Friday Foodblogging: Hot Salad

Grilled hot salad

Salad isn’t always the most exciting thing to eat. It’s healthy, to be sure, but not always as savory or rich as we’d like – at least not without losing all the health benefits.

A hot salad is one way to deliver a bit more punch to the dish without overloading on high calorie dressings. It delivers a nice grilled flavor while still being healthy.

You’ll need a barbecue and a frying/sauté pan, as well as a large metal bowl.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, thickly sliced
  • 1 head of broccoli, thickly sliced
  • 1 bag or 4 cups of uncooked spinach, dry
  • Garlic salt
  • Non-stick Cooking spray
  • Optional: peeled uncooked shrimp

Directions

Spray broccoli and cauliflower with cooking spray on both sides of each slice.

Lightly salt with garlic salt.

Put the thick slices of broccoli and cauliflower on the grill over very high heat. Cook them like burgers, turning every 3 minutes or so until the stem is softened and a few fringes are blackened. I find this takes about 12 minutes total. Place in the metal bowl.

Once blackened on the edges, spray, salt, and put the onions and bell peppers on. Cook those similarly; I find they take only 6 minutes (3 minutes per side). Place in the metal bowl.

Spray the frying pan with cooking spray and add the spinach. Toss over high heat until the spinach is wilted but not cooked thoroughly; you still want a vibrant green leaf. Once done, put in the metal bowl. This takes less than a minute usually. If you’ve got shrimp, repeat this step with shrimp.

Place the metal bowl on the grill over low heat and toss vigorously to reheat all contents to roughly the same temperature. Mix, add additional garlic salt or other non-fat dressings (balsamic vinegar or lemon juice are both quite nice) and serve while hot.


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Marketing Automation Migration, Part 4: Lists and Forms

In Episode 4 of the Marketing Automation Migration, we will tackle list importing into the Mautic marketing automation software, setting up the first web form, and why I do my integration very much against best practices:

If you’re not a technical person, or don’t understand technical people well, today’s video may not be helpful. If you’re watching this video series because this is a technology – marketing automation – that your organization needs, I’m available for hire through my employer, SHIFT Communications.

In the migration map, we’re now in the lighter blue section:

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In the next post in the series, we’ll finish up asset import and run some tests. Stay tuned!


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Marketing Automation Migration, Part 3: Email Setup

In part 3 in our series, we tackle the beginning portions of marketing automation. This is where the video series goes deep down the rabbit hole, with highly technical terminology and examples. If you’re not a technical person, or don’t understand technical people well, the next two videos may not be as helpful. If you’re watching this video series because this is a technology – marketing automation – that your organization needs, I’m available for hire through my employer, SHIFT Communications.

We’ll set up Amazon Simple Email Service, Cloudflare DNS records for email deliverability, and the basic configuration options for Mautic. We’ll also configure the necessary parameters for the first form in the new system.

In the migration map, we’re now in the lighter blue section:

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In the next post in the series, we’ll migrate mailing lists, set up a web form, and talk about what other configuration issues remain. We’re making good progress!


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