Barbara Kingsolver wrote in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Most of the fruits and vegetables needed a passport to get to your plate. Yikes… we can do better than that! It is my intent with this series of articles to not only guide you for eating seasonally but to try your best to get local or regionally grown plant foods. And do this recipe free! I have nothing against recipes but one does need to learn how to be innovative and serendipitous when cooking out of the garden or what is staring at you from the fridge or purchased at the farmers market. This is a great time of year to begin exploring your options at local farmers’ markets, farm stands and businesses which support this philosophy. We shall begin with a family called cucurbits. In that vast group we at this time of year in our climate are enjoying all sorts of summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers along with cantaloupe and watermelon. Once frost arrives in the [...]
Ingredients: 2 bananas 2 cups wild blueberries 1 cup cilantro 1 cup orange juice (just peel the orange, take out the seeds and throw it in) 1 tsp barley grass juice powder 1 tsp spirulina 1 small handful of Atlantic dulse Optional: water or coconut water or fresh orange juice to blend Directions: In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Enjoy!
Loaded with juicy wild blueberries that burst in your mouth and are piled into a sweet cashew crust, this pie is as simple and perfect as it gets. It takes only minutes to make—and about that long to disappear, too! Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast, or any time the urge strikes you. 1⁄3 cup cashews 1⁄3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 4 cups dates, pitted - because I make for one person, I can put about 1 cup in, less coconut and maybe a smaller pan. 20 ounces frozen wild blueberries, thawed or fresh in season 1 mango, diced, or a container of organic raspberries For the crust, process the cashews, coconut, and 3 cups of dates in a food processor until thoroughly combined and smooth. Press the crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Cover and refrigerate. For the filling, process half of the wild blueberries, the remaining cup of dates, and the mango or raspberries in a food processor (or both) until smooth. Stir in the other half of [...]