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Braised Kale and Squash with Pumpkin Seeds
2 bunches kale
1 medium butternut squash or small pumpkin
1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Black Fig Vinegar
1 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
Strip kale from stems. Discard stems. Wash leaves well, and coarsely chop. Peel, seed, and cube butternut squash or pumpkin. Place kale, squash, onion, garlic, and VegiZest in a large pot with water. Cover and steam over low heat for 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Add vinegar and toss. Serve sprinkled with lightly toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Toast seeds in oven at 300 degrees for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Serves 6.

Brussels Sprouts Polonaise

6 cups Brussels sprouts
1/4 cup soft tofu
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons date sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest
1/2 cup fresh parsley, snipped & divided
1/2 cup plain soy milk
Cut large sprouts in half and steam for 8 minutes until tender. Blend tofu, lemon juice, date sugar, garlic, VegiZest, 1/4 cup parsley, and soy milk in blender and pour over sprouts. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serves 3.

Doubly Delicious Greens

1 large bunch bok choy, chopped
1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt)
2 cups shiitake and/or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
Place bok choy, Swiss chard, onions, and garlic in a large steamer and steam until almost tender, about 10 minutes. In a large pot add tomatoes, mushrooms, steamed greens mixture, and seasoning. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 8.
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Fi - August 11, 2011 4:01 PM

These recipes look great, but I live in NZ and I can't get any Dr Fuhrman products. Would straight vege stock be a good replacement for Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest?

Gina - August 12, 2011 2:17 PM

Fi, look for a vegetable broth powder or cubes that have low or no sodium added. Look out for hydrolyzed anything as well.

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