Recipe by Rita Harrington
This is a super simple recipe and delicious.
Depending on the number of people I use one or two bunches of Asparagus
1 or bunches of Asparagus
1 – 2 Tbsp of olive oil
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh lemon juice
1. Coat Asparagus with olive oil
2. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt to taste
3. Bake at 350 for about 25 min in a glass casseroles dish
4. Just before serving sprinkle fresh lemon juice all over baked asparagus.
Do you like asparagus? You will love this recipe!
1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over low heat.
2. Add asparagus, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add Spike seasoning, stir, and cook an additional 1 minute.
4. Add lemon juice, stir well and serve.
Nutritional Tips: Asparagus is full of nutrients!
It is a very good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin folate, vitamin C, vitamin A and also numerous B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6) as well manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium and protein.
Read all about the 9 Health Benefits of Asparagus
We use asparagus in our Spring Cleanse BootCamp!
Use asparagus in more tasty ways:
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Here is one healthy holiday vegan meal that is so healthy and balanced and delicious - that everyone will LOVE. The Meal Includes: Nutricious Nut Loaf, Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce, Baked Squash with Vegetables, Lemon Asparagus and Gluten Free Gingerbread.
This special occasion vegetarian dinner is easy to prepare and a balanced meal in terms of acid/alkaline and food combining. The most time consuming is the nut loaf but it is so delicious that it is worth it and does not take as much time as cooking a turkey. Also, it is full of protein from all of the nuts and seeds…even my non-vegetarian friends and family like it.
½ cup cashews
½ cup almonds
10 almonds for decoration
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup short grain brown rice
1/3 cup soya flour
4-6 tbsp soya sauce
2 pieces of celery
¼ cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal
1. Lightly roast cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the oven.
2. Chop and sauté onion and celery.
3. Chop all the nuts and seeds.
4. Mix all the ingredients together and moisten with water.
5. Pat mixture into a well-oiled bread tin.
6. Decorate top with 10 almonds and line bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Serve with mushroom or onion gravy.
Usually, the problem with cranberry sauce is that it is full of sugar. Here is my version of the popular Cranberry Sauce without any sugar which is no easy thing when it comes to cranberries as they are so tart.
CRANBERRY SAUCE (sugar-free)
1 Package whole, organic cranberries (fresh, not frozen)
1 Organic Apple, cored and chopped
1 cup Apple juice
1/4 cup Organic, Brown Rice Syrup
1 tsp Stevia (Sunny Dew is best)
Pinch of salt
1. Put all ingredients into a saucepan and let simmer for a few moments.
2. Remove and let cool.
3. Taste and add more Stevia or Brown Rice Syrup if you like it sweeter.
Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body.read all their health benefits here: Cranberry Benefits
In clinical studies, cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract and be especially beneficial to the eyes (significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy)
ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON JUICE
1 pound asparagus, washed, trimmed, and cut diagonally into 2 inch lengths
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
Dash of Spike seasoning
1. In a large frying pan over low heat, heat the olive oil
2. Add Asparagus and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add Spike and stir cook an additional 1 minute.
4. Add lemon juice stir well and serve.