No doubt this has been a tough year dealing with the COVID cloud of stress, seclusion with and from loved ones, amplified by social tensions and anger directed towards Blacks, Asians and innocent bystanders shot at the grocery store, church, school, yoga classes, concerts, on military bases and anywhere someone can point a gun at a crowd.
I see this as an opportune time in our country to share peace, joy and love--to accept and embrace one another, our differences and similarities. By sharing, supporting, and loving thy neighbor, we bring good “CHI” which means the "vital force forming part of any living entity."
A New Beginning
With summer at our doorstep, this is also a wonderful time to bring positive chi to our bodies by diversifying our dishes with new farm fresh vegetables, seasonings, preparation methods and of course delicious Fullei Fresh sprouts. By visiting and supporting your local farmers in Homestead and the Redlands, and our multicultural Asian, Caribbean, and Latin markets, you will not only support our local small business communities but find an entire world of new flavors, inspiring you to wake up your body to all the possibilities with just a few simple ingredients.
For example, this month I introduce you to nopales, rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, a common ingredient in numerous Mexican dishes. The “steak” for vegetarians.
Seapoint Farms frozen organic riced edamame is a delicious high protein, high fiber, high calcium and uber high potassium alternative to the trendy cauliflower rice and worth the purchase if you are looking for additional protein in your diet. As for sprouts, I cannot think of a better accompaniment and infusion to this month’s tortillas and salad than Fullei Fresh Alfalfa/Clover sprouts. Mild and delicious in any dish, a high protein, high fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins and vitamin K boost to anyone’s daily diet.
These mix and match recipes can be prepared and consumed together, with fresh garden Alfalfa Clover Sprouted Salad mix, with chilled gazpacho or pureed squash or fruit soup, eaten as leftovers or as snacks.
Grilled Nopales with Riced Edamame Succotash
- Serves 2
I prefer the natural taste of nopales, salt and pepper to taste, grilled just until softened and browned about 5-8 minutes on smokeless indoor grill.
You can marinade 1st for 1 hour with one of the following options, remove from marinade and grill:
Go Asian with:
Go Mexican with:
Riced Edamame Succotash
Wheatgrass Infused Alfalfa Clover Sprouted Tortillas
- Creates four 5“ tortillas
Wheatgrass Pulp Infused Mint Yogurt Cheese
This can be used as a dip for fresh crudité. Yogurt can be seasoned with garlic and/or onion powders or fresh herbs and sprouts of your choice.
Use these Affiliate Codes to receive discounts when buying ingredients:
Fullei Fresh - FOODFITNESS1
Farmer Jones Farm - LISADORFMAN
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