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Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 pack of fresh dill (roughly 4+ tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash of fresh cracked pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Combine the herbs, sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Adjust to taste.
  2. Stir in cucumbers, ready to serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

I made this with 1 1/2 cucumbers and still had some dip remaining that I ate with carrots.  So this recipe is definitely liberal enough to add some additional vegetables or more cucumbers. You could also just serve the sour cream with the herbs as a vegetable dip on a veggie tray.  A vegan blogger that I follow made a vegan variation of this recipe with radishes in it too.

I also found some fun facts about cucumbers I recommend you check out!  They can eliminate bad breath, be used to erase pen and crayon marks, and even prevent a hangover!

Cucumber Salad

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Beer Battered Asparagus with Lemon Herb Dipping Sauce

Producing 1 pound of feedlot steak results in the loss of 35 pounds of topsoil. It takes 200 to 1,000 years to form 1 inch of topsoil.

I made this a few months ago from a recipe I found on Pinterest, and it was delicious.  Now you can make this with a deep fryer, but I made it a skillet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 bunch washed and trimmed asparagus
  • vegetable oil
  1. Heat the oil, it will be ready when it starts to ripple.
  2. To make the batter whisk the flour, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. After it is mixed add the beer.
  3. Dip the asparagus in the batter, then place in the hot oil.  Fry until golden brown.
  4. To keep them warm if you are using a small skillet you can place the fried asparagus on a lined cookie sheet in the oven at 200 while you fry the rest.

Lemon Herb Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • pinch of salt

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