Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

February 21st, 2018 | no comments

I used to totally dislike Brussels sprouts …and then I was introduced to the wonderful world of roasting. Wow! What a game-changer. Roasting is a simple cooking method that really brings out the flavor of your favorite (and not-so-favorite-until-now) veggies. You can roast just about any vegetable– and for even more flavor– season with sea salt, pepper, and unsalted herbs and spices. My favorite seasonings for roasting are turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper, thyme, and garlic.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties in the body. Turmeric may offer protection against certain cancers, treat arthritis, benefit those with inflammatory bowel disease, reduce blood sugar, and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Because curcumin may also prevent
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xidation of cholesterol, it offers hope for those with high cholesterol. Turmeric has a warm, earthy, sweet and peppery flavor and is a key ingredient in most Indian curries.

Fill your dinner plate with a layer of Turmeric Roasted Vegetables and top with a piece of wild salmon, or mix into salad greens, dress with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and top with strips of tempeh for a truly unforgettable salad!   →→→

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Turmeric Roasted Vegetables
2 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 large sweet potato unpeeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices and then quartered
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced in half Cremini mushrooms are sometimes called "baby bella" mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 large sweet potato unpeeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices and then quartered
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced in half Cremini mushrooms are sometimes called "baby bella" mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and trim all vegetables and add to a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and add salt, pepper, and spices. Using a large spoon, stir vegetables to evenly coated with oil and spices.
  3. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes until tender. They should still have a slight crunch to them!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 210Total Fat: 15 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Sodium: 330 mg; Potassium: 480 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 19 g; Dietary fiber: 6 g; Net Carbohydrates: 13 grams; Sugar: 6 g; Protein:5 g

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Sweet Potato Avocado “Toast”

December 12th, 2017 | no comments

 

A lovely sweet and creamy combination with just a touch of salt, makes this one of my fast favorites for breakfast. I like to serve a few of these sweet potato toasts alongside my eggs in place of traditional toast, and when I’m not in the mood for eggs, I slice up the whole sweet potato, top it with avocado and make that my breakfast!

Don’t like avocado? Top your toasts with hummus, diced tomatoes, black beans, and a sprinkle of cilantro, or fresh ground almond butter, hemp seeds, and apple slices. Want a little extra protein? Top it with a sliced hard-boiled egg. Use your imagination…the sky is the limit!

To save time, slice up and toast three sweet potatoes and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is pop them in the microwave and add your toppings!

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Sweet Potato Avocado "Toast"
A simple avocado toast recipe using mashed avocado, sea salt, and pepper. Feeling adventurous? Try a combination of my suggested toppings. This is so much more nutritious than traditional toast. Nature at it's best! 3 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥♥
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 large avocado peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Toppings: Hemp seeds, milled flaxseeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped free-range hard boiled egg, sriracha sauce, balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 large avocado peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Toppings: Hemp seeds, milled flaxseeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped free-range hard boiled egg, sriracha sauce, balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs
Instructions
  1. Leaving skin on, slice sweet potato crosswise into ½” slices. Brush both sides with oil and run through three cycles in toaster oven.
  2. Allow to cool slightly. Top with mashed avocado and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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