Got odds and ends, but how do you put them together for a great, easy meal?
I had a beet, a radish and a scallion left from my CSA share. Everything else had been eaten earlier in the week.
But I also had a celeriac, a jar of olives, a can of chickpeas, some pistachios, a lemon and some oregano, parsley and nasturtium growing in my garden.
I grated the beet and part of the celeriac. I chopped up the radish, scallion, oregano, and parsley. I added in the other ingredients. Squeezed half the lemon on top, drizzled some EVOO and sea salt and voila!
How did it nourish me?
Beet –Fiber, manganese, folate antioxidant -carotenoids for vision, anti-inflammatory, and helps lower LDL cholesterol
Radish – Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and high-water content
Scallion – Fiber, vitamin C and K
Celeriac – Prebiotic fiber aids digestion, vitamin K, and calcium
Olives/EVOO- Antioxidant and omega 9 fatty acids
Chickpeas – Manganese, folate, copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc and fiber
Pistachio nuts - Supports cardiovascular system, and contains carotenoids – lutein for vision
Lemon juice – Vitamin C to help iron absorption and antioxidant
Oregano – Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral
Parsley – Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, natural diuretic for bladder and kidneys, and improves digestion
Nasturtium – Vitamin C, antioxidant- lutein, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory
Wow – that's a pretty good lunch considering it was all just thrown together.