Friday, January 16, 2009

I made a salad!

Hi There folks,

In times of cold weather I oft' find myself turning to the ever so beautiful fruit called pomegranate.

I associate this in my mind as "food of the dead" because of that beloved greek myth with Persephone and Hades. It apparently makes you goddess of the underworld...

If you are to believe the Pom hype, it seems the pomegranate could make you: live 1,000 years, give you a face lift, and make you less fat at the same time.

I like to incorporate the Pomegranate into fresh salads just because it tastes good! I really can't take street cred for this one, it's certainly something Mama made. Take a gander! Lemme know whatchu think!?


2 Cups of mixed greens, spinach, salad (whatever your green of choice is really)
1/2 Red Onion (Chop it up)
1/2 Pomegranate (I usually cut it in half and use the back of a spoon to tap the seeds out)
1 whole Avocado (cut into bite sized pieces)
1/2 apple (chopped)
1 whole navel orange ('cause it ain't got no seeds people, but if you don't mind 'em use a regular)
1 healthy sprinkling of feta cheese (crumbled)

1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of balsamic vinaigrette
3 tbs plain yogurt
1 clove pressed garlic
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of pepper
1 spoonful of mustard
a bit of honey to taste (I like things less sweet...)

Enjoy it people. It's salad, and it's freakin' good for you.

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