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Peach Prosciutto and Parmesan Salad

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It’s been quiet around here lately, hasn’t it? Well, I’ve been taking some time to travel and spend it with family and friends that I don’t get to see very often. It has been a fantastic summer, and although it’s not over yet, I feel energized and inspired!

While visiting my family last week, I tried to create an appetizer using peaches wrapped with prosciutto and Parmesan. While it tasted wonderful, drizzled with some honey, it was a bit difficult to eat and just needed something more. So, as soon as I returned home, I turned it into a really delicious salad. Yup…that’s what it needed. I think the tanginess from the lemony vinaigrette really enhances all of the flavors and brings them all together.

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I’m usually the lucky one who gets to nosh after a photo shoot, but I didn’t stand a chance this time with my husband home for lunch. His take on this….

“Okay, so I know I say this every time, but this may be the best salad you’ve ever made.”

I love that guy.

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Peach Prosciutto and Parmesan Salad

4 cups mixed baby greens
1 large or 2 small peaches, stone removed and sliced
4 to 6 slices prosciutto, sliced paper thin
approximately 1/4 cup Parmesan, crumbled
1/4 cup pecan halves, toasted
honey for drizzling

Lemony Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon honey

Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl to combine and set aside.

Arrange the mixed greens, peaches and prosciutto on two dinner plates. Sprinkle each with the Parmesan and pecans. Divide the dressing between both salads. Drizzle just a bit of honey over the top of each.

Serves 2

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Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

We make a lot of smoothies in my house and I love them, but sometimes I actually crave juices. Sounds crazy, I know, especially if you haven’t tasted a green juice. I have to say though, if you do, I think you’ll be surprised by how fruity and refreshing green juices can be. There are so many opinions on juicing and debate over how nutritious they really are, but I look at them as a great way to get veggies and fruits into your day. I don’t feel that juices should supplement eating whole fruit or vegetables, but they make a great addition. I sometimes start the day off with a green juice for breakfast. It leaves me feeling light, refreshed and restored.

This particular combination is really delicious. The pear adds just enough sweetness without being overpowering. Kale is one of the most nutritious greens, adding lots of Vitamins A, B6 and K and even minerals like calcium and iron and potassium. Then there’s the cucumber. Cucumber is a wonderful addition to juices. It’s made up of ninety-six percent water, so it really adds to the volume of your juice, but it also contains electrolytes and minerals that are so good for you. Finally, I love adding lemon to my juices. Not only does it give a bit of a boost of Vitamin C, its citrusy tang perks up the flavors of the greens and balances out the sweetness.

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

So, with all of this juicing and smoothie drinking we do, you can imagine how many straws we go through. I mean, it’s a bit contradictory to put so much effort in doing something so healthy for our body, only to fill our landfills with plastic straws. Did you know that plastic straws are one of the largest component of plastic pollution? They are also one of the top ten items found during beach clean ups. I’ve tried using paper straws, but honestly, as pretty and decorative as they can be, I find them really unpalatable to drink from. So, when I received a message recently from Glass Dharma asking if I’d like to try their glass straws, I was intrigued! As soon as I tried one, I knew I wanted to work with them and to share their product with you. I love the selection of straws they carry. There are a variety of diameters, lengths and even bent and decorative straws. They have a great feel when using them without altering the flavor of your drink the way paper straws seem to.

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

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Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice

1/2 large cucumber, about 5 to 6 inches, peeled unless organic or home-grown
1 large pear, peeled unless organic and seeds removed
4 large stalks organic kale
1/2 lemon

Place the cucumber, pear and kale into your juicer and juice according to manufacturer’s directions. You can peel the lemon and juice that in your juicer as well, or simply use a reamer or citrus juicer. Drink immediately for the most nutritional benefit or store in a sealed jar for one day.

 

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