Tuesday, November 11, 2008

This is so Corny! (Healthy!)

When the days start getting shorter and the air acquires a little chill you know that 4PM sunsets and the constant need for wool socks are getting close. If I may get a little clinical on you for a moment, decreased amounts of sunlight means a reduction in serotonin production, which could mean lots of unpleasantness for both mind and body. Decreased serotonin levels can lead to depression, anxiety, weight gain, chronic pain, reduced libido, and problems in your digestive system.

I like to stave off any of the above by making sure I get plenty of exercise, spend time outdoors, engaging in as many productive activities as I can, and (of course!) eating well! In addition to being healthy, this recipe helps me cling to warm weather. In our house, this is a summer staple.

Corn Salad
3 cups Corn (preferably freshly grilled, but you can use frozen too!)
1/2 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper

1) Combine corn, onion, and basil in a bowl.

2) Drizzle olive oil and vinegar, toss.

3) Add salt and pepper to taste!

It's super easy!
It tastes so good!

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