Health Begins in the Kitchen: Autumn Salad with Candied Pecans

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the loan amount to .35% of the loan amount. For a $300k loan amount the old monthly mortgage insurance would have been $125 and with the reduced mortgage insurance the premium for the same loan amount is $87.50. With these new rules on USDA

loans there will be big saving for fi rst time homebuyers purchasing in eligible areas. Lower funding fees reduces the amount you are fi nancing and greatly reduces your Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and the lower monthly mortgage insurance will improve your cash fl ow.

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Recipe by Dr. Joanne Mumola Williams ~ YIELD T

his elegant au- tumn salad is a fall favorite!


INGREDIENTS: For the candied pecans: 12 large pecan halves 1 tablespoon date sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄8 teaspoon salt Pinch cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon maple syrup

For the dressing: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt

For the salad:

6 ounces baby arugula or other salad greens

1 pear, cored and sliced 6 tablespoons

pomegranate seeds

12 candied pecans

DIRECTIONS: You will need Parchment Pa- per and a Baking Sheet. Pre- heat

the oven

to 350°F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper aside.

and candied set

Prepare the pe-

cans: Combine the date sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Add the pecans and toss them with the sugar mix- ture. Add the maple syrup and stir until the pecans are evenly coated. Spread the pecans on the baking sheet and bake un- til brown and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Remove from the

oven and slide the parchment off of the baking sheet and cool on the counter before removing the pecans.

Make the dressing by com- bining the oil, vinegar, and salt. To make the salad, place the arugula and the pear slices in a large bowl and toss gently with the dressing. Di- vide

among 4

salad plates and top each


1½ tablespoons pomegranate seeds and 3 can- died pecans.

Nutrition Per serving: 120

calories, 6 g total fat, 1 g satu- rated fat, 133 mg omega-3 and 1,224 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fi ber, and 231 mg sodium.

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An Atlanta lawyer went duck hunt- ing in rural Tennessee. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer’s fi eld on the other side of a fence.

As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing. The litigator responded, “I shot a duck and it fell in this fi eld, and now I’m going in to retrieve it.” The old farmer replied. “This is my property, and you are not coming over here.” The indignant lawyer said, “I am one of the best trial attorneys in Georgia and, if you don’t let me get that duck, I’ll sue you and take everything you own.” The old farmer smiled and said, “Appar- ently, you don’t know how we do things in Tennessee. We settle small disagreements like this with the Tennessee Three-Kick Rule.”

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