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Orange Salad with Olives

I originally saw a similar recipe on a website for an Italian dish usually eaten for good luck on New Year's eve. I came up with this version based on what ingredients I had on hand and this is how I make it every time.  I crave this in the winter and I am sure your body will love it with all the vitamin C it will get from the oranges. 

Orange Salad with Olives

Serves 4-6 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 2 blood oranges sliced and seeds removed 
  • 2 navel orange sliced
  • 2 cara cara oranges sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion quartered and sliced thin (into tiny moons)
  • 1 T Exgtra Virgin Olive oil for drizzling
  • Flaked Sea Salt and pepper to taste (just a pinch)

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Arrange sliced oranges on a platter. 
  • 2
    Spread sliced olives over oranges.
  • 3
    Spread red onions over oranges and olives
  • 4
    Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
  • 5
    Add a pinch of salt and pepper

You can make this salad ahead of time and thow it into the refrigerator to chill it down a bit or you can serve at room temperature.  Either way it is delicous.  It will also keep over night if you want to bring leftovers for lunch.  

Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats

By prepping breakfast the night before it allows for a easy stress-free morning.

Blueberry Hemp Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup oats (gluten free)
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk (Try my recipe for home made almond milk here)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 2 T hemp seeds
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 1/4 c. walnuts, chopped

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Blend blueberries in a blender until smooth
  • 2
    Mix blueberries, oats, almond milk, chia seeds, hemp seeds in a bowl with a lid. let is set in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • 3
    Split the oats into two bowl and top with cinnamon, banana, and walnuts.
  • 4
    Serve and enjoy

 Tip: You gut microbes love to eat teh fiber int eh blueberries, oats, seeds and nuts. Meanwhile, your brain loves the omega-3 fats in the seeds and nuts. 

Fruity Water

It may sound simple enough but sometimes we just need a little reminder to liven things up. Add this or any variation of fruit to plain water and drink up.

Fruity Water

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • Filtered Water

Simple Steps

  • 1
    All all sliced fruit to a large pitcher adn top with fresh cold filtered water. 
  • 2
    Store in the refrigerator

Tip:  You can buy a bag (or several bags) of frozen chopped fruit and throw those into your cup, thromos, or uber-cool mason jar in the morning. They are already washed and cut and will keep your water colder longer.

Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Just say yum to this fresh delicous and nutritious dressing!

Orange Hemp Seed Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Raw Hemp Seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Blen all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
  • 2
    Serve on top of your favorite mixed green salad or grain bowl.

Tip: Store extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Liven up your traditional cauliflower with a little spice and some Tahini Sauce.  The turmeric and paprika in this recipe gives it color that really pops!

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cleaned and sliced into 1" steaks
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (or better yet us homemade garlic oil)
  • 1 T ground Sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 T ground turmeric
  • 1 t, sweet Spanish paprika
  • 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 t crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 T warm water

Simple Steps

  • 1
    Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  • 2
    Line a sheet pan with foil. 
  • 3
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil (or garlic oil if using), salt, turmeric, apperika, garlic, and chili flakes adn stir until combined. 
  • 4
    Place cauliflower on a large sheet pan so they are not overlapping. Brush both side of cauliflower with spice mixture. 
  • 5
    Place cauliflower in the oven and roast until tender and browned approximately 20 minutes.  Flip caulfower with a spatula and continue to roast until browned on both sides and starting to crisp.
  • 6
    After you turn cauliflower prepare the tahini sauce by combining the tahini, lemon juice and warm water until mixed and creamy.
  • 7
    Remove the cauliflower from the oven and place on a large platter.  Drizzle cauliflower with tahini sauce and serve immedately while hot.

Tip:  You can even more spice to this dish by adding it to the tahini sauce. A bit more hot chili flakes and papriki make for a beautiful presentation. You can even throw a bit of fresh chopped cilantro on top as a garnish if you want even more color (just like we did in the picture).  

Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans

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Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans
Fresno Chili Spiked Hominy and Black Beans is the result of my search to use a new ingredient in a recipe this week. Hominy is made of dried maize, also known as corn. Typically hominy is used in soups and stews, but during the summer months I am always looking for ways to keep things fresh by adding ingredients from the garden. Choose a variety that has been simply processed with salt and lime. For black beans try to use no salt added canned or save money by cooking dried black beans and freezing them in pre-portioned containers. I used fresh Fresno Chilies from my garden but you can easily substitute the Fresno Chili with a Jalapeno. Feel free to add more or less chopped chili peppers to suit your own individual spice/heat preference.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain and Rinse hominy. Drain and rinse black beans. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Serve warm or cold as a salad.
  2. Use the hominy and beans to top salad greens, or as taco filling. Make one day ahead. This dish tastes great after the ingredients have had a chance to marry.
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Jicama and Orange Salad

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Jicama and Orange Salad
Jicama is also known as the yam bean and is commonly found in markets across the USA. It is high in potassium and fiber and has a neutral fresh flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve chilled.
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