Spring Challenge Day 23- Kale Salad

Serving up this yummy salad at the Charlottetown Farmers Market! Kale salad Organic kale, washed and sliced thin Whole wheat crutons Dried organic cranberries Organic sunflower seeds Organic cherry tomatoes Cubes of fried tofu Sliced organic mushrooms Salad dressing Here is a salad dressing to try Raspberry Mustard Dressing  1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil […]

Spring Challenge Day 22- Rapini Rigatoni

“Honey can you make supper?”” Sure! “- Pan’s Rapini Rigatoni.  Pasta Ai Rapini 1Lb rigatoni 1 Lg bunch rapini  Boil water. Blanche the rapini (chopped into 1-2” pieces) then remove with a strainer and  set it aside. Cook the pasta in the same water.  The recipe works better with short pasta like penne or rigatoni. […]

Spring Challenge Day 21- Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad (Hindbeh ‘atteh) By- Taste of Beirut 2 Bunches of dandelion greens or 20 oz of frozen collard greens 1 lb of onions, chopped 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup of pine nuts (optional) salt, to taste 6 cloves of mashed garlic or 1 Tablespoon of toom 1/2 large lemon, juiced, plus 1 […]

Spring Challenge Day 19- Chow Mein

Chow Mein Well not actually traditional chow mein. I was looking around and running low on groceries. I had some leftovers of yesterdays bok choy, some dried chow mein noodles, a block of tofu and the ingrdients to make that awesome sauce from the carrot top dish.. so ta da..     Yesterdays bok choy […]

Spring Challenge Day-13 Watercress Salad

Watercress, Pistachio and orange blossom salad by –Yotam ottolenghi 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, more to taste 1 teaspoon orange-blossom water Salt and black pepper to taste 3 1/2 cups watercress, thick stalks removed Scant 1 cup basil leaves 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves 1/4 cup dill 1/4 cup tarragon leaves […]

Spring Challenge 2014!

Tomorrow we will be starting the FIFTH annual spring challenge.  The last four years went great! We used Aveline Kushi’s book(The Complete Guide To macrobiotic Cooking), then Christina Cooks-Everything You Always Wanted to Know about WholeFoods but were afraid to ask,  and The Hip Chick’s guide to Macrobiotics by Jessica Porter. Last year I tried something new. It was all […]

Spring Challenge Day 31

Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Save February, with twenty-eight days clear, And twenty-nine each leap year.   It has been 31 days of miso! I don’t know about you but we all feel like a million bucks! I hope that everyone’s miso recipe repertoire has increased and you […]

Spring Challenge Day 30-Miso Soup With Sauteed Greens

Miso Soup With Sauteed Greens 2-Inch piece wakame, soaked until tender 4 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked until tender Spring or filtered water 1/2 Yellow onion, cut into thin half-moon slices 1 Carrot, cut into thin oblong slices 2 teaspoons barley miso 3 to 4 leaves kale or collard greens, rinsed well About 1 tbsp extra-virgin […]

Spring Challenge Day 29- Miso Soup With Watercress And Ginger

Check out these great watercress facts!    Miso soup with watercress and ginger 6 Cups filtered water 1 Onion, diced 1 1-inch piece of kombu, soaked and diced 1 Large bunch watercress, washed and coarsely chopped 1 Tablespoon grated ginger root 2 Tablespoons miso, diluted in a little of the hot broth   In a […]

Spring Challenge Day 28- Miso Soup With Tofu And Green Peas

Miso soup with tofu and green peas   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYeLhM1fB4&list=UUBNTCGgPOkhaHg8ENxAJpYw&index=1[/youtube] Recipe by Ingrid. Song sung by Ingrid. -She is quite the girl that Ingrid! xo