Posts Tagged “All Season”
Pesto is a crowd pleaser. It’s truly greater than the sum of it’s parts. The combination of flavors and its divine texture make it one of my favorite sauces. It’s commonly available in the refrigerator section of grocery store, but those pestos are never very good. It’s a very rewarding experience to make it yourself.
Tough it appears to be a healthy addition to ones diet, it’s generally loaded with various fatty ingredients to give it a creamy texture. My avocado pesto is a whole foods plant-based answer to the classic recipe.
I have probably enjoyed more kale in the last year, than all my previous years combined. Kale is a nutritious and delicious vegetable that is gaining popularity among people looking to add healthy foods to their diet. Kale can be prepared in many ways, but to preserve as many nutrients as possible, I try to enjoy it raw.
Kale Family Values
Wild grassy kale, the ancestor of today’s big leafy green kale, is the mother of the entire cabbage family.
Harissa is a North African chile paste that seasons everything it touches a delightful spice. It is most commonly found in Tunisia, and can be found at ethnic markets. Why not make this tasty condiment yourself and leave the sodium and other questionable additives at the factory?
Harissa is a blend of chiles, spices, garlic and olive oil. It’s traditionally used to liven up soups, stews, grilled eggplant and couscous.
Tuesday was the first spring-like day of the year. I decided to make a raw soup to celebrate the changing of the seasons. I have been looking forward to making this recipe all winter, and the weather finally gave me a reason to make it. Only two days later, it’s snowing. Oh Santa Fe, you keep us guessing!
This soup is an adaptation of a traditional Moroccan soup, not a contemporary raw food recipe. Semantics are an interesting thing, however, in Morocco they refer this dish as a salad.
Being a vegetarian for many years, hummus has always been one of my staple foods. Packaged hummus is never as good as the kind you can make at home. I learned this early on when I was in college. When made from scratch, hummus can be one of the most delicious, economical and healthy recipes in your repertoire.
Hummus is the Arabic word for “garbanzo bean”. The dish that we refer to as hummus, is a middle eastern dish of pureed garbanzo beans with ground sesame seed butter and seasonings.