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Asparagus Tomato Salad

By |June 6th, 2013|

This luxurious asparagus tomato salad was a hit the first time I created the recipe so I never stopped serving it.

I used parsley because that is what I had but chopped basil or mint would be good too. […]

Baked Asparagus

By |May 13th, 2012|

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

Ingredients:

1 or bunches of Asparagus
1 – 2 Tbsp of olive oil
Kosher Salt to taste
Fresh lemon juice

Directions:

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.

Cream of Asparagus Soup

By |May 12th, 2012|

asparagus soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe:  dairy free and gluten free… and yummy!

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus (2 cups, chopped)
1 large onion, sliced in large slices
1 – 2 stalks of celery […]

Asparagus With Lemon Juice

By |November 12th, 2011|

Do you like asparagus?  You will love this recipe!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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:

Asparagus Tomato Salad

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew

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Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew

By |June 27th, 2011|

This White Bean and Asparagus Stew contains three powerfoods: asparagus, seaweed, and stevia.

Healthy Holiday Meal with Gluten Free Ginger Cake

By |December 23rd, 2010|

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.

Special Vegetarian Dinner

By |December 22nd, 2009|

This special occassion 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.  

NUT LOAF

Ingredients:
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
1 onion
2 pieces of celery
¼ cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal

Directions:
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 moistening with water.
5.    Pat mixture into a well-oiled bread tin.
6.    Decorate top with 10 almonds and line bottom of tin with grease proof 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 is comes to cranberries as they are so tart.

CRANBERRY SAUCE (sugar free)

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
1.    Put all ingredients into a sauce pan 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 healthy 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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

Nutritional Tips: […]

Asparagus – The Balanced Powerfood

By |April 21st, 2009|

 It is Asparagus season and that means it is Spring!

“Keep bees and grow asparagus, watch the tides and listen to the wind instead of the politicians …if you want to live the good life.” – Miriam Waddington, Driving Home ‘Advice to the Young’. […]