-1 med. black radish, julienned
-2 T. fresh lemon juice
-1 Granny Smith apple, cut in half & cut into very thin slices
-1 lg. carrot, julienned
-1/2 stalk of celery, very thinly sliced
-1 T. unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
-drizzle of fruity olive oil
-2 T. roughly chopped fresh mint
-Sea salt, to taste
Combine radish and lemon juice in a small bowl and let sit for 30 minutes.
When softened a bit, add apple and carrot.
Drizzle with olive oil to moisten all ingredients.
Stir in sunflower seeds. Sprinkle with mint and salt to taste. Enjoy!
-1 lb. beets, peeled and cut into matchsticks
-2 med. onions, sliced into half-moons
-2 lg. carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
-3/4 lb. green cabbage, cut thinly into shreds
-2 T. olive oil
-5 c. vegetable stock
-Juice of 1/2 a lemon
-Salt to taste
-Coarsely ground black pepper
-Sour cream (optional, omit for vegan soup)
-Finely chopped parsley or chives (optional, for garnish)
Peel and cut the onions, carrots, and beets (alternatively, shred the carrots and beets using the shredding blade of a food processor) and sauté over medium heat in the olive oil with a pinch of salt in a large soup pot. Reserve a small amount of beet to grate and add near the end to enliven the color.
In the meantime, bring the vegetable stock to a boil. When the vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes), add the shredded cabbage and the hot stock. Bring to a boil and simmer 15-25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
With a few minutes left, add the reserved grated beet. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then squeeze in the lemon juice, aiming for a pleasing but subtle sour taste. Serve with freshly grated black pepper, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped parsley, if desired. Enjoy!
Serves 12 as a side
-3/4 c. finely chopped parsley
-1 1/2 t. minced garlic plus 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
-1 T. finely grated lemon zest plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
-1/2 c. plus 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-4 shallots, halved and thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
-1 1/2 lb. green cabbage, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick (9 cups)
-1 1/2 lb. collard greens, stems discarded, leaves sliced
1/4 inch thick (12 cups)
-3/4 t. crushed red pepper
In a small bowl, combine the parsley, minced garlic, lemon zest, 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 6 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper and mix well.
In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the shallots and sliced garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until light golden, about 5 minutes.
Add the green cabbage, collard greens and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
Cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the collards and cabbage are wilted and crisp-tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the crushed red pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Transfer the greens to a platter, top with the gremolata and serve. Enjoy!
Serves 4 as a side
-1 lb. Brussels sprouts, stem & dirty outer leaves removed, quartered if large and well dried
-1½ T. olive oil
-¾ t. sea or kosher salt
-¼ t. ground black pepper, or more to taste
-1 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
-½ t smoked (Spanish) paprika
Preheat oven to 425 degrees°.
On a shallow rimmed baking sheet, toss sprouts with olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper, coating as much surface area of the vegetables as possible.
Roast in bottom third of oven for 5 minutes.
Stir sprouts to expose unbrowned areas to the hot pan, then roast another 5 minutes, or until surface is mostly caramelized.
Immediately toss with lemon juice on the sheet pan, and then stir in smoked paprika.
Sprinkle with a little more salt, to taste. Serve after cooling slightly. Enjoy!
-4 1/2 T. fresh lemon juice
-1 1/2 lg. shallots, finely chopped
-1/2 t. finely grated lemon peel
-4 1/2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-2 3 or 4-oz. heads of frisée, coarsely torn
-2 sm. heads of Belgian endive, cut crosswise into thin strips
-2 sm. Pink Lady or Jazz apples, quartered, cored, cut into matchstick-size strips
-9 radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced
-3 T. coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley
Combine lemon juice, chopped shallots, and grated lemon peel in small bowl.
Gradually whisk in oil.
Season dressing, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Combine frisée, endive, apples, radishes, and parsley in large bowl.
Toss salad with dressing and serve. Enjoy!
-3 c. cauliflower florets
-1 sm. fennel bulb
-1 1/2 T. olive oil, divided
-Zest from 1/2 lemon
-1/4 t. sea salt
-1/4 t. pepper
-1/2 c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed if using canned
-1 t. capers, chopped
-1 T. lemon juice
-2 t. fresh dill, minced
-1/2 recipe for polenta or cooked grain (like quinoa)
Preheat oven to 425˚. Break cauliflower into small pieces and chop the fennel bulb into medium pieces.
Place in a roasting pan and drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Toss together until cauliflower is well coated.
Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and starting to brown.
Once the cauliflower is tender, remove the pan from the oven and add in the chickpeas, capers, lemon juice, dill, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir to combine everything.
Serve the mixture over polenta or tossed together with a grain. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
-1 fennel bulb, include fronds
-2 shallots, peeled and chopped
-1 1⁄2 oz. (40g) fresh Italian parsley
-1⁄2 pint heavy whipping cream
-1 1⁄2 T. unsalted butter
-1 T. dry white wine
-1 T. fresh lemon juice
-Salt and pepper, to taste
Trim the fennel by cutting off the root end and the fronds. Remove outer layer of bulb and discard. Dice bulb. Set aside.
Chop (or use a small food processor) fronds with the parsley until you have a moist, fine puree. Squeeze this puree in a paper towel over a bowl to extract juice. Save juice. Discard solids.
In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and cook shallots until soft, but not brown. Add diced fennel, cover the pan, and cook gently for 8 minutes.
Deglaze pan with wine and cook until slightly reduced.
Add the cream, bring to a boil and season with salt. Allow to boil for a few minutes until sauce is smooth. Add the reserved fennel and parsley juice. The sauce will turn a light green color. Add the lemon juice and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
-1/3 c. raw sunflower seeds
-1 T. whole-grain mustard
-3 T. fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
-3/4 t. coarse salt
-1 T. plus 1 t. pure maple syrup
-2 T. sunflower oil, preferably cold-pressed
-1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced (3 cups)
-4 to 6 leaves of leafy greens such as Swiss chard and kale (preferably Lacinato), stemmed and thinly sliced (3 cups)
Preheat oven to 375°. Toast sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer until golden, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, stir mustard, lemon juice, salt, and maple syrup together in a small bowl; whisk in oil until emulsified.
Toss Brussels sprouts, chard, and kale together. Stir in sunflower seeds and pour in dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
From Body+Soul, 12/09 and found on marthastewart.com
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 9 min
Total: 14 min
-2 medium Japanese eggplant, washed & cut into 1/2-inch discs
-2 T. white miso paste
-2 T. water
-1 T. honey
-2 t. vegetable oil
-1 T. soy sauce
-1 T. plus 1 1/2 t. lemon juice
-fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
Season the slices with salt and pepper and brush them with the miso glaze.
Broil for 8-10 minutes until the slices are nicely caramelized and tender.
Sprinkle the eggplant with the rest of the lemon juice. Serve & enjoy!
Adapted from Men’s Health