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This Week's Ingredients
Kale Artichokes (In the large & Jumbo baskets)
Broccoli Crowns Rainbow Carrots Portabella Mushrooms Celery
Russet Potatoes Bartlett Pears Bananas Pineapple (In the Jumbo baskets)
Entrée ( Main Course)
Broccoli and Kale Stir Fry with Sliced Almonds
Get your greens fix with this quick kale and broccoli stir-fry, which gets a little crunch from sliced almonds.
Total time 15 mins Serves 4
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium shallots, peeled and sliced
1 1/4 pounds broccoli crowns, stems peeled, and heads cut into quarters
1/2-pound kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
Zest of 1 medium lemon
Juice of 1/2 medium lemon, about 1 tablespoon
2 ounces freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, about 1/2 cup
1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil then add the sliced shallots. Cook shallots until soft and lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in the broccoli and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the kale, and continue cooking until the broccoli is tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, cheese, and almonds. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve warm.
Raw Artichoke, Celery, and Parmesan Salad
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3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 baby artichokes (about 1 lb.), stems trimmed
1 cup thinly sliced celery
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 oz. shaved Parmesan
Whisk oil and juice in a medium bowl. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Working with 1 artichoke at a time, break off outer leaves until only pale-green ones remain. Cut 1/2" off the top; trim dark-green parts around stem and heart. Slice lengthwise very thinly and toss in dressing. Repeat with remaining artichokes. Mix in celery and remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter and top with cheese.
Kale Mango Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
Author Beautiful Eats & Things
1 and ½ cups Organic Kale Greens
1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
4 slices pineapple
½ inch raw ginger root
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup coconut water or more for a thinner consistency
Optional: 1 tbsp honey
Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. For a thinner smoothie, add more coconut water until desired consistency is reached.
BAKED OATMEAL WITH PEARS BANANAS AND WALNUTS
PREP TIME:20 mins COOK TIME:35 mins
TOTAL TIME:55 mins
2 large ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 1/2 cup diced and peeled ripe pears, 1-/2 inch dice
5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 cup uncooked quick oats*
5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup fat-free milk, or dairy-free milk such as almond or soy
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*check labels for gluten-free
Preheat the oven to 375° Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Top with the pears, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, 2 tablespoon of the maple and cover with foil.
Bake 20 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt; stir together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining maple syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the fruit from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the baked fruit.
Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and walnuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.
Entrée (Main Course)
PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM & POTATO STEW WITH LENTILS
1 yellow onion
1 large carrot
3 medium potatoes (about 1 lb.)
2 large portobello mushrooms (or 8 oz. cremini/button)
1/2 cup green/brown lentils
4 cups vegetable broth
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. tamari
2 tsp. garlic powder
Fresh parsley for serving
Spinach or kale, to stir in at the end
Dice onion and carrot. Cut potato into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes. Slice portobello mushrooms.
In a stockpot over medium-high heat, sauté onion for 6-7 minutes. (I use 3 Tbsp. broth/water for no-oil sauté method, adding more liquid as needed.)
When onions are translucent, add garlic powder, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms. Stir and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add 4 cups broth, tomato paste, and tamari. Rinse lentils well and add to pot.
Increase heat to bring to a light boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until lentils are cooked through.
Salt/pepper to taste as needed (or add more tamari). Garnish with fresh parsley before serving if desired.
Variations: Add leeks, celery, spinach/kale, bay leaves (remove before serving) or other herbs like thyme, rosemary, parsley, etc.
Leftovers: This is a great meal for leftovers as it tastes even better the next day as the flavors blend & intensify.
Omit mushrooms: If you're not a fan of mushrooms, simply omit and increase lentils to about 3/4 cup or 1 cup (depending on desired thickness).
Broccoli and Celery Slaw
Total: 1 hr Prep: 15 min Inactive: 30 min Cook: 15 min
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients 1 medium head broccoli, stalks thinly sliced and florets chopped
4 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup golden raisins
Combine the broccoli, celery, and red onion in a large mixing bowl.
