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Monday, August 10, 2009

Go Green? Go Lean. And, add Confetti :-)

Go Green. Lettuce that is.
Y'all know me. I'm a salad Gal. Gotta have it. Got Salad? I'll eat it. Above: Confetti Salad
But, a Salad isn't just a Salad. A Salad can be a fabulous, delectable meal.
Jennifer Chandler has brought me into a new world of salad. She sent me a copy of her book, Simply Salads. And, let me tell you -- every page of this book makes my mouth water.
Every 'meal' in this book is illustrated with a beautiful, delicious looking picture of the finished salad. Below: Grilled Steak Salad, YUM!
I love salad. I eat salad every day, at least once a day. I crave it. I HAVE to have it. So obviously, a book ABOUT salads is completely up my alley!
Who loves bacon? BLT's are fab! Did you know BLT comes in a salad, too!?
What about slaw? Are you a slaw lover? Jennifer has a section on slaws too! Try this one on for flavor, Mandarin Orange Slaw:
Obviously, I am NOT giving away my copy of this cookbook for salads. It's mine! Aaaaaallll mine ;-) BU-uuut, Jennifer is generous and so she said I could offer a copy as a giveaway with my review!
I am telling you, you want to win this beautiful book. It's a hard-cover book filled with 242 plus pages of edible genious! And, as it is titled, the Salads are simple to make. Many work directly from the salad blends already prepared for you and ready for purchase at your local grocer.
And, every recipe has a picture of the mouth-watering meals! Next on my list is "Grapefruit and Avocado Salad." :-P (That's my tongue hanging out of my mouth). Most, if not all, also have a recipe for a wonderful dressing to accompany and perfect that particular meal.
Such as "Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with Rosemary-Lemon Vinaigrette." Excuse me while I lick my lips, Schllllup! YUM!
So, you wanna' win a copy of this recipe-book? I'm making it super easy.
  • 1 entry) comment about your favorite salad, dressing, or why you would love to have this book.
  • 1 entry) tweet this giveaway; you can do this as many times as you want -- 1 entry per tweet. You MUST comment back here with the link for each tweet though.
  • 5 entries) Visit Jennifer Chandler's website and comment here with something you learned or liked (FYI, click on the magazine tab for a fabo list of PDF recipes!).
This giveaway closes on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at midnight. I'll need a way to contact you if I don't already have one to let you know you won -- and, I'll also announce the winners here :-)

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7 comments:

Melissa said...

BLT salad is wonderful. I've had it, at a restaurant, twice. The second time was while I was in labor, and now my husband will never go back to that restaurant! I'll have to learn to make the salad at home ... which is why I need this book! :)

Lis Garrett said...

I love salad, too! And to me, salad has to have dark greens, not that watery iceberg stuff. I'm a big fan of creamy dressings, whereas my husband prefers oil-based. I'm not sure I have one favorite salad . . . they're all good!

From her website, I've learned that Jennifer has had quite an impressive career - giving up a career in finance for one in the food industry, living abroad in Paris, working in DC and then Memphis, contributing to magazines . . . WOW!

Off to Twitter about the giveaway now!

Jay said...

That BLT salad looks yummy! A nice cool salad on these hot summer days is a great treat.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Those salads are beautiful but I do not care for salads personally. Beautiful photos.
kim

kcinnova said...

My favorite salad meal has plenty of fresh spinach greens, 1/4 c. feta cheese, 1/4 c. dried cranberries, 2 TBSP thinly sliced almonds, and a splash of red wine vinegar & olive oil for the dressing. A huge serving of this is only 8 points for Weight Watchers and it is SO yummy and filling!
I would love to have more salad recipes, because my husband is getting tired of the one above. (The book has fabu pictures, right?)

aylasmom34 said...

Hey girl. My favorite salad? Do I have to have only one? My favorite dressing? I like to try new things.

aylasmom34 said...

I finally got to get back to leave this comment. I went to Jennifer's website and learned that she got into the food industry because she loves to eat, she spent a year in Paris(lucky), owned & ran her own prepered food market, and gave up part of her dream when her 2nd child ws born(too bad), but she now writes about the yummy food she loves so. She sounds like a wonderful and exciting person to get to know and have around!;)

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