December 27, 2013

Roasted Squash & Fennel with Thyme
We have only one word for this recipe: magical! As the vegetables roast in the oven,
the fennel develops sweet, caramel flavors and the summer squash is
infused with the garlic. 
 Ingredients:
  • 2 small yellow or zucchini squash, (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fennel bulb, (about 1 small bulb), plus 1 tablespoon chopped fennel fronds, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced garlic
Preparation: Preheat oven to 450°F. Quarter squash lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Combine the squash with sliced fennel, oil, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Spread the mixture evenly on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and roast until the vegetables are tender and the fennel is beginning to brown, about 5 minutes more. Stir in fennel fronds and serve.


Collard Greens are normally associated with a long, slow cooking time, but this method requires only 10 minutes of steaming. Sauteing the leaves with garlic first balances the vegetable's bitterness.  Pull or cut out the thick stems, and wash the leaves well before using.
Ingredients:  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes,2 heads collard greens (about 1 pound each), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped, Coarse salt,1/2 cup water

Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in red-pepper flakes, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in collard greens and 1 teaspoon salt.  
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add water, and steam, covered, until greens are just tender and water evaporates, about 10 minutes. If greens are ready but there is still water in the pan, raise heat to medium-high, and cook, uncovered, until completely evaporated. Enjoy!

December 20, 2013

Cara Cara Oranges

Cara Cara Oranges --
a particular type of orange grown in South Africa, Venezuela and California and Florida -- are delightful for a number of reasons...for starters, they're seedless!
Add to that the fact that their orange exteriors belie their pinkish, ultra-sweet interior, and suddenly they're in the running for the best fruit of all time.


Try this Cara Cara Salsa:
  • 1 Cara Cara orange, peeled, segmented and diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Combine salsa ingredients: Cara Cara orange segments, cherry tomatoes,
onion, jalapeño, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Delicious!  

December 19, 2013

GULF COAST HOLIDAY DELIVERY

HAPPY HEALTHY HOLIDAYS!
Some holiday dates changes...
 Gulf Coast December delivery dates:
Please note the following WEDNESDAY delivery dates will change
due to Holidays falling on WEDNESDAYS.
The normal WEDNESDAY Dec. 25th delivery will come early

Please pick up your produce on MONDAY DEC. 23rd  
  New Years Pick up changes
The normal WEDNESDAY Jan. 1st delivery will come early
  Please pick up your produce on MONDAY Dec. 30th - same pick up times 
Saturday order deadline
(Normal Thursday and Friday deliveries will remain the same!)
We will resume all normal deliveries on Wednesdays, 
Thursday and Fridays again beginning January 8th, 2014!
THANK YOU for supporting Organics!

September 26, 2013

Did you know about OTV's JUICE SHARE?

JUICING Share.... THIS WEEK!
2 bunches of kale, a pound of spinach, romaine lettuce, golden beets with tops, 2 pounds of juicing carrots, 2 cucumbers, ginger, pineapple, red grapes, new crop Gala apples and Jonagold apples! 
This box is ready for juicing, ORDER HERE www.offthevine.org !

Did you know?.... how to best absorb ORGANIC juice nutrients...  tips for JUICE :)
 
1. Most studies show that drinking juice in the morning (on an empty stomach and alone) is the most beneficial time of day to have fresh juice. The nutrients will be absorbed more easily and it doesn't have other food to interfere with your body's cleansing. Juice is mostly for cleansing.

2. Fruit juice is the best in the morning hours.

3. Drinking juice in the evening or anytime is still beneficial. The benefits of juicing still remain no matter what time of day you drink it. But the morning is the best!

Follow these two general rules when drinking juice:

1) Juice is best drunk alone in fruit only combinations in the morning hours. Wait at least 10 minutes before having food.

2) If drinking juice with a meal later on in the day, be sure to drink slowly and swoosh it around your mouth to get the digestive enzymes going.
 

A delicate Fennel snack!
RAW & ORGANIC CRACKERS!

 Fennel & Chia raw Crackers!

What you need....
  • 3 bulbs of fennel
  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful of dill
  • 1 1/2 cups dry chia seed
How to make RAW fennel CRACKERS....
  1. Juice the fennel, apple, lemon and tomato. Transfer this to a blender with the garlic and salt, then blend on full speed.
  2. Once the garlic has been blended in, add the dill and blend on a lower setting to break up the dill without blending it all into one color, so the specks of green still show through. This will give a more attractive cracker in the end.
  3. In a bowl, combine the blended mixture with the chia and let that sit for 30 minutes. It will thicken up as the chia seeds go much more gelatinous. It’s better to juice all the ingredients as we’ve done here and soak the chia, rather than just blend all the ingredients up, as you might do with flax crackers, because too much fiber in chia crackers will stop them from crisping up.
  4.  Spread this mixture as thinly as possible over two nonstick dehydrator sheets, covering the whole sheets.
  5. Dehydrate for 4 hours at 115 degrees F and then remove the nonstick sheet, transferring to a cutting board. Cut the crackers to the desired shape and size, which is easier at this stage, now they have been drying for 4 hours.
  6. Return the individual crackers to the dehydrator, just on a mesh sheet, and continue to dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 14 hours.
  7. Store for up to a week in a sealed container. If they go a little soft, they can be crisped up again in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for a few hours.
 

