Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The Heart of the Matter, The Heart Healthy Salad Roundup

Now it is time for the roundup of last month's The Heart of the Matter, the theme was Heart Healthy Salads and I am delighted to say that I have received a whole bunch of delicious and inspiring salads for us to try out! I don't have much appetite right now as it is very hot and humid here right now but going through the entries this morning has created a certain appetite I have to say. I think you will feel the same at the end of this roundup!

The first entry I got was from The Blushing Hostess who sent in a delicious Fresh Field Pea and Brown Rice Salad with Chile Pasilla Vinaigrette to be eaten on a well mown lawn! Or what do you say Cathrine? (If you read her post you will understand what I am alluding to)

Next out is Kevin from Closet Cooking who has prepared a very attractive Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus, Spinach Salad that he guarantees never ends up as a leftover!

Sweet Arfi from HomeMadeS sent in a Mixed Green Leaves with Shaved Beetroots, Apples, Walnut and Blue Cheese, both crunchy and tasty!

Then Ann of Redacted Recipes, one of our habituees here on HotM, sent me an entry for a mouthwatering Grilled Lamb Salad that just makes me even more hungry!

Here we have a Thai inspired Avocado and Mango Salad made by Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs that is so lovely and healthy too!

This time we have an Italian food blogger among us, Rori from Ma Che Ti Sei Mangiato who even has translated her post into English for those of you who don't know Italian. Her entry is a The Day After Farro and Barley Salad that must be perfect on a hot day!

A beautiful Chicken, Cherry Tomato, Spinach and Raisin Couscous Salad, that is what Michelle from the Greedy Gourmet has prepared for the HotM this month!

An ahhh and ohh salad made of bell peppers and herbs tempts us all the way from Leafy Cooking where my friend LaBelga has mixed this delight!

Chris from Mele Cotte has sent me her delicious Spinach, Strawberries, Mandarin oranges, Walnuts, Honey roasted turkey and Blue cheese Salad. Go and check out her incredible cake decorations too!

A winter salad is good to have and Joahanna from the Green Gourmet Giraffe has made a real tasty Cauliflower and Sesame Salad for us!

One of my HotM partners, ever so busy but ever so delightful Michelle of The Accidental Scientist has finsihed her teaching just in time to send me this tasty Grilled Sweet Potato Salad!

And last and slightly reluctant, I forced Tanna of My Kitchen In Half Cups to participate with her Texas Carrot Salad. She insists on calling it Ilva style but I honestly think it is pure Tanna style, check it out and decide for yourselves!

Oh, I forgot my own entries, I made a Lentil and Potato Salad with Tomato and Oregano Dressing,

a Pasta Salad with Carrots, Onion, Capers and Pine Nuts

and finally a Fruit Salad with Chili Pepper and Lime Honey!

Thanks a lot to all the participants who make this event a success, without you it wouldn't exist! And if I have forgotten someone or something, please tell me!

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Reluctant! Well at least they look very different. And it was really good to eat.
Amazing all the variety here. Heathy is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed, Ilva! Good home care makes everything more appealing, including healthy salads. Though I do admit, the whole business with the lawn was a new ridiculous low... Be well!

Ilva said...

Tanna-They ARE very different!

anon.-not sure I understand what You are talking about here!

Michelle said...

Lovely round-up as always dear Ilva! And I'm happy to see we have new people entering every month! Since it's hot here all the time, I'll be making many of these throughout the year I think. Thanks for putting this together!

Johanna said...

thanks Ilva - lovely round up and this event does make me think I should be having more salads even in winter because they all look so delicious (now if only I had some nice fresh asaparagus!)

Anonymous said...

Again, what a wealth of recipes and combinations to come back to. Thank you, Ilva!

Chris said...

Thanks for a great round up! I am glad I was able to participate in another month, after being out of it for a while. Can't wait to check out the other links....:)