Food historians say the Romans ate mixed greens and dressing, and the Babylonians were known to have dressed greens with oil and vinegar two thousand years ago. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Royalty dabbled in salads: Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over salad covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.
The United States popularized salads in the late 19th century and other regions of the world adopted them throughout the second half of the 20th century. From Europe and the Americas to China, Japan, and Australia, premade salads are sold in supermarkets, at restaurants (restaurants will often have a "Salad Bar" laid out with salad-making ingredients, which the customers will use to put together their salad) and at fast food chains. In the US market, fast food chains such as McDonald's and KFC, that typically sold "junk food" such as hamburgers, fries, and fried chicken, now sell packaged salads to appeal to the health-conscious customers.
I have had some folks ask me, who is Debo? Other folks have been wondering who Debo is. Debo is my boyfriends nickname. So I thought I would introduce you to Debo.
Debo is not your average "foodie", but he loves to experiment & create things in the kitchen, and to know that it feels great when he gets the awesome feedback on his creations.
|My boyfriend, Debo.|
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2 cups cooked hickory smoked Cajun style turkey breast, chopped
1/2 bag romaine lettuce
1/2 bag coleslaw
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup croutons
dressing, use your favorite salad dressing
In large bowl, place romaine lettuce, coleslaw, turkey breast, red onions, green onions and croutons. Gently toss. Drizzle your favorite dressing. Enjoy!
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