May 16, 2014

Sugar Snap Peas
Often served in salads or eaten whole. They may also be stir-fried or steamed. Before being eaten, mature snap pea pods may need to be "stringed," which means the membranous string running along the top of the pod from base to tip is removed.
Over-cooking the pods will make them come apart.
Sugar Snap Peas differ from the English Peas slightly as they are less fibrous and can be eaten when young. They have a subtle sweet taste, which can be eaten with a meal or as a snack. Sugar snaps can be eaten whole and, as well as being convenient and easier to prepare,the vegetable is
high in vitamins and minerals that are particularly
helpful for the heart. 
Minerals:  Iron is bountiful within sugar snap peas and the mineral helps with blood cell formation and can prevent anemia and fatigue.  Enjoy the goodness this week! OTV

Eggplant Graffiti Eggplant   Basics...
Graffiti eggplants are tear-dropped shaped eggplants with variegated coloring in purple and ivory.  Noted for having rich and fruity-flavored flesh, the graffiti eggplant is eaten raw and cooked. Ranging in size from 3 to 8 inches, these petite eggplants become creamy and seem to melt when cooked. Because they are not as spongy as larger varieties, they do not need to be salted and dried before cooking. For the best texture and flavor, the prime cooking methods for these small eggplants are grilling, sauteing and pan-frying.

Grilled Graffiti Eggplant
    Grill graffiti eggplant over a hot flame to bring out its flavor and impart some smoky flavor into it. Slice graffiti eggplant into 1/2-inch slices and use a kitchen brush to spread oil on both sides of the slices before grilling. Place eggplant directly on the grill grates and cook, flipping once, until the eggplant is soft and browned on both sides. Use graffiti eggplant inside wrapped sandwiches or eat it on its own topped with herbs and light seasonings to enjoy
its mild flavor.
Why You Should Get Some Green Juice in Your Life:

mint drink
* Fresh vegetable juice is the most live-enzyme rich thing you can consume. 
* Freshly extracted vegetable juice is the most easily absorbable form of nutrition available on the planet. 
* Consume the organic water, chlorophyll, and enzymes from the greens without having to eat huge heaps of greens 
* Nutrients you get from drinking juice freshly extracted from
leafy greens include: calcium, iron, protein, magnesium,
potassium, folate, and lots o' vitamins! 
* Barely any digestive energy is expended because the fiber is removed. The enzymes go straight to the cellular level and
get to work cleansing your body. 
* Bottled juices have been pasteurized so all of the
live enzymes are gone.

OTV Green Juice Energizer 
  2 apples,  1/2 cucumber,  1/2 lemon (peeled), 1/2 cup of  kale,1/2 cup of spinach, 1/4 bunch of celery, 1/4 bulb of  fennel, 1 thumb of ginger, 1/4 head of romaine lettuce. 
      This one is a real blast, brimming with goodness.
OTV Sweet Green Juice
1 cucumber, 1 carrot, 1 green apple, 1/4 cup parsley, ¼ cup mint, 1 stalk of celery, ½ inch of fresh ginger, ½ lemon (peeled)...juice and enjoy!