Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jumpstart Your Resolution with a Healthy Recipe

The New Year is underway and that means that those resolutions you made are in effect! If you're worried about sticking to your resolution of eating healthy or staying fit have no fear, our own Chef Bill is here to help keep you on track with some healthy recipes that you're sure to enjoy--like this recipe for Kashmir Apple and Cucumber Salad!

Kashmir Apple and Cucumber Salad
(Yields 6 servings)

2 English cucumbers, peel only [1] and chop both in large dice
1 Granny Smith apple core and dice large
1 Red delicious apple core and dice large
1/2 cup red grapes, washed and stemmed
1/2 cup green seedless grapes, washed and stemmed
2 tablespoons fresh mint chiffonade

1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
2 tablespoons of walnuts
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons fresh mint chiffonade


Prepare the first 6 ingredients and place in a bowl. Place the remaining ingredients for the dressing in a blender to combine and toss together with the cucumber mix. Serve immediately or refrigerate and chill for an hour before service.

Stay tuned for more of Chef Bill's recipes to keep you healthy and fit throughout 2010!

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