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Samantha Heller with Easy Memorial Day Foods

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1 pound strawberries, trimmed (3 cups)

2 tablespoons sugar if berries are not sweet

2 cups white balsamic vinegar

2 1/2 tablespoons strawberry vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

5 ounces baby spinach (8 cups)

1/2 pound strawberries, cut lengthwise into thick slices (1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup pecan halves (3 1/2 ounces), toasted and cooled



Whisk together vinegar, a rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking well. Put spinach, strawberries, and pecans in a large bowl and toss with just enough vinaigrette to lightly coat.



Refreshing Cucumber Summer Soup


2 ½ c english cucumber

1 c low sodium vegetable broth

1 c plain greek yogurt

¼ chopped onion

2 tbls fresh lime juice

1 garlic clove peeled

Salt to taste

Fresh ground black pepper


Cilantro - chopped, as a garnish

Grape tomatoes - quartered


Combine cucumber, broth, yogurt, onion, lime juice & garlic in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.  Add salt & fresh pepper to taste.  Ladle soup into shallow bowls.  Top with a pinch of chopped cilantro, a few tomato pieces, a sprinkle of paprika.

Serves 4


A KIND twist to an old favorite

A fun switch from cheese & crackers.  This combines flavorful nuts and cheese in a portion controlled few bites.

Cut KIND bars Apple-Cinnamon  and Fruit & Nut Delight into thirds.  Top with a dollop of goat cheese or cheddar & ½ grape or apple slice.