SIdes

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Lunch, Salads, SIdes | 0 comments

I first discovered this salad from a friend of mine who picked it up at Whole Foods and shared it with me.  The mix of shredded kale and brussels sprouts with cheese, almonds and a light but flavorful dressing has become my new favorite salad.  I’ve been eating it regularly for lunches because its one of those salads that you can make a big batch of and it tastes better the next day so I’ve always got some on hand, and can easily take it to go.  When I spoke to one of the employees at Whole Foods he told me this is their most popular salad, and at $9.99 a pound I figured I’d give it a shot and make my own version and save a whole lot of money. You can easily make this salad a full meal and add, hardboiled egg, fish, chicken, steak, chorizo, avocado. The options are endless get creative and see what you like best. Manga Manga! Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad 4 cups shredded kale 2 cups brussels sprouts 1/4 cup pine nuts or cashew pieces 2 garlic cloves minced 3-4 tbsp olive oil Real salt Pepper Optional: Raw goat or sheep’s milk cheese Mix kale and brussels sprouts into a big mixing bowl Add all ingredients from pint nuts to pepper, and cheese if you choose to use it.  Use your hands and mix all ingredients together until it is all combined.  Taste a small piece and adjust seasonings as necessary....

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Chocolate Bunny Juice

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Lunch, SIdes, Snacks, Thirst Quenchers, Treats | 1 comment

Chocolate Bunny Juice

Spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is right around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to make this rich chocolate bunny juice.  This recipe is from Natalia Rose’s book Fresh Energy.  Natalia is a mentor and detox teacher that I’ve been following for years, her cookbooks are amazing, I strongly suggest you get her newest Fresh Energy!  I’ve completed her PH Detox course and I continue to learn tips and tricks from her.  If you’ve never had a fresh juice before this would be a great one to start with.  Using raw cocoa powder gives it a chocolatey velvet texture, which makes it taste like chocolate milk. This recipe is so easy to make and it has less than four ingredients in it.  Celebrate the spring like the bunnies do and have some chocolate bunny juice!!! Ingredients: 1 bunch of romaine lettuce 6 large carrots 1-2 tbsp raw cocoa stevia to taste Preparation: Put lettuce and carrots through a juicer. Add raw cocoa to juice with stevia to taste(start small with stevia you won’t need a lot).  Blend all ingredients together and enjoy your bunny juice.  Happy...

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Open Face “California Club”

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Lunch, SIdes, Whats on My Plate | 1 comment

Open Face “California Club”

Fast food restaurants aren’t one of the places you want the majority of your food to come from.  But I understand why people do it, it is convenient.  In college we used to get Jimmy John’s all the time, my favorite was the Turkey Tom.  Now that I am older and wiser, I occasionally get Jimmy John’s but now I get the Beach Club “Unwrap”(Jimmy John’s term for lettuce wrap) one of the reasons I love Jimmy John’s is I can switch up the sandwich however I want and they don’t up-charge or roll their eyes at me(I am the queen of ordering “off the menu” aka changing restaurants recipes).  I usually take off the turkey, mayo and cheese(I LOVE cheese but you never taste it on sandwiches like this, so why bother?) add extra tomato, request no lettuce but extra sprouts.  I had no idea how much I loved sprouts until I had a Jimmy John’s sandwich.  In fact I probably never would have tried them, had I not had them at Jimmy John’s!  I must admit I am a little biased about Jimmy John’s because my brother owns two shops in Michigan, but come on, you gotta support the family business 🙂 I made this open-faced version of  “Beach Club” after a very exciting trip to Whole Foods.  I went there about two weeks ago, there was a ton of local produce all at a really good price.  Summer is a great time to buy organic and local because you usually find it really affordable.  As usual I was craving avocados so I bought the ingredients to make my guacamole and purchased some beautiful tomato and cucumber as well.  I got home and made this for an afternoon snack.  It tasted so good, I made it the next day and the day after that, and now I think it will be in the regular rotation of lunches and snacks I have. I know I eat a lot of avocados and some people are really worried about their high fat content, remember 2/3 of the fats from avocado are monounsaturated-fat which means they are the good, heart healthy fats.  They do have a high calorie count so if you are trying to lose weight then I wouldn’t eat 3 a day, but you can include them in your diet and still be successful in losing weight, just eat them in moderation. I hope you enjoy this open-faced sandwich as much as I did, it’s very refreshing for the summertime.  If you are having it as lunch I would add some sliced fruit or a side salad to help fill you up for the afternoon! Ingredients: Sprouted Ezekiel Sesame Bread(one slice) 2 Tbsp. guacamole or 1/4 sliced avocado 1/8 cup chopped tomato 1/8 cup chopped cucumber 1/8 cup sprouts salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Toast the bread if desired, then spread guacamole or avocado on top Add chopped tomato and cucumber onto guacamole or avocado, then pile sprouts on top. Season with a little salt and pepper and enjoy!...

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