Tag Archives: salad

Chipolte Chicken Taco Salad

Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 in Food

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Tuna Waldorf Salad

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 in Food

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Weekly Tips for May 31/June 1

Posted on 30. May, 2011 in Uncategorized

Summer is a-l-m-o-s-t here! What are your plans? Staycations, visiting family, beach, lakes, camping? Working on the Annual Fun for Kids report, however RockIt Muffin and RockIt Bubba have decided to not to do camps this summer, so research is limited. Hopefully, it will spur ideas in your local community. 

Hope all enjoyed their holiday weekend and took a moment to THANK and REMEMBER those in the our armed forces. (more…)

Chicken Pasta Salad for Summer

Posted on 30. May, 2011 in Food

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Weekly Tips for March 7, 2011

Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 in Uncategorized

How is March treating you? Like a lion or a lamb? March can be a very stressful, mundane and trying month, so take some time break out of your routine and mix things up a bit.  Instead of drinking coffee, try herbal tea or a tea latte.  Tired of the same cardio routine, mix it up with a jump rope, hula-hoop and some head banging rock music.  Work those legs, while doing dishes or checking out at the store, do calf raises.  Instead of plopping down at the computer, stand and Facebook, instead.  This week’s tips are Nice, Green, (more…)

Apple & Celery Root Salad

Posted on 14. Nov, 2010 in Food

Ingredients

1/4 cup of buttermilk

1 oz. crumbled blue cheese

3 tablespoons chopped chives and more for garnish

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

3 dashes hot pepper sauce

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/2 pound celery root, peeled and cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 Granny Smith apples

1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients (through black pepper).  Toss celery root wtih buttermilk dressing and let stand 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place lemon juice in a bowl. Trim tops and bottoms from apples. Cut apples crosswise into slices, removing seeds and core with a round cookie cutter or paring knife. Transfer apple to bowl with lemon juice and toss to prevent apple from browning.

3. Starting with apple slices alternately stack apple with the celery root mixture on each of 4 servng plates. Garnish with additional chives.

1.5 cup of salad= 90 Calories; 2g Fat; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 16g; Sugars 9g; Fiber 2g.

Weekly Tips for Nov. 15, 2010

Posted on 14. Nov, 2010 in Uncategorized

Since when did it become “OK” to do your Christmas/December decorating the day after Halloween?  Even my 7 yrs. old daughter remarked that “Thanksgiving is being skipped!”  We (more…)

Jamie Oliver’s Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 in Food

Chopped salads are incredibly simple to make—you have to give them a go. If nothing else, they can offer you some chopping practice, so why not make something tasty while you’re practicing your knife skills? Anyone can make these salads—just make sure you use a good sharp chef’s knife and your biggest chopping board—and watch your fingers.

What I want to show you here is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the different ingredients you can add to a chopped salad. –you can use whatever’s available. The only rule I would give you is to always include a couple of handfuls of crunchy lettuce to give your salad a really good texture. Try out different things, and don’t feel obliged to use the same old stuff all the time. Bell peppers, tomatoes, herb sprigs, different types of cheese…you can get any or all of these into a chopped salad.

INGREDIENTS

• A small handful of black olives
• ½ a red onion
• 1 red chile
• 3 firm ripe tomatoes
• 1 Romaine lettuce or mixture of spinach and fresh greens
• A bunch of fresh basil
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Balsamic vinegar
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 Get yourself a large chopping board and a large sharp knife. Press down on the olives with the palm of your hand to squeeze the pits out, then discard the pits. Start choppng the harder, crunchier veggies first. Peel and slice your onion, halve, seed, and finely chop your chile. Chop the olives and the tomatoes. Bring it all into the center of the board and continue chopping and mixing together. Add the lettuce leaves and basil and chop them up too. When everything is well chopped, you’ll have a big mound of salad on the board. Make a well in the middle and drizzle in 6 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mix up so everything gets dressed and serve straight from the board or in a bowl.

This salad is so easy and so yummy, it is everything we moms love all rolled into one recipe.

Weekly Tips for July 12, 2010

Posted on 11. Jul, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

GREEN - After going through your old documents or junk mail, be sure to shred them.  Save the shredded paper and use it for packing material-whether it be packing for a move, mailing a box or just storing something away for the current timeThis is great for holiday ornaments.

One more – Have old magazines or books? Donate them to your local nursing home where they will be much appreciated! 

HEALTHY - 10 Thoughts on Whole Living.

1. Something worth doing once is worth doing again.

2. Flexibility isn’t wishy-washy. There’s a difference between knowing your priorities and no knowing your own mind.

3. The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.

4. Dream up a simple project, then shape it with your own hands.

5. True generosity doesn’t leave you with less, it leaves you with more.

6. Wait two seconds before you say something you can’t take back.

7. A balanced life looks and feels different for everyone.

8. Patience is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it wastes away.

9. Vulnerability brings trust.  Trust brings opportunity.

10. Let sensory pleasure, not rules, guide a healthy appetite.  (www.wholeliving.com)

RECIPE -  Rainbow Quinoa Salad. Great for summertime and easyto take to BBQ or pool parties. Skip over to the Recipe Tab for more details.

Thought to Ponder:  What book have you recently read, that you would love to meet the author over green tea?

I have read three books this past month, Run Like a Mother by two best “running” friends,  Among Pigeons by Dr. Lawerence Woods which is so moving about the homeless and Food Rules by a journalist trying to answer the common question of “What do we eat?”. 

Run Like A Mother is great because each chapter the authors take turns tackling themes.  The best part is they actually write about issues most athletic women won’t admit, even to themselves.  By seeing other women admit their pains and fears, it makes you willing to actually identify yours and determine it’s fate.

Among Pigeons is a great can’t put down book.  It really let’s the reader see the life of the homeless.  It makes the reader want to hug their families and appreciate everything.

Food Rules is a general consensus of the common individuals who read and don’t know what is good for them or not anymore because there is so much conflicting information. The reader does not feel alone in this quandry.

Have a great week and let’s hear your thoughts.

Weekly Tips for May 31, 2010 – Get Ready for Summer!

Posted on 31. May, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN- Here are some ideas for summertime to think more green; Reduce the amount of plastic utensils you throw away by switching to reusable utensils.   Go reusable and stop spedning money on paper plates, paper cups and disposable water bottles.  Reduce trash by composting your veggies. Reduce the amount of time and energy spent (not to mention your own comfort level)  by cooking two meals at once in the oven.  Reduce the strain on your freezer by keeping it full — it runs more efficiently.  Take your reusable bag (more…)