Table Talk: Top Secret Salads

Serves: 5



It's that time of year again, you know the one. It's the time where I have eaten all the Christmas candy, cookies, and all manner of other indulgences. Not only did I polish those off, but then I fell to the temptation of an after Christmas deal or two and now here we are faced with New Year's resolution time... all with me still wiping cookie crumbs and regrets off my shirt.

Trading in the truffle box for the dream a slimmer waistline come summer has never been a real strong spot for me but for years I had it stuck in my mind that my only option for making healthy changes involved what I affectionately (or not so affectionately) refer to as rabbit food. The idea that healthier eating could actually taste and feel better was, admittedly, met with some disbelief, but I am here to tell you that it is possible. You may still need a crow bar to get the truffles from me, but I will enjoy them after a nice, delicious, nutritious salad... because I am dedicated like that.

So how do we kick that "rabbit food" up to the next notch? You're right, we need at least ten notches, so put down that bag of lettuce and the ranch and let's see how popular restaurants out there are dressing up their vegetables to convince us to choose a salad over that burger and fries.

This Table Talk: Top Secret Salads recipe is from the 2013 HomeCook'n Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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