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January 11, 2015  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Contents (Mostly Take for Lunch Salads)
Golden Rice Salad Recipe | Oriental Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe |
Tangy Broccoli Salad Recipe | Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing Recipe | Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe | Tacos in a Bowl Recipe | Lunch Salad Recipe | Stuffed Celery or Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe | Cauliflower Salad Recipe | Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe |

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Here are a couple more good salads that Beulah might like to take to work. This is a wonderful salad, that could even be used as a main dish when want a lighter meal.

Golden Rice Salad Recipe

1/2 cup vinegar & oil dressing
3 cups hot cooked rice (I cook in chicken broth)
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 up sliced celery
3 tbsp. chopped dill pickle
3 tbsp. diced pimientos
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1/3 cup sliced pitted black olives
Salt & pepper, to taste
Salad greens
1 hard-cooked egg, sliced (optional)
1/3 cup imitation bacon bits ( I use real bacon, cooked & crumbled)

Pour dressing over hot rice. Toss and set aside to cool. Add remaining ingredients, except salad greens and bacon bits; toss lightly. Chill thoroughly. Serve on a bed of salad greens and sprinkle with bacon bits. Can also garnish the top with additional slices of hard cooked egg, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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My family often requests this tangy salad when we get together for dinner.

Oriental Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe

1 Napa cabbage, cut up fine
1 /2 cup finely chopped green onion (tops too)
2 pkgs. Ramen noodles (not the seasoning)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
3/4 cup Canola oil
1/2 cup sugar

Put chopped cabbage and onions in large bowl and put in refrigerator. Break Ramen noodles into small pieces and toast in skillet with the sesame seeds and almonds and butter; Set aside. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, oil and sugar together and chill, covered in refrigerator. When it's time to serve the salad, combine all ingredients and toss together lightly (be sure and shake dressing well before putting on salad).
Judy (in Alaska)
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For Diane WI wanting to know if you can use frozen broccoli to make soup, and if it should be cooked, the answers are yes. You can definitely use frozen broccoli; I prefer to use the chopped just to make things easier for myself. You can either cook it on the stove or in the microwave. I save the liquid from the cooking process and use in the soup, if water is listed as an ingredient.
Robbie IN

For Beulah (1/8 newsletter) who wants to add crunch to salads to take for her lunches in order to save money, you can try the following recipes, but you may want to cut them in half. Also, use various greens to make your salads, such as romaine lettuce and spinach instead of using just iceberg lettuce, Add various fresh vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, chopped, sliced or shredded carrots, chopped celery, chopped red, green or yellow peppers, chopped red or green onions and chopped asparagus. Add black beans, garbanzo beans and chopped avocado for some low healthy protein. Add crumbled turkey bacon on occasion. Add a few tablespoons of hulled sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, peanuts or other nuts for more crunch. Add small amounts of sliced or crumbled hard cooked eggs, chopped olives, cooked chicken or turkey occasionally. The combinations are endless. Just be careful not to add lots of calories to your salads by adding lots of cheese, croutons containing high fat, or high fat salad dressings. A little of the last ingredients are fine on occasion, but too much defeats your goal of a healthy lunch. Also add some chopped Napa or red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and other colorful vegetables to any salad. You may also want to make your own salad dressings, so you can easily control the amount of fat, sugar and salt that they contain.
Robbie IN

Tangy Broccoli Salad Recipe

1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar or use sugar substitute
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into flowerets (about 6 cups)
4 cups loosely packed torn spinach
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup bacon bits
1/4 cup raisins

Mix dressing, sugar and vinegar in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour or more.
Makes: 10 Servings
Robbie IN
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Spinach Salad with Honey Bacon Dressing Recipe

8 cups torn fresh spinach
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
5 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

Combine first 6 ingredients with 3 of the cooked, crumbled bacon strips in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, oil, mustard, lemon juice, and remaining strips of cooked, crumbled bacon. Pour over salad.
Robbie IN
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 Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe

2 lg cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1 sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
3 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic minced

1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar*
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste

Put cucumbers, onions and tomatoes in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour over salad mixture.

Mix well. Chill at few hours before serving.
It is a very refreshing salad. I never have any left!!

*I generally do not put in sugar as we are diabetic and it is great without it.
Enjoy !!!!
Judy in Montana
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This is a salad I take to work all the time. I make it up ahead of time then warm up the taco ingredients in a bowl. Top off the taco mixture with chips, lettuce cheese and tomatoes. For salad dressing I use my favorite salad dressing. This works well with Catalina or Ranch salad dressing or use a homemade salad dressing..

The mixture makes enough for 4 but my husband and I make it into two servings.

Tacos in a Bowl Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 head lettuce (I buy shredded lettuce in a bag)
1 tomato
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 pkg. tortilla chips (I buy 2 individual Doritos packages )

Brown ground beef and drain. In boiler, add stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, beef and taco seasoning. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Spread a helping of tortilla chips on plate. Cover with taco mixture. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, etc.
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Here is another salad I take to lunch all the time. It makes 2 servings. I make one for me and one for my husband. I always take the salad dressing in a separate container.

Lunch Salad Recipe

2 boiled eggs
1 package shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes
1 can mixed vegetables, drained
1 c. Frito corn chips
salt and pepper to taste
favorite salad dressing

Chop tomato. Add tomato to lettuce then add drained, mixed vegetables (do not cook). Add Frito corn chips, mayonnaise, pepper and salt to taste. Add chopped eggs last. Toss and add favorite salad dressing.

Note: If I don't have a can of mixed vegetables I substitute any vegetable that I have. My husband likes green beans. I like ranch style beans, drained and rinsed.
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Stuffed Celery or Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
Many times for lunch my husband I like to take stuffed celery. I just shred some mild cheddar cheese and add a little Miracle Whip with it. Spread the mixture on celery and pack an egg and some crackers with it. It is meal that has a crunch to it and is filling too. If not eggs put a small amount of cashews in a baggy, instead

Either use ham, tuna or chicken salad as a spread for stuffed celery too. There are so many things you can use as a stuffing for celery.

I do the same with stuffed tomatoes. Again there are so many stuffings that can be adapted for stuffed tomatoes.

Stuffed tomatoes make such a colorful lunch. One stuffing for tomatoes that is really good is to make pea salad from Le Sueur peas, cheese, Miracle Whip, pickle relish and boiled eggs.
We like bologna spread in stuffed tomatoes or stuffed celery, too. Just grate some bologna, add some minced onion, pickle relish and a little miracle whip.
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This is a great salad to take for lunch.

Cauliflower Salad Recipe

4 to 5 c. chopped cauliflower, chopped in small pieces
1 c. chopped green onions
1/2 c. chopped green olives
1 c. mayonnaise
1 lb. bacon, fried crisply and crumbled (I use packaged real bacon pieces)
1-1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. chopped bell pepper
3/4 c. Green Goddess salad dressing

Thoroughly mix cauliflower, onions, olives, crumbled bacon, cheese and bell pepper. Combine mayonnaise and Green Goddess salad dressing and pour over the salad ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.
Makes 4 servings
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This is a great salad for lunches. You will need to wait until you eat the salad to add the dressing. Put the dressing in a microwave container and warm up for about 20-30 seconds before using. Just get the dressing warm.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe

4 c. torn fresh spinach
1/2 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms

Toss together in salad bowl. Pour Sesame Dressing over and toss gently. Makes 4 servings.

Sesame Dressing
1 tsp. sesame seed
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. cooking oil
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/8 tsp. pepper

Cook sesame seed and garlic in hot oil in a small skillet for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in rest of ingredients. Cool slightly.
Makes 4 servings
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