Salads can kiss my ass

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    Jan 11, 2015 1:13 AM GMT
    But seriously, I'm day one of new diet to cut, dropping most breads and carbs, except for rice, oatmeal, and all the veggies I can fist into my mouth.

    What are some additions and recipes I can use to make salad edible? Ideas for dressings?

    My favourite is baby spinach and arugula with sliced chicken, bean sprouts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, crumbled feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
  • mybud

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    Jan 11, 2015 3:54 AM GMT
    Salads can kiss yo ass huh...Lucky salads.
  • johnlesyd

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    Jan 11, 2015 10:00 AM GMT
    Balsamic vinegar
    adds taste
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    Jan 11, 2015 4:44 PM GMT
    Get some kale going, and add tuna, a hard boiled egg, some lean meat, grated carrot, radish, a/o turnips, cukes, zucchini, celery, peppers, leeks or onions, corn, beans, and beets. Don't be shy about experimenting, as they can be meals in themselves and good ones at that.
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    Jan 11, 2015 5:56 PM GMT
    Yeah

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    Lucky and fortunate carrots, radishes and beets.
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    Jan 11, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    "Salads can kiss my ass."

    Oh, please lettuce!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Jan 11, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    Slices of fresh apple, pear, or even raspberries. Adding a few candied pecans are really good. I doubt that adding a few croutons would hurt either. ;)


    You could try one of my aunts dressings...instead of dressing, she would mash up a few avocados and add seasonings and a little lemon juice (similar to guacamole) in the salad bowl. Then add all of the other ingredients, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc on top. Put it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let it marinate. Then take it out, toss it, put some croutons on top. Yumm!
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    Jan 11, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    Salads don't have to have greens in them. You can just grate a bunch of veggies and pour dressing on them.
    Or use cabbage instead of lettuce.
    Mix miso, ginger, carrots, sriracha, mirin, and sesame oil in a food processor. Dump it on shredded cabbage and daikon and chicken and voilà.
    Salads also don't have to be cold. Fry some bacon. Add onions. Drain most of fat off. Turn off heat and add spinach. Cover for a few minutes till its slightly wilted. Add hard boiled eggs and something sweet and something crunchy and some vinegar.

    A good salad has some protein (eggs, fish, chicken, beans, etc.) Something crunchy (nuts, apples, seeds, croutons) something a touch sweet (fruit, candied nuts) and something a touch sharp (vinegar, lemon, onion)
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    Jan 11, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    makavelli saidBut seriously, I'm day one of new diet to cut, dropping most breads and carbs, except for rice, oatmeal, and all the veggies I can fist into my mouth.

    What are some additions and recipes I can use to make salad edible? Ideas for dressings?

    My favourite is baby spinach and arugula with sliced chicken, bean sprouts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, crumbled feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette.


    Some images of Salmon Salad -

    you can add, apples,cucumbers, avocado, almonds, dried cranberries, in season you can also add mango

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  • LJay

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    Jan 12, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    Think colors.

    I start with a good handful of greens and then add as many different colors as seems convenient. Try walking through a good produce department and looking at things that you may not normally put into salad as ingredients: Brussels sprouts, oranges, apples, or other fruits, fennel, beets, jicama.

    Textures: Yellow squash could be cut into round slices, matchsticks, batons, cubed, grated, or you could use a vegetable peeler to make it into ribbons. Don't eat the sme vegetable the same wy all the time. Even lettuce can be shopped, torn, shredded, used as wrappers, etc. Lef lettuce is great with very thinly sliced onions and wilted with dressing made of hot bacon grease and sweet vinegar.

    Try to find small bottles of different oils like avocado, walnut or sesame to use for dressings. Look for different vinegars, too. Making your own dressings is easy and you can make small amounts so that you will not get tired of them.

    Try different greens or add a little cabbage (green or red or savoy or bok choy) to the mix or celery tops or beet greens.

    I helps to go produce shopping every day or so in order to keep things fresh. And don't be shy about buying only one carrot, or one small zucchini or whatever if they are priced by the pound. Avoid waste.

    When you get home, prep your veggies and keep in small containers in the fridge so that you can just mix and match in a hurry rather than doing a lot of prepping each time you want to make a salad. Remember that tomatoes, cukes, and onions don't like refrigeration.

    Don't forget herbs. Fresh ones are great, but if you don't want to go that route and happen to have a good spice store in town, like Penzey's, check out their stuff.

    and you can always go online to the cooking sites and search for salad recipes.
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    Jan 12, 2015 8:05 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]makavelli said[/cite]But seriously, I'm day one of new diet to cut, dropping most breads and carbs, except for rice, oatmeal, and all the veggies I can fist into my mouth.

