Asiago Lemon Dressing for Two

“If you really want to add flavor in a simple, no-hassle sort of way, then this Asiago Lemon Dressing is for you! Great for marinades or to top your favorite salad, its a versatile, nutrient-rich way to make your healthy food taste good!” – Sarah Schuetz, RD

Asiago Lemon Dressing

 

Asiago Lemon Dressing for Two

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp wildflower honey
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Asiago
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in dressing cruet or sealed container
  2. Shake it up
  3. Serve and ENJOY!
http://aroundtheplate.org/asiago-lemon-dressing-for-two/

Kitchen Essentials You May Need for this Recipe: 

Salad Dressing Shaker/Maker from thePlate Boutique

Lemon Juicer from thePlate Boutique

Mini Vase Grinder from thePlate Boutique

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

“Smoothies are a great time saver, good for any time of the day and are packed with plenty of nutrients to keep your mind and body healthy!  The Chocolate Avocado Smoothie (aka the Cocoa-Avo Smoothie!) has banana, avocado, flax seed and cocoa which can help protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes; this fab food combo may also help reduce inflammation!  It taste like a creamy chocolate banana shake! Go Ahead, give it a try!” - Stacey Potter, AtP Intern

Making this smoothie is so easy, and can be whipped up with just a blender!
Stacey serving up our smoothie recipe at thePlate Boutique Grand Rapids!

Cocoa-Avo Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe Avocado
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1/2 tsp ground Flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Instructions

  1. Place Ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. To make drink ice cold, add 1/3 cup of ice and blend.
http://aroundtheplate.org/chocolate-avocado-smoothie/

Kitchen Essentials You May Need for this Recipe: 

Duralex Unie Glasses, set of 6 from thePlate Boutique

Stainless Steel Straws, set of 2 from thePlate Boutique

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is a warm weathered fruit that we enjoy thru out the summer. Pairing this fruit in a salad is a new twist that everyone can enjoy. Be the buzz at the picnic with amazing dish! - Anne Marie Erfe, AtP Intern

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 container of Mixed Field Greens
  • ¼ of a mini watermelon sliced and cubed about 1 inch cubes
  • 2 oz of Feta Cheese crumbles
  • 1/ 2 of a red onion small diced
  • Balsamic Reduction Glaze (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Wash Mix Field Greens Set Aside in a clean bowl.
  2. Cut half of a mini watermelon down the middle. Cut the half again. Remove watermelon flesh from rind. Dice watermelon in 1 inch cubes. Set Aside
  3. Cut ½ of a red onion in small dice. Combine all ingredients together in a clean bowl. (Field greens, watermelon cubes, feta cheese and red onion.
  4. Toss together gently.Drizzle the Balsamic Reduction Glaze on the salad.
  5. Toss the mixture again.
  6. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to let flavors combine.
  7. Drizzle some more balsamic reduction glaze. Drain the excess juice right before serving.
http://aroundtheplate.org/watermelon-salad/

Kitchen Essentials You Might Need For this Recipe: 

Natural Collection Wood Fiber Board from thePlate Boutique

Clongs from thePlate Boutique

S/S Measuring Cups from thePlate Boutique

Sesame Tofu and Asparagus Stir-Fry

“Asparagus is a veggie we look forward to here in Michigan, yet it can sometimes be difficult to imagine creative ways to incorporate it. This dish shows that asparagus doesn’t need to be wrapped in bacon to be enjoyable! And the tofu really takes on  great flavor!” – Michelle Voss, RDN

Asparagus and Tofu Stir-Fry

Sesame Tofu and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package of Extra Firm Tofu, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 ½ Tbsp reduced sodium Tamari soy sauce, divided
  • 2-3 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp peanut oil (or canola oil), divided
  • 1 glove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 6 oz shiitake mushrooms, caps removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice, prepared according to package instruction

Instructions

  1. Mix tofu with sesame oil and 2 Tbsp soy sauce, marinade for 10 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. While tofu is marinating, prep remaining ingredients.
  3. Heat wok or skillet over medium heat.
  4. Drain tofu and sprinkle tofu with sesame seeds.
  5. Drizzle peanut oil into the pan. Add ginger and garlic to pan. Cook tofu until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove tofu from pan and set aside.
  6. Add remaining Tbsp of peanut oil to the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook about 2 minutes until they begin to brown. Add the asparagus, stirring constantly until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and remaining 1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce to the pan, cook until this has reduced to a sauce-like consistency.
  7. Serve vegetables and tofu over brown rice.
http://aroundtheplate.org/sesame-tofu-and-asparagus-stir-fry/

Kitchen Essentials You Might Need for this Recipe: 

 

12″ Cast Iron Skillet from thePlate Boutique

Garject Lite from thePlate Boutique

Microplane Premium Grater from thePlate Boutique

Grilled Tuna & Smashed Pea Sandwich

“Are you getting enough omega-3 fatty acids into your daily meal plan? If not, it may be time to rethink tuna. Canned tuna fish can be a great, cost-effective way to bolster your intake – and this recipe will make your next tuna sandwich not only a nutrient powerhouse, but a flavorful one as well!” – Michelle Voss, RD

Grilled Tuna & Smashed Pea Sandwich

 

Grilled Tuna & Smashed Pea Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can packed in water, drained
  • 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 whole grain bread slices

Instructions

  1. Place the peas, garlic, dill, sea salt, olive oil, and lemon juice in a food processor; pulse until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Stir in tuna, green onion, and cheeses. Adjust salt or lemon if necessary.
  3. Heat skillet or Panini press. On one slice of bread, spread the pea and tuna mixture; layer with second slice of bread.
  4. Grill on both sides until well toasted.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients for second sandwich.
http://aroundtheplate.org/grilled-tuna-smashed-pea-sandwich/

Kitchen Essentials You Might Need for this Recipe: 

12″ Cast Iron Skillet from thePlate Boutique

 

Lemon Juicer from thePlate Boutique