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Friday, August 17, 2018

Product Review for Food Savers and Summer Salad Recipe

More and more I find myself searching for handy kitchen items that are cleanable and reusable. I find it hard to use Ziploc bags that just get thrown away after one use. The good news is there are more and more kitchen items for food storage that are handy, reusable and, I am happy to point out, really work!

One of the things I find hard to successfully store are avocados because they turn brown so quickly and who wants to use a whole avocado every time? Well, we are now in luck. Now there is a handy silicone food “hugger” for avocados. They even come in two sizes. They are in fact easy to use, easy to clean and really work. I am particularly grateful for this invention because my daughter loves avocado and only eats a half at a time. Problem solved with Avocado Huggers. I found them on TheGrommet.com. The company that makes them, Food Huggers, also makes other food saving covers that work well for other partially used food items like onions, zucchini, apples, lemons and tomatoes, to name a few examples. They are very handy to have around.


The other frustration I have is with saran wrap. It is a hassle to use and not made for reuse. So what is a person to do when you have a bowl prepared with a salad that needs to be covered? Well Food Huggers comes to the rescue again! They offer “bowl huggers” in sets of three ($20) to accommodate a variety of different sized bowls. For a well made and reusable product that is durable and earth and human friendly I think they are a good buy. I got them for gifts at Christmas time. I now use them all year round.

A favorite salad my family loves served up in their favorite Livliga Serving Bowl and kept fresh thanks to our handy bowl huggers is:


Broccoli and Sweet Apple Slaw with Dried Tart Cherries

(recipe from Cooking Light)

 


Dressing:


  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Slaw:


  • 2 ½ cups chopped Honeycrisp apples
  • 1 package broccoli slaw
  • 1 (3-ounce) package dried tart cherries
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seed kernels


Directions:


  1. Prepare dressing by combining all 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until blended.
  2. Prepare the slaw by combining the apples, broccoli slaw and dried cherries. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss.
  3. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
  4. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Best to serve within 3-4 hours.


Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1 cup     Calories per serving: 125     Fat:4g     Protein: 2.1g     Carbs: 24.9     Fiber: 2.7g     Sodium 91mg

For more salad ideas check out these recipes on our Livliga Live Vibrant Blog.

Enjoy! And Live vibrant