After the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit dedicated to both healthier lives and the environment, released their Dirty Dozen last week (a list of the veggies and fruits that contain the most pesticide residues) some people question again the cost versus the safety and healthfulness of their food purchases. Of course we can’t live in fear of every morsel we put into our mouths, but it is important to take notice of key foods we consume on a regular basis that can pose a high health risk.
I was asked to bring a chicken salad for a ladies lunch earlier this month and wanted to avoid anything too heavy, weeping with too much mayonnaise. A crisp greens salad with tender chicken and ripe fruit make for a lovely, light meal. I found this recipe from Mark Bittman to be easy, different, and refreshing.