LITHED-UP SALAD (& SOUP)! 28 Jul 2015
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...
1. Eggplant Caponata: Organic eggplant, organic squash, garlic, celery, tropea onion, organic brown rice, raisins, organic tomato, local honey, pinenuts with red wine vinaigrette There’s so much to love about this dish, and tt'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. Next, it's the spices that tantalize the tastebuds. We also 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. It's anti-carcinogenic due to its antioxidant nasunin content and is a great source of folate, fiber, and vitamins A, B, and C. 1 serving. Enjoy hot or cold. $12 Available Today.
2. Summer & Spice Soup: Organic Squash, Cashews & Curry (Tumeric) Move over lunchtime smoothie. This soup does the body really good. It's is loaded with flavor, fiber and protein, and nobody ever guesses that we've swapped out the heavy cream for healthy, raw cashews. Cashews are filled with healthy fats - 75% 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. On top of all that goodness, squash is a nutritional powerhouse, and is low cal (about 36 calories, 7g of carbohydrates, less than 1g of fat and 1g of protein) and rich in maganese, which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates and glucose. It is also cholesterol-free, naturally gluten and dairy-free. 2 Servings. $12 Enjoy it hot or cold. Available Today.
3. Smart Carb Salad: Organic Cabbage, Scallions & Peanut Sauce We're loving this light n' crunchy protein-packed summer salad. Shredded cabbage (AKA the smart carb) is all dressed up in our Lithed Up peanut sauce for a perfectly simple and balanced salad that will fill you up (not out). 1 serving. Enjoy it cold. $10 Available Today.