|Raw Collard and Apple Salad|
I'm back from hive hell! Yesterday they got so bad I had to take massive amounts of Benadryl and I ended up a zombie on my couch. Not fun.
I've learned my lesson. NO MORE WHEAT.
Today, I have three more recipes to share. The first is the lovely collard and apple salad you see above. I didn't get many votes on which side to make, so I picked the salad because I figure stove space can be limited preparing a huge Thanksgiving meal!
Raw Collard Salad
4 c finely chopped collard greens
½ c diced celery
2 c diced or shredded carrots
2 c apples, diced ( toss with ½ t apple cider vinegar before adding to salad )
4 T toasted sesame seeds
1 c golden raisins
1 t chunky sea salt ( less if using fine salt )
2 t onion powder
Pinch stevia powder or 3 T agave or honey
¼ t cinnamon
¼ t white pepper
3 T olive oil
2 T Dijon mustard
3 T apple cider vinegar
Toss everything together with your hands. Allow salad to sit for an hour ( or overnight ) before eating. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Our second recipe is for Caramelized Garlic Cheesy Potatoes. I am using my Smoky Pimento Spread to give it a delicious, cheesy flavor. I have tweaked the recipe since the last post and I like it better!
Caramelized Garlic Cheesy Smashed Potatoes
2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
30 cloves garlic
½ c olive oil
1 c scallions
Salt/pepper to taste
Now onto lentil loaf. The picture you see is before baking. I like to free form the loaf on parchment. It makes it easier to get out on the pan ( plus there are less dished to do! )
4 T Olive Oil
1 large onion
10 cloves garlic
1 t poultry seasoning
1 c celery, diced
1 c carrots, pulsed in a food processor
2 c cooked ( and drained ) lentils
2 c cooked brown rice or millet
½ c pecans or sunflower seeds
½ c oats
2 T flax meal
½ c nutritional yeast
2 t Tony’s Cajun Spice
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T balsamic vinegar
2 T Soy Sauce
½ c cranberry sauce
¼ c ketchup
2 T Dijon
2 T evoo
I hope that these recipes come in handy all year long!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!