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Food Obsession: Salad Days

by Jane Thomson The dictionary says that “salad days” refers to “A time of youth, innocence and inexperience.” So much for that. The term could also mean the times of year when we like to eat all kinds of salads. Here are three recipes: Sweet Potato Salad 4 pre-cooked, refrigerated, medium sweet potatoes (about 6 to 8 oz each) About 2/3 cup of sliced green onions ¾ cup of diced celery ¼ cup of olive oil (I used less when I made the salad just for myself) Juice of ½ lemon Juice of 1/2 orange 1 Tbsp.of soy sauce ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. seasoning salt (I used Spike and a little salt) ¼ tsp. black pepper (I tend to use a little extra seasoning.) Peel the sweet potatoes (the peels are good eating) and cut the potatoes into bite-size pieces. Thinly slice the green onions, including some of the tender green tops. Dice the celery. Add both to potatoes. In smaller container, mix the juices, oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, chili powder, seasoning salt and pepper. Whisk together well and pour over the cut-up vegetables. Serve at once or refrigerate. Serves 8 people. (more…)

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