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Old 09-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #21
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Here's an interesting page:

The Nutritional Value of Lettuces


Of course, the vitamin content of lettuce depends on how it's grown. Lettuce that has it's leaves spread during growth, as opposed to those which grow with tight heads, have more vitamins that are sunlight dependant.

Hydroponic lettuces that are grown with maxed out nutrients and organically grown lettuces that are grown in maxed out organic soil are WAY above the rest when vitamins are in question.

With hydroponic veggies, the ratio is about 10 times of what is in commonly grown soil veggies.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #22
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The Wedge is now a retro item harkening back to the sixties and seventies steak houses. It is a high profit item and that is it's main appeal in the restaurant world.
Gosh I don't remember wedges in the 60's and 70's.......I probably blocked it out of my memory.
Hey Bea, (and everyone) do you remember Green Goddess dressing that was so popular in that time period? It was wonderful, and the only way I would eat a little bit of salad.

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Old 09-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #23
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my all time favorite is spinach with hot bacon and vinegar dressing. i like grated hard boiled egg and sesame seeds on it as well.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:55 PM   #24
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A freind of mine always asks for his salads to be tossed when he goes out.
I asked for mine the same way and what a difference it made to the ordinary salad I had been eating at that restaurant for years. It really makes a difference. You dont get a big mouth of dressing and then a big mouth of salad.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #25
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Lets see....Chicken, Tuna, Rabbit, Olive, Egg, Pasta, Shrimp, Fruit, Congealed, Carrot, Potato, ... to name a few....There are so many. ~~ However since it seems everyone is talking about "Green" salad in some form or another...I usually keep it pretty simple..a couple or so lettuces, spinach, tomato (in season) or cherry (grape) tomatoes otherwise...Maybe a radish....I like cukes, but they don't like me. Hard boiled eggs...and either Grilled Chicken or "Boiled"Shrimp with either the 'Mother Sauce of Mississippi' or this Olive oil, garlic, caper, anchovy concoction that I brew up as a dressing.

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:46 PM   #26
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my all time favorite is spinach with hot bacon and vinegar dressing. i like grated hard boiled egg and sesame seeds on it as well.
That's a goodun. I never had it with the sesame seeds. Next time.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:18 PM   #27
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I'm the other way around! I love iceberg lettuce when it's used to provide a real leafy crunch to a salad. It's only packed with vitamins when hydroponically or organically grown iceberg, but even the non-nutritional iceberg from the stores is good for a crunchy addition to other non-crunchy leafy veggies.

How boring the world would be if we all loved the same things!
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:08 PM   #28
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Woo Hoo!! Look at this! Guess what I'm making today!
Bibb Salad with Basil Green Goddess Dressing Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
This looks like a wonderful sauce, with lots of my favorite ingredients: scallion, basil, garlic, anchovy paste (I don't buy this one anymore, because I suck it directly from the tube instead of using it in my recipes), mayonnaise...
I'm gonna try it, but I will eat directly with some bread, just to enjoy it!

Thanks Kayelle
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #29
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Cajun chicken and avocado

I love avocado... so the combination with spicy cajun chicken, fresh lettuce, tomato, sprouts, feta and perhaps some peppadews makes a perfect salad for me.
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #30
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I agree! That would be so much better with French dressing!
Crisp fresh iceburg quarter with Blue cheese dressing is pretty good.
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What’s your favourite salad? I remember that, when I was a child some 40 years ago, you could basically have two kinds of salad: some lettuce + oil, vinegar, salt and pepper or some lettuce and tomatoes + oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. And that’s probably the main reason why we children generally loathed salads… :lol: But things changed! Today you can have an almost endless choice of salads, thank God, and this is one of my favourite: – [I]rucola, radicchio, Tropea red onion, cherry tomato, capers, black olives[/I] with – [I]extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper[/I]. Now, I wonder, what are you favourite salads? Just oil&vinegar or some rich mayonnaise? Only vegs or meat and fish too? Ok, now that the pills defeated my backache, I’m running to my greengrocer! :pig: 3 stars 1 reviews
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