Loosely defined recipes

For $3.77 I was able to buy enough (non-organic) veggies for a salad. I know, I should be in rhythm with the earth, but when it is an amazing 80+ degree day in September, I am making salad!

Testosterone anyone? brassicas and beans are beneficial for testosterone (photo and beans from www.ranchogordo.com)

1/2 head of small red cabbage, chopped

1 cup of green beans, chopped
1 cup of broccoli stems, diced

1 large cucumber, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup quinoa, cooked
3/4 cup of ojo de tigre beans, cooked
several sprigs of dill chopped
juice of 2 limes
a dash of rock salt
(optional: I added a drizzle of scotch bonnet pepper agave i made awhile back)
almonds and pepitos for garnish and more crunch!

I am content eating most of my vegetables raw or steamed. Here are some ideas for alternative ways to eat some of the veggies I mentioned in the previous post.

I love to cut in half, brush with olive oil and grill it. It will end up tender, less bitter and tasty.

Brussel Sprouts
There’s always just steaming them whole and quick saute in butter and garlic

Wilted Brussel Salad
For winter, shred brussel sprouts and radicchio, add dried fruit and beans and toss with a warm dressing usually of fruit puree or juice with lemon, herbs and oil. The salad will wilt with the addition of a warm dressng. A great addition to a cozy meal at home.

Mustard Greens
Spicy Miso Soup
Miso paste can be bought at most natural food stores either in the a refrigerated area or in the asian section. Simmer miso, do not boil or it will lose its healing properties.

Mix a tablespoon of miso paste to small amount of simmering water until the paste is dissolved. Add that to 2 cups of water simmering in pot with sliced ginger and garlic. Add more miso if you prefer a richer broth.

Cut up a heaping handful of mustard greens and add to pot and continue to simmer til wilted.

Serve warm.

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One Response to Loosely defined recipes

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mmmmmm! We made your bean, bean, quinoa salad– delicious!