To prepare the dressing, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, zest, cumin, chili powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir to combine. Cover and allow the slaw to sit for at least 30 minutes, tossing every so often to combine well. Top with raisins before serving.
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Freshly marinated artichokes hearts are much more flavorful than the 'store' purchased varieties. The process is not too difficult and rewarding.
If you are using fresh artichokes
Steam the artichokes and remove leaves. Place the leaves in a plastic bag and seal tightly. They can be eaten later chilled with a nice aioli. Remove the choke and trim as desired. You can leave the chokes whole or cut them in half vertically through the stem.
24 small to medium artichokes, trimmed and steamed
1 cup wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil (*virgin, not extra virgin)
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
Mix wine vinegar, oil, garlic powder and parsley. Add artichokes. Stir, cover, and refrigerate. Better on the second day. Will keep several weeks in the refrigerator; stir occasionally. Makes 24 whole chokes. *Extra virgin olive oil may become too dominate in flavor so virgin olive oil is preferred.
(You can substitute frozen artichoke hearts which should be prepared according to the package directions) Don't overcook or they may get mushy.
Mexican Roasted Broccol
Yield: 2-4 serving
One ¼- to ½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
One 16-ounce bag frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks; or 4 to 5 cups home frozen fresh pineapple or other fruit
¼ teaspoon almond extract
Pinch of salt
5 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
Juice of ½ large lemon
3 tablespoons water, or more as needed
With the food processor running, drop the ginger through the feed tube. Process for 1 second. Then add the pineapple, a few chunks at a time. Finally, add the almond extract, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and water. Continue pureeing, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Process until the sorbet is smooth as cream. If it is very stiff, add another tablespoon of water. Once the sorbet is smooth, spoon it into glasses or bowls and serve immediately.
Meal # 3
Entrée (Main Course)
DUTCH BOERENKOOL RECIPE: MASHED POTATOES WITH KALE
YIELD: 2-3 Servings
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It's getting winter, so it's time to make Dutch Boerenkool: a dish of mashed potatoes with kale. We Dutchies love to eat this traditional Dutch dish.
PREP TIME10 minutes COOKING TIME30 minutes TOTAL TIME40 minutes
1.33 lbs. of potatoes (about 6 potatoes)* (600 grams)
0.66 lbs. of chopped kale (300 grams)
1.4 tbsp of (vegan) butter (20 grams)
1 vegetable stock cube**
Pepper and salt
2 onions (optional)
Vegetarian / vegan bacon or mushrooms (optional)
Vegetarian / vegan smoked sausage (optional)
(vegan) mustard / piccalilli / pickles (to serve)
homemade (vegan) gravy (optional)
Boil the kale, with vegetable stock and water, in a large pan.
Peel the potatoes and add to the kale after 10 minutes. Boil the kale and potatoes together for at least another 20 minutes.
Prepare the smoked sausage according to the packaging. Make gravy now if you like to eat the dish with gravy.
Chop and fry the onions in a frying pan, possibly with bacon or mushrooms.
Drain the kale and potatoes and collect the cooking water.
Return the kale and potatoes to the pan and add the butter/margarine (cubed). Also add salt and pepper, to taste.
Mash everything creamy. Is it still too dry? Add some cooking water.
We like to scoop the onion mixture through the mashed potatoes with kale, but you can also serve it as a side dish.
Serve the dish with gravy, sausage, mustard/piccalilli/pickles and enjoy!
Mushroom, Celery and Pear Salad with Maple Dressing
Sharp celery, sweet pears and maple syrup bring out the richness in portobello mushrooms.
3 portobello mushrooms; scrape out gills with a spoon, and slice thinly
2 celery stalks, cut into thirds and then lengthwise into batons
1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons walnuts, broken into large pieces
8-10 leaves butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste
Place mushrooms, celery, pear slices, walnuts and lettuce in a bowl.
