Our Chop Chop Salad/Relish is SOOOO refreshing and tasty, and also a great way to get your fill of veggies quickly and with little prep time. And the best part? You can really add any ingredients, herbs, and seasonings you have on hand, so make it your own!
What you’ll need from the kitchen:
A few small bowls or jars for keeping your chopped ingredients separated
Another larger serving bowl or Mason Jar for mixing all of the ingredients together
Ingredients (serves 4):
4 Cucumbers (Mini are best, lightly peeled if you want, or use only 2 English Cucumbers)
1 Package Grape Tomatoes
1 Bunch Radishes, Onions, Scallions, or Chives
1 Serrano, Jalapeno, or Anaheim Pepper
3-4 Sprigs of Mint
1 Lemon or Lime Juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
1 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Any type of lighter vinegar (aka, not balsamic), White Balsamic, White Wine Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar or similar
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Splash of Sparkling Water (plain flavor is best, but a citrus blend is great, too)
Steps for Preparation:
Finely chop the cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes (or other), pepper, keeping each ingredient separate.
In your large bowl, add all chopped ingredients together.
Using scissors, finely chop mint leaves from their stem (or use Herb Scissors for fasting chopping) on top of the vegetable mix.
Add lemon or lime juice, E.V. Olive Oil, Vinegar, Sea Salt & Pepper, and Sparkling Water into the bowl.
Lightly toss with your hands or a spoon to coat all ingredients with the vinaigrette.
Serve chilled or store in a jar for more of a pickled/relish taste.
Here’s a link to the video we did with Localworks with step-by-step instructions: https://www.facebook.com/LocalworksWR/videos/920181971736699/UzpfSTEyMDUxOTQyNTYyMjU2NzE6MjkyOTIyODQyNzE1NTU3MA/
~Buon Cibo, Emily
In these times of uncertainty with the coronavirus and general cold & flu season, this Miracle Healing Broth is just what you need! And our Mason jars we deliver your meals in are the PERFECT vessel to hold this warming, golden broth in (feel free to reuse them).
Here’s the recipe (with a few Cibo additions), please let us know what you think @ [email protected] ~ Stay Well & Safe
Oh She Glows Miracle Healing Broth Recipe
- 1 Tbls Coconut Oil
- 1.5 Cups Diced White Onion, lightly sauteed
- 6 Garlic Cloves, cut into pieces or chopped up with a blender
- 2 Tbls Fresh Ginger (fresh is really worth it here 🙂
- 1 tsp Fresh or Powdered Turmeric
- Fresh Parsley, Chives, Basil or any other leafy green you prefer
- 1 can Unsweetened Coconut Milk (we really like Native Forest from Natural Grocers)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper, more/less to taste
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice (fresh is best)
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt (if vegan, omit)
- Feel free to add any other ingredients that appeal to your taste, or ask us what we recommend 🙂
Recipe Source ~ Oh She Glows Everyday, Angela Liddon
While there is an increasing number of vegetarians in the world, there are also those to whom the term “flexitarian” applies. It’s a person who mostly sticks to vegetarian prepared meals and dishes, but who indulges in meat occasionally. The guide below looks at some of the reasons why limited meat consumption is beneficial.
Why Reduce Your Meat & Seafood Intake?
1. Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
Following a flexitarian diet allows you to eat vegetarian prepared meals with some flexibility, hence the name. Although there are no strict guidelines that dictate how you should eat under this plan, the general idea is that the majority of your nutrients are derived from plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. At the same time, you can add meat to your meals if you want a protein boost. This way, you get what your body needs while also limiting the effect your meals have on the environment.
2. It May Help With Weight Loss
Losing weight ultimately boils down to reducing your calorie intake and substituting unhealthy foods with choices that are better for you. That might include using a food ordering service that provides healthy prepared meals or snacking less frequently. As a flexitarian, you might notice that you lose weight more easily by substituting caloric dishes, like cheeseburgers and fried fish, with more natural, healthy foods.
3. Boost Your Intake of Healthy Fats
Flexitarian diets are also naturally higher in fiber and healthy fats because they’re so concentrated on vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. These are the basic building blocks of a well-rounded eating plan. Moreover, the American Heart Association recommends several vegetarian components as excellent sources of unsaturated, or healthy, fats. These include nuts, avocados, and oils. Meat dishes, like beef and pork, contain saturated fat that can contribute to issues such as hypertension, heart disease, and high cholesterol.
Are you ready to transform your diet—and your lifestyle? Turn to Cibo Meals in Denver, CO. Specializing in delicious vegetarian prepared meals in mason jars, the company understands that you’re busy—which is why everything is ready to eat! Visit the meal delivery service online to find out more about ordering their pre-made meals or give them a call at (720) 530-3140 with questions.
Our Festive Antipasto Holiday Wreath is an amazing party & gathering appetizer idea! Made with peppered salami, mozzarella balls, olives, cherry peppers, artichokes and fresh basil, this is such an easy and healthy appetizer that’s perfect for your celebrations. Just use wooden skewers and lay out each one onto a round platter, and make it easy to transport just by covering with plastic or reusable wrap.
Traditionally, Antipasto is the first course of an Italian meal. It’s a combination of olives, cheese, artichokes, marinaded mushrooms or vegetables and cured meats. Antipasto Skewers are basically using all of these ingredients and putting them on a skewer.
How to Make Antipasto Skewers:
- 30 wood skewers
- 30 baby mozzarella balls
- 30 basil leaves
- 10–15 cherry tomatoes
- 30 slices peppered salami (or regular salami)
- 10 whole artichoke hearts, halved
- 20 large green olives, pitted (you can get flavored if you’d like)
- 30 large black olive or large Kalamata olives
- 10 cherry peppers, halved
- fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish
- First, select the ingredients you’d like to use for your antipasto. (cured meat, various cheeses, vegetables, marinaded vegetables, olives and fresh basil)
- Lay the ingredients out in front of you so they are easily accessible.
- On a skewer, alternate the antipasto ingredients so there is at least one of each item on the skewer.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for up to one day or serve immediately.