Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kale Smoothie ~

How about a jump start for your morning that can help you throughout your day!  Delicious!  I found this recipe here I've been following 101 Cookbooks for several years now and visit often.  In fact I mentioned to my son that it was there I first saw a recipe using mesquite flour.  I love her site it looks fresh and clean - recipes are awesome.

Awesome ingredients;

2 cups fresh kale in pieces - no stems
1 cup fresh pineapple in chunks
1 banana (skin removed)
1/2 fresh raw goat milk (org. uses almond)
1 heaping tbsp almond butter (can be raw)*

Place all in your blender and "blend" together.

Until its all incorporated.

Serve it up in a pretty glass.

Definitely awesome deliciousness to the last drop!

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Kale is an excellent source of vitamin K A and C you can check some of the benefits below.

Worlds Healthiest Foods

Medical News Today  (has a few concerns for Beta Blocker users)

Authority Nutrition (10 proven benefits)

Healthy Kale Recipes 

* Note on Almond Butter - you want the best some have additives that aren't needed.  You can also make your own nut butters.  On the Almond Milk I would say the same, however, with Almond as with low fat diary products I have found very undesirable additives like Carrageenan here are a couple of VERY interesting articles and reasons to say away from this.  Natural News  and Cornucopia  shares a full list of organic foods that carry this chemical.

I'm always tried to make meals and do what I believe to be the healthiest for me.  I'm thankful aways for Gods help and I consider myself healthy, not that I can't always improve.  Mostly I think on what is as close to God's good in shopping.  I do the best I can and always to my best to avoid man added whatever(s)!
Christians often talk about their bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)- but never take note of what they are putting in.  And yes, there's is more to that scripture but He's also has given us a brain to use we should conceder what we do to our bodies.  Done :)

So hope you try the smoothie!
Oh, and Jane, sorry it's taken so long to post!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Grilled Chicken Breast & Kale Salad w Avocado Tahini Dressing

This Mother's Day meal was fit for a King!  Or Queen .  .  .  Me that is!  I couldn't decide which of the pictures I wanted to use so I posted all that I took - and I guess I could continue the theme from a previous post "Eat Safford" for this meal was a Safford!  Though not from any of the many same restaurants we seem to have.  :(  No kidding!   

The chicken breast was grilled.  First I rinsed and patted dry Open Nature skinless chickens breast (4 halves) drizzled it with Olive Oil and then I put on Key West Seafood Rub both purchased from Genevieve's Market.  I let chicken sit for about 30 minutes.  During which time I made dressing for my kale salad (all greens from the Farmers Market)  

I then got the grill going and cooked the chicken breasts till done.  They were awesome and perfect, not dry - delicious full of flavor.  My husband said it actually was the best I've made!  

The salad was made of kale, roman and broccoli.  I also sliced almonds (the best I could) to sprinkle on and mix in after I tossed with dressing.  The dressing used was located here.  (I'm hoping to try Jeanine Donofrio salad next - blogger of Love and Lemons).

Avocado Tahini Sauce

In a food processor place:

1 small or 1/2 of large avocado
1-1/2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
1 tbsp olive oil

Pulse together then add:

2 tbsp water
salt and pepper - to taste

In large bowl with greens - I used about 2 cups each kale and romaine sliced thin and about 1 cup - 1 and 1/2 sliced up broccoli flowers lengthwise.  Mixed half the dressing over greens and tossed through. Added almond slices and the rest of the dressing and served with my slices of chicken breast.  Very good and tangy dressing, a perfect lighter meal for warm weather.

Cheese Cake from the Cottage Bakery and decorated by me - drizzled with raspberry sauce and a few berries.  Yum!  We purchased the smaller cake Ruth made, the bigger cheesecake had been sold ~ :(

I enjoyed this meal and it went together pretty quick!  

Friday, May 8, 2015

New Mexico Green Chili Sauce ~

This is the best Green Chili sauce recipe, ever - sooooo good!

New Mexico Green Chili Sauce

2 tbsp butter or lard
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp flour
1- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup (or more)* chopped green chili
1 large clove garlic finely minced
3/4 tsp salt
dash cumin (1/8 tsp)

In a medium - large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat.
Add to the melted butter the chopped onion and saute until soft.
Stir in your flour as if you were making gravy (slight paste)  add broth and stir blending flour through.
Then add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes or more.
*I added about 1/2 more of chili and it was fine making it a bit hotter.  Of course the heat depends on the heat of the chili.  :)

Serve over shredded beef burro or use in making Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas - - Yum -

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