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Stir Fried Sesame Tatsoi

Stir Fried Sesame Tatsoi – A Mild Asian Green

Tatsoi is similar to Bok Choi, a mild Asian green. Unlike greens like kale and collard greens, the center stem softens as it cooks and does not need to be removed. This green is packed with a ton of nutrients, including carotenoids, vitamin C, folate, calcium, and potassium.  Other names are spinach mustard, spoon mustard, rosette bok…

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Carrot Kohlrabi Soup

Carrot Kohlrabi Soup – Perfect For Cold Winter Nights

This Carrot Kohlrabi Soup is a healthy vegetarian soup perfect for cold winter nights. Cooking the vegetables in the olive oil for 7-8 minutes before adding the broth helps roast the vegetables bringing out their sweetness. Save the fennel stalks for another recipe (like homemade stock), use the white part in the soup and top…

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Persimmon Smoothie Bowl

Persimmon Smoothie Bowl – Delicious Breakfast or Dessert

Making a Persimmon Smoothie is EASY! Frozen persimmons are delicious by themselves, just freeze when ripe, cut off the top and scoop out the fruit like ice cream. I added a little bit of extra goodness for a delicious breakfast or dessert. If you’d rather drink your smoothie, just pour it into a glass to…

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mixed greens

Mixed Greens Pockets – Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

These Mixed Greens Pockets are a fun way to eat your vegetables. Make them ahead of time and freeze them, then heat them up at the last minute for a hot appetizer or lunch. Use your favorite greens in this, or mix and match a few. I made them with turnip greens and kale, but…

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Hasselback Turnips

Hasselback Turnips – Less Carbs and Calories Than Potatoes.

Why save the Hasselback technique for just potatoes when you can have Hasselback turnips? It works deliciously with other organic root vegetables such as rutabagas as well. And if you are counting carbs or calories, these vegetables have less than potatoes. Turnips are high in vitamin C. The leaves (“turnip greens”) are an excellent source…

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Caldo Verde - Potato and Kale Soup
Caldo Verde - Potato and Kale Soup

Caldo Verde – Potato and Kale Soup

Caldo Verde translates to green soup in Portuguese. You can use your favorite organic greens in this, even though it is traditionally made with kale or collard greens. Organic Russet Potatoes work best in soups to thicken them, whereas waxier potatoes like Yukon Gold will give you excellent looking chunks. If you have them, use…

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Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

This simple preparation of herb and garlic spaghetti squash is delicious as a side dish on its own, or toss it in a green salad for added flavor and texture. Spaghetti squash is nutritionally better to white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which…

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This easy shrimp and avocado salad makes a fun presentation on top of the avocado halves, or you can just slice up the avocado and add it to the shrimp and serve on lettuce. Avocados are incredibly nutrient dense with over 20 vitamins in minerals packed inside that lovely green skin. This looks best with small shrimp, for this…

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Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad

Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This simple Roasted Beet and Pecan Salad makes a very striking presentation and is loaded with healthy goodness. The nuts and olive oil provide a good dose of unsaturated fats. The beets are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. I like to roast my beets the night before and let them chill in…

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Spiced Candied Jujubes

Spiced Candied Jujubes – Served with Rice and Lentils

This Spiced Candied Jujubes recipe is made from the real fruit called Jujube.  Jujubes have plenty of different names such as Indian Dates, Korean Dates, and Chinese Red Dates and are a favorite health food in the East. They can be used as a substitute for dates in most recipes. This recipe is my variation of…

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