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These gluten free zucchini brownies are also egg free and dairy free. For best results make sure, your gluten-free flour has guar gum or xanthan gum in it (or add ¾ teaspoon). Or use all purpose flour if you don’t need to be gluten free. Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies Ingredients 2 cups gluten free flour for baking 1.5 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1.5 cups sugar (or sugar substitute) 1/3 cup apple sauce 1/4 cup coconut oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 cups zucchini, peeled and shredded 1.5 cup chocolate chips Directions Grease a 9” square baking pan. Preheat ...
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I was skeptical when I first learned this method for making Vegetable Risotto. It comes out creamy stirring only at the beginning, after 10 minutes and then again at the end. Washing the rice briefly in the cooking liquid before toasting rinses much of the starch off the rice into the liquid letting you remain hands off for most of the time. I loaded this version with lovely spring vegetables like asparagus, leeks, and peas. Swap the Parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast if you want to make it vegan. And if you want to forego the white wine I have found ...
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These gluten free cauliflower fritters are easy to make, healthy, and a great way to use cauliflower. Really delicious and appetizing. Gluten Free Cauliflower Fritters Ingredients 1 large organic cauliflower head, cut into florets 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose baking flour 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 5 Tablespoons minced onions (some used for garnishing) Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced Directions Bring water (salted) to a boil in a large pot. Place the cauliflower in the boiling water and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until fork tender. Move cauliflower to a cutting board and cut it into minuscule pieces. Measure 4 cups of the minced cauliflower. ...
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Avgolemono is Chicken and Rice Soup with a twist, literally. The lemon, bay, and cloves add a wonderful aromatic flavor. Plus you get a nice dose of vitamin C, B-complex, and potassium. The eggs thicken the broth and make the soup creamy without the dairy. Chicken and Rice Soup Ingredients 1 lemon, zest removed and juiced to get ¼ cup juice 8 cups chicken broth ½ cup long-grain white rice * 12 ounces chicken breast chopped into ½ inch cubes. 1 bay leaf 2 whole cloves 1 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 scallion, or fresh chives or ...
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This super healthy garam masala spicy carrot soup is made with just a few natural ingredients, and it is dairy and gluten free. Spicy Carrot Soup Ingredients 1 bunch of large carrots 2 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk 14 oz veggie broth 1/4 cup almond butter 1 tablespoon garam masala paste (Indian spice blend) parsley and almond nuts for topping Directions Peel carrots and chop into small pieces Peel garlic Chop onion Saute garlic and onions until soft. Add the carrots, garlic, onions, coconut milk, broth, and garam masala paste Simmer until carrots are soft Add almond butter ...
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Craveyon Harvest2U is proud to announce that Don Webber was nominated and has received the award as a Public Health Community Champion for the County of Riverside 2017! Public Health Community Champion Riverside University Health System (Riverside County Health) presented this award stating; “It takes more than the Public Health Department to promote and protect the public’s health in Riverside County: it also takes dedicated and hard-working community partners to make it possible, and we are proud to recognize the extra effort by naming you one of the Public Health Champions for 2017. We wish to honor you for your work with food and agriculture ...
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Many Pickled Beet Eggs recipes make more brine than you need to cover the pickles. See Pickled Beet Relish to make your leftover brine. Here’s an easy way to use the leftover brine. Pickled Beet Eggs Ingredients Boiled eggs Pickling brine Glass jar Directions Peel the boiled eggs and put into a glass jar. Pour brine over the eggs. Close the lid and put in the refrigerator for a few days before eating.   The renowned chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U. Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from ...
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This Pickled Beet Relish is a bright red cousin to its cucumber cousin “Sweet Pickle Relish.” It is equally delicious on sandwiches or burgers. I made mine a little chunky. But, feel free to chop it up finer if you desire. This recipe uses about one bunch of beets and ½ to one head of cabbage depending on the size. You want roughly equal amounts of 2 cups each. It makes about one quart which you can quickly put in a glass jar in the fridge – no canning required! Want to can it to save for later or give ...
