Eating well to me is more than simply tossing together a bowl of greens it is a state of mind, of emotional and mental well being. It is gentle walks down the path of my Granny’s garden, in spirit once again picking fresh vegetables and snapping beans with her.
Slow smiles that unintentionally beam when filling an old painted bowl with apple slices, recalling lazy summers under an oak tree.
Digging row upon row in the dirt with my dad and my boys, passing on a family farming tradition albeit smaller in scale in the suburbs along the Carolina coast.
A sunny yolk nestled over fresh greens, sprinkled with crispy pancetta and a nod to the low country with a drizzle of creamy jazzed up dressing. A salad bowl holds more than the nutrients and daily allowances required, it holds the past along with the future.
Being aware of precisely what you eat is smart and necessary but to embrace the experience of creating, sharing a nutritious meal is also invaluable. The folks at Dole and EatingWell understand all to well how the link between food, mind and body leads to a beautiful life inside and out, which is why I am so thrilled to be sharing this wonderful giveaway with THREE of you.
In January Dole formed a year-long partnership with EatingWell magazine to help promote and strengthen nutritional health awareness through greater consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, all part of Dole’s ongoing “Salad’tude” initiative. So what is in the giveaway…
Dole “Eating Well is Living Well in 2013” Packages
One (1) 1-year subscription to EatingWell magazine — $24.94 newsstand price
Two (2) EatingWell cookbooks — $59.95 combined retail value
1. EatingWell Fast and Flavorful Meatless Meals: 150 Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love (Pub Date 6/6/11)
2. The Simple Art of EatingWell: 400 Easy Recipes, Tips and Techniques for Delicious, Healthy Meals (Pub Date 12/6/10)
Five (5) DOLE Salad blends or all-natural kits — $24.94 retail value
An assortment of new Dole/EatingWell salad recipes
TOTAL RETAIL VALUE PER PACKAGE: $109.83.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite salad is, it’s that easy. Be sure to leave an email address as well.
Giveaway Closes March 7th at 11:59 pm EST
All our love!
Shari & The Guys
Sunny Side Up Spinach Salad with Artichokes Hearts, Pancetta Crisps
2 ounces pancetta, diced
1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (9oz) bag Dole Spinach
6 ounces artichoke hearts, drained
4-6 whole eggs, (cooked to your liking)
In a skillet over medium high heat, drizzle the olive oil and saute the pancetta with the garlic until crisp. Set aside to cool.
In separate plates/bowls build your salad with the spinach, artichoke hearts and pancetta.
Cook your eggs sunny side up or to your liking. Slat and pepper to taste then add the eggs on top of the salad.
Serve with Creamy Creole Dressing and enjoy!
Creamy Creole Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons tomato juice
2 tablespoons Creole or whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves, dry
In a small bowl whisk all of the ingredients together.
Serve with salads or use as a dip!