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In The Kitchen

Thrive Carolinas / In The Kitchen

Tangy Apricot Sauce

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy apricots. Do not knock this small fruit as it is packed with Vitamin C, fiber, and polyphonic antioxidants linked to reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. Enjoy fresh summer apricots in this versatile tangy sauce. 1 cup of fresh apricots, pit removed and cut into small chunks, skin intact (about 5 small apricots) 2 cups of filtered water 2-3 T coconut or date sugar (start with 2 if apricots are ripe and sweeter) ½ t cinnamon 1 t lemon juice 1 T soy sauce 1 T apple cider vinegar Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and pulverize until it develops sauce. Can add additional filtered water if needed to achieve the correct consistency. Use this as a sauce over fish, tempeh, or chicken, or use it as a...

Peach Ginger Smoothie

In the South, summer is synonymous with peaches. Pick up some fresh peaches from the Farmers Market (Freestone are best) and enjoy them in a smoothie. Never peel the peaches as many of the phytonutrients are contained in the skin. Ingredients: 2-3 ripe peaches 1 banana 3⁄4 cup coconut milk, full fat 1 cup baby spinach leaves 1-2 scoops of collagen or unflavored protein powder 2 T chia seeds One 2-inch piece of peeled ginger, cut into slices 1 T maple syrup (optional) 5 cups of cubed ice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. ...

Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips

You will be surprised at how tasty (and cheesy) these kale chips are. Try using purple kale to get extra phytonutrient benefits. Ingredients: 4-5 cups purple kale, washed and removed from tough stems, and torn into chip-sized pieces Avocado spray Salt to taste 1/2 t garlic powder 1⁄4 cup Nutritional Yeast Directions:   Preheat the oven to 300 degrees or 250 degrees if you have a convection setting. Place kale pieces in a large bowl and spray lightly with avocado oil. Mix with hands and spray another layer of avocado oil. Sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast and toss with two spoons. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove the kale chips when they are crispy but not too browned. ...

Pan-Roasted Carrots with Mint and Parsley

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut on a diagonal into 3-inch-long pieces, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 4 teaspoons olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup chopped mint 1/3 cup chopped parsley 2 - 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest Directions: Place the carrots, broth, and 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and continue to cook until the carrots are tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and the carrots are lightly browned, another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Meanwhile, combine the mint,...

Rosemary Roasted Purple Fingerling Potatoes

Purple potatoes feature unique cancer-fighting properties that traditional white potatoes do not thanks to their specific phytochemicals. Ingredients: 2 T avocado oil or olive oil 2 T rosemary, chopped 1⁄4tseasalt 1 lb purple fingerling potatoes Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes or until tender and slightly browned. ...

Creamy Chipotle Lime Cabbage Slaw

This slaw is much more flavorful than traditional coleslaw. The cashews add a richness that will make you forget all about mayonnaise. Whip some up for your Fourth of July picnic. If you need to save time you can buy prepackaged Cole slaw mix in the produce section. Ingredients: 1⁄2 small head red cabbage, shredded 1⁄2 small head of green cabbage, shredded 3-4 carrots grated 1⁄2 bunch scallion, cut into thin rounds 1 recipe Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup raw cashews 1⁄2 cup water 1-2 T freshly squeezed lime juice 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 t chipotle chili powder 1⁄2tseasalt 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro Directions: Soak cashews for at...

Beet Hummus

Beets are getting a lot of respect recently given their association with longevity. This recipe is a great way to get your beet servings. We are loving Enzo’s Table oil and balsamic vinegar used in this recipe. If you have never tried you can order online at www.enzostable.com  Ingredients: 1 package of cooked plain beets (8 oz) 4 cloves fresh garlic 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed ( water preserved to thin if needed) ¼ cup tahini 1 t ground cumin ½ t Himalayan salt 2 T fresh lemon juice 2 T aged balsamic vinegar 2 T extra virgin olive oil Directions: Place beets, garlic, and beans in a food processor and mix until finely chopped. Add tahini, cumin, salt, lemon juice, and vinegar and puree until...

Watermelon, Blueberry and Feta Salad

Summer is synonymous with watermelon so try this simple salad at your next cookout. We used Enzo’s Table oil and balsamic vinegar. If you want to try go to www.enzostable.com to get some. Ingredients: 1 medium watermelon cut into bite-sized pieces (about 6 cups) 1 ½ cup blueberries, washed 1 ¼ cup crumbled sheep feta ½ cup basil leaves ½ cup mint leaves ¼ cup high-quality balsamic vinegar ( We like Enzo brand balsamic vinegar) 2 T basil olive oil (If you cannot find basil olive oil on hand take 1 cup extra virgin olive oil and combine with ¼ cup fresh basil in a food processor until smooth and well mixed. Can use for salads or can drizzle over vegetables or meats) 1-2 T honey...

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon with Garlic Spinach

We are always encouraging our patients to experiment with new spices and herbs. This recipe is a great example. Gochujang is a Korean red chili paste. When it is combined with the honey it gives the salmon a spicy sweetness that will be addictive. You can find this spice in any grocery in the Asian aisle. Ingredients 2 T gochujang 1 T mirin or sweet sake 1 T honey 2 T white miso 2 T gluten free, low sodium soy sauce or tamari ( can use coconut amines ) 2 t toasted sesame oil 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided 2 t minced ginger 1- 1 ¼ pounds of salmon, wild caught preferred, cut into individual portions 8 cups of baby spinach Scallions, chopped Sesame seeds...

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad

Enjoy this yummy Brussel Sprouts Salad at your next picnic. Everyone is sure to love it! Salad 1 lb Brussel Sprouts, ends trimmed, then sprouts sliced into ¼ inch slices 1/3 cup Goat Cheese crumbles 1 cup walnuts, toasted (see recipe directions) 1 Fuji apple, cored and thinly sliced Fresh basil for garnish and for dressing (¼ cup with additional for garnishing) 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced and placed in ice water for 10 minutes then dried Himalayan salt and pepper to taste Dressing ¼ cup shallots, minced ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 T Champagne Vinegar 1 t Himalayan salt ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ t fresh ground pepper Directions Toss walnuts with olive oil and 1 tsp salt. Bake in the oven at...