Sunday, 31 October 2010

Why Salad Pride?

Myself

Hello, my name is David. I’m not a chef, I’m just a food lover, an Italian food lover.
I started eating salads in the office because I wanted something healthy for my lunch. And I wanted something easy to prepare, easy enough to prepare at my desk.
So I started having salads every day for lunch in the office.
My colleagues seemed to love my salads and kept wanting to tuck in.
As even the junk food fans and the heavy meat eaters were fascinated by them,
I thought they might interest a wider audience, so I started to take pictures and posting them on a blog.

I’ve been creating a new salad every single day for 1 year as a challenge.

It’s quite easy to get bored doing the same thing over and over again, and yet, because I love eating and I’m always curious to try different ingredients and flavors. I use my imagination to make my lunch break an exciting occasion to explore new possibilities. That’s why I employ a variety of ingredients and I like to experiment by mixing and matching tastes.

I’m not a proper vegetarian, but I like to eat a lot of fruit and veg. I care both about my health and the health of the planet. That’s why I try to use only organic, fair-trade and sustainable ingredients.

I love salads and it hurts me when they are treated just as a sad and unsexy side dish. Salads can be creative and balanced, healthy and tasty, a fulfilling meal.
They can help you lose weight or just stay in shape. At the same time, they can also help you to maintain a healthy heart and to avoid serious diseases, as recent studies suggest (such as The China Study).

I try to give salads the importance they deserve, as a complete and delicious course, and I hope my salads can inspire others to try them and enjoy a healthy diet, as I do.
;)

Buon Appetito!
David

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Perche' SaladPride?

Io non sono uno chef, io sono solo un amante del cibo.
Ho cominciato a mangiare insalate in ufficio perché volevo qualcosa di sano per il mio pranzo. Volevo qualcosa di facile da preparare, abbastanza facile da preparare alla mia scrivania. Così ho cominciato ad avere insalate ogni giorno a pranzo in ufficio. I miei colleghi sembravano apprezzare le mie insalate e sgranavano sempre gli occhi.
Siccome anche gli amanti junk food e i mangiatori di carne accaniti sono rimasti affascinati, ho pensato che la cosa avrebbe potuto interessare un pubblico più ampio, così ho iniziato a scattare foto e pubblicarle sul blog.

Mi sono imposto la creazione di una nuova insalata ogni giorno per un anno come sfida e l'ho completata.
E 'abbastanza facile annoiarsi facendo la stessa cosa più e più volte, e ancora, perché mi piace mangiare e sono sempre curioso di provare diversi ingredienti e sapori. Io uso la mia immaginazione per rendere la mia pausa pranzo un momento emozionante per esplorare nuove possibilità. È per questo che utilizzano una varietà di ingredienti e mi piace sperimentare mescolando le gusti.

Io non sono un vegetariano completo, ma mi piace mangiare molta frutta e verdura. Mi preoccupo molto per la mia salute e la salute del pianeta. È per questo che cerco di usare solo verdura biologica, da commercio equo e ingredienti sostenibili.

Possono aiutare a perdere peso o semplicemente rimanere in forma. Allo stesso tempo, possono anche aiutare a mantenere un cuore sano e per evitare molte gravi malattie, come molti studi recenti suggeriscono.

Adoro le insalate e mi fa male quando sono considerato solo come un contorno triste e poco sexy. Le insalate possono essere creative ed equilibrate, sane e gustose, un pasto appagante.
Cerco di dare insalate l'importanza che meritano, come un piatto completo e delizioso, e spero che le mie insalate possano ispirare gli altri a provare e godere di una dieta sana, come faccio io.

;)

Buon Appetito!
David

51 comments:

  1. Brilliant, I'm always stuck for salad ideas. Now your newest follower!

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  2. I *love* your blog! Just found it and so happy I did....it's fantastic. Cheers, Nina

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  3. thanks a lot Nina, pleasure.
    I'm glad you did find me.

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  4. Wow, just found your site and all these incredible salads are fabulous!

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  5. just found you thanks to the shout-out from Steamy Kitchen. I love this philosophy--and I feel exactly the same way about salads! My friends laugh at me when I tell them I'm hungry for a salad. Clearly the world needs to know of the endlessly wonderful salad possibilities. Thanks for sharing-- I'm adding you to my reader!

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  6. Hey David,

    I am a great admirer of your work, I think your pictures are incredibly mouth watering, some of the best looking salad pictures on the Net originate right here if you ask me. I just found some of your work on this site http://goodmood-food.tumblr.com/ without them linking back to you... thought you would like to know!

