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Double Broccoli Bowl

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice

5 cups raw broccoli, cut into small florets and stems

3 medium garlic cloves

2/3 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted

1/2- 1 tsp sea salt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup coconut milk, heavy cream, or cashew cream

1-2 avocado, sliced 

 

METHOD

  1. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for a minute so it is barely cooked. Transfer the broccoli to a strainer and run under cold water until it stops cooking. Set aside.

  2. Make the broccoli pesto. Puree two cups of the cooked broccoli, the garlic, 1/2 cup of the pumpkin seeds, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Drizzle in the olive oil and cream and pulse until smooth.

  3. Just before serving, toss the quinoa and remaining broccoli florets with about 1/2 of the broccoli pesto. Taste and adjust the flavor with more pesto, lemon juice, coconut milk and/or salt. Serve with sliced avocado and more seeds. 


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Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa

1/2 cup dried apricots or dates

2/3 cup mixture of pumpkin, sunflower, anon sesame seeds, toasted

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 cups chopped parsley

1 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped mint

1/2 cup oil soaked sun-dried tomatoes (chopped) or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

METHOD

Toss all the ingredients and serve.

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Quinoa Bowls with Sesame-Tahini Sauce

Ingredient

1 cup quinoa
1 small butternut squash
1 bunch lacinato kale
1 cup French lentils or ½ lb wild salmon

Sauce:

¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
Pinch salt
Pinch stevia
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons tahini

Method

  1. In a small pot, combine the quinoa with 2 cups water, a bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook on low heat until quinoa has absorbed all the water. Cover tightly and set aside.

  2. Peel and cube the butternut squash. Toss with enough olive oil to coat the cubes and a generous amount of salt. Lay on a baking tray and roast at 400 degrees until the squash is soft and the edges are browned and slightly crisp, about 25 minutes,

  3. Coarsely chop the kale leaves. Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and lightly saute kale, sprinkling with salt and adding a tiny bit of water if the leaves start to burn.

  4. Cook lentils in the same way as the quinoa. If using salmon, lay fish in a baking dish and drizzle with oil, adding salt and fresh pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes.

  5. Make dressing: combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender, taste, and adjust with a bit more salt or more stevia if needed.

  6. Arrange bowl: put quinoa on the bottom and top with squash, kale, and lentils/salmon. Spoon sauce on top.

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Purple Yam and Kabocha Squash Curry

Ingredients

4 purple yams
½ kabocha squash
4 cans coconut milk
1 can diced tomato
1 stalk lemongrass
½ inch piece galanga or ginger, peeled and cut into chunks
3 kaffir lime leaves
Generous spoonful red curry paste (optional)
4 shallots
1 small can bamboo shoots

Method

  1. In a large pot, bring coconut milk to a simmer with lemongrass (be sure to smash it first), galanga, and kaffir lime leaves. Turn off and heat and let coconut milk steep at least one hour, preferably longer

  2. Peel and cube the purple yams.

  3. Cut the kabocha into chunks. It’s ok to leave the peel on, it’s edible!

  4. Strain lemongrass, galanga, and kaffir lime leaves out of coconut milk.

  5. Bring coconut milk, tomatoes, and red curry paste (if using) to a simmer in a large pot. Sprinkle with salt and add yams and squash.

  6. Let curry simmer, covered, being sure to stir occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning. Add thinly sliced shallots.

  7. Once yams and squash are soft, about 25 minutes, turn off heat and add bamboo shoots.

  8. Serve with rice and garnished with cilantro leaves.

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Kimchee Fried 'Rice'

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium carrot, diced
3 green onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 cup broccoli florets, diced
1 cup snap peas, diced
4 cups shredded cauliflower (or use 3 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa) 
1 cup kimchee or other fermented vegetables (make sure to get a good quality one from farmer's market, or health food store.) 
1-2 tablespoon coconut amino
freshly ground black pepper to taste

METHOD

  1. First, make 'rice' with cauliflower by shredding into rice-size pieces.  

  2. Add the coconut oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Add the carrot and saute in the oil for about 3 minutes.

  3. Next, add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute for about 1 minute.

  4. Then add the cauliflower, broccoli and sugar peas and saute for about 2 - 3 minutes. Add the rice, kimchee, and wheat-free tamari and sauté for 3 - 5 minutes.

  5. Add any freshly ground black pepper to taste and serve hot. 

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Sushi Roll

INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice
Vegetables cut into thin strips: carrots, cucumber, avocado
Sheets of Nori
Soy Sauce
Wasabi
Optional Topping*
Kimchi, lettuce/green leaves, cut in thin strips, pickled ginger, umeboshi paste, sesame seeds

METHOD

  1. Cut a piece of nori in half with scissors.  

  2. Place 2T grain on one half of nori and spread slightly, leaving ½ in border around the sides.  

  3. Add a few each of avocado, carrots, cucumber and whatever other optional topping you’d like to add on top. 

  4. Roll the nori to form a cone.

  5. Dip your finger in water and moisten the edge of nori and press together to seal.

  6. Sprinkle each roll with some sesame seeds if you like.

  7. Dip in soy sauce and wasabi

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Cleanse ‘Fajita’

METHOD

  1. Quickly blanch the collard leaves and let them cool

  2. Sauté sliced onion, carrot, zucchini, mushroom, chopped jalapeno and garlic in olive oil, season with salt and pepper.

  3. Use collard leaf as a tortilla shell, fill the leaf with brown rice/quinoa, fajita vegetables, cilantro, lime and guacamole

  4. Wrap like a burrito and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

4 large collard green leaves
Cooked quinoa or brown rice
1 medium onion
1 carrot
2 zucchini
1/2 lb mushroom (cremini, button, or portabella)
1 Jalapeno pepper
2 cloves garlic
2T olive oil
Homemade guacamole
Cilantro
Lime

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Roasted Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Any vegetables such as cauliflower, winter/summer squash, mushroom, Brussels sprout, carrots, sweet potato, broccoli. Root vegetables work well too.
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

METHOD

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees

  2. Cut vegetables into appropriate sizes.  Slice winter squash, halve Brussel sprouts, divide broccoli and cauliflower into flowerets, etc.

  3. Generously coat all the vegetables with olive oil and salt (very important to coat them well so vegetables don’t dry out in the oven)

  4. Sprinkle peppers if you like

  5. Cook in the oven until nicely browned and fully cooked (but not overdone). Timing varies depending on the vegetables and oven.

  6. Eat the veggies as your snack, side dish, or put in a salad.

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Broccoli and "Beef"

INGREDIENTS

3-4 Portabella mushrooms (cut in 1in cubes)
2-3 head broccoli (slide the stalk, cut top into floret)
2-3 clove garlic
2-3 tsp chopped ginger
3 Tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tsp Coconut amino
1tsp Tamari

METHOD

  1. Heat frying pan and melt coconut oil

  2. Add chopped garlic and ginger, cook for a minute

  3. Add the mushroom, and cook until they release juice and are halfway cooked, about 3 minutes

  4. Add the broccoli stems, continue to cook for a few more minutes

  5. Add the rest of broccoli, coconut amino and tamari. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  6. Serve with brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice.

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