Whisk cider vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Pour over the salad.
Toss and serve.
Pineapple Stir Fry w/ Baked Tofu
This Pineapple Stir Fry features crisp veggies, sweet pineapple, and chewy baked tofu all smothered in a sweet, salty, sticky stir fry sauce. Dinner in under an hour!
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
For the Tofu
▢16 ounces firm tofu drained, pressed*, and cubed
▢2 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos or tamari for a gluten free version
▢2 tablespoons pineapple juice
▢½ inch piece fresh ginger peeled
For the Stir Fry
▢3 garlic cloves minced
▢½ inch piece fresh ginger peeled and minced
▢¾ cup diced carrot
▢½ cup halved snow peas
▢½ cup sliced water chestnuts
▢3 scallions sliced
▢2 cups cubed pineapple
▢about ½ cup water or broth for sautéing
For the Stir Fry Sauce
▢3 tablespoons tomato paste
▢3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari for gluten free
▢2 tablespoons pineapple juice
▢1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
▢1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
▢1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
For the Garnish, optional
▢sliced green onion
▢drizzle of sesame oil
Serve with rice
Press the tofu if you haven’t already – see note. Cut it into cubes.
Pour the marinade into a plastic zip top bag: 2 tablespoons soy sauce, [2 tablespoons pineapple juice and ½ inch] of fresh peeled ginger. Add the cubed tofu and mix around so it's all covered with marinade. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
When the tofu is done marinating, remove the tofu and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping each piece half way through the cooking time.
In the meantime, whisk together the stir fry sauce: tomato paste, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, maple syrup, and vinegar. Mix together the cornstarch and water and add to the sauce. Whisk well and set aside.
Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons water (or broth) over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for about 3 minutes until fragrant.
Add the carrots and ¼ cup water (or broth), cover and let cook about 5 to 7 minutes. Check every few minutes and add more water/broth if the pan is getting dry. Add the snow peas, water chestnuts, scallions and pineapple chunks and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the stir fry sauce and mix well. Add the baked tofu and mix again.
Serve over rice and garnish with sliced green onions, sesame seeds and a sprinkle of sesame oil, if desired.
*To press tofu – place paper towels or a clean dishcloth on a plate and place block of drained tofu on top. Cover with more paper towels or another clean dishcloth, add another plate on top, and weigh it down with whatever you have. I used bags of dried beans or grains.
~To save time, chop your veggies while the tofu is marinating. You can make the stir fry sauce at this time too.
~The stir fry comes together quickly if you have everything prepped ahead of time. Don’t start your stir fry until you have about 15 minutes left for baking the tofu. That way everything will be ready at the same time.
World’s Best HEALTHY Brownies (made with celery pulp!)
These celery pulp brownies are fudgy, moist, decadent, and oozing with melty chocolate. They’re the perfect no-waste way to use up your juicing leftovers and no one will guess they are actually healthy, gluten free, and refined sugar free too!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 1/9 of pan
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup celery pulp
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup chocolate chips + more to taste
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
After making celery juice, take your celery pulp and dry it out by patting with a paper towel a few times, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine your almond flour, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and stir.
In a separate bowl, combine your eggs, 1/2 cup of your milk, and pulp. In a microwave safe dish, melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips with 2 tbsp of milk. Once melted, let cool slightly (so it doesn’t start baking your egg), and then combine with the rest of the wet ingredients.
Add your dry ingredients into your wet and stir until well combined. Fold in as many chocolate chips as you’d like.
Pour into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper, top with more chocolate chips or a crushed chocolate bar. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges start to brown.
Don’t have celery pulp? Swap for grated zucchini instead!
I don’t usually measure my chocolate chips – that is up to you how many you want!
Check the ingredients of your chocolate chips to ensure they are both dairy and sugar free!