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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Salad Sunday- Zuchinni Apple Salad

This week's salad is a lot like last week's recipe.  I had zucchini left over from my trip to the farmer's market. So I changed up the other ingredients to create a new salad.  You can do the same with the ingredients you have at home.

Zucchini Apple Salad

3 small green zucchini
2 Gala apples, cored and chopped
1 cup Craisins
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
3 sprigs of fresh oregano, leaves removed
½ cup olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar

Put the cut apples in a bowl and mix in the lemon juice. Set aside. Use a spiral slicer to create long noodles from all three zucchini. Put into large salad bowl.   Add apples, raisins and Craisins.  Make the dressing by adding all the dressing ingredients to a bowl and stir until blended.  Pour dressing over vegetable mixture. Top with the walnuts.
Makes 4 servings

Author on left after 2014 Boston Marahon

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.  She chose instead to represent the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 154 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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