Living Mixed Green Salad

Living Mixed Green Salad
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Today’s recipe is very simple and easy to make. When you want something that just takes a few minutes to make, look no further than this delicious little salad. It avoids being too simple with cucumbers, tomatoes, and a little bit of Parmesan cheese on top, but it’s still a snap to throw together. The garlic basil vinaigrette holds everything together very nicely and it all sits on top of our 3-in-1 Living Lettuce. Just just pull off a bit of the 3-in-1 Living Lettuce and boom! Fresh mixed greens right there!

Here’s the full list of what you need: Live Gourmet 3 in 1 Lettuce

  • 6 cups torn 3-in-1 Living Lettuce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar plus 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (Sartori’s Parmesan was named the best in the country)

And for the full recipe instructions, just click this link: bit.ly/TmJ2pe.

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Upland Cress 101 with Dani Spies

We’ve shown you ton’s of recipes that use our Living Upland Cress in the past. What’s so great about upland cress though? What sets our living upland cress apart from others? How should it be stored? Does it need to be washed? In our latest video, health counselor, fitness trainer and mom, Dani Spies, answers all these questions and more! Check it out below:

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3 In 1 Living Lettuce 101 with Dani Spies

One of our lettuce varieties which we haven’t talked much about on the blog is actually 3 varieties, not just one. If you didn’t already know, in addition to our regular and our red butter lettuce, we also grow three other types of lettuce. These three varieties, Lollo Rossa, Lollo Bionda, and Red Oak Leaf, are all grown together in our greenhouses and we sell them together in one package. It’s a great fresher alternative to a bagged salad mix and it’s bursting with flavor and nutrition. To learn more check out this video featuring Dani Spies and our 3 In 1 Living Lettuce.

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Butter Lettuce With Apples, Walnuts and Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate
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Loaded with antioxidants and other vitamins, pomegranate seeds are hailed as a “super food” by many nutrition experts. Today’s recipe calls for a full cup of these wonderful little pips as well as plenty of our vitamin rich Living Butter Lettuce and lots of other delicious bits and pieces. You won’t want to pass up this sweet, tart, and savory flavor combination, so gather up your ingredients and get to making!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Salad:

  • 2 heads of Living Butter Lettuce leaves, gently torn
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (You can get fresh pomegranate seeds from POM Wonderful.)
  • 1 Honeycrisp or Fuji apple, quartered, cored, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought glazed walnuts
  • 1/4 cup tarragon leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Stilton or Maytag blue cheese (about 2 ounces)

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the full preparation instructions, visit the recipe page here: epi.us/MfwG15.

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Sam Talbot’s Butter Lettuce Wraps with Summer Melon and Cucumbers

Butter Lettuce Wraps with Summer Melon and Cucumbers
pic via truvia.com

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of celebrity chef Sam Talbot via Truvia.com. Sam, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, is not just an amazing cook, he’s also a diabetic. That’s why he created this recipe, a deliciously savory dish with no sugar added (and 40% fewer calories). The dish features tasty cantaloupe and honeydew mixed up with all kinds of other delicious stuff and kicked up with a dash of hot sauce.

To give this guilt free concoction a try, just gather up the following:

  • 12 leaves of Live Gourmet Living Butter Lettuce, separated
  • ½ cup of Honeydew, cubed
  • ½ cup of Cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and diced
  • 1 seedless cucumber, diced
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ½ cup of chopped mint
  • ¼ cup of Truvia natural sweetener (or 13 packets)

And for further instructions and complete nutrition information, just click here to visit the recipe page: http://bit.ly/JaKhsy.

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Bison and Water Chestnut Lettuce Cups

Bison and water chestnut lettuce cups
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If you’ve never tried bison before, you’re missing out on a unique experience. Best described as “like beef, but…” bison is not only tasty, but it has less fat and cholesterol than beef (and even chicken), making it a healthy choice for your dinner table. “But what can I cook with bison?” you may ask. Although it should be cooked a bit differently than beef, bison can be substituted for beef in most recipes. You need not search far and wide though, because we’ve got a fantastic recipe right here that specifically calls for bison.

The recipe, from Sunset Magazine, requires the following ingredients:

  • 1 large head Living Butter Lettuce, separated into leaves
  • 1 pound lean ground bison (If you can’t find any at your local super market, try Wild Idea Buffalo Co. and if all else fails, you can simply use beef)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Asian black bean sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Sriracha chili sauce

The cooking instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/JJudtd.

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Butter Lettuce with Chinese Leftovers

Here’s to Eating Better – By Eating Butter (…Lettuce that is!)

This “eating butter” tip is from one of our butter lettuce fans in Summerland, California.

She wrote in saying:

Dear Live Gourmet,

I made a New Years Resolution to eat better (my husband and I are new parents and we are working on trying to juggle parenthood and lose baby weight!)  

Instead of going on some gonzo diet to make our resolution a reality, we simply committed to replacing some of our normal calories with your butter lettuce instead!  We are eating the same food we love while loving the fresh, healthy addition to our dinners.  

We usually get about 3 dishes when we order Chinese takeout.  Since we get 1-2 lettuce heads from our local grocery store every week to have that for our main meals, we took a gamble and ordered less – only ordering orange chicken and some rice.  Not only did we eat better (with butter lettuce), we ate less and had leftovers.  I had to take a picture of our dinner, we put the chicken and rice on the butter lettuce (the chicken was saucy) and shaved carrots on the top and it was so delicious!

We are loving our new “eat butter” plan!

Here’s to Eating Better – By Eating Butter (…Lettuce that is!).

If you have eating “Butter” tips to share, we’d love to hear from you!

Low Fat, Low Calorie, Spicy Beef Wrap

Image from Kraft Foods via
whatscookingamerica.net

Finding new recipes that are healthy and easy to make can be hard, and when you’re trying to find things that your kids will eat too, it becomes even more difficult. “Lettuce” lend you a helping hand with this delicious, kid friendly, burrito recipe. With only 339 calories and 12 grams of fat per burrito, you can feel good about serving this to your kids. And, with delicious ingredients like spicy beef, they may actually eat it! Not to mention, this recipe is easy to tweak if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands.

All you’ll need to whip up six burritos is half an hour and the following ingredients:
  • 6 cups Living Butter Lettuce, shredded
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin, 3/4 thick
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano (You can get Living Oregano from North Shore Living Herbs)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 low-fat flour tortillas, 6-8 inches in diameter
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
For the full cooking instructions and more nutrition information, just visit the recipe page on the What’s Cooking America website at: bit.ly/tVme1p
How do you get your kids to eat their greens? We want to hear about your Living Lettuce recipes and stories! And we’ve got some neat stuff that we’re just waiting for an excuse to send to you.


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