Merry Mango Melange Salade

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delectable combination

red onion 1/2

fresh cilantro 4-5 stalks

blueberries 2 hand fulls

mango 1/2

Brussels sprouts( chopped) 4-5

tomato 1-2

1 clove of garlic

lime juice a few splashes

olive oil 2 tbls

white vinegar 2 table spoons

 

Wash and cut up the brussels sprouts into thin strips , toss in a bowl. Wash and chop up red onion, tomatoes and mango and add to the bowl.

remove the leaves from the cilantro , wash and chop.

In a separate bowl and the olive oil , vinegar and lime juice ( plus some salt to taste if desired.) mix and toss in the rest of the fruits and veg.

 

Ready to serve as a side or double up and enjoy yourself a nice big and refreshing  salad!

 

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Heirloom tomato quinoa soup

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Here’s an easy and  tasty one for you friends .

Whatcha gonna need

– 1 pint box of heirloom tomatoes ( the lil fruit/veggie stand sells them )

-6-8 cellery stocks

– 3 cloves of garlic

-1 zucchini

-1/2 cup of quinoa

-1 tablespoon of ginger powder or fresh ginger

– salt to taste

Easy peasy…..

add the tomatoes, celery, zucchini , garlic and ginger to 2 cups of water .

bring to a boil.

allow to chill ** the freezer helps to speed up the chillin’ process.**

Once chilled blend the soup with your trusty hand blender and blend that puppy to a nice smooth consistency.

Now we add the quinoa and bring the soup back up to a boil. This will cook the quinoa in with the soup. Make sure to keep an eye on it and stir as needed.

You may find you need to add a little more water…go for it! can’t hurt ; p

Once all the little quinoa grains have opened up … you’re ready to eat!!

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Heirloom Tomato Gezpacho-juice

mmm hhhmmmmmm

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Yields about 60z of juice

15+ heirloom tomatoes ( they’re small …use your discretion ) 

2-3 fennel stalks  

3 stocks of green onion

2 stalks of celery

Black pepper to taste. 

3-4 squirts of Sriacha  (to taste)

a pinch of salt ( the recipe is flavourful you’ll find you don’t need the salt.)

 

 

 

I’m so lucky to have lovely people in my life!

Thank you to those that grow  and those that share ! : D

Mrs. Williams, you definitely earned your gold star for sharing today : P

Some lovely people gave me a whole bunch of  locally grown fresh tomatoes…. from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Well-Grounded-Garden/336410303146180

CHeck it out!   From June til October, for only $450, you could get a weekly box filled with delicious organically grown produce plus some prepared foods like dips, soups and pesto!

Get in touch with them  for more info!

You can feel good about supporting  your local farmers .. plus you end up with a ton of delicious veggies!!! !!

 

— side tracked !

Tomatoes, fennel and onions… from the well grounded garden ( + 1 tom  from the Green/ Perin garden! Thanks guys : )

I couldn’t decide what to do with them… and then it hit me!

juice : D
I don’t have a fancy blending type machine, so this is going to be my best attempt with my  trusty hand blender… and hey if it doesn’t work there’s always gazpacho/ soup ; p

Fresh juice is great for yah and if you’re not so keene on vegetables … you’re crazy !

…but also maybe this is  a good way to add more vegetables to your diet.

Awesome things about tomatoes

Tomatoes  are quite filling , due to their high water content. Heart healthy, they protect against  high blood pressure , cholesterol , heart disease and strokes.

One serving of red, ripe, raw tomAtoes (one cup or 150 grams) is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tom toms  are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Maters  also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for a healthy body.  Pluuusss one serving of tomators gives you 2 grams of fiber , which accounts for 7% of your dails recommended amount ; p

On top of that, one serving of  tomatoes gives you 2 grams of fiber, which is 7% of the daily recommended amount. Tomatoes also have a relatively high water content, which makes them a filling food. In general eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, confers protection against high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, and heart disease.

 

DIce the tomaters ; place into your blending receptacle and cover with 3/4 of a cup of water. add in all ingredients bits at a time . ( you may need to separate this recipe into 2-3 batches)

continue to blend until you get the consistency you’re looking for. You may add more water  and  strain if you find the juice is too thick. I’d recommend consuming the juice as soon as possible, and wouldn’t keep it much longer than 2 days. Turns out it’s delicious as a gezpach and as a juice .  Serve chilled / over ice .

Salut!

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Who wants to split a peas of pizza with me?

This one goes out to you gluten free buddies !

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I wanted to make a pizza.I don’t like cheese or fake cheese, and would rather avoid soy if i can… So i thought to myself, what can I use as a protein for my pizza, without using soy products. I started thinking and thinking … and then it came to me! what if the protein was in the dough!? ! : )

… And thus split pea pizza dough/crust  was born!

Split pea flour is naturally processed and has a high protein content, so you can feel good about eating dishes made with it.

 

What yah knead

Split pea flour  1 cup

chives  a handful * you can also use onions

avocado 1/2

seasalt  to taste

Almond milk 3/4 of a cup… add more as needed

garlic 2-3 gloves diced

basil 4-5 leaves rolled and diced

tomato 4-5 cherry tomatoes cut in half

zucchini  I did a few zucchini ribbons on top . * to acheive this effect you your carrot peeler , or if you like a cheese grater is a great way to shred zucchini. You can pretend it’s cheese!

mushrooms 1-2 sliced

**It ends up being more of a savory pastry crust, so it is best served hot **

I made a personal size, since I wasn’t completely  convinced my project would work, but believe you me… this puppy is filling!!

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Lets get to it!

* Preheat your oven to 450.

I started with 1 cup of split pea flour added a tea spoon of baking powder ,sea salt and a handful of fresh chives .

Slowly pour in almond milk, mixing as you pour * don’t worry if you add too much just add a bit more flour ; p. You will know once the flour and milk is mixed enough as all the dry flour will be gone : 0

Fun time!!

Cover  your hands in split pea flour and begin to knead the dough. * I’ll  be honest, I didn’t do much kneading, this kind of flour doesn’t really knead it : )

a ha ha ha

Form a ball with the dough and press it down on a greased baking sheet. Grab a mason jar or a rolling pin and flatten the dough into a small round circle about an inch thick.

I then placed the crust in the oven whilst I chopped my vegemables, garlic and herbs.

Remove the crust from the oven . Spread a layer of the chopped garlic and basil on the bottom with a dash of olive oil.  add on your veggies. I placed the avocado on after the pizza was cooked but if you do want it cooked along with the pizza, I suggest putting it on for the last 5 minutes only : )

..aannd Yeah   bake for 15-20 minutes, but keep an eye on it depending on your oven it may take less time.

Enjoy hot, enjoy a full belly.

And peas…. split with your friends

sharing is fun : D