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By Carmen Micheli Always in our juicing tips, local sources matter. Since the juice is highly concentrated, you'd better be sure where your produce grows and what substances are on it, if any. Juicing is a great way to get your daily nutrient intake.  Key vitamins and minerals are abundant in fruits and vegetables. When we consume the raw juice, our body immediately absorbs the nutrients into tissues without the need for a lengthy digestive process.  Juicing is ideal for everyone! Why Juice? Most of us don’t typically eat the recommended daily servings of raw fruits and vegetables. Therefore, juicing is a delicious and ...
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Do you need a morning boost juice? This one is from Carmen Micheli, our food and wine writer in residence. Having a hard time getting your day started?  If that is the case, then try this juice recipe for a quick pick me up with excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Morning Boost Juice Ingredients 4-5 Blood Oranges One small Ruby Red Grapefruit (or ½ large) ½ Lemon 1-inch piece of peeled Ginger (2 inches if you enjoy the heat) Simply juice all ingredients, stir, and enjoy. To begin with, ginger root is high in gingerol, an oil with powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other benefits. For ...
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Do you believe that kids love veggies? I recently read a quote that said something like, “Your body already deeply loves vegetables, your taste buds just don't know it yet”. Too true! How ‘bout this one? “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison. Thankfully, that day is upon us. Wondering how to get your kids to be as excited about eating Harvest2U’s local organic produce as you are? Are you continually trying to lead them down the healthy road? Here's a kid-friendly recipe for you. Try these tips. Set a ...
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Without Harping, Hiding, or Disguising Timing and opportunity are everything. Read through these five ways get kids to eat vegetables. It is important to have the vitamins, minerals, and fiber provided in vegetables for a healthy brain, heart, and digestive system. More importantly, having more vegetables at your table provides eye appeal and "crowds out" the unhealthy extra, empty calories that are so prevalent in our homes and lunchboxes. I can tell you right now that no child or adult will love a vegetable after they have eaten Oreos. Here are Five things you can do: You (the adult and role model ...
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Do you struggle to get your greens? Do you prefer to juice or smoothie? These tips will help you get the recommended daily amount of green vegetables into your ever-healthier body. Collards, Kale, Parsley Fresh, deep greens can benefit our body in amazing ways. But, how to ingest as much as we need on a daily basis? It just not convenient or palatable to have a giant green salad for every meal. So, the question becomes should we juice our greens or make a green smoothie? Both sides of that question engenders strong opinions. While there is a difference between juicing and smoothies, whichever ...
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So you think buying locally grown organic produce costs too much. Seriously? We can show you how you save money when buying local. Let’s look at just a couple of factors that make buying local produce cost effective. Waste Believe it or not, according to ethicalconsumerism.tribe.net, “the average family of 4 wastes 122 pounds of food per month”! Try this - go look in your refrigerator right now. Really. Right now. What did you find? How much produce needed to be thrown out? Too much, right? Now, ask yourself how much of your produce you toss because it has wilted or spoiled before you ...
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Did you know that the color of the produce we eat makes a difference to its nutritional content? When we eat lots of colors, we are giving our body what it needs to be healthy. And as we like to tell the kids, "No, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese does NOT count as yellow." Below we'll give you a few insights as to what the different colors can do for our bodies. Just a taste. All natural foods have a unique taste, smell and color. These characteristics are due to the different phytonutrients in the different plants. The phytonutrient is what we ...
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Locally grown organic produce has more flavor. We say, "If you haven't had a beet that was in the ground, growing yesterday, you don't know what a beet is supposed to taste like!" Store-bought produce is picked before the peak of ripeness, the peak of nutrient content, and the peak of flavor. It then travels to our stores and waits for us to purchase it. All the while, losing what little flavor it started with. Conversely, locally grown organic produce is picked just at it peak ripeness, flavor, and nutrient content. Then travels just a short way to our tables. Produce from Harvest2U is typically ...
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Kids eat healthier when they see us do it. Our kids learn their eating habits. Primarily from their parents. But also from their peers and unfortunately, from advertisers. Kids do not eat intuitively. So, let's create the environment for their success by teaching them through our own actions. After all, the old adage is, "behavior is caught not taught." We not saying this is easy. As we work to provide healthy food choices and behaviors, our culture of instant gratification and everything needing sugar works against us daily. Here are some simple tools and thoughts to help you be the best influence ...
