Friday, January 23, 2015

Local Box 1/22/15 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan

I'm still gettting really into eating about 80% Raw right now- it's so much fun to explore

so this weeks delights: (box shows kholrabi that came in some box, i got kale instead)

Chinese Celery
French Sorrel
Pea Shoots
Red Kale
Butternut Squash
Turnips w/tops
Myer Lemon

So of course Salads with the Lettuce, Cabbage, Sorrel & Pea Shoots

Also maybe this Lemony Green Sorrel Smoothie

and I'm kinda into this Pea Shoot & Pear Green Smoothie

Kale - a kale salad, i've never had the red Kale, will try in a smoothie too

Chinese Celery. This is a new one to me, it looks a bit like Italian parsley on the leaves and there is no thick stalk like traditional celery. I took a bite and it was quite strong, I don't think I would want it raw. Research shows it's added to soups and stir fries for flavor.  A noodle soup sounds good

Oranges - I'm kind of obsessed with smoothies made with Orange, Spinach & Basil

Butternut Squash - I have not made a butternut sqash soup yet this season! must do

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Raw Burritos & Rainbows

I made so many amazing raw dishes this week. I really kind of like the raw dishes, there's a lot of variety even when using many of the same ingredients. And altho there is so much prep with chopping and mixing, it generally all comes together so fast and the clean up is soooo easy.

I used the Collards for two different but similar things - a veggie wrap with carrot ribbons, cucumber, avocado & tomato

and here are the amazing raw burritos from Fully Raw Kristina  here is the youtube video on how to make them: RAW BURRITO

Making the burrito

then I also made a couple of incredible colorful salads. I've always loved big salads but for some reason when eating more raw food in general, they are tasting even better and looking so much more vibrant and colorful.  One thing i'm putting a few less ingredients, like nuts and adding more variety.
I used beets, arugula, watermelon radishes, green onions, the mixed salad greens

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Local Box 1/8/15 - Vegan Greenling Meal Plan - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year folks!

I got caught up in the holidaze and didn't ever do a follow up post on the last box, let me tell you though, it was all just yummy ok? Ok.

Here's what I got in the first box of 2015!

Collard Greens
Mixed Beets
Key Limes
Salad Mix
Spring Onions
Garlic Chives
Watermelon Radishes
Purple Turnips

So for kicks and to change things up a bit, i'm following a 21 Day raw challenge from Fullyraw Kristina.  She's a youtouber fully raw vegan who is super animated and energetic and pretty fun to watch.  Her challenge started Jan 5th and it introduces one raw meal a day, so you don't have to go 100%, just one meal a day to check it out. It's fun and delicious and I've been getting into it and eating raw for some of the other meals too! It really is fun to challenge yourself and switch up the routine like this, and honestly, i feel great.

Collard Greens will go ito raw burritos and raw veggie wraps

Beets - smoothies and grated into salads

Arugula - salads, and they are in those burritos

Key Limes - always using lime juice in the sauces

Salad Mix - ummmm salads

Spring Onions - Kristina uses these a lot in her sauces for so much flavor

Sunchokes - i think these can be raw, i looked up some recipes and often the are mixed with Apples in a salad, i didn't care for the ones I found so I may make something up!  Last time I had these I roasted them and you know , that was good too :)

Grapefruit - smoothie, or i found this ayurvedic recipe for it with Honey, Ginger & Cardamom, and I can just use agave instead of honey

Watermelon Radishes - BIG SALADS

Turnips - apparantly these can be eaten raw too, who'd have thought? I'll let you know next post - but i do so love these baked with sweet potato so I'll see what i feel