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Arugula/Rocket Makes You Sexy

Arugula makes you sexy! Centuries ago Romans discovered an unlikely quality of this leafy green. Finding that those who ate it on a regular basis were more sexu ally energized, it became revered as a powerful aphrodisiac. It has since been used as a sensual enhancer throughout many regions of the world, and often combined with other aphrodisiac herbs like lavender and chicory to create a somewhat of a love potion. Arugula’s aphrodisiac qualities may stem from its stimulating effects on the body, providing power and energy that vitalizes the system. No matter what your reasoning for eating it, Arugula is a fantastic food to add to the diet. Like spinach it is a versatile green too. Don’t limit yourself to salads, try adding arugula to pastas, grains, sandwiches, wraps and soups, or blend it into a delicious spicy pesto! What are you making with your arugula? private chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 9

Greek Salad Deconstructed - History And The Invasion Of The Tomato

Traditionally Greek salad  is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, Feta cheese (served in a single rectangular-shaped cutting put over the vegetables), and olives (usually Kalamata olives), typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. GREEK CUISINE AND THE 19TH CENTURY INVASION OF THE TOMATO Amazingly, it’s the same dish that is also one of the most popular lunch options in the United States – the Greek Salad. In  Greece  we call it  ‘Horiatiki’ , which means village or peasant salad – basically a combination of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, olives and feta cheese, dressed in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. Please also note that an authentic Greek salad does not include lettuce. It is quite common for Greeks to eat seasonally. A Greek salad is primarily a summer dish, and since lettuce only grows in Greece during the winter months a traditional  ‘Horiatiki’  salad does not include lettuce. Before we t

Quinoa Salad (keen was) Recipe

The first time I encountered quinoa I was living with my cousin in Manhattan on the lower east side. She was not the most handy person in the kitchen. When I walked in she yelled from her bedroom that the air-popper may be broken as she tried to “pop” the little seeds like you would pop corn and they got sucked into the air vents. This turned out well and since my day consisted of nothing but "creating at a desk"....I had time to sit down and eat. I added fresh tomato and left out the broccoli. Serves 4 2 ½ cups/625ml water or vegetable broth 2 cups/450ml quinoa 2 cups/450ml broccoli  ¼ cup/59ml red bell pepper ¼ cup/59ml yellow bell pepper ¼ cup/60ml canola oil 2 tablespoons/30ml fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon/2ml salt ¼ teaspoon/1ml black pepper Bring water or broth to a boil (if using water add salt). Add quinoa, lower heat, cover and simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed (15-20 minutes). Add broccoli to quinoa the last 5 minutes and allow to steam on top to

Signature Sweetheart Salad Recipe

Chill your salad plates in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before assembling the dish. This helps to keep everything crisp. Never over dress the salad. The dressing is a complement to all the other ingredients. You should not have a puddle left over after eating your salad. Serves 4 5 ounces/142grams mixed field greens (add in those beet greens) 1 Granny Smith apple, stemmed and cored 4 large unblemished strawberries, leaves removed 3 ounces/85grams Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled juice of 1 lemon bowl of water Combine the lemon juice and water in a bowl to soak cut apple pieces in. Cut the apple in half vertically. Place the flat side on the cutting board and cut the apple width wise into ¼ inch/.64 centimeter strips. Place apple slices in the acidulated water to prevent browning. Slice strawberries vertically to make small heart shapes. Place equal amounts of the field greens (a large handful should do) on chilled salad plates in mounds.  Remove apple slices from water and p