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This Cranberry Pear Pecan Salad recipe is a fall salad that is amazing. Especially when adding the best creamy poppyseed dressing that you will ever have!  Pecans for Walnuts can also be substituted. Cranberry Pear Pecan Salad Ingredients 1 cup Pecans (or Walnuts) chopped in chunks 6 ounces baby spinach 2 Pears, sliced to the desired size ¾ cup dried cranberries ½ cup crumbled Feta Cheese Poppyseed Dressing: 3 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup 2% milk 2 Tablespoons Sugar 3 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar  Directions Toss spinach, Pecans (or Walnuts), pears, feta cheese, and cranberries in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the ...
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Is it time to clean out your gut from all the processed foods you've been eating? Check out these detoxing basics and 8 cleansing tips. Even the healthiest of us are having our bodies bombarded by toxins. Toxins come both externally and internally. Overeating, processed foods, alcohol in excess, environmental chemicals, and much more bring unwanted substances into our bodies competing with our healthy cells. Stress, fatigue, and emotional distress can cause our bodies to create its own toxins as well. This article will help you with tips to rid your body and your life of the enemy without and the enemy ...
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Who doesn't love a pesto? This simple pesto recipe can be made from many different base ingredients and used to add flavor and a splash of class to many, many dishes. Try this from Harvest2U. Simple Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup fresh basil leaves Or many other options: spinach, arugula, kale, broccoli, dandelion greens, collards, scallions, and much more. 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan 3 tablespoons pine nuts Try other nuts like walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, etc. Pink sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup Temecula Olive Oil Try some ...
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These Ten Tips for Harvest2U members on getting the most out of your Harvest can be a life saver (or produce saver). As each local produce season wears on, the volume of wonderfully fresh produce delivered by Harvest2U may overwhelm busy people leading regular, fast-paced lives. Here’s some great news: with a weekly planning strategy and a little preparation, you'll be able to use, store or freeze your entire Harvest bounty each week. Make Harvest planning a weekly ritual Remember, Harvest2U posts the week’s expected contents every Monday. Take a few minutes to read what’s coming, make a rough meal ...
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Don't miss out on the FIRST Grow Temecula Valley Symposium. Harvest2U will be one of the presenters representing LOCAL food and agriculture businesses. This event is FREE! Register here: Grow Temecula Grow Temecula Valley Symposium Description The GROW Temecula Valley Symposium is a half-day event bringing together our local agriculture community, the local food supply chain, community educators and wellness ambassadors. The Symposium presents a forum for meaningful conversation over the topics of: agri-tourism & the future of local farming, community health, and sourcing local food first. 8:00am - 8:30am | Connections Expo 8:45am | Welcome & Symposium Opening 9:10am | Panel Discussion: Local Supply Chain 9:50am ...
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The Ambrosia Parfaits (& Salad) of my youth was a concoction of canned fruit cocktail, coconut and marshmallows covered in whipped topping. This version is just as delicious but so much healthier. The amounts below are approximate. You can add grapes, pineapple chunks, sliced strawberries, etc. depending on what is in season.   Mix it as a fruit salad if you don’t want to layer it into parfaits. Healthy Ambrosia Parfaits Ingredients Apple Banana Orange 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Directions Peel fruit and cut into bite-sized pieces. Combine yogurt and honey. In a glasses or jelly jars, ...
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Here's a healthy alternative to Fettuccine Alfredo sauce. This creamy cauliflower sauce will surely be popular with your family. Perfect for pasta, pizza, or anything else you might want to cover in white cauliflower creamy deliciousness. Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce Ingredients 6 cups organic cauliflower florets 8 large organic cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. butter 7 cups vegetable broth ½ cup milk (to taste) 1 tsp salt (to taste) ½ tsp. pepper (to taste) Directions Saute the minced garlic in the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Cook for three minutes or until the garlic is soft, but not browned. Remove saucepan ...
