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Potato Lettuce Soup

Potato Lettuce Soup

Found on epicurious.com, this lettuce soup recipe is a great way to use the lettuce’s outer leaves and ribs, which usually go to waste.  Any kind of potato and any salad greens, including lettuce, arugula, spinach, and watercress, will work fine.  Yields 4 servings. (more…)

Peanut Stuffed Lettuce Wraps

Peanut Stuffed Lettuce Wraps

A simple and delicious recipe from www.food.com and a different use for all the lettuce we’ve been getting!  The original recipe calls for 2 cups of cabbage mix, but shredding your own cabbage and carrots will work just fine. (more…)

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Veggies

In this sweltering heat, if the thought of standing over your stove sautéing, steaming or baking any of your veggies makes you want to head to the nearest fast food or take-out counter, consider grilling at least some of your vegetables.  In the time it takes to grill some hot dogs or a steak, you can have wonderful, tasty treats. (more…)

Lettuce

Lettuce

It is true, eating all that salad is good for you!  While the nutritional value of lettuce varies with the variety, the following excerpt from the University of Illinois website sets the record straight:  Lettuce in general provides small amounts of dietary fiber, some carbohydrates, a little protein and a trace of fat. Its most important nutrients are vitamin A and potassium.   (more…)

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Stir-Fried Garlic Lettuce

Here’s an easy recipe that’s great if you have a head of lettuce that you have to use right away.  Even if you don’t, it’s still a delicious side dish to any Asian meal.  Simple to make, with common ingredients, it’s a keeper for sure.  Try different lettuce varieties.  Serves 4-6 as a side dish. (more…)

Easy Lettuce Soup

Easy Lettuce Soup

This simple lettuce soup recipe found on food.com is surprisingly good!  It’s very similar tasting to a cream of broccoli soup though not as creamy.  Try it with some crusty bread and cheese.  Serves 2-4.
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Peach, Orange, and Lettuce Smoothie

Peach, Orange, and Lettuce Smoothie

Next time you have extra greens that you aren’t sure what to do with, try blending them into fruit smoothies like this recipe found at www.thewistfulchef.com.  Smoothies are a refreshing treat for the summer that kids will enjoy.  And, feel free to substitute any summer green or fruit.   Serves 4 cups. (more…)