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Cranberry Kale Pilaf; Superfood your Thanksgiving

I know that it has been a while since I have blogged, so sorry! But I am hoping that this will make up for my absence. here is the perfect, super healthy, delicious, rich in nutrients, high in anti-oxidants ideal addition to your thanksgiving dinner menu.This dish will help to balance out your meal, so that you can eat guilt free this Thanksgiving.

This is the pilaf of all times. I am calling it the super food pilaf; vegetarian, antioxidant-rich, high in protein and fiber and full of tasty healthy natural goodness!.

Fresh cranberries are high in a multitude of cancer-protective nutrients and are also an incredible food for lowering inflammation in our bodies. They contain a unique mix of potent antioxidant; proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, pterostilbene, and Vitamin C. Proanthocyanidins are anti-inflammatory, have been shown to be helpful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and help to improve immune system function. Resveratrol and pterostilbene are the amazing anti-aging compounds also found in red wine. So eat up and feel great – i happen to be a fan of that combo!

How? Here is the recipe, enjoy and happy holidays!

wild rice; use 1 1/2 cups wild rice per 3 cups water bring to boil then place on low to medium heat for about 40 minutes or until grains are soft and water is all absorbed. Let the rice cool.

2 tablespoons cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
1 cup fresh organic cranberries
1 large bunch of kale. Use the leaves only if you want your dish to taste sweeter
5 to 6 cups cooked wild rice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 jalapeno (optional) and 1-2 tablespoons of agave/maple syrup or a dab of stevia (optional)

Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the oil then the onions and sauté until slightly brown and softened. Then add the cranberries and kale; sauté about 5 minutes. Add the cooked wild rice, salt, and pepper; and chopped jalapeno if desire then sauté 5 to 6 more minutes. Stir in sweetener of desire. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary and voila!

 

This recipe originated here;

http://www.nourishingmeals.com/ but was doctored up slightly by me (:

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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All ears salsa; guilt-free yummy summer treat!

All ears salsa; guilt-free yummy summer treat!

T’is the fresh corn season and you do not want to miss out this yummy sweet summer delightful produce.

Corn is the perfect high fiber, low-cal way to add a sweet crunchy flavor to any of your summer dishes.

With the tomato crop being so plentiful as well this season, i thought to create a combo salsa that is delicious, healthful, and perfect with flackers, chips, as a side dish alone or with baked summer fresh potatoes.

This salsa is low in everything: calories, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate and fat, but not in flavor. It boasts corn, which is a whole grain and tomatoes, which are rich in antioxidants. The perfect yummy guilt-free summer treat.

Recipe:

  • 3 cups chopped seeded tomato (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatillos (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained. You can also soak you own overnight, rinse, cook or-rinse and sprout them for a few days then use
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus rind (must be organic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, small jalapeno or chipotle pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; cover and chill and enjoy!

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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