We love Ian Brendle (Green Meadow Farm) and Z Food Farm's produce. So crisp, flavorful, and clean. Each week, these soups and salads change as we bring you summer greens straight from the farm. This week:
Organic eggplant, organic squash, garlic, celery, tropea onion, organic brown rice, raisins, organic tomato, local honey, and pinenuts with red wine vinaigrette
There’s so much to love about this dish and it's just as good as Nonna's without all the oil. We always look for interesting ways to enjoy brown rice and this recipe makes it even more appealing and worthy of main dish status. The spices tantalize the tastebuds and we love how the eggplant's texture plays against the rice. The purple veggie is quite nutritious. It lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol with its chlorogenic compound and prevents colon cancer. Plus, it's anti-carcinogenic due to its antioxidant nasunin content and is a great source of folate, fiber, and vitamins A, B, and C. Enjoy hot or cold.
One serving ($12)
Summer & Spice Soup
Organic squash cashews, and curry (turmeric)
Move over, lunchtime smoothie. This soup does the body really good. It's loaded with flavor, fiber, and protein. Nobody ever guesses that we swap out heavy cream for healthy, raw cashews. Cashews are filled with healthy fats. Seventy-five percent are unsaturated fatty acids and 75% of that unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid. Studies show that oleic acid reduces high triglyceride levels, keeping that awesome heart of yours happy and healthy. Squash is a nutritional powerhouse, yet only has approximately 36 calories. Even better? There's 1 gram of protein, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and less than 1 gram of fat. It's also rich in manganese, which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose. On top of all that goodness, squash is cholesterol, gluten and dairy-free. Enjoy it hot or cold.
Two servings ($12)
Smart Carb Salad
Organic cabbage and scallions with peanut sauce
We love this light and crunchy protein-packed summer salad. Shredded cabbage (aka the smart carb) is dressed in our Lithed Up peanut sauce for a simple and balanced salad that fills you up (not out). Enjoy it cold.
One serving ($10)