Agave nectar is naturally low-glycemic, meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar levels and won’t cause ups and downs in your mood and energy like sugar does. Feel free to get creative with this recipe; use fresh, seasonal and local combinations of fruit whenever possible.
2 cups Cultural Revolution Yogurt
3 tbsp amaretto or original agave nectar (aisle 3)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pound slivered almonds
3 oranges, peeled & segmented
3 bananas, peeled & thinly sliced
3 red pears, peeled & sliced
2 grapefruits, peeled & segmented
_This Rush Hour Recipe is courtesy of Seward Co-op.
Chef Russell Klien was kind enough to share this recipe with us.
Per serving, combine the following:
Toss all ingredients except the cheese. Plate on a large plate and top with crumbled goat cheese.
For the candied pistachios:
Mix the sugar, cinnamon, harissa, and hot sauce. Whip the egg whites to soft peak.
Watercress is rich in minerals, and the first local watercress is a sure sign of spring in the upper Midwest.
From “Better Eating for Life, Step Nine: Put Protein in its Place”
Black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s food, signifying good luck. Try this recipe instead of the more typical Hoppin’ John for your New Year’s Day buffet.
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup grated yellow onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups diced sweet red apples, such as Fireside
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/2 cup walnut pieces, broken
1 head butter lettuce, cored and leaves separated
Use your food processor to quickly and safely shred the veggies.
1 large bunch broccoli, shredded
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup jicama, shredded (substitute water chestnuts)
2 carrots, shredded
For the dressing:
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled (optional)
First make the dressing. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
From Better Eating For Life, Step Five: Fabulous Fruit.
Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing:
To make the salad: Divide the lettuce among six small plates. Top each lettuce plate with kiwi slices, then a layer of Mandarin oranges. Top with diced avocado.
Use this simple salad to showcase exceptional in-season varieties of pears, such Abate Fetel or Alexandar Lucus. We love this salad with locally made Salad Girl Dressings. Find them in the produce section.
5 oz mixed greens, arugula or one bunch watercress, leaves only
2 ripe pears, sliced
4 oz crumbled blue cheese or chevre
handful caramelized walnuts (find them in our cheese department)
crumbled pancetta, optional
Create a bed of greens on each serving plate. Top with the remaining ingredients and serve.