Posts by Audrey Humaciu

Chermoula – A Moroccan Herb Sauce and Cousin to Pesto

chermoula

Chermoula is a great use of many of the organic vegetables and herbs that come in our weekly harvest box.  Chermoula is a Moroccan (North African) green sauce with fresh herbs, spices, and preserved lemons. Think of it as a cousin of Pesto and Chimichurri. It is excellent as a finishing sauce on fish, or use it…

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Beet Hummus – High In Nutrition, Fiber and Protein

beet hummus

This easy organic Beet Hummus recipe whips up in 5 minutes and makes a lovely and healthy dip for vegetable sticks or chips or any other way you enjoy your hummus. The beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese, add to that some fiber and protein in the chickpeas plus healthy fat from the…

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Roasted Garlic Turnip Dip – A Healthy Dip Alternative

Turnip Dip

This Roasted Garlic Turnip Dip is one of those recipes that you may not want to mention the ingredients unless they ask. Basically, it is just mashed roasted turnips and garlic. But, serve it with chips or veggie sticks and it becomes a flavorful dip that people will rave over. I also used it as…

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Sauteed Rosemary Beets – An Easy Way to Prepare a Superfood

Sauteed Rosemary Beets

Rosemary beets (beets in particular) are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. This healthy side dish keeps it simple with some fresh herbs and lemon juice. Sauteed Rosemary Beets Ingredients 1 bunch beets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1/2 lemon Directions Trim off the tap root and…

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Honey Glazed Carrots – Loaded with Antioxidants

Honey Glazed Carrots

This Honey Glazed Carrots recipe is loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene. Plus carrots have a nice dose of soluble fiber and carotenoids making them an excellent choice for any meal. I jokingly refer to these as “hide the evidence” carrots. On Easter Saturday night and Christmas Eve, after my son has gone to sleep, I peel…

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Beef and Vegetable Soup – Plus Greens For Extra Nutrition

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and vegetable soup is loaded with healthy root vegetables, plus some greens tossed in at the end for extra color and nutrition. I have included instructions for cooking it 3 different ways: stovetop, slow cooker, and pressure cooker. Beef and Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 pound beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes 3…

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Greek Lemon Oregano Kebabs – Loaded with Antibacterial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory compounds

Lemon Oregano Kebabs

This simple Lemon Oregano Kebabs marinade imparts a delicious flavor to pork or chicken. Fresh oregano is loaded with antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine. We are giving it a Greek flare with the addition of heart-healthy garlic and olive oil as well as some antioxidant boosting lemon. Greek…

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Colcannon – Irish Potatoes and Kale

Irish Potatoes and Kale - colcannon

Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Kale) is a delicious Irish side dish of creamy mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. Both kale and cabbage provide healthy amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and calcium as well as a host of other nutrients. So, choose whichever you prefer or have available. Traditionally, Irish Potatoes and Kale is served with…

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Chicken Tinola – Filipino Chicken Moringa Soup

Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola is a quick and easy soup to prepare. Its a staple of Filipino cuisine with plenty of regional variations. Moringa, called Malunggay in the Philippines, is a nutritional powerhouse with antioxidants, proteins and plenty of vitamins.  Moringa leaves also has two times the amount of protein as yogurt, three times amount of potassium as bananas and…

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Carrot Quinoa Muffins – Loaded with Protein and Fiber

Carrot Quinoa Muffins

These hearty carrot quinoa muffins are loaded with protein, fiber, and other nutrient goodness. You can use red or white quinoa, but the red quinoa adds a nice rich color. Carrot Quinoa Muffins Ingredients 1 cup cooked red quinoa, room temperature 1 cup grated carrots 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (or coconut sugar) 1/2 cup…

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