Cosmic Kale Salad


Quick Cosmic Kale Salad! 

Kale is the trendy new lettuce replacement that will spice up your dinner delights!

Kale has a stiff consistency so dicing it up finely is the key to great flavor.

The dressing recipe has an oriental zest to it and can be used with different salad mixtures.

The simple use is chopped kale with the dressing and topped with slivered almonds.

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Cutting the spine of the kale is a MUST

the spine is hard and not easy to chew so just cut it out then slice the kale across the leave into tiny pieces.

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1 pound fresh kale Lacinato kale, Tuscan kale or Dinosaur kale

ALWAYS cut off the hard core before dicing. 
Slice the kale into very tiny pieces to make it easy to eat.

Kale dressing ingredients


1/4 cup dried pomegranate or cranberries.  Can use golden raisins
1/3 cupe silvered almonds or pine nuts
1/4 cup Raspberry vinegar
3 TBS lemon olive oil
1 TBS seasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS honey
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard or 1/2 tsp powdered mustard
1 TBS Braggs liquid Aminos
1/2 tsp ginter
1/8 tsp red chili flakes
2 TBS sesame seeds

Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, honey and everything but the cranberries and almonds till blended completely.

Can use a food processor.

Add the pomegranate and let sit for about 30 minutes.

 Add to the kale and let it marinate with the dressing for about 10 minutes before serving.

Top with almonds or pine nuts just before serving.

Kale choppedFor a variation add fresh strawberries and orange slices to the top.

Strawberry Kale saladTommy Bahama up your salad by  adding oriental mushrooms, water chestnuts and fresh edamame.

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What have you topped your kale salads with?

Delight your guest with the trendy new Cosmic Kale Salad and spice up your menus with creative toppings!







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Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad


Need a HUGE bowl of light, snappy and tasty salad for a party?

Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad  is your dish!

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1 head of Napa Cabbage   (Cut across the whole head, all the way to the end of the stalk)

1/2 large Red Onion Sliced VERY thin
1 big can of Mandarin Oranges (Drain off juice and cut pieces into half)
1 small bag of Craisins or Pomegranate craisins
1 cup toasted sliced or chopped almonds
Cabbage ingredients
Mix in a large bowl.
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1/4 of red onion finely diced
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1.5 tsp. Poppy seeds
1/2 cup Splenda + 1 TBS
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup raspberry or Red wine vinegar
can substitute Rice Vinegar or 3 TBS Strawberry Baslamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil.
can substitute 1/2 c Meyer Lemon olive oil and 1/2c  EVOO
Put all the ingredients except oil in blender and blend….. then slowly pour in the olive oil.
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This recipe makes a lot of dressing.  You may want to cut the recipe in half or make and save for later.
The flavor is so light and tangy your friends will be talking about this for parities to come!
New summer spin on cole slaw that can be fun the entire year round!  Make it more oriental by adding some rice noodles and chicken!
Using the entire head of Napa Cabbage you will have Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad till the cows come home!
Thanks to my friends Jeri and Wendy for sharing!
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Cosmic Easter Chicks Plate CEC


Looking for something fun to take to Easter dinner?

Try a CEC Cosmic Easter Chick plate!

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Have some fun with a deviled egg filling!

For 12 eggs


3/4 cup Mayonaise

1 TBS yellow mustard

1/8 cup diced onion

1/8 cup diced celery

1/4 cup sweet relish

1 teaspoon splenda

raisins for eyes

pimento or carrot chips for nose

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Mix the Mayo, celery, onions, spenda and sweet relish together and then add the mashed yolk of the 12 eggs

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Peel the eggs and cut the hard boiled egg at the top of the egg just so the yolk can come out.

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Fill the egg with the deviled mixture, add the raisin eyes,  pimento nose and put the egg white top on the chick

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Happy Easter to those celebrating and have fun creating your Cosmic Easter Chick plate! 

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Tie Dyed Eggs for Easter

Do you love tie dye?

Create an interesting dish with tie died hard boiled eggs!

To boil eggs!

Place the eggs in a pan in a single layer with cool water covering the eggs by 2 inches.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to make the eggs easier to peel.

Bring eggs to a boil and boil the eggs for 1 minute and then take off the heat while leaving covered for 10 minutes.  Time might change depending on the altitude so take one egg out to practice to make sure it is not a deep bright yellow yoke.  If it is keep covered several minutes longer.

Place the eggs in ice water and get ready to dye!

  1.  Crack the egg by rolling on the counter or cutting board
  2.  Place in a baggie to color
  3. Pour the food coloring over the egg in the baggie
  4. Roll the egg round in the baggie with the food coloring to dye the egg
  5. Peel the egg over the sink
  6. Rinse off the egg and share on a plate

Use many different colors to spice up the plate!

Have fun and try different colors for a creative presentation with tie dyed Eggs for your Easter  table.


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Bunny Buns for Easter Dinner



“Bunny Buns”  have got to be a fun food for all ages!

So easy for anyone to make!  Kids, guys, vintage players……. everyone will have a great time making and serving these delightful rolls!

Easy to make and fun to eat!, bring the best to Easter Dinner

For 5 rolls

1 tube (7-1/2 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
10 raisins
20 slivered almonds
5 red-hot candies, red candied cherries or carrot chip

Shape five biscuits into ovals
Place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart
Cut remaining biscuits in half.
Shape biscuit halves to form ears
Press firmly to attach to whole biscuits
On each biscuit, press on two raisin eyes and four slivered almond whiskers add nose.

Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until biscuits are browned.
Cool slightly;
Optional use pink icing to frost inside ears

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