Tea leaves are essentially herbs and they can be used as such. You can add the leaves directly to dishes while they are cooking or you can brew the leaves and then chop them up and add them to dishes. Green tea is especially good for adding to vegetable dishes since it tastes similar to dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale. Use them however you would dried herbs such as oregano or thyme. Try adding some green tea leaves to your next tofu scramble, omelet or stir-fry. Mix them into bread crumbs or seasoned flour for dredging and frying foods. Add chopped tea leaves or brewed tea directly into sauces and glazes. Mix it with chopped nuts. Don’t forget to also use it as a garnish.
Check this recipe out!! Delicious...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/matcha-raspberry-bliss-balls/
This is Delicious!
I had been wanting to make a cheese bread with onion and the day was cool for having an oven on so I did it. Came out the best ever.
First, I added 1 Tbsp yeast to 1/2 cup warm water and a 1/2 tsp sweetener. Let sit 5 minutes.
I then made a sponge via Tassajara bread book
To make a sponge – you add more water (1 Cup) add flour (1-1 1/2 cups) and stir 50-100X.
Let rise 1 hour.
Next you add salt and oil. I added 1 tsp salt and 1 – 2 Tbsp oil. You then blend gently – not by cutting across the dough but by spooning around bowl until mixed. I then added 1-cup cheese and approx. ½ caramelized onion.
Added more flour now- maybe 2-3 cups to make a nice dough to knead and then let that rise 45 minutes. After this time, I punched the dough down and added a little more flour so that it was not sticky.
I set my oven at 325 because I have an electric oven, otherwise set to 350. I formed the dough into a round and covered with an egg wash. Baked it for 40 minutes and voila!
Had some this morning the day after – still very moist.
Green Smoothie Popsicles
I just made this and it was so good and nutritious.
Steamed kale by itself - no need for butter or tamari - really tasty!
Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in kale do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they've been steamed. See more Kale
The toast is homemade whole wheat baguette slices with tahini (raw sesame butter) and then avocado with some salt.
Sesame seeds - they are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium and dietary fiber. In addition,sesame seeds contain two unique substances:sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Avocado - Delicious and Nutritious and so much to say so go see this article
Why eat Raw Sesame Butter?
Eating raw food is supportive for your body in the digestion process:
Enzymes convert the food we eat into chemical structures that can pass though the membranes of the cells lining the digestive tract and into the blood stream. Their job doesn’t end there. Enzymes are the living proteins that direct the life force into our biochemical and metabolic processes. They help transform and store energy, make active hormones, dissolve fiber and prevent clotting. They have anti-inflammatory effects. Enzymes help balance and restore the immune system, and heal many diseases. Enzymes even help repair our DNA and our RNA.
I am now living in Texas where everyday the temps are in the high 90's. Don't really want to cook and for sure do not want to turn on the oven.
What's a girl to do when cravings for pnut butter cookies envelops one?
Google, of course!
You can and I did make cookies on top of the stove on low gas heat.
Here is the recipe.
Salted Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: 36 cookies
A soft and fluffy peanut butter cookie.
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Kale Breakfast Bowl
My ingredients were items in the frig- fresh eggs, Market kale, onions and fresh garlic.
2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
1 red onion, sliced 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 head lacinato (dino) kale
4 to 8 eggs (sunny side up, fried, or poached)
Kosher salt and black pepper
Shredded parmesan or jack cheese
Instructions 1. In a large skillet, heat the oil to medium. Add the red onion, bell pepper, and chili powder and sauté, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. You want the veggies to be softened but still al dente. 2. Add the chopped kale leaves, stir to combine, and cook an additional 3 minutes or until kale has wilted. Add salt and black pepper to taste. 3. Serve your veggies with your choice of sunny side up, fried, or poached eggs on top. You can also add sliced avocado, salsa, guacamole, or sprinkle some cheese on top. Maybe throw in a tortilla...maybe some refried beans. http://www.theroastedroot.net/kalebreakfastbowls/
This is the recipe from this article:
But..if you want the short version, here it is!
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkin Homemade Dog Treats
1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree, canned(I made my own from my pumpkin from the garden.
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (I used Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour)** I used Spelt flour.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I merely placed the cookies on the baking sheet without oil.
2. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter and pumpkin. Stir in the flour 1/4 cup at a time just until dough is no longer sticky. I mixed in a food processor.
3. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the dough, then place on the prepared pan. I used a jar ring.
4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Have on hand pesto. I used a cilantro pesto.
Season fish with salt and pepper. Place 4 fillets in a single layer on a buttered 9 by 12-inch casserole. In a small saucepan melt 4 tablespoons of butter and add the lemon juice. Pour butter mixture over fish, and sprinkle tops with cilantro. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Infuse the oil with minced garlic, then add the Swiss chard and saute until wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot with the sole.
4 lemon sole fillets, rinsed and patted dry
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons butter.
1/4 cup lemon juice.l
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 bunches Swiss chard, leaves removed and chopped
Add about a tablespoon or more of olive oil in a pan and add some onion as much as you like or as little as you like. I did about a 1/4 cup. Add next about 2-3 stalks of the kale - Yes I said stalks! that you have cut into 1/4 inch bits for two eggs per person. Saute for a few minutes and add a clove of garlic minced. In the meantime you have cut up the other kale and now you will add it to the mixture. Cover and steam for about two minutes and then add a splash of tamari or Bragg's liquid aminos and then add the eggs that you have whipped up with a little bit of milk. Cover once more until the eggs are set and Voila! Delicious!