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So easy to make, this Roasted Veggie Shrimp Salad recipe is a "toss all the veggies" on a sheet pan and bake until well-cooked, then add the shrimp just 5+ minutes before removing from the oven. You can substitute the shredded carrots with potatoes or corn. The veggies baked at a high temp (400), and therefore, become perfectly well-cooked. The result is delicious well-cooked vegetables with tender, juicy shrimp that goes perfectly with rice, pasta or a salad! Roasted Veggie Shrimp Salad Ingredients 1 cup shredded carrots Olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced Chili powder 1 cup red onion, diced 1 cup ...
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Marinated grilled chicken, black beans, cilantro lime rice, and a diversity of fun toppings, this burrito bowl is loaded. We believe this burrito bowl recipe will become a meal staple for your family. Chicken Burrito Bowl Ingredients 1 ¼ pounds  Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts ¼ cup olive oil ⅓ cup lime juice 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 2 cloves garlic minced ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons  paprika 1-2 tablespoons chili powder (heat level is up to you). 3 cups cooked brown or white (or quinoa) 1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves Juice from 1 lime Salt and pepper to your liking 1 15 - ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed 1/2 cup salsa or Pico de gallo 1 thinly sliced avocado ...
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Chimichurri is an Argentine green sauce, similar to pesto. In Argentina, it is traditionally served with steak, but it is delicious on chicken, spread on sandwiches, mixed with some mayonnaise and yogurt as a salad dressing and so much more. Chimichurri Ingredients 1/4 cup hot water 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon salt 6 cloves garlic 1 cup each parsley leaves and cilantro leaves 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup Temecula Olive Directions In a small bowl, combine hot water, oregano, and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes to soften the oregano leaves. Second, In a ...
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This Kohlrabi Apple Slaw is a simple and healthy side dish. Especially relevant is, kohlrabi is a good source of Thiamin, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus. And its also a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese. Pair it with sweet apples (such as red delicious, gala, or honey crisp). This is a nice alternative to traditional cole slaw. Kohlrabi Apple Slaw Ingredients about 3 cups each of organic kohlrabi  and apple, cut in matchsticks 2 tablespoons fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons each of Temecula Olive Oil and tablespoons organic lemon juice salt and pepper to taste Directions To begin with, ...
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Who wouldn't want to try orange looking nachos? The Sweet Potato Nachos, seasoned, with the cheese creates an excellent combination of fun sports day or snack appetizer! If you want bite-sized scoops of pleasant spicy-sweet flavor, laden with flavorful toppings, here it is. Use Your Favorite Salsa for Sweet Potato Nachos For this, Sweet Potato Nachos dish, use any of your favorite salsas.  This recipe makes things easy - go sweet if you like it fruity, or go with a classic tomato-based salsa. Ingredients 2 small sweet potatoes 1 tbsp. olive oil ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. ...
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This Chicken Watermelon Strawberry Salad is a refreshing salad served with a basil dressing, good for any meal. Ingredients for Chicken Watermelon Strawberry Salad Cut 2 1/2 cups of roasted (rotisserie) chicken, into small pieces Cut 2 cups of watermelon, into small portions 2 cups of strawberries, chopped up 2 heads of lettuce, cut into large pieces 1/2 cup red onion 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped 1/4 cup pesto 3 Tbsp. honey 2 1/2 Tbsp. Lime juice Directions: Cut the watermelon, strawberries, chicken, and basil. Set aside. Prepare the lettuce and place it in a large bowl. Mix together the honey, lime ...
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These cheesy kale cups make healthy appetizers can easily be modified for your tastes and what is in your kitchen. Swap spinach or other greens (chard, spinach, turnip greens, etc.) for the kale. Replace the Monterey Jack with Swiss or Cheddar. Spice it up with some garlic or dried red peppers, etc. Cheesy Kale Cups Ingredients 1/2 bunch of organic kale 12 gyoza or wonton wrappers 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup organic mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste Directions First, move oven racks to lower middle of the oven and preheat ...
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This easy honeyed apple fennel chutney combines the sweetness of apples and honey and tang of vinegar with some onions and fennel to make a wonderful side dish for curry, chicken or pork. While this dish is great fresh, its even better after the flavors have had a chance to develop for a few hours (or days). Apple Fennel Chutney Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olivum Reserve Temecula Olive Oil 3 cups organic fennel bulb (white part only without the hard core, chopped) 1 medium organic onion (about 1 cup chopped) 3 cups organic apple (peeled, cored and chopped) 1 teaspoon fennel seed 1 ...
