Greek Pasta Salad: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, High-Protein

Potlucks inspired this super easy salad. I wanted to bring something easy and tasty, and still need it to be pretty fast and easy. I doubled this salad and had more than enough for three potlucks. Ingredients DRESSING: 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup olive oil SALAD: 1 pound gluten free pasta (I used black bean pasta & quinoa pasta) 3/4 medium English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 dry pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in

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Incredible Health Benefits of Cranberries

Pilgrims called them “Craneberries” because of the resemblence of Sandhill cranes in their blossoms. Most folks now call them “Cranberries”. They grow on vines, not in water. They lay in bogs, which are impermeable beds layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Native Americans used cranberries for food, dyes and medicine as early as the 1550’s (or earlier?). European settlers adopted the Native American uses of the fruit and experimented with new uses.

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