With the holidays approaching finding sales is a top priority even for food. Holidays are always an indication for suppliers to increase prices. Regardless of the increase they know they will make a profit because we, the consumers, need to eat and clothe ourselves. Sometime shopping at certain store chains may make a difference regardless of your family size. Don’t be intimidated by the size of the stores and the cart size. Shop for deals!
I love both mustard greens and papayas for many reasons. Would you believe that papayas are much cheaper by me in warehouse stores, Costco and Bj’s Wholesale, than regular supermarkets like Stop & Shop, Pathmark or Trader’s Joe? Who would have thought since they sell them by unit of ones and not in a case? I do not feel intimidated to shop at many stores because my family size is small. There are many items I can buy and stock up on. And, there are no laws that say that I should not.
Remember earlier I said that I love mustard greens and papaya? Here’s why. Both mustard greens and papaya are a good source of nutrients for a healthy body. The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing. (medicalnewstoday.com) Regular consumption of mustard greens in the diet is known to prevent arthritis, osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia and believed to offer protection from cardiovascular diseases, asthma and colon and prostate cancers. (nutrition-and-you.com)
The other day I was browsing the November 2015 edition of Food and Wine and found a salad recipe made with mustard greens. I have not posted a salad in a while and I thought by making this quick dish I could share it with you my readers and also share it with my sister Erika and my friend Karen since they are coming to help me prepare a few dishes for the holidays to post. And just like that I had another post to share!
The salad from the Food and Wine magazine was made with two ingredients I did not have, apples and dill. So I hoped to substitute the apples for papaya and I completely remove the dill. No arm in that; it is still a salad. So here is my own invention and enjoy with your own salad dressing.
- 12 oz. Fresh Mustard Greens washed and shredded
- 1 ½ cup Papaya diced
- 1 scallion chopped finely
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Salad dressing of your choice
- In a large bowl add mustard greens, papaya, scallion, salt and pepper and toss. Add the salad dressing of your choice and serve immediately.