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Cilantro Dressing

Are you in a vinaigrette rut? Tired of the same old ranch dressing from the store? Try this easy and fresh Cilantro Dressing, the added spice from the hot sauce gives salads a great (and needed) kick.  Whip this up over the weekend, you can easily double the recipe and you’ll have homemade dressing for your salads all week-long.

Helga

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Blackberry & Grape Fruit Salad

Surprise! We are delighted to share what has been keeping us foodies really busy. We are featured on this months’ Kitchen and Table Catalog from Cemaco! The first of five recipes is this Blackberry & Green Grape Fruit Salad adaptation from an earlier version posted right here at TFK. This time, we added more green grapes and it came out delicious. At the end of this post, you will find the products from Cemaco that we used to prepare this recipe in our kitchens.

This fruit salad is perfect for these summer days that are perfect for brunch, either with family, friends, or both! The best part of this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. You just need to squeeze the lemon juice and mix it with the sugar. Let it stand and toss the fruits with it. Add the almonds when serving… and it’s ready! See? So easy. Plus, you can make it a day ahead of your brunch and have it already for your guests.

Helga & Kitty

Blackberry & Green Grape Fruit Salad

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Chickpea and Fresh Basil Salad

The warm days are supposedly leaving us, and crisp cool days are around the corner, but we’re still in time to prepare this salad. This is a really easy and fresh salad, perfect for outdoorsy summer days and it’s also a convenient make ahead recipe, you can prepare it the night before and it will taste even better!  Aside from being delicious and fresh this is a very healthy dish.  Truthfully, I didn’t make it because it is healthy, but my husband asked me if there is a nutritional benefit to eating chickpeas, so I looked it up.

I found out that these legumes are high in fiber, so it’s a great aid to our digestive system and it is also very beneficial for people looking to include foods that help improve their cardiovascular health.  As little as ¾ cup of chickpeas per day can help lower our LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides in a one-month period of time.

With that in mind, I will definitely try to prepare chickpeas more regularly at home and I’ll be on the lookout for more recipes, so you can try them too.

Helga

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