Raw Tuna Salad Sandwich

16 07 2014
I call this a “Tuna” sandwich but it is actually made with soaked almonds and sunflower seeds. I make a spread basically and season it as I would tuna fish. So you can use whatever seasoning is your favorite for tuna fish. I know individuals have very specific recipes for tuna salad. This is great spread on flax seed crackers, placed in the center of an avocado, served on a toasted Ezekiel english muffin, or eaten with celery sticks.

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Curried Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup

26 04 2010
This is a nice make-ahead soup. You can use water or a nice vegetable stock as the base for the soup. I always opt for the vegetable stock if I have some homemade on hand.I used swiss chard but you could also use spinach or any other green chopped coarsely.
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Vegetable Stock

1 03 2010
In order to make the risotto we did in class or any great vegetable soup or stew, you need to begin with a good vegetable stock. I think  homemade stock is far superior to any stock you buy in the store. Making stock is a great way to use up vegetables in your refrigerator that may go bad. What’s even better is that you can customize it to your recipe. So if you are making a Mushroom risotto, add more mushrooms to the stock, or if you are making a soup that would go nicely with fennel, add fennel to the stock. The options are endless. This is only an example of a stock. Of course some of the ingredients are optional, but you will need to add at least carrots, onion, celery, parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme and salt if nothing else. If you want a slightly thicker stock, then add potatoes. Don’t use too many cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli or kale because their flavor is too strong.
Remember, when making a stock, begin with cold water then add all the vegetables and bring it to a boil. By starting with cold water, you will extract all the flavor from the vegetables into the stock. This is different from just boiling up some carrots to eat where you want the flavor to remain in the carrot.

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Power Green Drink

15 01 2010

I heard that organic fresh  cucumber juice is extremely good for you. So, I tried straight cucumber juice and found it unpalatable. I came up with the following concoction nstead which is still very green, but tasty nonetheless. Drink this first thing in the morning and you will not be hungry for hours.

1 cucumber

2 big fistfuls of wheat grass

1 stick celery

4 sprigs parsley

Juice these all together for a powerhouse green drink to start the day.