out the spinach and add it to the salad and gently toss when you’re ready to serve.

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Steak and Spinach Salad

The prep time for this yummy Steak and Spinach Salad is only about 30 minutes with a cook time of about 10. It’s well worth it!

Recipe for Steak and Spinach Salad

July 14th, 2009

Egg Salad with Bacon

Looking for something light and refreshing on a warm summers day, or eve? Egg salad is one of those easy to fix, nutritious meals that has so many variations that you’re sure to find your favorite among all the recipes available. This one is ours, and it’s kid friendly, too.

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Egg Salad with Bacon

Egg Salad with Bacon Recipe

July 8th, 2009

Best Macaroni Salad

It’s easy to make the “best” macaroni salad. The secret is using ingredients you and your family enjoy, and omitting the one’s you just won’t eat. The recipe below is a simple, basic one that you can add almost anything to, like chicken, tuna or bacon, and not use something you dislike such as onions or celery. Give it a try, experiment and make your very own “best macaroni salad”!

Best Macaroni Salad

Best Macaroni Salad

Recipe for Best Macaroni Salad

July 2nd, 2009

4th of July Recipes: Potato Salad

Summer, holidays and potato salad… 3 of my favorite things. I’ve never been able to eat more than one bite of ‘pre-made store bought’ potato salad. No matter the Deli, it’s just never as good as homemade.

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4th of July Recipes: Potato Salad

While potato salad can be a bit time consuming, it’s well worth it. Give this old family recipe a try, and remember, the ingredients are easily adjustable to suit your own taste. Keep in mind, too that potato salad is one of those dishes that mysteriously tastes much better the next day, so make it ahead of time and enjoy your picnic or cook-out!

Recipe for Potato Salad

June 29th, 2009

Raspberry Vinaigrette

This Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing is very simple to make and when raspberries are in season, it should be a staple! You can also make up a wee bit extra to keep in fridge for a week.

raspberry vinaigrette

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Carefully pour this over a yummy salad of avocados, sprouts, strawberries, mango and red onion all on a fresh bed of spinach leaves. You can also add cilantro and slivered almonds for decoration and crunch!

Recipe for Raspberry Vinaigrette