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Spring Into New Plant Based Recipes – March 2020

Spring Green Salad

Spring Recipes 2020 - Salad

Recipe and photo courtesy Jamie Miller, registered dietitian, Village Health Clubs & Spas, www.villageclubs.com

1 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed, stringed, cut in half on the diagonal

1 bunch of asparagus, tender tops only


1 bunch radishes (about 6 oz.), trimmed, thinly sliced

3 green onions, thinly sliced

4 oz. feta, crumbled

1 Tbsp.  extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil

Zest of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh mint

Fill a large bowl with ice water; set aside. Cook peas and asparagus tips in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain from the hot water then transfer to the bowl with ice water to cool. Once cooled, transfer to a kitchen towel to dry. Toss peas, asparagus, sliced radishes, sliced green onion, and feta in a large bowl. Add oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest to salad and toss to coat. Season salad with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint.

Pita JungleVeggie Noodle Stir Fry Recipe

(3 to 4 servings)

Spring Recipes 2020 - Noodles

Recipe and photo courtesy Pita Jungle, www.pitajungle.com


½ Tbsp. minced garlic

½ Tbsp. minced ginger

1 Tbsp. finely diced onions


1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup cauliflower florets

2 oz. carrots (julienne)

2 oz. zucchini (slices)


Shirataki noodles (24 oz.) or linguini


1 Tbsp. sriracha

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)


10 mint leaves (chiffonade)

¼ cup of cilantro leaves

½ cup of pea sprouts

3 Tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauté pan heat up olive oil. Start browning the veggies (add salt and pepper as needed). Add the aromatics and let sweat, add the sauces and deglaze with the sauces. Toss in the noodles and mix well. Plate in a bowl and add garnish. 

Citrus Salad

Spring Recipes - Citrus Salad

Recipe and photo courtesy Don Crossland,


4 oranges

2 grapefruits

Red onion, thinly sliced

1⁄4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped

Juice from 1 lemon

Juice from 1 lime

1 tsp. honey

1⁄2 tsp. cumin

2 Tbsp. coconut oil


Cut the ends off of the citrus fruit and cut away skin and pith from the sides. Working over a bowl, cut between the membranes to release the sections into the bowl. Drain juice from bowl and set aside. Combine mint, lemon & lime juice,
honey, cumin and coconut oil to make the dressing. Place citrus wedges on a plate or shallow bowl, garnish with red onion slices and drizzle dressing over the salad.

Miso Deviled Eggs

Spring 2020 - Miso Deviled Eggs

Recipe and photo courtesy Don Crossland,


6 free-range eggs

2 Tbsp. miso

1 Tbsp. ponzu

1 dash sesame oil

1 Tbsp. mayonnaise

Chili paste or Sriracha

Finely sliced scallions


Sesame seeds


Put eggs in a pot with enough water to fully cover them. Bring to boil then cover and turn off heat. Let sit for 10 min. Remove from pan and shock in cold water. Slice bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and fry until crispy. Transfer to paper towel to drain.
Once cooled, peel eggs and cut in half. Remove yolks and place in a bowl (or food processor) and reserve whites. Add miso, ponzu, sesame oil and mayonnaise. Mix well until a paste-like consistency. You can either spoon the yolk mixture
into the egg white halves or use a piping bag. Garnish with chili paste (or Sriracha), bacon strips, scallions

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