Posts Tagged ‘cucumber’

Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad – Stay Cool and Hydrated

Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad

Spicy Garlic Cucumber Salad is a great way to stay cool and hydrated in the summer heat. Enjoy it as a side salad or add leftover steak, chicken, shrimp, etc., to make a complete meal. Eating spicy foods sends signals to your brain that you are too hot, so a cooling response (perspiration) is triggered…

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Cold Cucumber Basil Soup – Refreshing During the Summer Heat

Cucumber Basil Soup

Cold Cucumber Basil Soup is a simple blender soup that is so refreshing during the summer heat. No cooking, just toss some fresh ingredients in a blender or food processor and enjoy. This summer soup uses the classic Mediterranean combination of cucumbers and yogurt, with some onions, chives, and basil for extra flavor. Cucumbers are…

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Easy No-Fuss Gazpacho – The Perfect Summer Soup

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Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup, using fresh seasonal ingredients with no cooking required. Some recipes blanch the peel off the tomato and others puree each vegetable individually. Neither step is necessary, in my opinion. Traditionally it is served with croutons or toast points (cut bread into triangles, butter, and toast). No-Fuss Gazpacho Ingredients 24…

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Keep Hydrated with These 8 Summer Produce Superstars

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It is essential to keep hydrated during the hot summer months. Water is vital to keep your body functioning correctly. When it is hot and humid outside, you need to replace the water that is lost to sweating. Luckily, much of the produce that is in peak during those months are high in water content,…

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Watermelon Cucumber Cups – A Fun Appetizer or Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Cups

Watermelon Cucumber Cups are a fun appetizer or salad for your summer entertaining. The sweet watermelon, salty feta, and lemony dressing all come together in a fun presentation called Watermelon Cucumber Cups. Watermelon and cucumbers are both a part of the Cucurbitaceae family that includes squash and gourds too. Both cucumbers and watermelon are high in…

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Natural Spa Treatments – Using 8 Harvest2U Box Ingredients

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You can purchase natural spa treatments at the store, and you can also dive into your Harvest2U box and create your own. Harvest2U provides many organic fruits and vegetables that offer beneficial nutrients for both the inside and outside of your body. Here are 8 ingredients typically in your delivery box when “in season” that you…

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Dairy Free Cucumber Salad – Hungarian Uborkasalata

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Uborkasalata translates literally as Dairy-Free Cucumber Salad in Hungarian. My mother-in-law serves this simple side dish at almost every holiday meal. I think it is best on a hot summer day; but, it goes very nicely as a complement to heavy winter meals as well, like Hungarian Goulash. Some versions add a teaspoon of sugar…

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Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber, And Tomato Salad is delicious, fresh, and light and full of wonderful flavor! Tossed in a tasty lemon glaze and topped with feta cheese, you won’t be able to get enough! Nutritional Value of Avocados Avocados contain carotenoids, and because of their fat content, you can get proper absorption of the carotenoids.…

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Cucumber Watermelon Juice – Refresh and Hydrate

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Try this Cucumber Watermelon Juice for a refreshing and re-hydrating delight. The kids will love this drink. Hey, how about popsicles!? Due to its numerous healthful qualities, watermelon is very cleansing, alkalinizing, diuretic, and mineralizing. It promotes intestinal elimination, keeping your body free from toxic wastes. Therefore, its juice is easily digestible. And nutrients are…

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Awesome Green Juice – For the Rest Of Us

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Try this Awesome Green Juice. Getting healthy through juicing is relatively easy. With this Green Juice recipe, you’ll be well on your way. Feel free to tweak it to your tastes. Add lemon, turmeric, ginger, or even a pinch of cayenne pepper for a change of pace. Green Juice Ingredients: 1 Green Apple 2-3 cups…

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