This week’s share:
Arugula : Get a boost to your smoothies by adding arugula! Add an apple to add some natural sugar. To cut the peppery flavor, try a dressing with lemon juice or apple-cider vinegar. Arugula is also great in place of lettuce on sandwiches, especially paired with brie cheese, turkey and apples.
Turmeric : Cold season is upon us. This golden colored root which you will find this week inside your bagged arugula. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and it is good for fighting infections. You can make a satisfying tea using turmeric and ginger easily. Grate the turmeric and ginger place the gratings in your tea cup. Pour hot water over. Sweeten with some local honey. You can add milks ( soy, almond, coconut). Turmeric is also great in stir-fry, smoothies, and in soups.
Bok Choy : Bok choy has more vitamins than a bag of carrots! Used widely in stir fry but try eating it raw in your salad.
Romaine : Try grilling the romaine for a delicious salad. http://www. simplyrecipes.com/recipes/grilled_romaine_lettuce/
Collards : Instead of using bread for sandwiches, wraps, burger buns utilize your collards to make “bread” . Place the collard on a flat surface and trim the stalk by shaving it down so that it is flush to leaf.
Collard greens are a traditional southern food. You may find yourself trying to incorporate these into your New Year’s Day meals. Anything green and leafy is supposed to bring wealth into your new year! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/51803/kickin-collard-greens
Fingerling Sweet Potatoes : http://coonrockfarm.com/recipes/sauteed-fingerling-sweet-potatoes/
Tokyo Turnips : I just love these mild tasting turnips. You can saute the leaves and the turnip in garlic, butter and salt and add to your salad.
Purple Daikon Radish : http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pickleddaikon-red-radishes-with-ginger-240614
Happy New Year!