Lunch | Salads

PLUM AND RADICCHIO SALAD

INGREDIENTS 1 small shallot, finely chopped 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 head of radicchio, leaves separated 4 plums, cut into wedges 1/4 cup olives   PREPARATION Cook the shallot,  until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar, oil, mustard, and 1 Tbsp. water and whisk until smooth. Toss […]

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SWEET POTATOES ZA’ATAR AND GARLICKY KALE

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 tablespoon sumac 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, cut into cubes Olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped Sea salt   PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking tray with parchment paper. To make the za’atar, […]

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ENDIVE AND WALNUT SALAD

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 heads Belgian endive, trimmed, cut on the bias into 1-inch-thick slices 2 apples, skin on, cored, sliced into thin half-moons 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted and chopped   PREPARATION In a small […]

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CITRUS AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH ORANGE WATER

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds mixed citrus (such as oranges, blood oranges, and/or grapefruit) 1/2 cup kumquats, thinly sliced, seeds removed (optional) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons orange-flower or rose water Large pinch of kosher salt 1 avocado, cut into large pieces 3 tablespoons salted or unsalted, roasted pistachios, finely crushed 3 tablespoons tarragon […]

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Lunch | Soups

GREEN PEA, ASPARAGUS, AND PARSLEY SOUP

The secret in this soup is the parsley, which helps flush out excess water from the body and keeps tummy bloat at bay. Plus, asparagus is rich in vitamins A, E, C, and K, and the green peas are high in protein and loaded with all types of B vitamins that may help energize you. […]

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CHICKPEA AND EGGPLANT SALAD

INGREDIENTS 1/2 a small red onion, finely sliced 1 eggplant, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into half moons extra virgin olive oil juice of 1 lemon 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 large fresh tomatoes 1 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons garlic-infused olive oil 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper Slivered almonds, […]

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AVOCADO, CARROT AND ORANGE SALAD

YIELD Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves,   peeled and smashed sea salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and ground 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons crumbled dried chilies or red pepper flakes 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 30 or so similarly sized (each […]

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TOFU WITH BROIL MARINADE

This is an easy tofu with London broil marinade that only takes 12 minutes to make and half an hour to marinate. A mix of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, black pepper and rosemary makes this a fragrant dish taste like you’ve just cooked tofu on a barbecue! INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces firm tofu 1 tablespoon extra virgin […]

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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce is a Chinese dish that is very easy to make and is low in carbs. INGREDIENTS 2-3 long Japanese or Chinese eggplant sliced in half lengthwise and chopped 2 tablespoons peanut oil 4 large cloves garlic peeled and minced 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and minced 2-3 Chinese dried red chiles chopped 4 scallions finely chopped on the bias For the sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons granulated […]

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BROCCOLI AND POTATO SOUP

Broccoli and potato soup is truly an incredibly healthy food, especially on a cold winter days. Broccoli, the super food, not only gives the dish a beautiful color, it is packed full of Vitamin C, to help fight all of the stinker viruses that are lurking. NOTE!  Cooking methods can impact the nutrient content and health […]

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