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Green Smoothie

Place ~3 cups of your favorite green or mixture of greens (spinach & collards) into a high speed blender.

Next add a banana broken into 1 inch pieces, add slices of a pear, discarding the core, add two cups of water.

2-3 pieces of ice are nice to add since there will be some heat generated in the mixing process.

Add 5 frozen or fresh strawberries.

Secure the lid and start the blender.

I actually have a “whole juice” button on mine that will automatically run the blender for 90 seconds. If manually running the blender always start slow and speed it up a little at a time until you reach liquefy.

This yields ~ 5 cups. Enjoy!!

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Black Bean Blast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

4 cups black beans, cooked or canned
1 bell pepper, color of your choice
1 onion, diced
1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
pinch of cayenne

Directions:

  1. Wash and soak 2 cups of dried beans the night before.
  2. Rinse off soaking water, place in a pot with 3 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  3. Add cinnamon and cumin, cover and cook for 1 hour. If you use canned black beans, empty into pot, mix with spices, keeping about 1 cup of liquid from the can.
  4. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  5. Chop onion and peppers, mince garlic.
  6. In a pan sauté onions and garlic with oil.
  7. Mix beans with sautéed onions, raw peppers, pinch of cayenne and salt.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and a wedge of lime. Serve with grains and/or greens.

Bon Appetite!

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Sweet Potato Home Fries

This is a recipe I got a couple of weeks ago at the farmer’s market. I tried it and liked it a lot. My hope is that you will try it a like it as much as I did:

Ingredients:

2 medium to large sweet potatoes
1 full TSP. of Ghee, butter, or other cooking oil
1/8 to 1/4 TSP. Thyme
pinch of ground cayenne pepper
pinch of cinnamon
1/8 TSP. Paprika

  1. Dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch cubes (the smaller the better)
  2. Heat the oil in the pan on medium
  3. Add all of the spices
  4. Next add the potatoes and coat well
  5. Continue to cook, stirring frequently until the potatoes are done.

Serve and enjoy!

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