Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Keeping it Healthy Salad

October 15, 2008

Ingredients:

* 1 medium green cabbage, shredded
* 2 carrots, shredded
* 1 green pepper, sliced paper thin in small strips
* 2 kirby cucumbers, peeled and sliced paper thin
* 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
* 1 onion, sliced paper thin
* 1/4 cup water
* 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
* 3/4 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
* 1 teaspoon sea salt
* 1 teaspoon oregano

Directions

1.Shred or slice (and I do mean paper thin) all vegetables.

2. Mix other ingredients and pour over the veggies.

3.You can make as quickly as a half a day before serving, but it is best to make it so that it can sit overnight.

4.Refrigerate immediately after mixing veggies and dressing.

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Zesty Minestrone

October 15, 2008

Ingredients: 3 cups water
1/2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-inch pieces and browned
1/4 cup dried minced onion
20 baby carrots, cut in thirds
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup dried vermicelli pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients except frozen vegetables and cheese in greased 3-1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat 3-4 hours or on low heat 6-8 hours.

One hour before serving, add frozen vegetables. Cover and cook an additional hour. Top individual servings with Parmesan cheese.

Serve with crusty bread and herbed cream cheese spread