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Friday, January 17, 2014

An Apple a Day

Hi everyone! Here's something yummy to share with you for the weekend, or anytime.

When winter's chill sets in are you a soup person or a salad person? Maybe both? I make soup sometimes but it is not my favorite food. Me---I love salads and in the winter I get a real hankering for lots and lots of salads. Recently one of my readers mentioned that she made Waldorf salad as a Christmas dinner side dish.

Oh yes! I had somehow forgotten how much we love Waldorf salad and while I didn't serve for it Christmas I made a huge batch as soon as I got the chance.

It's so crisp and flavorful. Keeps very well, makes good snacks or lunchbox food [put  a freezer pack or frozen juice box to keep it cold.]

You can use whatever apples you like. My kids like Granny Smith best but I went with my own favorite Golden Delicious this time. I love them when they're ripe with a pink blush showing on their yellow cheeks.

Three or four apples, diced. Try to find organic, ripe apples. Either don't peel or partially peel.

Add half a bag of rinsed broccoli slaw slivers.

And 1 Cup of  celery, diced small.

Add walnuts and dried cranberries. So pretty! Sunflower seeds are nice too.

Toss gently with mayo, lemon juice or cider vinegar and a bit of olive oil, to taste.

I use about 1/4 Cup of mayonnaise, 2T lemon, 2 T olive oil. You can use light mayo but it turns watery, so if you want to cut the calories/ fat in whole mayo it works better to sub a bit of Greek yogurt instead. Add a T of Splenda, maybe some fresh ground black pepper?


You can add chicken or turkey or deli ham plus a warm baguette for a delicious nutritious, healthy (possibly not low-cal!) supper. Pour yourself a generous glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc ----mine tonight is Seaglass Vineyards, how cute! El cheapo, screw top even, but nice.




gone to the beach....