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Balancing a Healthier Way of Living!

 

In this edition of The Balancing Act Newsletter we cover hot topics that range from sun care products, to stain fighting-- from reading to hygiene.... and a few other topics in between.


Read on to get the latest tips, recipes, and special links!


Since we started off with hot topics, let's finish with some of our favorite hot recipes! 

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Balancing A Healthier Way Of Living!

PINEAPPLE SALSA

Serve this tasty pineapple salsa with grilled or broiled fish, chicken, or pork.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped purple onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper, optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • dash ground red pepper, cayenne or chipotle
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • juice of 1 fresh lime, about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients; cover and refrigerate for an hour or more to blend flavors. Serve with grilled or broiled fish, chicken, or pork. Makes about 1 1/3 cups.

PICNIC POTATO SALAD

This salad is delicious with just about anything grilled, and always tastes best outdoors!

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds potatoes, cooked until just tender, cubed, cooled
  • 5 or 6 hard cooked eggs, cooled, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped celery, optional
  • thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumber, for garnish, optional

Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise (a little more or less, as desired)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine potatoes, egg, onions, and celery. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. (Stir the mayonnaise and mustard in a little at a time, until you have the flavor and consistency you like.) Top with thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumber, if desired. Serves 6 to 8.

MEMPHIS STYLE BARBEQUE SAUCE

This is a flavorful sauce, on the sweet side. Add the lower amounts of sugar and molasses if you like your sauce a little less sweet. You can always add more while you're simmering the sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3 t o 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid hickory smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • dash cayenne pepper, or to taste

Preparation:

In a saucepan, slowly sauté the chopped onion in butter until soft and just beginning to turn yellow. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Delicious on chopped pork sandwiches or use with chicken.

Credited to:  southernfood.about.com


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