Saturday, January 22, 2011

Healthy Eating: 7 ~ Layer Salad Recipe

Although I did not make any New Years Resolutions (I never do) I have always (well at least tried) to eat right.  Lucky for me, I actually love salads and anything green, leafy.  I prefer it over sweets sometimes.  The 7 - Layer Salad is the perfect go to recipe for anyone trying to incorporate a little green into their lives.  The recipe is quick & simple, bold crunchy, creative & fun.  The idea is to layer 7 or more ingredients into a bowl with any kind of lettuce being the 1st layer.  Here is my recipe.

7 - Layer Salad

7 - Layer Salad
Ingredients ~
Romaine Lettuce (or whatever leaf you choose)
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Onion
Frozen Sweet Peas
Miracle Whip
5 cooked & crumbled strips of bacon or Hormel Bacon pieces
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
A Big Bowl to hold it all

(I didnt put exact measurements because thats your preference)

Chop your fresh/raw Broccoli & Cauliflower (I use about 2 cups each)
Finely slice your onion (about 5 or 6 thin slices)
Finely slice your green pepper (about 5 or 6 thin slices)
Thaw your sweet peas by running them under warm water (about 2 cups)
Cook & crumble your bacon

Now Layer
In a bowl empty your bagged lettuce
arrange your onions on top of that lettuce
arrange your green pepper on top of the onions
Cover the onions with the chopped cauliflower
Cover the chopped cauliflower with the chopped broccoli
Cover the chopped broccoli with the unthawed peas
The last layer is Miracle Whip, take a big spoon and use the back of it to spread this on top of the peas covering them.
Sprinkle about a tablespoon of sugar over the Miracle Whip
Top with the shredded cheese, followed by the crumbled bacon
(6-8 servings)

Shredded Cheddar & Bacon Garnish on 7 Layer Salad

Let this sit in the fridge for a couple hours and ENJOY!

Its a super fun, colorful, crunchy salad that sits ready to be eaten at anytime. Its a perfect addition to any meal, a quick snack, and even comfort food for some and its HEALTHY.  Feel free to modify to your own needs and have fun!

Thanks for reading!
Peace :-)

Natural Skin Care ~ ACV Toner

I have been using a wonderful Natural Toner these days! I really love the way my skin feels after using it. This is a wonderful follow up to The Oil Cleansing Method.  I am happy to say that I make this myself so not only do I know EXACTLY whats in it, but its virtually free compared to the prices of many commercial facial toners.  All of the ingredients in this recipe serve a specific purpose for my own skin & demographics.  I encourage you to play around with it to develop your own concoction.  It is achievable.

Natural Skin Toner

2 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
6 oz Water
6 drops Tea Tree Oil
4 drops of Peppermint Oil

Apply with a cotton ball after cleansing daily and allow it to dry before applying a moisturizer. (I use it following Oil Cleansing) Can also be used in between cleansings.

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to soften my hard water by lowering the PH level which balances it for my skin. It also appears to assist with tightening the pores and with fading blemishes.
Tea Tree Oil is an astringent, antibacterial it cleanses the skin, soothes inflammation
Peppermint Oil makes my skin feel cool & tingly.  I have also read that it helps to control oil by decreasing its production. 

Read more about The Oil Cleansing Method
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!  2010 was a GREAT year and I am so looking forward to 2011.  I have never been big on making New Years resolutions, but I did say this in another venue...

"In 2010...I loved my kids unconditionally, I loved my Husband Endlessly, I treated my Parents Respectfully, I loved myself accordingly.... I cant wait for 2011!! The BEST is YET to come!!"


Check Out my Video ~ The SistahChick Presents 2010 ~ A Year in Review

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Thank you for continuously checking out my Blog (The Sistah Cafe) as well as my other sites (Our Natural Kids, The SistahChicks Spot on You Tube)!! Wishing you a Blessed, Safe & Prosperous 2011!

Thanks for reading!

Peace :-)