If you like hot stuff, omit the pepper flakes, adjust the salt and pepper, and add as much of your favorite hot sauce as it takes to make you happy!
PREP TIME 15 min / COOK TIME 4 min / NEED non-stick skillet / MAKES 2 servings
INGREDIENTS 1 head of CAULIFLOWER / 1 clove GARLIC / juice of 1 LIME (about 2 Tbsps) / SALT to taste / BLACK PEPPER to taste / 1 Tbsp NUTRITIONAL YEARS (optional) / RED PEPPER flakes (optional) / 1/2 cup chopped CHIVES
Remove stems from CAULIFLOWER, wash, and break into florets.
Heat non-stick skillet until a drop of water sizzles. Add chopped GARLIC and CAULIFLOWER.
Stir and cook over low heat until cauliflower turns light brown.
Add LIME JUICE, SALT, PEPPER, NUTRITIONAL YEAST and PEPPER FLAKES. Stir thoroughly and remove from heat.
Asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable. It is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.
BENEFITS: Asparagus is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin B1 Thiamine, and Fiber. It serves as a natural diuretic, nourishes the digestive tract. It helps with a healthy pregnancy, helps fight cancer, and supports skin health.
USES: Asparagus can be eaten raw and makes a good addition to salads. Lightly steamed, blanched, or roasted asparagus is a delicious side dish with almost any meal.
BENEFITS: Among the claims for cauliflower are that it reduces cancer risk; fights inflammation; decreases risk for heart disease and brain disorders; provides high levels of vitamins C, K, and other vitamins and minerals; improves digestion and detoxification; aids in weight loss; helps balance hormones; and preserves eye health.
USES: Cauliflower can be washed and eaten raw with your favorite dip. The very best method for cooking cauliflower seems to be gently sautéing it on the stove top, with a bit of water, broth, lemon juice or a healthy source of fat, which can make its nutrients more absorbable.
I prefer my guacamole without chile, but for a real Mexican, it’s practically indispensable!
PREP TIME 20 min / COOK TIME none / NEED bowl / MAKES 4 servings
INGREDIENTS 2 ripe peeled and pitted AVOCADOS / 1/2 cup chopped TOMATOES / 1/4 cup chopped ONION / 1/4 cup chopped CILANTRO / 1/2 clove crushed or very finely chopped GARLIC / juice of 1 LEMON (about 2 Tbsps) / 1 small serrano CHILE (optional) / SALT and PEPPER to taste
Mash 2 ripe, peeled and pitted AVOCADOS until creamy.
Stir in 1/2 cup chopped TOMATOES,1/4 cup chopped ONION, 1/4 cup chopped CILANTRO, 1/2 clove crushed or very finely chopped GARLIC, juice of 1 LEMON (about 2 Tbsps), 1 small serrano CHILE (optional), SALT and PEPPER to taste.
The avocado (Persea americana) is a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant is botanically a large berry containing a single seed. Avocados are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. In 2017, Mexico produced 34% of the world supply of avocados.
BENEFITS: Among the claims for avocados are that they improve heart health; support eye, skin, and hair health; fight cancer cell growth; promote weight loss; enhance digestive health; protect against diabetes; and decrease arthritis symptoms.
USES: Avocados are delicious as they are–just peel and slice or scoop with a spoon. A quarter of an avocado in a smoothie gives it a delicious creamy texture that blends well with other flavors. Avocados can be used in salsas, dips, and salad dressings, and, of course, they are the key ingredient in the Mexican dish that is appreciated worldwide–Guacamole!