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Easter Chef's Corner: Rabbit Food

NEW YORK CITY (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- This Easter season, Americans will buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps and 90 million chocolate eggs. But would the Easter bunny really approve of all of that candy? Two women who say all we ever needed to know about healthy eating we can learn from bunnies.

Put down the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. Some say we should follow the lead of a real rabbit this Easter.

"They are the perfect judge. If you put it in front of him and he eats it, you know it's good for you." Co-authors of Camelot's Kitchen, Shoreh Pirnia and Rain Sevin told Ivanhoe.

Camelot is the rabbit who is the inspiration behind a new interpretation of rabbit food.

His rabbit rules: eat small meals several times a day, never get too hungry or too full, don't deprive yourself, and eat meals that pop with color.

"He loves dried cranberries, almonds, walnuts, and raisins, so I would incorporate that in just about any of the salads," Pirnia said.

Camelot's favorites are salads that serve as meals. Combine canned hearts of palm, avocados, white corn, cilantro and cranberries.

"This is not just rabbit food. It's so rich," Pirnia said.

Top with dressing made from olive oil, white vinegar, mayo, tangerine and lemon juice. Add cayenne pepper for some extra spice.

Camelot also has a twist on an anti-lettuce salad. Take plain yogurt and whisk in oil and vinegar, then stir in diced cucumbers, dried mint, dried parsley, dried dill and raisins.

Camelot is a very healthy Easter bunny who could teach us all a lesson about eating right.

"They are the smartest animals that I've met," Pirnia said.

The authors of the cookbook Camelot's Kitchen are raising money for rabbit rescues. More than ten thousand pet bunnies are purchased at Easter every year and nearly half are released into the wild because people don't know how to care for them.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Shoreh Pirnia
(310) 651-4909

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