2018 CALENDAR RECIPES AND REALLY GREAT IDEAS
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- 7 Warming Herbs to Keep You Cozy in Winter - see individual items below for good ideas.
- Armenian Lentil Apricot Stew
- Green Lentil Stew
- Soothing Cardamom Sipper: http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/soothing-cardamom-sipper
- CHAI - black tea, water, spices and milk. It's subtle spice and gentle aromas will perk you up on a cold, blustery day and give you comfort.
Benefits - Cardamom: relives cold symptoms, help rid bad breath, improves blood circulation. Cloves: aids digestion, boost immune system, relief from headache. Black peppercorns: promotes sweating to rid body of toxins, antibacterial. Ginger: weight loss, relieves tired muscles, blocks heartburn. Honey: anti allergenic, 27 minerals, reduces risk of illness and boosts energy.
- Adding a touch of cardamom, cinnamon, or cayenne to your coffee makes it a VERY SPECIAL DRINK! Personally, I use habanero powder in my coffee every morning, and it warms me right up.
- Use more of the warming culinary herbs to spice up your food and as teas to promote a healthy, warming glow throughout the body. Most of the herbs in chai are considered warming (cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and cardamom).
- One of the easiest and healthiest ways for us to stay warm during the coldest times of the year is to eat more so-called "warming" foods. Warming foods, which ancient Chinese medicine referred to as "yang" foods, are foods that contain one or more active compounds that help raise our core temperature -- often by boosting blood circulation or removing excess water from our tissues. Seeds, nuts, oats, garlic and onions are classic examples of traditional warming foods.
- GARLIC: There are many ways one can prepare garlic. You can: • add garlic to recipes • ingest it by itself, either cooked or raw • boil it in hot water to make a tea – garlic tea can strengthen the immune system and make you incredibly resistant to colds and flus (and possibly clear you a table or two in your local cafe)
- STEAMED CARROTS WITH GARLIC AND GINGER BUTTER:
GARLIC=GINGER SHRIMP STIR FRY
Roasted Kabocha and Kale Salad: http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/roasted-kabocha-kale-salad
- White Bean & Horseradish Hummus: https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all...
- Use with sushi instead of traditional wasabi.
- Use in a sandwich or wrap for a little extra zing.
- Add about a teaspoon to your salad dressing, again - zing!
- Slice tomatoes thin, add a dollop of horseradish and some fresh chopped basil and sea salt as an appetizer.
- Bacon Horseradish Deviled Eggs: http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/bacon-horseradish-deviled-eggs
- GINGER Anti-Inflammatory Gummies
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric (or 1 teaspoon if you don't like the taste...)
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
- 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder (with the green, not the blue lid)
- Add water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in turmeric, honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Mix well.
- Sprinkle gelatin powder over the liquid and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute, or until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour into an 8-by-8 baking dish or candy molds. Make sure the mixture has cooled completely (for several hours or overnight) before cutting into squares or removing from the molds.
- Store in an airtight container. Will keep up to 7 days in the refrigerator
- Purslane recipes - click HERE
- Delectable Brownies made with Timeless Petite Crimson Lentils
- Dandelion Recipes - click HERE
- Use those greens as a basil substitute in this unique pesto twist.
Dandelion Pumpkin Seed PestoMakes about 1 cup3/4 cup unsalted hulled (green) pumpkin seeds
3 garlic gloves, minced
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1 bunch dandelion greens (about 2 cups, loosely packed)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper, to tasted
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour the pumpkin seeds onto a shallow-rimmed baking sheet and roast until just fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Pulse the garlic and pumpkin seeds together in the bowl of a food processor until very finely chopped.
Add parmesan cheese, dandelion greens, and lemon juice and process continuously until combined. Stop the processor every now and again to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The pesto will be very thick and difficult to process after awhile — that's ok.
With the blade running, slowly pour in the olive oil and process until the pesto is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. PRINT RECIPE
- Dandelion Greens with a Kick
- Dandelion Jelly recipe
- Hearty Pardina Lentil Crockpot Soup
- How to make a COLD FRAME
- Chilled Salad with Timeless Purple Prairie Barley® & Timeless Black Beluga Lentils®
- Borage – Nature’s Best Stress Tonic - click for more information on the medicinal uses for borage.
- Borage - how to grow and use - While not as common as thyme or basil, borage herb (Borago officinalis) is a unique plant for the culinary garden. It grows quickly as an annual but will colonize a corner of the garden by self-seeding and reappearing year after year. June and July are heralded by the presence of the borage flower, an appealing, small, brilliant blue bloom with attracting qualities. Indeed, the plant should be include in the butterfly garden and brings pollinators to your veggies. The oval leaves are hairy and rough with the lower foliage pushing 6 inches in length. The borage plant may grow 12 or more inches wide in a tall bushy habit.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Borage Herb: How To Grow Borage https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/borage-herb.htm
- Using borage (Borago officinalis) as a companion plant is good choice. Plants that grow well with borage include: Tomatoes Cabbage Squash Strawberries The borage companion plant is said to repel tomato worms and cabbage worms because borage attracts beneficial insects, such as bees and tiny wasps. As we know these are great plant pollinators, but they also repel garden pests. Additionally, borage works well in the garden alongside many types of herbs and flowers. So bring on the borage as a companion plant!
Read more at Gardening Know How: Companion Planting With Borage – Plants That Grow Well With Borage https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/borage/companion-planting-with-borage.htm
- Kids' Gardening Ideas
- Petite Crimson Lentil Hummus
- Best ideas for honey
- Healing Herbs -how to use medicinally and recipes
- Poached Eggs Over Warm Lentil Salad with Bacon
- Peppered Black Beluga Lentils® & Kale Stuffed Squash
- Black Beluga Lentils® Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
- Hearty Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Salad - click HERE
- Winter Vegetable Recipes - click HERE
- Chocolate Lentil Cake