I'm looking for some new tried and true healthiest recipes for the following:
Green drinks (I have a Vita-Mix)
Salads (or just your favorite salad basics)
Any other category
What are your favorites that you like to make on a regular basis...your go to recipes?
Here's my contribution to start:
Mix and Match Vegetarian Dishes
Grains: brown rice, quinoa, kamut, barley
Herbs: oregano, basil, dill, tarragon, curry, cumin, chili powder, thyme, dill, rosemary or any favorite herb
Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onion, sweet pepper, spinach, kale, mushroom, like, corn, potato, asparagus, snow peas, etc.
Beans/Legumes: navy, kidney, black, garbanzo/chickpea, lima, lentil, pinto, adzuki
Nuts/Seeds: sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans
Pre-cook a grain (brown the grain in a dry/unoiled cast-iron fry pan for a few minutes on med/high until slightly browned and aromatic), transfer to a pot with lid containing approximately twice the water volume of the grain and cook until done…times vary.
Select a grain (pre-cooked), several herbs of choice, as many vegetables as you like, beans (canned/pre-cooked), and one or two nuts and seeds.
In a medium hot skillet (preferably cast-iron) heat up 1-2 tablespoons olive oil (an additional drizzle of sesame oil is delicious), add herbs and allow to lightly bubble in the oil for a minute, add vegetables and cook until tender crisp, add beans, nuts, seeds, and cooked grain.
Season to taste with salt if desired.
Happy healthy eating helps lead to a healthy weigh-loss and well being!