In honor of Memorial day and women everywhere, I wanted to celebrate a little differently. What is more american than burgers, brats, and beer, you may ask? Freedom! and what better way to celebrate freedom than by promoting freedom of the TaTa's everywhere! Breast Cancer is a growing epidemic in this country. So in honor of women and men everywhere, I would like to share with you a high anti-oxidant, healthy, nutritious, recipe that they say can work as a preventetive measure to cancer. Now, please understand that I am not a doctor, nor do I believe that this is the end all cure all to cancer. I just feel that there is no better way to start being healthy and kind to our bodies than by starting with what we put inside of them. So please enjoy this delicious recipe, make it with love, and share it with the world in honor of all the men, women, children, and animals, who have ever experienced cancer in any form. I would also like to say a special thank you to all the men and women who fight to keep our citizens safe on a daily basis. Thank you to our troops, teachers, fire fighter, police officers, doctors, nurses, caregivers, volunteers, and all around wonderful people of this great country. Thank you all, happy holidays!
Mixed Green Salad with Fruit and Pecans
Citrus Sell: Citrus fruits are bursting with cancer-fighting flavor. In addition to Vitamin C, grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes can improve your immune system, slow aging and fight cancer.
1 cup + 3 Tbsp orange juice
6 Tbsp dried cranberries
3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
6 cups mixed baby greens
3 oranges, peel removed, segmented
3/4 cup pecans, toasted
1 Tbsp green onions, cut
Bring 1 cup orange juice to simmer in a small heavy saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix in dried cranberries. Let stand until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain well; discard soaking liquid.
Whisk oil, vinegar, orange peel and remaining 3 Tbsp orange juice in a small bowl to blend. Mix in cranberries. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Place greens in large bowl. Toss with 2/3rds of the dressing. Divide greens among 6 plates. Add orange segments to bowl and toss with remaining dressing. Top greens with orange segments and pecans.
Note: Dressing can be made one day in advance. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
A special thank you to www.hopenavigators.com for providing this amazing recipe. Thank you hope navigators for all that you do! Also a special thank you to Laci Green who works hard to promote sexual health in youth and adults everywhere.