Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas for #recipesfromtheheart
As part of #recipesfromtheheart today I’m sharing a Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, Almonds and a Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing. Also as part of #recipesfromtheheart I’m participating in a giveaway for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Ice Cream Maker attachment. Canadian and American residents can enter (with many chances to win!) by clicking here or by scrolling to the bottom of this post.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful fathers in my life. I am particularly grateful that all the dads with a special place in my heart are healthy and happy again this year. I love you guys and am just plain delighted to have you in my life.
Today my post is part of a group of posts hitting the blogosphere to raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice Care. I’m sharing my recipe for:
Sautéed Strawberry Salad with Sugarsnap Peas, Almonds and a Fat-Free Balsamic Dressing.
When coming up with my recipe for this strawberry salad I was thinking about how cancer has touched my life. I’ve been lucky. It hasn’t reached in too close. But I am aware that there is a history of colon cancer on both sides of my family. Both my mom’s mom and my dad’s dad had colon cancer. Although neither of them died of this terrible disease, it did make their lives more difficult and even embarrassing at times.
In honor of my grandparents and the many others who have suffered from colon cancer I’m sharing a lean fruit-and-veggie-packed salad with nutrients and fiber that are great for colon health.
- 8 cups of dark salad greens
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¾ lb sugarsnap peas
- ½ cup whole unsalted roasted almonds
- ¼ tsp coarse salt
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 4 tbsp easy fat-free balsamic dressing (recipe below)
- Divide the salad greens among 4-6 plates.
- Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Clankety-clank the sugarsnaps and almonds into the skillet. Sprinkle on the salt. Cook and stir for a minute and then add the strawberries. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes, just until everything is heated through.
- Spoon the strawberries, sugarsnaps and almonds onto the mounds of greens. Divide the salad dressing among the salads.
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Measure the honey and balsamic into a jar that has a tight fitting lid. Put the lid on. Shake it UP! Drizzle it ON!
Join with me today and celebrate our fathers, those who are no longer with us and those that we are lucky to have close by. And join with me and the other bloggers to raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice Care.
To show you how grateful we are to you, our readers, for participating in this campaign, there is a special giveaway to enter in for below. It’s for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Ice Cream Maker Attachment. And get this – the giveaway is open to both American AND Canadian resodents.
Before going to enter the giveaway, read here for more info about what our #recipesfromtheheart day is about and find out about how you can raise awareness and donate to a good cause:
Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!
Check out all the amazing recipes from other bloggers participating in #recipesfromtheheart.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde by Juanita’s Cocina
S’Mores Brownies in Jars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Boston Cream Pie by Pass The Sushi
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders by Katie’s Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake by Roxana’s Home Baking
Angel Cake by Ninja Baking
Fresh Vegetable Salad by White Lights on Wednesday
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin by Knit, Purl, Damn!
And now for the amazing KitchenAid Standmixer giveaway that we have for you today:
If you want to expand your kitchen, you’re going to need the right tools. The KitchenAid® Stand Mixer is perfect for all your kitchen adventures, and then some.
Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan® Series KitchenAid® Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all, this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We’re pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. Winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. Winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers.
There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card. In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on June 22 at 2 pm Est to follow along. We’ll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well. Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. residents.
Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada provided the giveaway prizes for this group of posts. I have not been paid nor have I been given any items to write this post. All opinions are my own.