RAMADAN -SALAD TO SHARE

As salam alaikum ,

often its good to share the healthy option to get people to taste the difference,

alerted by one Muslim sister, that often, food given to break fasts in the mosk, is normally rice and chicken and fresh salad, so vital, is often missing from what is offered, so we decided to make a big bowl of salad for the sisters to share at iftar time

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fresh chopped parsley full of vitamin C

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salad masjid 1

loads of cucumber,cooling and hydrating, aids weight loss, diuretic,good for skin, de-toxing

little gems lettuce , cooling and hydrating, relaxing aids sleep, alkali combats acid build up

tomatoes, vitamin c, anti-oxidant, good for heart health, anti-cancer, good for brain health

and radish, combats constipation,obesity,asthma , bronchitis,urinary problems,piles, jaundice and de-toxes the body.

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salad masjid 2

fresh pomegranate, good for the heart,lowers risk of heart disease and plaque build up in arteries, risk of breast and prostate cancer,reduces cholesterol,lessens symptoms of diarrhea and irritable bowel as well as being powerful anti-oxidant.

mix it all up and add fragrant savoury Moroccan cold pressed olive oil,anti-inflammatory, good for digestion, good for heart health.

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salad masjid 3

lemon wedges,vitamin c , anti-oxidant, build immune system,

olives,anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer

and fresh mint leaves, good for digestion, nausea , headache,asthma,depression, fatigue, skin, pimples and promotes good memory.

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RAMADAN IFTAR JUICY EGG AND TUNA SALAD

Sounds a bit boring doesn’t it but it’s not , its light and fresh, perfect for breaking fast on a hot summer’s day
Thanks to an amazing dressing, it’s all about dressing when you are eating light.

According to Islamic Medicine and Mediterranean culture, diary and fish are toxic contrary to western culture where we see an abundance of tuna mayonnaise.Keen to get away from anything toxic, we thought this dressing was a more healthy way to eat tuna.

tuna egg salad
Grove Dressing
1-5 cloves garlic
1 desert spoon black mustard seeds
1 heap desert spoon raw honey or whatever you can afford
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 -1 cup apple cidar vinegar
You will also need some tuna, boiled eggs, fresh mint ad parsley, leaves. Lettuce cucumber tomatoes chicory radish etc.
METHOD
Blend dressing ingredients; make enough that you can store in glass jar in fridge
Add washed, chopped fine, mint and parsley leaves to dressing and add to broken tuna and give it a good stir
Add this mixture onto of bed of leaves; lettuce etc.
Top with sliced eggs, I treated myself to some organic rather than free range
Season with sea salt and black pepper