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Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber And Tomato Salad is delicious, fresh, and light and full of wonderful flavor! Tossed in a tasty lemon glaze and topped with feta cheese, you won't be able to get enough! Ingredients for Avocado, Arugula, Cucumber And Tomato Salad 1 cup arugula 2 avocados, cubed 1 cucumber, sliced 3 small tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup red onion, sliced 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 cup feta cheese 2 tbsp. olive oil salt and pepper Directions: In a large bowl combine avocado, arugula, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and arugula. Gently toss. In a bowl add the lemon juice and olive oil and-and ...
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Gardening Compost Is Your Soil’s Main Source of Food About the eBook Compost Series  - Gardening compost is food for your soil, and by using many different ingredients in your compost will supply and replenish all the essential nutrients that your soil needs for healthy crop growth and increase insect pest resistance. Making your organic gardening compost will also help reduce unnecessary garden waste going to landfill! (Nice benefit in this age of “waste”), and it’s much better to create your fertilizer instead of throwing away perfectly good organic material. Compost will significantly save you money on expensive fertilizers, as well. If you ...
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Try this black beans kale recipe. Since cooked kale has a mild flavor, it can be added to many dishes, and it will absorb the flavor of other foods. This way, you still get the nutrient-dense benefits of the kale. Kale is a Brassica plant and is part of the same family as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and collard greens. Its nutrient properties and antioxidants make kale an excellent anti-inflammatory. Plants high in antioxidants are great cancer fighters. There are far too many reasons to eat kale than should be placed in a short blog! Pairing kale with protein-rich beans is an ...
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Start your morning right with a vegetable frittata. This one has nutrient-dense kale, purple cabbage and a kick of red pepper. Just because they’re made with eggs, frittatas don’t need to be relegated only to breakfast. This meal can be enjoyed any time of day! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Vegetable Frittata Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Temecula Olive Oil 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion 1/2 cup or more finely chopped red cabbage 1 cup finely chopped kale 1 finely chopped red or yellow pepper 6 beaten eggs A sprinkle of dried or fresh herbs (like oregano or basil) Your meat of choice to serve ...
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Here is a straightforward and easy, very healthful recipe for carrot kale juice, that Includes apple, ginger, and spinach for dense nutrient refreshment. Try and mix up the ingredients a little to tweak it to your taste. Add cayenne! Carrot Kale Juice Ingredients: 1 Green Apple 3 handfuls Spinach 6-8 Kale leaves 4 large Carrots 1-piece Ginger (thumb size) Blast it all through your uber juicer and enjoy! Let your kids try it - they'll like it. Calcium Booster Calcium is a vital mineral that plays a significant role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth and thwarting diseases like Osteoporosis (a bone disease that ...
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Here's a Spinach Watercress Juice that will clean your blood. Watercress is full of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron. And, watercress also is a good source of fiber and iodine as well. In fact, it has more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. Also, the main active aspects of watercress are classified as thioglycosides (glycosides containing sulfur)—an anti-thrombosis with a mild anti-coagulant effect. Finally, watercress also contains moderate amounts of vitamins B1 and B2, zinc, copper and manganese. Spinach Watercress Juice Ingredients: 3 sprigs of Parsley A handful of Spinach 1 handful of Watercress 1 apple Jam it ...
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Heirloom garlic cherry tomatoes can be baked with a sliver of garlic inside. And drizzle with Temecula Olive Oil and/or sprinkle with salt. Then serve these with toothpicks. These are perfect for the casual party! Garlic Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients: 1-pint cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons Temecula Olive Oil 4 cloves garlic, slivered kosher salt (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut a slit on one side of the cherry tomatoes, and insert a sliver of garlic into each. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with Temecula Olive Oil and sprinkle with salt. Lastly, bake tomatoes about ...
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Try this savory flavor of sweet potato peanut soup which is combined with warm spices. Your family will love you for setting this interesting and tasty soup in front of them. Sweet Potato Peanut Soup Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 and 1/2 pounds peeled sweet potatoes, chopped large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root 4 1/2 cups water 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/4 cup chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch cayenne pepper 3 medium ...
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