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Pear “Toast” Four Ways

4 Ripe Bartlett pears
½ cup almond butter
2 bananas sliced
1-2 TBSP honey
1/3 cup hummus
2 cocktail cucumbers thinly sliced
1/3 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
2 TBSP Kalamata olives, sliced
1/3 cup organic Greek Yogurt
2 TBSP dried apricots, chopped
1/3 cup Cambozola, gorgonzola or blue cheese
1 ½ oz Italina dry salami, sliced
2 TBSP sliced almonds


  Slice pears lengthwise, cutting on either side of the core to create ¼ inch planks

Toast 1: Spread slices of pear with almond butter. Top with banaba slices and drizzle with honey

Toast2: Spread pear slices with hummus. Add cucumber slices, top with Feta cheese and Kalamata olives.

Toast 3: Spread ear slices Greek yogurt. Add banana slices and top with dried apricots

Toast 4: Spread pear slices with Cambozola chees. Add Italian salami and top with sliced almonds.

Recipe courtesy of Costco



Quinoa and Cucumber Noodles with Avocado Dressing

Serves: 4 – 6:
• 2 cups cucumber, spiralized or julienned
• 2 cups chopped tomatoes
• 2 large avocados, diced
• 1 red onion, sliced
• 2 cups cooked quinoa
• 1 handful chopped parsley (or cilantro)

For the dressing:
• 1 ripe avocado
• 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
• Juice of one lime
• Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
• 3/4 cup olive oil

  The salad:
In a large bowl combine cucumber, tomato, avocado, onion, quinoa and parsley.

The dressing:
In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in olive oil progressively until just combined. Transfer to a jar and drizzle over the salad before serving.

Recipe courtesy of eatwell 101



Egg Muffins Recipe

Makes 10 to 12

Ingredients

Light olive-oil spray
6 eggs
Sea salt flakes
Freshly ground black pepper

Flavor combinations:
Crumbled feta, olives and finely chopped fresh chili or chili flakes
Grated Parmesan, finely chopped scallions and diced tomatoes
Smoked fish (trout, mackerel or salmon), chopped into small pieces, chopped dill and plain yogurt

For serving:
1 large ripe avocado
1 scallion, finely chopped
A handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. runny honey
 

 Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°. Spray 10 to 12 sections of a muffin pan with olive oil, brushing each hole to coat really well, then place in the oven.

Whisk the eggs in a pitcher with a splash of water and salt and pepper.

Take the hot pan out of the oven and pour in the egg mixture to fill halfway up each section, then top each one with your chosen ingredients. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden.

Meanwhile, peel, pit and dice the avocado, then combine in a bowl with the scallion and parsley, adding the lemon juice and a little honey to balance the acidity. Season to taste.

Remove the muffins from the oven and leave to cool for a minute or 2. Remove from the pan—they may stick a bit, so use a palette knife to release the sides. Serve with the avocado salsa.

From The Midlife Kitchen (Mitchell Beazley) by Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

•  1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
•  2 tablespoons canola oil
•  Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
•  3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
•  Seeds from 1 pomegranate
•  1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts
•  Finely grated zest of 1 lime
•  1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes.

Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed.

Photograph by Kana Okada
Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay for Food Network Magazine


Ginger, Pear and Pistachio Balls Recipe

Makes 18 balls

Ingredients

• 1 cup pitted dates
• 1 cup dried pears
• 1/2 cup raw cashews
• 1/2 cup whole, raw pistachios, plus 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
• 1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
• 1 Tbsp. cashew butter
• 2 tsp. ground ginger

 

 Directions

In a food processor, combine the dates, pears, cashews, whole pistachios, oats, cashew butter, ginger and 3 tablespoons of water and process on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until a thick, sticky mass forms. You may need to add another 2 to 3 tablespoons of water.

Spread the chopped pistachios on a large plate.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and, with clean wet hands, roll into a ball between your palms. Roll the ball in the chopped pistachios to lightly coat and then set on a separate plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 18 balls.

Place the balls in the freezer to set for 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator, or at room temperature, until required.

