Yacon is commonly enjoyed raw. It’s really easy to prepare yacon, just peel off the brown skin and shred it or chop it into dishes, such as salads and slaws. Here’s a citrus salad found on Sharon Palmer’s plant-powered dietician blog. The yacon gives this salad a slightly sweet, juicy crunch. (more…)
Found on the website, thekitchn.com, this recipe is colorful and delicious, even if it takes a bit of chopping and stir-frying. The dish is built from the ground up in one big skillet, browning, caramelizing, and sautéeing until you’re left with a big pile of chewy orzo and dark, delicious fall vegetables. (Use your biggest stove burner, and your biggest sauté pan!) The recipe serves 4 as a main dish and 6 as a side dish. (more…)
Here is a greens recipe, from CSA member Veronica Sidhu (author of Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul), using paneer cheese rather than lentils. It is one most Americans are familiar with from Indian restaurant dishes. Recipe may be halved or frozen. Yields 8 servings (4 cups greens without cheese cubes). (more…)
This recipe found in The New York Times is rich and fiery, sweet and salty, all at once. Grilling softens the texture of the kale without entirely removing the mild bitterness of the leaves, while the marinade of coconut milk, cayenne, salt and lemon juice caramelizes in the heat to create a perfect balance of flavors. Serves 6 (more…)
From the website, www.cooklocal.com, this easy recipe serves 4 (or 2 if you are really hungry!). You can readily add some pancetta or bulk sausage to the stuffing for a non-vegetarian meal. Cook the meat for at least 10 minutes at the start of the recipe, then proceed with garlic, beans, kale, etc., as noted. Just as yummy! (more…)
One rarely comes across acorn squash soup (mostly we see butternut as the main ingredient), but this one from marthastewart.com is tasty and colorful – we eat with our eyes first, right? Savory bacon and peppery kale pair well with the sweet, nutty flavor of pureed acorn squash in this hearty soup. The recipe serves 4. Try it! (more…)
Found on thecoconutmama.com food blog, these bacon and egg coconut flour muffins are easy to make and are wonderful high protein breakfast option. I make a few batches of these every month so my family has a healthy, protein rich, quick breakfast option on hand. They freeze well too!
This recipe is very flexible. You can omit the sour cream if you don’t have any on hand. The sour cream makes these muffins a little less dense and more fluffy. You can also swap sausage or steak in place of the bacon if you prefer. (more…)