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I’ve said it before and I’ll say again, it’s salad season for us.  We are trying to eat healthier.  After having the Habit, the most delicious hamburger joint in Santa Barbara, and California Pizza Kitchen, my face is breaking out like I’m fifteen again.  Our eating is slowly, but surely improving.  Over the weekend I made lots of cold, delicious salads.  I was a little naughty and added some delicious bleu cheese croutons, from Trader Joe’s.  Oops!

I’m off to the east coast for one day.  Yup you heard me right, ONE day!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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summer salad

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The other day while surfing the net, I came across a yummy, healthy looking salad.  Considering we REALLY enjoy salads around here, I thought I’d give it a try.  I love nothing more than an ice cold, summer salad.  I found this one on this lovely blog.  I made it pretty much the same, but you may want to go straight to the source.  Here is what I used:

2 zucchini

2 yellow squash

1 large shallot

sea salt

fresh lemon juice

white wine vinegar

olive oil

Italian seasonings

fresh Italian parsley

arugula

avocado

walnuts

First, I sliced the zucchini and squash VERY thin.  I put them in a colander and sprinkled them with coarse sea salt, and let them sit for a half hour.  While those were sitting, I sliced up the shallots, very thin.  I put the shallots in a bowl and covered them with vinegar, to soak.  I let them soak for about 10 minutes, then added the olive oil to the shallots. (I used a good amount of olive oil).  Then, I toasted the walnuts over the stove, on low heat and set them aside to cool.  Then, I rinsed the zucchini and squash off, and patted dry.  I put them in a large bowl and mixed in the shallot mixture and tossed in the roasted walnuts.  At the very end, slice up your avocado and I chopped up my arugula (you can just throw it in), mix everything and add a bit more sea salt and fresh squeezed lemon.  That’s it!

Enjoy!

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summer selections

Here are a few of my favorite things, that I am eyeing for the summer.  Something for the beach, something to read, and something to eat.  I’m buying the book and making the salad pronto!  I’m saving my pennies to buy something from Ace and Jig.  If you’ve never looked at their gorgeous pieces, check them out.  You’ll find something you will want.  I promise.

Feel free to share your summer favorites.

PicMonkey Collage

You can find the top here, the book here, and the salad here

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