Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Broccoli: The Other Parts...

When one consumes broccoli, one is only eating a small portion of the plant.  The heads stand about two feet off the ground and grow from the middle of large leaves.  I don’t know about you but I like to use as much of a plant as possible.  Sure, I've got chickens and pigs and they love this kind of stuff but what is wrong with using as much of the plant as possible most of the time?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Parmesan Spinach Cakes


From EatingWell:  September/October 2008

4 servings, 2 spinach cakes each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes


12 ounces fresh spinach
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, or low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 large eggs, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Roasted Swiss Chard with Feta

Prep Time: 10 Minutes            Ready In: 45 Minutes             Cook Time: 35 Minutes          Servings: 4
1 bunch rainbow chard - leaves and stems separated and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces feta cheese, broken into ½ inch pieces

Deep-Fried Bok Choi Recipe

Deep-Fried Bok Choi Recipe

Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

1/2 pound bok choy
1/4 cup toasted almonds
2 cups oil for deep-frying, or as needed
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Kale With Roasted Peppers and Olives

Kale With Roasted Peppers and Olives


Serves 8           Hands-On Time: 15m             Total Time: 25m
2  large bunches kale
2  tablespoons  olive oil
2  cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2  teaspoons  sugar
1  teaspoon  salt
12  Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1  4-ounce jar roasted red peppers
2  tablespoons  aged balsamic vinegar

Kale-Apple Smoothie

Kale-Apple Smoothie

Serves 1           Hands-On Time: 05m             Total Time: 05m
3/4  cup  chopped kale, ribs and thick stems removed
1  small stalk celery, chopped
1/2  banana
1/2  cup  apple juice
1/2  cup  ice
1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice