Why worry about the high price of winter tomatoes and unripened, flavorless choices, when grapes are on sale.
That’s right, substitute grapes for tomatoes in any salad. It’s a nice switch from the traditional tomatoes that we seem to add to every salad we make, just because it’s a salad.
Even Lilly Belle says yes!
I know a lot of you have probably read on social media that grapes are poisonous to dogs. I couldn’t figure that one out, except that a dog I used to know named George would leave them on his plate, even if buried in a mound of food, he’d eat all around the grape.
Now I’ve seen this claim in many places over the years, but no one has ever cited a study to show that some irresponsible scientists force-fed a dog a million grapes and the dog died.
My take is that because the dog refused the grape and played with it instead, people thought grapes were poisonous to dogs. Well, I cut the grape in half to make it easier for Lilly to lap it up and chew it. And I certainly don’t force-feed my dog daughter anything.
Lilly Belle loves salad, and she loves grapes, especially the red ones, as a snack. We hand-feed them, cut in half. I take a bite, she takes the rest.
Grapes are a great diet food too, containing no fat, easy to eat and satisfying. Also lots of fiber.
For this salad, I did take out some of the ginger and onion slices. I left a few since I think they’re good for her. She always gets good grades at the doctor. She’s a vegan dog, who loves to eat and enjoys a lot of variety in her food choices.