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Old 04-24-2007, 01:02 PM
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Baby Spinach Salad with Bosc Pear and Pecans

This is one really incredibly delicious salad! YUM!

Baby Spinach Salad with Bosc Pear and Pecans
Posted on Woody Harrelson's site

Serves 4

1 firm bosc pear, sliced into thin wedges (I used Bartlett)
4 green onions
1 teaspoon celtic or sea salt
4 tablespoons good olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1-½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar (opt)
½ lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
1# baby spinach leaves (I just used a blend of fresh spinach, spring mix greens and arugula)
½ cup parsley and cilantro leaves, chopped
⅓ cup chopped pecans
Celtic or sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper
Peel pear and cut in to slices, cutting away the seeds and core.

Chop green onion finely. Toss pear and green onion with sea salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and honey or maple. Allow to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Add baby spinach leaves, chopped herbs and pecans and gently toss with salad severs. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:59 PM
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Mmm... This was definitely good. I used Bartlett Pears since they didn't have any Bosc. And I opted for maple syrup since I thought that flavor would really complement the pears and pecans.

I also used a spring mix instead of all baby spinach. Wonderful!
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:08 PM
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I had this salad about 50 times ! Delicious every time ! Probably will have it tomorrow !!! again !!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:08 PM
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Mmmmm, pretty picture. I'll have to put this on The List.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:47 PM
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I'll have to put this on The List.
Oh yah, you gotta gotta! This is yummy stuff!
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:14 PM
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Spinach Salad

Hi Carmella, thanks for the recipe.
I'm going to try it tomorrow.
BTW. how do I go about telling everyone there is a new raw foods cafe in Florida. Yep, a couple from the Chicago area just opened up the Sunraise Park Cafe near Daytona Beach, Florida. And the food is goooood!!!

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Old 09-14-2008, 09:17 PM
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BTW. how do I go about telling everyone there is a new raw foods cafe in Florida. Yep, a couple from the Chicago area just opened up the Sunraise Park Cafe near Daytona Beach, Florida. And the food is goooood!!!

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Do you mean telling us folks on RFC? If so, you could post a little review in this section: Restaurant Reviews.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:39 AM
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Yea, I think I'm gonna have this salad 50 times also. It's going to be a regular thing I think. I noticed I have often started craving nothing but lighter salads in the evening for dinner.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:32 PM
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Spinach/Pear Salad

Carmella, the salad was very good. However I didn't have spinach so I used some leaf lettuce. I didn't have a pear so I used an apple (sliced thin approx. about the same texture). I did have all the rest of the ingredients.
It w a s Goooood!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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Old 09-15-2008, 08:38 PM
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I noticed I have often started craving nothing but lighter salads in the evening for dinner.
Same here...

Rawrev,
Glad it hit a spot! I, too, have often made it with just lettuce or a mixture of both spinach and spring greens.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:19 PM
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Oh, I forgot about this salad. A reminder from Joz just in time. Pears, pecans, and maple syrup remind me of Autumn.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:26 PM
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I am thoroughly overloaded with all these lovely recipes. We sometimes have so much prepared food in the fridge we can't even eat it all without stuffing ourselves! I'll be making this one tomorrow for lunch or dinner for sure, using apple though as I am out of pears. I can't wait in fact, tonight I ate a sack of cherries instead of the dinner my father prepared. He's getting sad that I don't enjoy his cooking but ugh, it's all so heavy, I just can't manage more than a bite or two. He made a nut loaf tonight, so considerate of him, it's as far as his understanding reaches with this diet I'm afraid. He is trying but.... started with roasted nuts and then cooked for over 2 hours, served with miso gravy and an assortment of dead vegetables swimming in butter (followed by a great, huge, sugary apple pie ). Oogy. It's supposed to be good because it tastes exactly like a regular meat loaf. Yuck! Who wants to eat a meat loaf anyhow? Rather have a lovely pear and spinach salad, thanks.

So, thanks!
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:17 PM
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This is a quick one for spinach I have tried from "The Raw 50" by Carol Alt.
For 4, toss three cups of baby spinach in a serving bowl with 10 fresh hulled and sliced strawberries.
Combine 1/4 cup frozen raspberries with the juice of one navel orange and blend until smooth in the blender.
Mix gently through.
This is a tip she has about spinach-"Contrary to popular opinion, spinach is not a great source of iron. Although this leafy green supposedly kept Popeye the Sailor Man strong, spinach also contains oxalic acid, which binds with the iron in spinach and prevents the body from absorbing it. The only way to absorb calcium and iron form spinach is to eat it with vitamin c.
Once again thanks for the great recipes-look so yummy. Am going to check out the website when I get time. Must get off the computer and get a life.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:19 PM
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ok you have talked me into it! Might go well with the burgers.
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