Yesterday was the first day of the CSA which I facilitate and host at my home. I love this time of year when we receive super fresh (picked that morning!) vegetables.
I had a grand time setting up things yesterday and meeting and greeting all of our last year's members and newbies!
The contents of our boxes included:
baby swiss chard,
white sweet potatoes
Wow!!! What a great start to the season!
No pictures this time as it was a super busy day for me and my family...I also had a couple contractors at my home during our pick up hours.
If you live in my area, it is not too late to join the CSA. Contact me through Facebook at Eat Well Fitness or you can go to Local Harvest.org to find a CSA near you.
Here is super easy and quick fix meal...super fresh and yummy!
large romaine leaves
shredded red cabbage
sprinkled with dulse flakes
Kale and Bean Salad
1 bunch of kale~cleaned and chopped
Place kale in the bottom of a large bowl
3 cans of variety beans~ ex. Black, garbanzo, kidney~ drain & rinse
1 small red onion diced fine
1 bell pepper your choice of color
2 stalks of celery diced
Place all of these ingredients in a different bowl.
¼ c. honey or a mixture of agave & honey ( I used stevia)
½ c. lemon juice fresh or Volcano organic lemon juice
2 T. Extra Virgin Olive oil or flax or hemp oil
Blend marinade ingredients together and pour over bean mixture.
Add pepper if you like or salt free herbs of choice.
Then pour the bean mixture over kale and let sit for a couple of hours to marinate.
This can be served as a main dish or a side.
Local farm fresh red and green baby kale...mmmmmmmmmmmm
I have been adding this to salads and smoothies.
Chocolate Chip Mint Avocado Smoothie
2 c. homemade almond milk
2-3 c. spinach
2 T. raw cacao powder
3-4 drops of peppermint oil
blend and then add:
1/2 frozen avocado cut into chunks
blend again and then add:
1 c. frozen blueberries
2 T. raw cacao nibs
stevia to taste
Blend to creamy consistency and enjoy!!!
Eat real food the way God made it and be thankful