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A BOOK OF SALADS
String beans, asparagus, cauliflower,
beets, tomatoes, lettuce
In a bowl lined with lettuce, place in center a festoon of tiny string beans (or large, chopped string beans); around string beans, festoons of diced tomatoes, small sections of flowers of cauliflower, diced beets, and diced asparagus tips. Dressing of choice.
Author's Note: This is a very beautiful salad, strictly alkaline, low in carbohydrates and can be eaten as the main dish of any one meal. Makes an accompaniment of any protein, as starches have been virtually eliminated. The colors can be so placed as to make a very pretty picture, with the red and white colors, and the center of blue green.
"Tis far beyond the painter's skill,
To set a salad's charms to view,
As far beyond the poet's quill
To give the praise that's due."
banana, pear, celery, strawberries
Dice two slices of pineapple, one ripe banana, one pear, and one stalk of celery. Mix with 4 Tablespoons of nut butter, 2 of lemon juice, and 2 of orange juice. Turn the salad out in nest of lettuce. Garnish with strawberries.
Author's Note: This salad can be made more attractive yet by cutting a good sized orange in half and then hollowing out centers, deep enough to take the salad. Orange should be cut with skin intact, until it is hollowed out. This is to be done with a sharp knife.
Half the joy of dining lies in the contemplation of delicate preparation and artistic arrangement. Someone once said that he wished for the neck of an ostrich so he might enjoy his meal the longer. But in the contemplation of this blushing masterpiece, the enjoyment is prolonged: "It is twice enjoyed." The artistic salad maker never forgets to appeal to the eye, as well as to the palate. Methods are disclosed here without reservation, though, alas! The art of arrangement and garnishing is not so easy to impart. For the art is handed down only with difficulty to the one who lacks love in his heart, as well as the art in his soul. This is a really aristocratic salad, excellent as a main luncheon dish.
Lettuce, cabbage, apples,
red and green peppers, beets, celery
On leaves of lettuce, place a hollowed out bell pepper filled with equal quantities of celery, apples, and cabbage, all cut in a fine julienne, and mixed with dressing of choice. Garnish top with shredded beets and minced red and green peppers.
Romaine, banana, grapefruit, orange,
On a slice of romaine, place a banana parallel with the romaine. Radiate from both sides of banana, sections of grapefruit, sections of orange, and sections of pineapple. Cut pineapple to resemble sections of the citrus fruit. Arrange so that the grapefruit, pineapple, and orange are alternated and slanted into the center, like petals. Cover banana with chopped walnuts. Dressing of choice.
Lettuce, peppers, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower
On a slice of lettuce, place mounds of equal quantities of diced green peppers, diced red peppers, chopped red cabbage, and shredded carrots. Garnish around base of mounds and each top with small cauliflower florets. Dressing of choice.
Author's Note: The component parts of this salad retain all their minerals in their natural state, as well as the elusive vitamins. The cooking of vegetables reduces their mineral content at least forty percent. This salad is alkaline and healthful; and if masticated properly, it will prove beneficial to all who eat it, no matter what their complaint may be, fancied or real. It is healthful for young and old and is happily named "Health Salad."
It is the opinion of the author that if this salad is taken and others like it in this book and followed with meals as correct in composition and coupled with the right kind of exercise, it would greatly augment the number of centenarians in our Nation. Brillat Savarin said: "The fate of the nations depends upon how they are fed." And to this, I add: "Not only upon how they are fed but upon the way their food is combined and prepared!"
Victoria's Note: "National 'Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness' Come Only when Healthy!"
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