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Lettuce Wedge Salad

Memorial Day Weekend is a week away and I’m hoping New York will see some consistent warm and dry weather. I don’t have anything planned for the weekend, I’m, just going to take it easy, but if you plan on getting some folks together, here’s an easy peasy salad recipe – Lettuce Wedge Salad. This recipe is slight a departure from the traditional. I’m a crunch fanatic, so if you are too you’ll love this salad.


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Spinach Bacon Strawberry Crostini

I love an appetizer or canapé that provides a really interesting opener to a meal or cocktail party. Something that requires little effort, saving your culinary strengths for the main course or more complex bites. Spinach bacon strawberry crostini ticks all those boxes, and because of its mix of meat and fruit, never fails to surprise those who are lucky enough to get a taste.


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Bacon Cheddar Dip

I know there are many of you trying your best to shed a few pounds to get yourself swimsuit ready. But there are times when you have to take a day off, and when that day comes, that cheat day, whatever you eat has to be worth the calories – am I right? Of course I am! Bacon cheddar dip is it. The snack of all snacks, high in calories but absolutely great on the tongue, and if you’re really going for it and ignoring all calorie boundaries, serve them up with kettle chips and savor every bite.

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Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli with Bacon

I love brussels sprouts and broccoli. The crunch in the bite, the sensory experience of their odd characteristics, and the healing benefits make me smile. I really don’t understand why there are so many who avoid eating them. To entice my friends who try to avoid these wonderful vegetables, I add high flavor ingredient such as balsamic vinegar, or a sweet and spicy sauce. Either way they are delicious and I would like to share my brussels sprouts and broccoli with bacon recipe with you to remind you that these vegetables are here – and it’s time to enjoy them.

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Chicken Liver and Bacon

Are you in need of an energy boost?  Well try this chicken liver and bacon recipe, it certainly put a pep in my step.

Chicken liver is a great source of iron, but unfortunately very high in cholesterol, so I only eat it when I’m feeling low. When I find myself falling asleep on the sofa during the middle of the day after very little exertion, with no energy to get into something interesting.

I was recently diagnosed as anemic, so my primary care doctor recommended that I take iron supplements. She suggested I take ferrous gluconate. Now I’m delicate flower, my constitution and equilibrium can be sent off kilter very easily, and boy did ferrous gluconate do a number on me. I will not share the symptoms, I will just say this – Yikes!

Once the ferrous gluconate had left my system I went in search of an alternative. I ran straight to my local Whole Foods for advice. I needed something gentler on the stomach and with less side effects. The kind sales assistant suggested a liquid supplement, apparently they are kinder to the body, I gambled on PlantForce Liquid Iron by Gaia, and it was a safe bet. This baby works a treat, and to my astonishment tastes kinda nice. So if like me, you suffer with a lack of iron, and have a delicate constitution, give PlantForce Liquid Iron a try.

There are still times though, when I need a further injection of iron to pull me off the sofa, hence today’s post. We all know that liver is a great source of iron, one piece of liver provides just under 6 mg of iron. Women between the ages of 19-50 should consume 18 mg of iron daily, and women over 50 require less as years pass, between 18 mg-8 mg daily, dependent upon health. Men only need to consume 8 mg daily regardless of age, so long as they are healthy. So you can’t beat chicken liver, or any kind of liver, if you’re in need of iron and help getting off that sofa!

This chicken liver and bacon recipe is an appetizer. The liver is wrapped in bacon and served with a lip-smacking tomato dipping sauce. So its a great way to make sure your family and friends are getting their iron too. 

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