Baby it’s dry outside: Dehydrated Herbs

Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!

 

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It’s not weird…Raspberry, dill prawns

I love dill’s surprising versatility. It makes me happy when someone tells me, ‘”That sounds odd. I don’t think that will work” People are very scared of ingredient ideas for some reason. Here I made dill and raspberry love each other oh so well!

4 raspberries
2 prawns
1 pinch of dill
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Set prawns and grapefruit juice aside. (You don’t want to accidentally cook the shrimp with the grapefruit’s acidity.) In a small bag hand mash berries with the rest of ingredients. Place in bag with prawns. Marinate for 30 min- over night. Sautee prawns. Reduce marinade with grapefruit. Enjoy!

 

Rye Not?… Whiskey for lunch

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OK say sooo many times while working, people will pick a gin based special over a whiskey special. Why? “Whiskey during the day… I have to go back to the office. (fake giggle) Given this irrational justification. I have designed a cocktail that wraps whisky’s beautiful barrel flavors with a light essence perfect for day time.

 1.5 oz preferred rye whiskey

1 strawberry

3 blueberries

.5 oz honey simple syrup (3 Honey: 1 water)

2 drops cardamom tincutre

In mixing tin muddle fruit , cardamom tincture and honey simple. Add rye whiskey and ice, shake and dirty dump (same ice from shake) into a red wine glass. Add lemon wheels for garnish. YUM!

When the munchies strike: Dinosaur Egg Pluots

Pluots are a hybrid of plum and apricot… this hybrid provides many varieties of nom goodness. Given its dappled coloring this varietal is trademarked as the ‘Dinosaur Egg’.  Naturely very sweet, pluots have a great deal of nutritious value and are low in fat, making them ideal for snacking or sweetening up other dishes. MMM!

Savory got a little sweet: Reconstructed Pico de Gallo

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Today, while strolling the West Hollywood Farmer’s Market, I found this vegetable called an Opo Squash. It look like a vegetable gremlin, but it’s watery and slightly refreshing like cucumber with the softness of it’s quash roots. I have found three things to do with it… this is the first! 🙂

Recipe

1/4 thinly sliced Opo Squash
one tomato (1/4″ slices)
thinly sliced red onion
grape seed oil
Salt and Pepper
Lime Juice

Simply, build items and season. Set oven to 300F, and bake for 10-15 min. The tomato should be slightly softened. Squirt a little lime juice and MMMHMMM!

After shots… SPROUTS, SPROUTS, SPROUT, SPROUTS… EVERYBODaaaY!

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Sprout Time!!

if you “Sunday Funday’d” like we did…sprouts, sprouts, sprouts…. Sound awful, but just a pinch every morning can amplify energy and quickly replenish essential vitamins. Start sprouting meat/ juice heads. Most sprouts contain 15%-35% of your daily protein requirements. Our little baby plants perform an array of task such as removing acne and cleaning out that liver you probably just annihilated.

After a decision to begin sprouting, taking a pinch, every morning these are the sprouts I came across at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. Bitches highly recommend these…

Onion Sprouts

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Onion Sprouts contain vitamin A, B, C and E as well as calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and Iron. This little gem contains a whopping 20 percent of your daily protein needs. I would use these in omelets, not fully onion like in taste, but it’s delicious!

Clover Sprouts

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Clover sprouts a woman’s best friend. On top of being a blood cleanser. Clover sprout do wonders for you skin and contain a whopping 35% of your daily protein needs. This alfalfa relative contain a large amount of chlorophyll, major plus for ladies. Clover sprouts contain vitamins A, B, C, E and K as well as calcium, carotene,  iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, chlorophyll, Amino Acids and Trace Elements.

Broccoli Sprouts

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Not a fan of broccoli? It is one of those vegetable that just isn’t delicious. Broccoli Sprouts act a super concentrated vitamin bomb. Containing vitamins A, B, C, E and K, these sprouts contain as many antioxidants as 3 LBS of mature broccoli. Meat/ jucie heads would enjoy this as well as that 1oz also has 35% of your daily protein needs.

Radish Sprouts

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Spicy in nature, radish sprouts are quite the vitamin super hero containing calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, amino acids, trace elements, carotene, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Packed with vitamins A, B, C, E and K, radish sprouts are extremely healthy and used most commonly for cooking.  This spicy delight adds a zing to salad or wrap.