Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 4/20/15

This week, 4/20 symbolized the arrival of my box of beauty, health, vitatlity and life!

Dinosaur Kale
Valencia Oranges
Swiss Chard
Watermelon Radishes

I have lately started to seriousy pump up my vegetable consumption - the lovely Chef AJ who is a plant based chef and weight loss guru suggests eating 2lbs a day, 1lb for breakfast. And I'm doing that! I have to say i do feel a vitality i haven't felt in a while.  

So what that means is that it's 4 days since i got my box and I've used so much of it already!

Kale - I love sauteeing Kale with onions and mushrooms in low sodium veggie broth, and sprinlking with balsamic vinegar and a bit of nutritional yeast.  Also, we've been out of spinach so I've been putting a leaf of this in my kid's morning smoothies and they haven't that's a WIN

Cilantro - I could throw cilantro on anything and it makes me happy, but see below with the Chard for a recipe

Lettuce - GIANT SALAD - look at this bounty  - it has the carrots and the watermelon raddish also! Oh i think for the reast of the head of lettuce I'll add strawberries to the next salad

Carrots - some whent into that salad but I will likely steam some for breakfast or snack and throw a few in my son's lunchbox. He like them steamed with Earth Balance and salt and pepper. Also made a juice for my friend Zoe with some of the oranges!

Valencia Oranges - mmmm fruit salad.  with the Strawberries,  banana, pinapple, mango and flax 

Swiss Chard - this recipe of Swiss Chard and Chickpeas was perfect! I had parsley, garlic, onion, tomato paste   and a can of chickpeas, cilantro and chard from the box - it was very very tasty

Zuchhini - it was so big and perfect I'm gonna spiralize it and figure out a sauce. Check back!

Happy veggie eating!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vegan Greenling Meals - Local Box 4/6/15

I love getting my box on Mondays! It kind of sets the stage for the week of joy:

here's what i got:

Baby Collard Greens
Green Onion
Oyster Mushroom
Meyer Lemons
Sweet Potato

i really only need to say one word  - and that is TACO's!!

I am going to make Oyster Mushroom Tacos and you know what? I may just throw in the Collards to super food it all up

Otherwise the Baby Collards are likely to end up in a smoothie - I've been back at the early early gym routine and sometimes make up a smothie the night before and just blend up in the morn.

Spearmint - the first thing i thought of when I saw this beautiful bunch of leaves was minty water. Not sure why, but I can picture an ice cold mason jar full of water and mint.  Refreshing!

I can also make this very yum looking Strawberry Mint Smoothie!
I can add mint to any smoothie really

Kale - now both my kids are obsessed with kale saleds massaged with Annie's Goddess dressing - so I'll probably get none of this - can i complain really??

meanwhile here is a picture of an amazing salad i made with the lettuce, micro greens, watermelon radish & fennel from the last box. I added a dressing made with tahini, red wine vinegar and the oregano. It was absolutely amazing.