May 15, 2013

Asparagus, Avocado, and Spring

Arugula Avocado Asparagus Topping
For cooked millet, cornbread, or sourdough toast
You will need:
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lb of asparagus
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon each: nutmeg, coriander, and caraway seeds

1/4 cup toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1 avocado, pitted and smashed
As much arugula as you like

Cook your grains or slice your bread.

A few minutes before eating, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and a pinch of salt. Cover, turn the heat down to medium low, and cook for about 4 minutes. 

Add the garlic, cumin, coriander and caraway. Cook another 2 minutes or so.

Remove from heat and mix in a bowl with avocado, arugula, and toasted seeds.

Serve over grains or bread as a delectable spring lunch!


Barley Asparagus Dinner

You will need:

1 cup cooked barley
1/4 pound medium asparagus, trimmed and cut
1/2 a medium head of broccoli cut into small trees
small handful of cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup almonds, toasted
1 heaping spoonful almond butter
1 medium avocado, sliced into small pieces

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil with 1 cup barley.

Salt generously reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 1 hour.

About 10 minutes before barley is ready, add broccoli, asparagus, and cilantro.

Cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and mix in lemon, olive oil, almond butter, almonds and avocado.

Enjoy as a delicious spring dinner.

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