Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Free Red Amaranth Salad Seeds for you

Mature Red Amaranth Last spring I posted about delicious and nutritious salad built from young red amaranth leaves. Well now I have tons of showy red fully mature plants loaded with tiny shiny black seeds. And I will give seeds to anyone free for the asking. If you want some, post a comment here asking for some. That will expose your email to me and I will email you where to send your Stamped Self Addressed Envelope.

The amaranth plants aren’t quite dry enough to harvest yet, but they should be in another two weeks or so. By the way, they also look terrific as the center of a fall flower arrangement. Just in case I didn’t make myself clear in the other post, these things grow beautifully in many soils and conditions. They like full sun and they need a bit of water, just a bit. They are easy to get rid of if you find them coming up where you don’t want them. Hard times are coming; this is a starter kit for a lifetime supply of free salad that’s very very healthy!

I do not wish to publish my physical address in a public blog, even a business address — I’m sure you understand. One of my blogging buddies was recently tracked down and stalked by some crazy who drove 300 miles to meet her and potentially kill her because of something she posted on a forum. Creepy, huh! Luckily she alerted the police and he was arrested immediately and she is OK.

Fireworks Restaurant — Must be experienced

Maya the wood fired ovenAs per my custom for restaurant reviews, I’ve outblogged my main  review of Fireworks restaurant at FoodBuzz, to give Fireworks the additional benefit of being inserted a worldwide restaurant database. Pictured at left is “Maya,” their signature wood-fired oven, which is something you can’t do at Food Buzz.

If you don’t read the link, at least take this away: Fireworks restaurant is a must-do if you happen to be in this vicinity.  🙂

Dorky Healthy Green Papaya Smoothie

Yields: 2-3 servings

  • 1/4 LARGE papaya, seeded and peeled
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1/2 scoop Greens First or other Green Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Edible Green Tea Powder
  • 1/2 scoop soy milk powder or soy protein powder
  • 1 tsp hemp oil
  • 1 Tbsp raw cashews
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cucumber
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 disks fresh raw ginger
  • agave nectar to taste
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 C cilantro
  • about 1 cup water

I came up with this original recipe when I wanted something cold, smooth, healthy and delicious. After several tries, this is what we landed on in the Dorkage test kitchen.

Notes: If using a small papaya, use half a papaya in this recipe. Virtually all of these ingredients are optional except the papaya. I would leave in at least one of the oily ingredients. The avocado and/or hemp oil and/or nuts give it a smooth creamy consistency. You might think of other ingredients you can put in as well, such as fresh pineapple, coconut, or parsley. It is best if your chunk of papaya is frozen and partially thawed. Process in food processor or blender until smooth. We eat ours with a spoon. It makes enough for six servings as a side dish, or two servings if this is a meal. Be open minded when you taste this. My healthy minded friends have requested second helpings.

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