Sweet & Sour Broccoli with Peanuts

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: April 13, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

A beautiful stir-fry accompaniment to rice, noodles or any grain or pasta.

Sweet & Sour Broccoli with Peanuts

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Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 23, 2018
Yield: as needed
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

Quick to put together, especially if you use a blender or food processor to grate the carrots. Looks lovely too. Nuts and/or seeds add protein content as well as taste. The pineapple is a great addition.

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad

Peanut, Sunflower and Carrot Salad
grated carrots
peanuts, chopped
sunflower seeds
crushed pineapple (optional)

peanut butter

Mix carrots, peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds and pineapple in a bowl.
Make a dressing of equal parts mayonnaise and peanut butter.

Frisée and Bleu d’Auvergne Salad

Source: 12 Months of Monastery Salads
Date tried: January 15, 2018
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: about 15 minutes

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. I knew it was unlikely that I would find frisée in the store. Another former staple of the produce department (along. with curly endive) that now seems confined to home gardens. So I used the leafiest green leaf lettuce I could find.

But I needed to do a better check of my own supplies as well. I was surprised to discover at the last minute that I was out of both blue cheese and pecans, so these were replaced by havarti and walnuts. Nevertheless, it was a good salad and I look forward one day to the original recipe.

Frisée and Bleu d’Auvergne Salad

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Spinach Walnut Salad

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date: December 8, 2017
Yield: 2-4 servings (fewer servings as a main dish; more as a side dish)
Time needed: 30 minutes

Spinach is one of my favorite salad greens and now this is one of my favourite spinach salads. Very easy to prepare and the dressing is quite good.

Spinach Walnut Salad

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Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: January 5, 2014
Yield: 8 servings
Time to make: 30 minutes + time to chill.

This is one of three Ethiopian beverages made from seeds.  The author says this one is frequently used as a beverage during times of fasting. Certainly a change from plain water or fruit juice.  I tried it sweetened with agave syrup.  And this definitely gets a thumbs up.  It is really good!

Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)

Ye’suff Wiha (Sunflower Juice)
4 cups raw sunflower seeds
15 cups water
10 cups spring water
1 garlic clove, whole
Large piece of fresh ginger, crushed
Honey or brown sugar to taste

Wash sunflower seeds and drain well.
Combine with 15 cups water in large pot.  Boil on high heat for 20 minutes.
Drain and let seeds cool.
Grind seeds to a fine paste in a blender or food processor.
Add 10 cups spring water and mix well.
Strain into a serving pitcher.
Add garlic and crushed ginger and let sit for awhile to blend flavours.
Sweeten to taste, chill and serve.