Author: bgreen

Organic Summer Crock Pot Meals

Think that Crock Pot is only useful during the winter? Think again! You can make easy and healthy summer meals in the Crock Pot, and it’s often easier and more efficient than cooking on the stove or in the oven. Crock Pot Ratatouille Servings: 8 Ingredients:2 large onions, cut in half and sliced 1 large eggplant, sliced, cut in 2 inch pieces 4 small zucchini, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 large green bell peppers, de-seeded and cut into thin strips 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedges 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried basil...

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Fresh Fish is on this Summer’s Menu!

Perhaps you like to spend a little time during the lazy days of summer with a fishing pole in hand. Even if you pick up your catch of the day from the local store, you can still turn your fresh fish into a delicious dinner meal. Here are two easy and healthy ones to try. Grilled Salmon Steaks Prep: 20 min Cook: 10 min YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 salmon steaks 1-inch thick 1 teaspoon whole cumin seed 1 teaspoon whole coriander seed 1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seed 1 teaspoon dry green peppercorns Sea salt or kosher salt Canola...

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Organic Mexican Quesadillas

Now happens to be the perfect time to find an abundance of fresh, healthy, and organic fruits and vegetables at your local Farmer’s Market, food stand, or grocery store. If you’re looking for new and delicious ways to prepare your fresh produce, why not try a Mexican-inspired dish? These quesadillas make perfect use of your healthy veggies (and fruit for the dessert one!), plus they are easy and quick to prepare. Veggie Quesadillas Ingredients: Juice of 1 lime (about 1/4 cup) Handful of cilantro leaves, washed and dried 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea...

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Sweet Summer Salsas

Salsa is the perfect healthy treat for summertime. You can take advantage of the healthy, fresh organic vegetables available this time of year, and have a delicious treat for a party, backyard BBQ, or just a light and healthy snack. Here are some salsas that make use of fresh organic ingredients, with a surprising twist.   Organic Watermelon Salsa Prep Time: About 10 Minutes ½ Cup Chopped Organic Watermelon ¼ Cup Chopped Organic Tomato 2 Tbs Chopped Organic Red Onion 1 Tbs Chopped Organic Jalapeno 1 Tbs Chopped Organic Cilantro 2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 1 Clove Organic Garlic, Minced Salt and Pepper to Taste Chop watermelon, tomato, and onion in small cubes. Finely mince garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. In a medium mixing bowl stir all ingredients, including spices together. Serve with tortilla or pita chips. http://autonomieproject.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/vegan-recipe-of-the-week-organic-watermelon-salsa/   Cucumber-Corn Salsa Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes 3 cups 2 ears of corn, husks and silk removed 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 4 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Zest and juice of 1 lemon Hot sauce, to taste Salt and ground black pepper   Carefully cut the kernels from the ears of corn. To do this, one at a time stand each ear on its wide end and use a knife to saw down the length of the cob. In...

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Pretty Peas: Organic Peas with a Twist

We know it’s hard to pick all those delicious peas and not eat them right away, but once you see these delicious recipes to try, we hope you’ll be sure to save a few! Cold Pea Soup with a Hint of Mint Makes about 8 cups Prep time: 45 min Ingredients 1 small organic onion 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 pounds fresh or frozen organic peas 5 cups organic chicken stock or low-salt broth 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves 1 cup heavy cream (or 1/2 cup cream mixed with 1/2 cup plain organic yogurt) Preparation: Finely chop onion....

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