Get to know your BEETS!

 
 


Cleansing BRIGHT beet juice
1 bunch parsley
2 lemons
1 large chunk ginger
2 apples (or more for extra sweetness)
1 cucumber
2 large beets
bunch of beet tops (leafs and stems)
Cold press in a juicer , Enjoy & feel the benefits!  

Juice the whole beets: roots plus greens tops. The greens contain most of the healthy minerals and vitamins.

 
 
Did you know?
Hippocrates - the father of medicine - advocated the use of beet leaves as binding for wounds. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood.

May 28, 2013

ITS SIMPLE.



How does our service work?  It's Simple! 
Simply check our "What's Fresh!" list every FRIDAY at noon on offthevine.org
(Or...sign up for our weekly newletter to be sent to you!) 

Choose
 one - or all 3 - of our weekly organic produce shares: 
MIXED, ALL FRUIT or JUICING  

Order your organic produce by your deadline date either online, by email or by phone. 

Once received, start enjoying the fresh taste and nutritional benefits
that only organic produce gives you! 


COME VISIT US @- Off the Vine Fort walton :) 
11 Eglin Parkway N.E.,  Fort Walton Beach, Florida  32548   

May 20, 2013

May 9, 2013

Spread the word, SPREAD THE DELICIOUS PRODUCE!


We are so honored to have such an amazing community! 

we value: Health, affordability, 
and Organic local sustainability
Every bite we take of healthy organic produce feeds our bodies withthe best nutrients around! 


OTV was 
founded in 2002 on the principles of eating fresh clean food. 
Help us spread the goodness of healthy organic eating!

One of the reasons why our boxes are filled with such beauty is not only because they are grown with rich soils by organic farmers, but also because they are shared 


by families and friends 
every single week! 
People talking & sharing healthy food options with one another...it's a good thing! Please share your organic produce with friends, Co-workers, family and community... inform them on how easy it is to eat organic! Spread the word, spread the DELICIOUS PRODUCE! 
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ORGANIC FARMERS AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE! 


Get your greens in, feel ALIVE!

Citrus green smoothie. 
LIVE Chlorophyl + vitamin C! 
Smoothies are the easiest way to get your greens in the body. 
This is a OTV "Go-TO" smoothie  
HOW TO: 
BLEND...romaine lettuce, Navel oranges, Honey Murcott tangerines and a squeeze of lemon!

organic & raw WRAP!



April 25, 2013

ITS RAW! Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms 
Stuffing:
1 c walnuts (soaked over night)
1/2 c pine nuts (soaked over night) 
2 c basil
1/2 c olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:
Place mushroom caps top side down on a plate.
Blend all stuffing ingredients in a food processor until smooth.Scoop a small amount of stuffing into each mushroom cap.

VIOLA ENJOY! 

Come celebrate the earth with OTV!

Earth Day and healthy eating!
Join us at these events and tell us how YOU are eating organic, raw and healthy!

FWB EARTH DAY - APRIL 27th 
Fort Walton beach landing 
10 A.M - 4 P.M 
 (see flyer for further details)

April 17, 2013

Have you tried blended soups?!


The easiest & most enzyme rich way to make soup!
Avocado and lime RAW ORGANIC soup

2-3 ripe avocados
1-2 stalks of celery
juice of 2 limes
small handful of fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
 ½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon tamari or Braggs
1 cup filtered water. 
BLEND!

April 5, 2013

THE HEALTHY Baba Ghanoush !

Baba Ghanoush
2 medium- sized eggplants 1/4 cup tahini 2 cloves of garlic 2 T lemon juice 1 T olive oil pinch of crushed 
red pepper + cuminsalt + pepper, to taste1/4 cup basil, cilantro OR parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Poke holes all around both eggplants with a fork. Place on a baking sheet, and roast for 30 to 45 minutes or until they are completely soft. Set aside to cool.
Scrape eggplant pulp into a food processor or blender. Add tahini, garlic, lemon, olive oil and spices. Blend until smooth. Transfer into a bowl, and fold in herbs. Season to taste
TIPS: Add to salads, use as a veggie dip or serve on a wrap! 


March 27, 2013

Come visit us,
MANY BEAUTIFUL SPRING EVENTS!

