- squash/pumpkins (my favorite is delicata squash)
- chicken mushroom
- burdock root
- dandelion root
- brown rice
- beans, canned: black and kidney
- red lentils
- raw cashews
- jar of Indian Curry (vegan)
- tofu (refrigerated)
I like to start the day with fresh juice. Even though the season is getting colder and juice has a cold energy, it is detoxifying to the body and helps rid the body of excess (such excess weight, which can lead to excess heat which may show up as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, headaches, etc.)
|juice ingredients with burdock root|
- apple, carrot, beet
- cucumber, celery, kale, apple
- burdock root, apple, ginger, lemon
|red lentil, potato, nettle soup|
- Borscht: Recipe from Moosewood Cookbook, which uses beets, cabbage and potatoes
- Red lentil, potatoes, nettles soup
- Bean Chili with Chicken Mushroom (I dry sauteed the chicken mushroom earlier this fall, it is in my freezer) - the linked recipe uses fresh Hen of the Woods mushroom, I will just substitute the chicken mushroom
- Tofu, Brown Rice, kale, broccoli and onions, tossed with a jar of vegan Indian Curry (I picked this up at the supermarket)
- Stuffed Delicata Squash - baked squash (don't forget to save and roast the seeds!) stuffed with rice, celery, onions, mushrooms
- Romaine lettuce
- "Garden salad" - using kale and arugula from my garden!
- Coleslaw (cabbage and carrots)
- Cucumber and onions
- Dig dandelion roots
- Clean well, chop into small pieces and roast in oven at 350 degrees until dry and brown, about an hour
- Add a couple Tablespoons of the roasted roots to 4 cups water, simmer 20 minutes.
- 1/2 cup raw cashews (dry or soaked)
- 2 dates, pitted (you can omit dates entirely, or substitute with a couple tablespoons honey, agave or maple syrup)
- 4 cups water
To make latte, to blender:
- Add equal amounts of dandelion coffee (hot) and cashew milk to blender.
- Add a tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
- Add a couple scoops of baked squash or baked pumpkin
- Optional: agave nectar, honey, maple syrup or dates to sweeten (it may be sweet enough if your cashew milk is sweet)
I hope this menu gives you some great ideas for healthy seasonal foods this week.
~ Melissa Sokulski, L.Ac.
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