    Keep inspiring the world with your wonderful looking creations!

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  7. thanks a lot Sonia
    I will check
    Keep watching there are many more to come

    :)

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  8. Love it! I am definitely liaising with you when my cafe is open! Please stay close, you and Vera! We can build a strong bond! x

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  9. Love this blog! Anxiously awaiting your next post!

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  10. thanks heatherf. It will be soon.
    :)

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  11. Just saw the new posts, yay!

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  12. Hey David!! You have a GREAT blog!! I love salads and i am always looking for new ideas! folowing you on FB so that i dont miss any of your posts!!

    btw - my latest blog post is a salad!!

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  13. @Chinmayie thanks a lot! :D

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  14. just discovered this blog. IT'S AMAZING.

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  15. Came across your blog via Foodgawker a few weeks back and fell in love! Gave Salad Pride a shout out on my own blog www.croissantcraic.blogspot.com today where I mostly write about life as an American Expat in Ireland, but Wednesdays are reserved for post about cooking. Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Kristin

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  16. Thank you David! I often lack the inspiration to come up with a healthy yet delish meal... I love this blog and so does my family!

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  17. Thanks Isabelle, It's a pleasure.

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  18. Amazingly inspirational words. Love the photos and the terrific healthy recipes.

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  19. A pleasure guys!
    Love your website too!
    ;D

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  20. I'm glad I found your site! What a great idea. I'll definitely be following. Thanks and keep up the good work

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  21. Great idea and delectable site David !

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  22. I love that you post both in english and italian. I spent this past summer in Assisi and absolutely loved every minute of it. The food- salad included- was gluttonous, to say the least. I look forward to reading more about your tasty recipes!
    Katie

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  23. I just found your web site and it looks incredible. Are you still maintaining it? My question is your salad dressing (olive oil and vinegar). How much of each goes on your salads? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I'm always on.
      I'm actually starting a new big batch of salads from March and also putting together a book.

      Usually I would use 2 parts olive oil and 1 part vinegar (usually tablespoons if it's for 1)

      :D

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  24. Amazing! I remember you talking about this in the Canteen, can't believe it has taken me so long to actually find it. :)

    Great work! Look forward to the book!

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  25. I just found your site on foodblogs.com so I thought I would stop by and take a peek. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

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  26. Hi there!

    I'm a freelance writer and I'm currently putting together a page on great blogs and websites for Making magazine. I'd really love to feature your site. If you're happy to be featured, do you think you could send me over some high resolution images of some of the lovely things you've made to accompany the write-up?

    If you have any questions, my email is jennigas@hotmail.com.

    Many thanks,
    Jennifer Gaskin

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  27. Hello, I'm a New Media specialist working for an advertising agency based in London. We are working with a new start up business, www.bakerdays.com who send personalised cakes for any occasion through your letter box. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a review of one of their cakes. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in and I can sort out getting the cake to you. My e-mail: biddy.burns@yahoo.co.uk

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  28. Just found you blog through steamy kitchen. Love your website. I'm so excited about trying some of your ideas. Salad don't have to be boring anymore.

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  29. Hi David,

    I hope this message finds you well. I am with Lijit Networks in Boulder, CO. I would like to connect with you about advertising on SaladPride.blogspot.com. We are a premium demand source for publishers inventory and I'd love to see if we're a fit for you. Thanks!

    Cheers,

    Erika Croonenberghs
    ecroonenberghs@lijit.com

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    1. Hi Erika,

      thanks for the offer,
      no adverts on salad pride for not.

      take care.
      David

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  30. I just posted on my blog some of my salad recipes and I thought that was a lot...365 salads though!? You have some great ideas!

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  32. Hi David,
    I just discovered your website through Pinterest.
    I am a professional raw food chef & coach at http://www.julieslifestyle.com
    Your salads & photography are gorgeous!
    I love how your recipes are so simple, yet delicious.
    Can't wait to try your caper cream :)

    Warmest wishes,
    Julie
    http://www.julieslifestyle.com

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  33. Hi David, brilliant salad. I've included it in my top salads list. Hope that is ok? Jac :)

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  34. Hi David,
    I work for a London magazine and would love to discuss featuring you in our food pages. Do you have a publicist? Or may I email you directly?
    Thanks!

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    1. write to me directly, please: david.bez@gmail.com

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  35. Just found your blog through Feedly and Food52. I do salads for lunch every day and I thought I had wandered into heaven when I saw the first salad on your post. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to your inspiration!

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  36. Hi David,

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