Simple Celery Soup

(So simple, so satisfying)

4 stalks celery chopped
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In a blender, puree:
1 avocado
1 tomato
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
1 clove garlic
Handful cilantro
1 tablespoon kelp

Pour over the chopped celery. (Serves 2)

Asian Noodle Bowl

2 cups pure water
1 Tablespoon Nama Shoyu
2 teaspoons unpasteurized miso
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
2 small yellow squash spiraled
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
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In a blender, puree the water and miso. Add this broth and all the other ingredients in a bowl. Serve topped with a few chopped scallions.

Spring Green Rolls

(Serve with a bit of Mustard Sauce and Sweet and Sour Sauce).
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8 collard green leaves, washed and the stem form the middle cut out.
2 avocadoes, chopped fine
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped basil
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Lay the 16 collard leaf halves on a plate. Take each leaf and on one end, place about 1/16 of each of the filling items listed above. Roll up. (Serves 8).

Not Fried Rice

1 peeled jicama, run through the fine blade of a food processor, so it looks like “rice.”
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped snow peas
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped soaked shiitake mushrooms (Soak 2 hours)
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu tamari
1/4 cup soaked and rinsed almonds

Mix it all together and enjoy. You’ll never need to crave cooked fried rice again. (Serves 6).

Asian Noodles

(Tastes like noodles with peanut sauce without the aflatoxins)!
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1 cup raw tahini
1/2 cup pitted soaked dates
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup Nama Shoyu
4 daikon radishes, cut with the large section of them spiraled
1 cup snow peas, ends removed
1/4 cup sesame seeds

In the food processor, blend tahini, dates, orange juice and Nama Shoyu. Pour over spiraled daikon. Mix in snow peas. Garnish with sesame seeds. (Serves 4).

Sweet and Sour Sauce

(A perfect complement to Oriental dishes or nori rolls).

1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup soaked apricots
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 inches fresh ginger root
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup Nama Shoyu
1/8 cup flax seeds

Process in a blender or food processor with an S blade. (Makes about 2 cups).

Tabouli

1 1/2 cups hemp nut
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh spearmint
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
2 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sun cured pitted olives
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Toss in parsley, mint with the sprouted buckwheat, tomatoes, scallions and cucumbers. Mix in lemon juice and olive oil and salt. Garnish with olives. Chill before serving for 1/2 hour. (Serves 4-6)

Hummus

(Serve with raw vegetable chips)

2 cups almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
2/3 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh spearmint
1/2 cup water
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Process in the food processor with an S blade. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups).

More Spring Recipes

For more great spring recipes, be sure to visit HoneyColony Hive Adviser Brigitte Mars’s website. Also, be sure to check out some of the utensils and healthful ingredients featured in our left sidebar. Not only are they good for you; they’re all organic, natural and bee-friendly, and cooking with them is one little way you can help turn back the tide of Colony Collapse Disorder.

Brigitte Mars is a medical herbalist and nutritional consultant working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She has taught Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, The Mayo Clinic, Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, The School of Natural Medicine, and Just for Health. She sits on HoneYColony’s Advisory Board and blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

Brigitte is also the author of many books and DVDs, including The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, and Rawsome!. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.

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