Saturday, May 12, 2012

What is it about the combination of sweet and hot?

One thing that brings me great joy is good food.  And when that "good food" is actually good for me, I feel doubly blessed!

Today's lunch was a salad that I learned to make from a friend of mine who is a pilot for US Airways.

I call it             Capt. Tom's Heart Healthy Salad

It's very healthy and tremendously delicious.


2 cups Romaine washed and torn in bite size pieces
Sprinkle lettuce with about a teaspoon of Lemon Juice

Mix Dressing:
2 Tablespoons of good grade Olive Oil
1 packet artificial sweetner of choice (I use Splenda)
1/8 tsp. of Ceyenne Pepper
Stir until well blended then drizzle over the Romaine

Crush 4 - 6 Salad Croutons (I use Marzetti's Garlic 'n Butter) and sprinkle over the salad
Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese
Toss and enjoy!

*add on options  - pecans, cranberries, diced chicken, pine nuts

I personally like it plain and simple... sometimes I toss in some cranberries.

Add a glass of ice water with extra lemon and you have a light and refreshing meal !

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