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    Default On Asparagus

    Asparagus helps to reduce the risk of heart disease in several ways Itís a good source of potassium to normalize blood pressure, and folate another nutrient important for heart health. Itís also rich in soluble fiber to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Asparagus also lowers cholesterol by another mechanism Ė saponins.

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    Oh joy, another retarded spammer . Since this moron apparently can't , I'll see if I can save this thread.

    What can one do with Leftover Asparagus?
    Chop it up & put it in an omelet the next morning for breakfast or brunch.

    Slice it up & add it to pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce.

    Puree it into a soup or slice it really thin & mix it into a cheese sauce and serve over a baked potato.

    Or you could cut it into small pieces, top with goat cheese crumbles and a lite vinegrette dressing.

    Spring Green Salad With Roasted Asparagus
    Ingredients:

    2 cups mixed leaf lettuces, washed, dried and torn into bite sized pieces
    3 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and dried with any large stems removed
    1 cup baby peas, shelled blanched, drained and chilled (or use thawed frozen peas)
    1 1/2 cups roasted asparagus spears cut into 1″ lengths and brought to room temperature
    1/2 cup red onion, cut into julienne
    1/2 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese
    1/4 cup chiffonade cut ramp leaves (or use green garlic leaves)
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    3/4 cup olive oil
    1 tablespoon dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons honey
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    Aleppo pepper flakes or freshly grond black pepper to taste

    Method

    Toss the lettuces, spinach, peas, asparagus spears, onion, cheese and ramps in a large bowl.

    Whisk together the remaining ingredients until an emulsion is formed. Drizzle as much dressing as you like over your salad and toss to combine.

    Serve immediately.
    ~* B101 Sistah *~

 

 

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