    What are some additions and recipes I can use to make salad edible? Ideas for dressings?

    My favourite is baby spinach and arugula with sliced chicken, bean sprouts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, crumbled feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette.[/quot


    A cookbook called Well Fed has recipes for Paleo type meals.
  • Svnw688

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    Jan 12, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    Salads are tasty and (usually) healthy, but rarely fill me up sufficiently.

    I think a lot of this diet stuff is ridiculous. I think your genes pretty much dictate your life expectancy, and quality of life (and body shape and type). Sure you can force change, but I wouldn't obsess. Anecdotally, my grandmother ate like a field hand (greasy foods, large portions, lots of "empty" calories, junk foods), never exercised, and she lived healthily to age 94.

    Balance and moderation are best.

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    Jan 12, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidSalads are tasty and (usually) healthy, but rarely fill me up sufficiently.

    Probably because you're not putting enough meat, eggs, and stuff like that in it.   icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 12, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    makavelli said
    Ideas for dressings?

    At home I usually just use olive oil & vinegar with assorted greens. But we have flavored oils, and several vinegars, including balsamic, affording some nice variety to suit the type of salad.

    In restaurants I often also ask for oil & vinegar. But these are not always the best quality, and may be vegetable cooking oil instead of olive with little flavor. So I may have an Italian or a vinaigrette, although it still may not contain olive oil. I never have a creamy dressing, which can be loaded with calories.

    In the salad I like some avocado, hard-boiled egg, and the 2 hearts: artichoke hearts and hearts of palm. There was a restaurant in San Antonio that had a salad like that on their menu, difficult to find elsewhere. But avocado and eggs are fairly common, and all the restaurants we frequent will add them to any salad that doesn't already have them, for a modest added charge. And of course at home I can make anything I want.

    For more substance I'll have grilled chicken or tuna. I prefer them chunk rather than blended with mayonnaise, another fattening item. I'll even have some anchovy filets at times, or small peeled shrimp. Other things I like (but not necessarily all at once) are olives, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and onions. I generally avoid shredded cheese for the fat, croutons for the carbs, and nuts because I don't like the texture in a salad. But nuts can be a healthy ingredient.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:09 PM GMT

    Just don't put any onions in the salads. Onions are the most smelly, horrible tasting things ever created by nature and are best avoided. I am allergic to onions anyways so no one dares to cook with onions if they invite me over unless they want to see me get good and sick.
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    Jan 13, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Just don't put any onions in the salads. Onions are the most smelly, horrible tasting things ever created by nature and are best avoided. I am allergic to onions anyways so no one dares to cook with onions if they invite me over unless they want to see me get good and sick.


    Give leeks a try. Gentler and more umami than onions. And, this being Winter, don't forget soups.
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    Jan 14, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    Kale and frozen edamame.

    Fresh kale was a bit off-putting until I found the recipe below.

    http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/raw-kale-salad-with-root-vegetables/



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    Feb 01, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    There's a lot of different varieties of vinegar out there. Prices range from really low to very high. If you've ever read about the Engine 2 Diet, they recommend going with dressings that don't have oil, so vinegar is one way to do it.
  • Noeton

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    Dec 30, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    mybud saidSalads can kiss yo ass huh...Lucky salads.


    Funniest post ever!
  • buddycat

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    Jan 10, 2016 9:48 AM GMT
    Had a Southwestern chicken salad for dinner. It was good and filling. I usually just have a salad with low fat cheese and vinaigrette dressing. Fresh ground pepper is good on it. Hard boiled eggs mashed in is also good.
  • AttisXVI

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    Jan 11, 2016 4:43 AM GMT
    This diet has also been called the "clean bottom" diet. Don't forget your bananas, fish oil, and emergency Fleet enema.
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    Jan 11, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
    been avoiding Chipotle and the food trucks.

    if i cant avoid them; trying to get something that looks still warm and possibly at one timer over cooked.
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    Jan 12, 2016 12:40 AM GMT
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/kale-citrus-salad.html

    I use feta instead of goat cheese; if you hate tough chewy kale like I do, let it sit in its dressing in the fridge overnight and the acid from the fruit juice will help soften it up.

    Last time I swapped in queso fresco and pineapple and stuffed the leftovers in a wrap with ham.


    Anyway, even if you don't like this recipe one of the best things about it is the jalapeno. Chiles can really add a lot of flavor to an otherwise bland salad.
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    Jan 12, 2016 11:45 PM GMT
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  • AttisXVI

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    Jan 13, 2016 7:07 PM GMT
    paulflexes said12088243_10153785378481742_5100851714298


    Looks fine to me.