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    Weekly Recipe Swap - July 2, 2012 - Red, White and Blue
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    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
    If food, fun and fireworks are part of your celebration this week, share a red, white and/or blue recipe for a festive 4th of July!

    Watermelon, Blueberry, Feta Salad
    Bite-sized cubed watermelon
    Blueberries
    Grape tomatoes - halved
    Feta cheese crumbles
    Thinly sliced red onion
    Arugula
    Balsamic vinaigrette or Balsamic glaze (my preference)
    Salt and pepper

    Do you have a 4th favorite? Share your plans for celebrating!
    Elizabeth
    ~To eat is a necessity, to eat intelligently is an art.~ La Rochefoucauld
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    theskinnychef responded:
    For my husband and me, it's all about grilling - so, pretty traditional. Yet, we also like to stay on the healthier side, so we cook with turkey meat instead of the regular ground beef.
     
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    rohvannyn replied to theskinnychef's response:
    We had lots of fruit! If I were going to a potluck I'd probably mix a bunch of fruit together for a summery salad. Colorful fruits. Mixed cubed melon (mostly cantaloupe and similar melons, watermelon would be too squishy), apple, pineapple, blueberries, cut up strawberries. Other things to add are mandarin orange slices, fresh or canned, or maybe a little coconut for texture, adjusted of course for personal taste and allergies.

    Tie it all together with some vanilla yogurt (brown cow is great) as a dressing and just a little dried mint mixed in and sprinkled on top.

    Most of my recipes are like this, throw things together that look and taste good, adjusted as you like.
     
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Oh, by the way... if you can get it, ground chicken is great for grilling. I like the mixed white and dark meat. The stuff I get is lower in fat and very nice and flavorful, great for burgers.


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