Cucumber [May-August] whoops jumped the gun a little!
Asparagus is so hot right now =)
Serve with soy sauce for dipping and enjoy!
Make a few to serve as a meal or serve as a delicious side dish.
My photos came out so horrible. I was in a rush to eat! Sooo… Art Time!
Eating fruits and veggies in season is also a fabulous money saver!
Do you eat seasonally?
2. Drain and cool slightly. Slice the beets into 1/4-in thick rounds, or in wedges. The skin should practically slide off the beet.
One recipe: Three Ways!
It started when Chrisina of Hungry Meets Healthy made OJ Glazed Beets.
Then Jessica at Dishin’ About Nutrition put a Cherry Juice spin on the dish.
and I obv. just rocked a little POM re-mix of this Professional Chef recipe.
and it was super fun! <3
Do you ever cook with juice? or simply drink it?
I’ve made breakfast quinoa with OJ and now POM beets… Hmm… what to make next…
Ready to embrace more beets?
Here are a few more recipes for your arsenal!
What’s in it?
[adapted from this recipe]
1/2 cup of Quinoa, rinsed
1 heaping cup of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
10oz of corn or Mexi-Corn (corn with red + green peppers)
3/4 cup of Veggie Broth
1 clove of Garlic, minced
1/4 cup of Onion, diced
1/4 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Olive Oil
salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to taste
serve with tortilla chips and your choice of extras
Brontosaurus Chefs Enjoy! It’s vegan =)
T-Rex Chefs Feel free to add cheese +/or chicken/shrimp
|click here for more tips on cooking quinoa <3|
So, how was it?
1/4 tablespoon of sriracha chili sauce
1/4 tablespoon of tomato paste
1/4 tablespoon curry powder, or more!
[I didn’t have any of these on-hand, but you can add + subtract whatever you’d like!]
Brontosaurus Chefs Enjoy! It’s vegan!
T-Rex Chefs You can absolutely sub chicken or shrimp for tofu. But the tofu is STELLAR in this! It soaks up all the yummy flavor =)
So, how was it?
craving more soup?
What’s in it?
1 ripe avocado
1 handful of steamed edamame [approx 12 pods]
1 tbsp Mrs. Renfros Green Salsa [or your favorite green salsa]
1 tsp of lime juice
2 slices of jalapeno, diced small
a dash of garlic powder, onion powder + paprika
a teeny pinch of salt
Brontosaurus Chefs + T-Rex Chefs This one is fun for the whole family!
Get Your Guac On!
Cook up your edamame pods as per usual (steaming on the stovetop is my method of choice) and then cool them down by running under cold water or dunking in a bowl of ice water. Mash them in to your avocado [I left a few whole ones in for fun] and season it up with your remaining ingredients. So. Flipping. Easy!
So, How was it?
Recently Lowe’s Hardware Store sent me a free sample copy of their Creative Ideas magazine and it contained a fabulous little gem of an article! I had to whip out my camera and photograph the page to share with you; it’s beyond innovative! I had no idea you could combine these veggies and herbs in such close quarters to make a pizza themed garden that fits just about anywhere there’s sunshine!
Yup! A PIZZA GARDEN! Sign me up!
Yes, Pizza Grows on Trees! Planting Pizza Pots
For a Classic Pizza Sauce Pot, combine a staked tomato plant with chives!
The Pizza Topping Pot is my FAVORITE!
Bell peppers + Parsley + Oregano = YUM!!! I wonder if you could add basil to this too?
Isn’t that a fun idea!?
Are you going to be planting any herbs or veggies this spring?
I may plant an entire pizza garden!
My container garden is off to a marvelous start!
While we’re on the topic, [click here] for a fun tips on how to healthify pizza night! <3
I’m always looking for new ways to make veggies the star of every meal. Some of you have already tried this [Kristina from Life as Kristina + Lisa of Thrive-Style] and some of you are going to think i’m lying when I say that this recipe is so utterly delicious that Paul and I licked our plates clean. But I don’t lie =) Case-in-Point, I know it’s healthier, but I despise brown rice sushi. The nuttiness of the brown rice overpowers my veggies and I end up just eating the fish, seaweed, + veggies and tossing the rice. Such is life. But I’m not here to bash brown rice sushi, that would be silly! I’m here to tell you about the day I fell in love with my Spiralizer.
I thought I had enough appliances in the house… Between the blender, food processor, panini press, toaster, salad spinner, quesadilla maker, crock pot and mini crock pot, I thought I was at my max appliance threshold. What else could I possibly need?
It literally took 1 minute to assemble and 1 additional minute to clean up. I’m in LOVE!!
Is their a food that you want to like, but just can’t imagine eating?
Why not make your own EW list to work through! It definitely helped me!