Jamison Hill

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Vegetarian

 

veg·e·tar·i·an 

[vej-i-tair-ee-uhn] 

noun

a person who does not eat or does not believe in eatingmeat, fish, fowl, or, in some 

cases, any food derived fromanimals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, 

fruits, nuts, grain, etc.  



Quinoa Tabouli W/Sprouts 

This is a fairly simple dish to prepare and is great for those who love to improvise with their dishes. It is one of those dishes that will turn out good regardless of what veggies or spices you put in.


  • Boil Quinoa in pot for 10-15 minutes. Use a 2:1 ratio with cups of water to cups of the magnificent ancient grain.
  • Chop up your veggies. This is the fun part. Go crazy! Carrots, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, scallions, chop 'em all up. 
  • Once your quinoa is cooked (you can usually tell by when the little rings of the grain -- I know its not technically a grain -- start to separate) and drained, then you can put it in a mixing bowl and throw in all of your veggies.
  • Once you have your veggies and quinoa mixed, put a cup or so of garbanzo beans, pepper and parsley into the mixture. 
  • Lastly, to bring it all together, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil along with half a squeezed lemon. You can always add more or either, but keep in mind, less is always more when it comes to fats. 
  • Add some fresh sprouts on top if you are so inclined! 



Chard and Cucumber Pasta 

 

This light pasta dish is a great option for vegetarians. Lots of great greens and whole-grain pasta will supply some solid nutrition to your diet. 

 

 

 

 

  •  Sauté chard and/or kale with light olive oil and flavorings 
  • Cook whole-grain pasta al dente (cooked, but firm) 
  • Place chard on top of pasta, finish with cucumber slices 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Lean & Green Raw Smoothie

 

Consisting of only raw foods--mostly fruits and veggies, this smoothie is great for a short-term detox diet or just a once a day micro-nutrient pick-me-up. Notice the appropriately placed SF Giants glass in the picture--nothing like filling your favorite glass with a healthy smoothie. 

 

 

 

Throw the following ingredients in your blender or juicer with water or ice:

 

  •  1 Pear 
  • 1 Hand of Spinach 
  • 1 Hand of Almonds 
  • 1 Hand of Kale 
  • 1 Apple 
  • 1 Stick of Celery 

Be sure to take note of the difference between using a blender and juicer. A blender will leave all of the fiber from the fruits and veggies, whereas a juicer will discard it. Fiber is always a good thing, but it does change the consistency of the smoothie quite a bit.
 

There is also the option of adding a scoop of protein powder to the mix, which depending on the type can change it's "raw food" status. Protein like Whey or Casein will no longer give the smoothie this status. However, protein like soy, hemp or pea will keep it raw.  

 

 

 

 

Kale Chips

 

A wonderful alternative to greasy potato or even tortilla chips. Kale Chips are a appetite fulfilling snack that promotes a healthy diet and overall health.

  

  •  Separate Kale leaves from stock
  • Lightly prep baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil
  • Evenly spread out Kale leaves torn into chip size pieces 
  • Mix in desired spices (I like to use pepper and cayenne) 

 

 

 

 

 

Assorted Bell-Peppers

 

 

 

These colorful and amazingly flavorful veggies are packed with antioxidants like vitamin-c and lycopene. There are a number of options of meals to include bell-peppers in. I like to pre-chop them, then add them to my salads or in an egg-white scramble.  

 

 

 

 

 

Tofu and Chard Scramble (no egg)

This vegetarian dish is actually vegan as well. It is a great substitute for an egg scramble, which some vegetarians and all vegans can't eat. Even if you are a meat-eater, try this once, it could change your life! 

 

 

 

  • Cook firm tofu with sautéed rainbow chard 
  • Add minced fresh garlic and quinoa flakes to the pan
  • Throw in any flavorings you desire 

 

 

 

 

 Fresh Green Salad 

 

 

 

  • Put two handfuls of organic (local) spring/herb greens mix on your plate
  • Add on any veggies you love--bell-peppers, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, etc
  • Add flavorings like pepper or lemon 
  • Use light dressing like balsamic vinegar with olive oil 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom Tomatoes

 

 

 

Perhaps my favorite produce, heirloom tomatoes are diverse and distinct. Seemingly, each tomato is unlike any other. They come in many shapes, colors and flavors. For that reason, their nutritional values usually vary, however, generally speaking, they are all very nutritious and full of antioxidants.

 

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