All About Pesto

As I looked around the market this week, all I could see were carrots and their beautiful feathery tops, as well as a variety of summer squash with colorful greens and yellows. I like to keep our recipes seasonal, so what better, more timely recipe then carrot top pesto and summer squash pesto to go with your Sprout Momma Breads?

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Recipe: All About Salads

HEALTH TIP: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has become the go-to health trend. Reader’s Digest claims it can cure hiccups and alleviate cold symptoms. Some people have turned to Apple Cider Vinegar to help with health concerns — such as diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol and weight issues. Below, you’ll find some recipes that use Apple Cider Vinegar.

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about its health benefits.

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RECIPE: New Year’s Eve Fare

Sweet Corn and Black Eyed Pea Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small tomato
  • 3 cups cooked black eyed peas ( or 2 15 oz cans)
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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RECIPE: Brussels Sprouts

I found these delicious  brussels sprouts from a winery in Brooklyn — yes, a winery in Brooklyn! I decided to modify them with a vegan twist.

First and foremost, the part of this recipe that takes a bit of time is candied orange peel. Trust me when I say – It is worth it!

This dish is best if it sits over night. A helpful note — I used a half dozen of oranges at a time, so I can use in other recipes.

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RECIPE: Curried hummus

hummusIngredients:

  • 2 cans organic garbanzo beans ( you can used dried , just prepare via the package) I drain but reserve the liquid to use later in the hummus .
  • 1 head Roasted garlic; whole clove garlic is delicious; I cut the top off; drizzle with olive oil and roast for 20-30 minutes, depending on size. (You can roast as many as you like and store in fridge for all kinds of other uses. It tastes great on Sprout Momma breads with butter or olive!)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried turmeric( If you can’t find fresh, use dried; it’s great for inflammation)
  • 1 tablespoon dried ginger ( same thing here, use fresh if possible, great for inflammation and settling your tummy too)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • fresh lemon juice
  • olive oil

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RECIPE: Bruschetta

bruschetta

 

This is the perfect recipe for the summer — since tomatoes are in season. It’s a healthy and fresh appetizer that goes great with Sprout Momma breads.

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