Off the Vine spring EVENTS

Niceville Farmer Market
This is the best monthly food market in the area.  You can get organic produce 
from Off the Vine, local produce, muffins, breads, local honeys, local jarred vegetables 
and fruits, jams, quail eggs and more.  Support your locals here! 

WHERE: ONE 20 A MODERN BISTRO
120 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 729-2120
1st Saturday of each month, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6

 Pensacola Earth Day     Bayview Park          
Saturday April 20, 2013  10am-5pm

Fort Walton Beach Earth Day - FWB Landing
April 27th    10am-5pm 

Earth Day Mobile Bay      Fairhope Pier          
Saturday, April 27th  10am-6pm  

Earth Day at The Gardens    Birmingham Botanical Gardens    
Saturday,  April 27,2013     9am- 5pm

Autism Society Walk and Run  Fort Walton Beach Landing        
Saturday, April 6th, 7:30am- 12 noon     

Run for Science  Fort Walton Beach Landing      
Saturday April 13, 2013 7:30am-12:00pm    


March 18, 2013

SWEET
green smoothie.

Green smoothies are a great to get your greens in without even realizing it! 
This smoothie will give the body a natural rush of energy! 
Kale is a great detox food. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for regenerating the body and keeping your liver healthy.
 Sounds good, right? :) 
(THE SWEETNESS MAKE ITS KID FRIENDLY TOO!) 

March 14, 2013

A treat for you and the family!


Raw Vegan fruity crumble
...what a treat! 
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup organic walnuts
  • 1/2 cup organic almonds
  • 5-8 medjool dates (soaked for 5-10 minutes)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
  • ANY FRUIT OF YOUR CHOICE - Chopped Bananas, diced apples, berries or sweet another fruit!
Instructions: Put soaked dates in the food processor once they become soft. Pulse your dates until they are a fine consistency, in very small little chunks. Take your date mixture and place in a bowl. Add your walnuts & almonds and pulse again in the food processor until you have very finely ground chunks. Pour your nut mixture over the dates and massage together. Create a nice crumble texture. 
Slice your fruit of choice and place them in a bowl, take your crumble and sprinkle generously over your peaches or fruit of choice. If you like, you can sprinkle on a bit of himalayan salt and a tsp. of grade B maple syrup or raw honey to finish. Serve and enjoy immediately.
TIP! You can store the crumble in the fridge for up to a week and you can slice your organic fresh fruit in the moment to make a crumble any time.

March 13, 2013

Simply Raw salad dressing recipe!


Cilantro-Tomatoe Lime Dressing
  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 1 cup of organic tomatoes  
  • 2 table spoons organic Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt salt
  • 1 clove garlic -minced
Put everything in a blender, blend until smooth. 
TOP ON ANY LEAFY GREENS! 

March 7, 2013

Peaceful melon

“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”  
~William Shakespeare

March 4, 2013

Sweet Greenssss

...Sweet Greenssss! 
2 Granny Smith apples
1 McIntosh apple
1 Bosc pear
5 kale leaves
1 cucumber
4 celery stalks
1/2 cilantro bunch
1 Meyer lemon
JUICE OR BLEND!
Top with berries for a beautiful contrast of color! 

On the go ORGANICS
Mason Jar salads!


Inspired? 
Work?School?Day at the beach?Airport? 
The list goes on! 
Pack a organic salad on the go with a glass mason jar. 
*HOW TO SALAD IN A JAR*
The mason Jar lets you layer the salad, and keep ingredients separate until you eat!
Place the firmer vegetables at the bottom of the jar marinate 
and even pickle a bit in the dressing underneath.
 *TIP* The lighter, more fragile ingredients sit on top.
When you're ready to eat, just dump all the ingredients into a big bowl, and toss them gently.
Enjoy mother natures energy for your day :)



February 27, 2013

Pick up your OTV box at YOLO!

New pick up location!
YOLO BOARD
DESTIN, FL

Do you live near YOLO? 
Order and simply pick up your organic produce at YOLO in Destin!

YOLO BOARD EAST COAST11610 US Hwy 98 WMiramar Beach, FL 32550
Order organic produce here-www.offthevine.org 

February 26, 2013

Green Gift Certificates!
...birthdays, graduations or just ANYTIME healthy gift!


Green Gift Certificate
Anytime...Give the perfect
Green Gift Certificate 
of fresh Organic Fruits & Vegetables!  
(It fits, it's healthy plus everyone loves food!)
Choose any size dollar amount you need. 
You can send a Seasonal gift 
(one Mixed Produce share each Season - 4 times a year),
Once a Month gift series 
(one Mixed share each month) 
or a Single gift of an All fruit - $34.00, Mixed - $56.00 or Juicing - $48.00 share!
The gift recipient can redeem their gift anytime in 2013!   
 (Organic savings: When you prepay for your gifts or your regular subscriptions
you can save 10%...Ask us how!)  

TO ORDER:
Call: 850-374-2181 or email support@offthevine.org

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