Serving size: 1 ball
Calories 120 kcal
Protein 3g
Fat 5g
Carbohydrate 17g
Sugar 8g
Dietary fiber 3g

From Energy Balls by Christal Sczebel (Chronicle Books, 2017)
Recipe created by Christal Sczebel


Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

2 pounds seasonal vegetables ( e.g. asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, onions)

1/3 cup olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

1/3 cup fresh herbs (e.g., rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme, Optional)

Aged Balsamic vinegar (optional)

  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cup up large vegetables into pieces. Spread vegetables in a roasting pan with tinfoil bottom. Drizzle with olive oil liberally over the vegetables, then use clean hands to mix them so the are well coated with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs if desired. Stirring every 10 minutes, roast vegetables for 35-40 minutes, or until the y are cooked through and browned. Just prior to serving drizzle lightly with aged balsamic vinegar, if desired

Recipe courtesy of Brain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD


Peaches with Greek Yogurt, Honey and Pistachios Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients

• 3 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
• 2 Tbsp. butter
• 7 ounces Greek yogurt
• 1/2 tsp. vanilla
• 1 tsp. honey, plus extra for drizzling
• Chopped pistachios for topping

 

 Directions

Heat a griddle pan on medium heat and add butter. Add the peaches face-down and leave to cook for 10 to 15 minutes until nicely browned. If you don't have a griddle pan, you can top each peach with a little butter and broil.

Whip the yogurt with vanilla and 1 teaspoon of honey, and then add a large spoonful onto each peach. Top with chopped pistachios and serve warm.

Recipe created by Valentina Rice

Sautéed Spinach and Garlic

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
• 3 to 4 bunches (2 1/2 pounds total) flat-leaf spinach, trimmed and cleaned, with some water still clinging
• 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• Coarse salt and ground pepper

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove garlic and discard.

2. Raise heat to high. Add spinach to skillet gradually, waiting for one batch to wilt before adding the next. Cook, tossing, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Drain liquid from skillet; add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

Cashew, Cranberry and Coconut Balls Recipe

 Makes 18 balls

Ingredients

• 1 cup raw cashews
• 1 cup pitted dates
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries
• 1/2 cup vanilla vegan protein powder
• 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut, plus 2 Tbsp.
• 2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

 

 Directions

In a food processor, combine the cashews, dates, cranberries, vanilla protein powder and 1/2 cup shredded coconut and process for 3 minutes, until you have a crumbly, well incorporated consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of the almond milk and process for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is sticky enough to roll into balls. If the mixture is still too crumbly, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of almond milk and process for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut on a large plate.

Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and, with clean wet hands, roll into a ball between your palms. Roll the ball in the coconut to lightly coat and set on a separate plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 18 balls.

Place the balls in the freezer to set for 1 to 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator until required.

Serving size: 1 ball
Calories 102 kcal
Protein 4g
Fat 5g
Carbohydrate 12g
Sugar 8g
Dietary fiber 1g

Recipe created by Christal Sczebel
From Energy Balls by Christal Sczebel (Chronicle Books, 2017).

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices (about 8 cups)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white or black pepper
2½ cups low-fat milk
1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

  1. Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F.

2. Toss sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl until well coated. Divide between 2 large baking sheets and spread in an even layer. Roast, rotating the pans from top to bottom about halfway through, until tender and beginning to brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until very soft and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Add flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add milk; cook, stirring and scraping up any brown bits at the bottom of the pan. increase heat to medium high; cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and bubbles, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. When the sweet potatoes are done, remove them from the oven. Preheat the broiler. Transfer half the sweet potatoes to a 2-quart broiler-safe baking dish. Spread half the sauce over the sweet potatoes and top with ½ cup cheese. Add the remaining sweet potatoes and top with the remaining sauce and cheese. Broil, watching carefully, until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown, 1 to 5 minutes, depending on your broiler. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve topped with rosemary.

To make ahead: Roast potatoes (Step 2) up to 30 minutes ahead. Prepare sauce(Step 3), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day; gently reheat until steaming before combining with the potatoes and cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Eating Well


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