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Just some information about me. I'm a wife, board certified integrative health counselor, and amateur ballroom dancer. I enjoy life by living each day like it is my last. One of my favorite hobbies is to travel, travel, travel, and to learn different cultures of all kinds. After a recent lay off..I realized my passion and purpose in life is to inspire people by showing them how to enjoy their life and to pamper all aspects of it. This includes your health, your wealth, and most important your mind by making the connection to what living is really about. Pampering4life is about making small changes and reaping BIG RESULTS! I look forward to opening up a new world for you so you to can live your BEST LIFE

Monday, October 24, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Healthy Eating Recipe

Mixed Green Salad with Pears, Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese and Homemade Croutons


Serves 6

Sweet, juicy pears partner with tangy blue cheese in this delightful cold-weather salad, full of flavor and texture. Homemade croutons and toasted hazelnuts give it lots of crunch. To make this salad ahead of time, prepare all ingredients separately and toss together just before serving.


1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/2 baguette, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (5-ounce) package mixed baby greens (about 3 cups)
2 Bartlett pears, cored and cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Stilton or Rogue River Blue cheese


Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Wrap nuts in a clean dish towel and rub together to remove skins. Set aside until cool enough to handle, and then chop nuts. To make croutons, toss bread cubes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Toast until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a thin steady stream, whisking constantly until combined. Add greens, pears, blue cheese and hazelnuts and toss until evenly coated. Toss in the croutons and serve immediately.


Per serving: 270 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 23g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 7g protein

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