FRESH CARROT AND GINGER JUICE

This recipe might be tough to execute without a juicer, but if you have one, it's the simplest, most refreshing juice I've ever had. Plus, juicing is a really easy way to get all of your fruits and veggies! Especially those vegetables you don't really like to eat- just juice them with fruit you do like to eat and you've got yourself a treat! This Omega low speed masticating juicer processes the fruit and vegetables at a lower speed that most other juicers, which allows you to use leafy greens. These low speed juices are also beneficial over high speed juicers because the method of juice extraction doesn't degrade enzymes that are important for our health and the juice can be stored for up to 72 hours. This juicer can even make nut butters and grind coffee! We've tried all kinds of juices with it, but I found that one of my favorites was the juice with the fewest ingredients: carrots and ginger. A little ginger goes a long way, and I mean, a really long way, so don't get to trigger happy putting in lots of ginger until you know you like your carrot juice spicy!























fresh carrot and ginger juice

To make one, 6 oz. glass of juice, I used:

8 4-6" organic carrots
1/2" ginger

The ginger was definitely strong and spicy, so if you aren't sure about how much you can handle, start with an even smaller amount of ginger, or use more carrots and make enough juice to share!


Here are some other great ideas for vegetables, fruits, and herbs to try juicing with!
apples. beets. cabbage. celery. cilantro. cranberries. cucumbers. kale. lime. parsley. pinapple. tomatoes. spinach. 








KALE SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE SEEDS

After all of the holiday dining my family has indulged in for the last week, we were all craving something green. A simple spinach salad would have done the trick, but I thought kale, which has even greater nutritional properties than spinach, seemed more festive and fun. This salad is definitely simple, but the crunch and sweetness of the pomegranate seeds complements the bitter and relatively tough greens really nicely! The best part is that because kale is so tough, if there are any leftovers, you can eat them the next day and the leaves won't be wilted.



kale salad with pomegranate seeds

10 ounces fresh kale
seeds from one pomegranate
1 cucumber, sliced
1 avocado, diced
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon honey
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

In the bowl you will be serving the salad in, massage the kale between your fingers. This will help break down the tough, bitter fibers and turn the kale into a silky, sweet leaf. Toss with the pomegranate seeds, sliced cucumber, avocado, and grated parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, honey, and olive oil. Stir quickly with a fork to combine, then pour over the greens. Toss and serve!






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Christmas is just 7 days away!! The countdown has begun (who are we kidding, it started over a month ago!). We couldn't resist posting some great gift ideas for foodie and flower lovers alike. Wishing you the merriest week before Christmas. Cheers!

shop these items: 
1. Measuring Hedgies : Anthropologie
2. Raspberry Habanero Jam : Laura Ann's Jams
3. The Flower Recipe Book : Studio Choo or here
4. Natural Edge Walnut Cutting Board : Crooked Branch Studio on Etsy
5. Round French Oven : Le Creuset
6. Faceted Vase : Dwell Studio
7. Mini Planters Set : Poketo
8. Donut Maker : Babycakes