“Simple Saute’s”

“Bok Choy Lentil-Sweet Potato Tacos” topped with Black Olive slices!

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Ingredients:

  • Chop handful(4-6) Boy Choy leaves, 1/2 cup lentils(lentil trio: black beluga, red, green(Amazon), 1/2 cup mashed(cooked) Sweet Potato, several slices(1/2-1 oz.) Raw Pecorino Romano cheese(Trader Joe’s), diced Fire-Roasted Tomatoes(1/4 cup), dry 21 herb seasoning(few dashes), pinch dulse salt granules(Maine Coast brand), sprinkle red pepper flakes.

Preparation:

-In a skillet on the stove, heat butter or x-virgin olive oil until hot, then add lentils, mashed(cooked) sweet potato,  diced tomatoes, herbs, dulse salt, & pepper flakes until hot. Stir several times to make sure ingredients are mixed together well(3-4 minutes). Grate a small amount of romano cheese into mixture. Then remove from heat when reaches desired warmth. Scoop mixture onto each Bok Choy leaf as if filling a taco. add romano slices and top with black olives.  Enjoy!

See study below from the “Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry” on why Lentils are a great source of dietary Folate, a key and essential B vitamin for many areas of health including specifically neurological(brain) function along with prevention of neural tube defects in newborns from pregnant mothers! Folate is easy to find in many delicious whole foods such as legumes, fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23865478

Yam-Apricot, Yellow Split Pea-Carrot “Simple Soup!”

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Ingredients:

1 cup cooked yellow split peas, few spoons Greek Yogurt(wallaby pasture raised), handful sliced apricot, few handfuls cooked carrots(sliced thin), 1/2-1 cup mashed(cooked) yam(Garnet or Jewel), 1/2 stalk celery chopped thin(cooked well), 1 tbsp. Raw Turmeric powder(Amazon), 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1/2-1″ ginger root(grated), & 3 tbsp. raw sesame seeds.

Preparation:

Rinse, then cook 1 cup(dry) yellow split peas in 3 cups water(you can do 1/2 H2O/vegetable stock if desired) with 1-2 tsp. garlic to the pot. Add 1-2 cups carrots, celery, grated ginger root, & turmeric powder until peas, carrots, and celery are cooked thoroughly before adding apricot & mashed cooked yam! When everything is nice N’ warm, remove from heat and puree soup in Vitamix or other high powered blender if available until smooth and incorporated. Then pour back into saucepan for 1-2 minutes and pour into soup bowl, sprinkle sesame seeds on top!

Below is a credible resource(University of Maryland Medical Center) on turmeric root’s many medicinal uses such as being Anti-inflammatory for painful, inflamed joints(knees/shoulder) such as Osteoarthritis!

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric