Lazy Susan | Seven Ingredients or Less | Cucumber-Pomegranate Salad

Happy New Year! Our Lazy Susan group is starting a new year with a fresh look at food for the month of January 2012. If you would love to indulge us in visiting previous months here are the posts from Lazy Susan November and December. This 2012 year is shaping up to be full of new goals, accomplishments and resolutions. For me, this year will be about living a happy, peaceful and well-fueled life. Lazy Susan wanted to bring some dishes that keep things simple and healthy this month. Each of the recipes we have chosen will total less than seven ingredients so that these recipes can be easily remembered, take less time to make and the ingredients will be easy to come by (or in my case, substitute). This is a recipe I have adapted from Good Housekeeping December 2010.

Cucumber-Pomegranate Salad

1 lemon
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons Champagne vinegar
Salt and Pepper
1 1/2 lbs. fennel bulbs
1 seedless cucumber (English)
1 Granny Smith apple, halved, cored
and very thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

1. From lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. In jar or container with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, lemon peel and juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Shake well. Dressing can be refrigerated up to 2 days.
2. Pluck 2 tablespoons fennel fronds from fennel tops and reserve for garnish. Trim and core fennel. With adjustable blade slicer or very sharp knife, very thinly slice fennel. With vegetable peeler, peel alternating strips from cucumber skin, then thinly slice cucumber at an angle.
3. On a large serving platter, layer fennel, cucumber, and apple. Shake dressing again and drizzle all over. Top salad with pomegranate seeds and fennel fronds or fresh dill (I substituted pomegranate craisins as pomegranates had a shortened season due to drought).

Each serving about 85 calories, 1g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 6g total fat, 2g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium





Please check out Shannon Harrison’s delectable Baked Gnocchi dish. Hmmmmmmm

shannon harrison - mama loves that serving dish! i love how fresh and pretty this is. nothing with pomegranate seeds is ever bad :)

Chenin - I love anything with fennel! Definitely gonna try this!

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St Louis Photographer | 10 on 10 | December

In between my holiday shoot schedule and all the activities with my girls, I found some time to shoot with a friends macro lens this past weekend. Such a change of pace. Enjoy my taste of holiday macro. Happy Holidays!







Please click through to one of my dearest and most talented friends, Shannon Harrison for Jack and Ruby Studios out of Temecula, California.

Shannon Harrison - Gosh I love seeing your 10 this way. That bark is so whimsical and crisp! Glad you journeyed with a macro :)

amy b - nothing beats a good macro shot and it looks like you had some fun. LOVE the artichoke shots.

Laurie - How beautiful.. I love the beads on the tree.. the lights cast such a pretty reflection.and the crystal branches.. so pretty!

Amy L - Such beautiful images, Sara! I love all the colors and textures. I’m ready for the holidays!

becks - love the perspective this month. holiday macro is so pretty. you need one.

molly - gosh, i gotta get a macro! these are just divine!!!

Kirsty-Abu Dhabi - Oh Sara, these are wonderful – so detailed and beautiful – and they make me feel Christmassy, really Christmassy, not like our hot Christmasses we have here! Thank you :)

sarah costa - These are just incredible! I love your work

kristin m. young - love your macros and christmas decorations. i think you should ask santa for a macro for christmas…

mary collier - So so cool Sara!

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Chesterfield, MO Family Photographer | Fifty Two on Friday | Red | Week 49

Red.

Please click through to Jasmine Sargent out of Hazen, ND to see some sweet red stuff she cooked up.

shannon harrison - i know its not “red” but i adore that BW one! love that beautiful bebe.

Val Spring - Oh Sara you do this to me way too often. I come to your blog and my heart skips a few beats. Can’t say in words how much I love this series. And the processing is beyond beautful! Adore your work. (you know that). And LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog my friend! xoxo

aubry {phoenix az photographer} - even though the theme is red, i’m loving that black and white one. so beautiful

Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - These are so cute and I love all the expressions you caught of her!

jules - she is just a doll! love your pp on these … gorgeous!

kara jo - brrr, I can feel the coldness! hehe, what a sweetie

Kelsey {Las Vegas Photographer} - She is a cutie and looks very cold :)

breeze - So so so sweet <3

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