This salad was offered in one of our recent cooking classes. It was a hit to say the least! The recipe was inspired from one of my favorite chefs Caroline Randall, she wrote Soul Food with Love.
The simplicity and combination of flavors are a perfect match. This is a great salad to make during a hot summer day. My husband and I had a similar salad in Santorini Greece last summer after a hot day at the beach. This recipe is very versatile, it can be served with any kind of food, as it will clean your palate for the next dish!Did you know that in March we celebrate the National Colon Cancer Awareness month? Yep! That's right, the Colon is such an important part of our digestive system, part of its job is to move out the residue of our body(by this I mean the stuff that our body does not need). Keeping the Colon working at its full potential also aids in preventing Colorectal cancer which is seen more and more in industrialized countries like the USA. When the Colon cannot "pass" the garbage out, it can irritate the cells that cover its inside lining, when this happens, the possibility of damaging these cells and creating a toxic buildup can lead to dangerous polyps. Over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. The good news? By adding more fiber, water, Vitamin A & D (from real foods) and healthy bacteria we can help to keep it healthy. The following recipe has all of the "good stuff" to keep your Colon going so go ahead and share it with your family and friends. At the Real Food Academy, we love to keep our community healthy! Superbowl Sunday is one of those days in America where you know for sure there will be plenty of party foods in every home. Not necessarily this dishes will be the healthiest so we wanted to share our easy version of Fish Tacos which includes an Avocado Cole Slaw that can be served by itself, in wraps or sandwiches. The following recipe is high in mono-saturated fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber from the avocados, cabbages, radishes, lemon, garlic, and cilantro. So not only you and your family can have a fun and yummy snack, you all can also add the benefits of this real recipe so you can start the week energized! BTW! You can make this recipe with shrimp, sauteed veggies or chicken and place a bottle of Siracha nearby for any hot sauce lover! This juice is ultra hydrating, with cucumber and coconut water, it also contains three of the most powerful natural digestive aids; pineapple, lemon, and Aloe Vera. A great juice when you want hydration and a digestion boost! Aloe Vera is believed to provide long-lasting youth and rapid healing, its anti-inflammatory power is one of it’s best-known properties. The gel of Aloe Vera also contains enzymes, minerals, anti-microbial and amino acids that aid in digestion, reduce inflammation and helps cleanse and soothe the body. Cucumbers are fantastic for cleansing our bodies. They are a natural diuretic, reduce inflammation, relieves stomach acid and provides soothing cleansing effect. Since they are often grown with pesticides and waxed in stores it is best to choose organic. This Homemade Greek Chicken Naan is our version of a Mediterranean pizza made on toasted Naan.This thin Indian flat bread is light and cooks rather quickly. You can find it in an Indian grocery store or in the ethnic area of your local market. If you cannot find it, it’s ok to substitute it for Pita bread. The homemade Hummus, chicken and Feta cheese will be your good proteins and the Aurugula and tomatoes the extra balance between crisp and sweet! Enjoy!