Meyer Lemon Barley

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Meyer Lemon Barley

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 285
  • Total Time: 300

Description

Barley, one of the first grains our ancestors grew, is usually confined to use in vegetable soup. But its slightly chewy and pasta-like texture makes it a versatile ingredient in all kinds of dishes. This chilled side salad contains some protein and a high amount of soluble fiber. Meyer lemon juice and zest provide cancer fighting flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Give barley a try by serving this lemony side dish with fish, poultry, white beans, or vegetables.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped loosely packed flat leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, whole
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring barley and broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Transfer barley to a fine strainer, drain well, and transfer to bowl.
  5. Cover barley and refrigerate until chilled completely, about 4 hours.
  6. The barley can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before adding the remaining ingredients.
  7. Just before serving, add the parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, fennel seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Toss well to combine

Notes

  • Citrus fruits, such as Meyer Lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 55
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Protein: 14
  • Cholesterol: 37

Meyer Lemon Hummus

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Meyer Lemon Hummus

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Try something new this year and make your own hummus. Made from five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to “chickpeas.” These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. A whole Meyer Lemon provides cancer fighting Phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenes. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.


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Ingredients

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 whole Meyer Lemon
  • 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut Meyer Lemon into quarters and remove any seeds
  2. Add the whole slices, including the skin, into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place all other ingredients, except for salt and optional garnish, into food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Ad salt to taste.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  7. Garnish with a dash of paprika or parsley sprigs

Notes

  • Citrus fruit peels contain Terpenes that may protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants. Terpenes are one of thousands of Phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 172
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 0

Mandarin Whiskey Sour

Mandarin Whiskey Sour
Serves 1
Mandarin juice adds a unique twist to this classic whiskey cocktail
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
185 calories
11 g
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0 g
0 g
92 g
12 g
5 g
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0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
92g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 oz whiskey
  2. 3/4 oz Rascal Mandarin juice
  3. 1/2 oz simple syrup
  4. Bitters
Instructions
  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into a chilled glass or over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with bitters and a mandarin peel.
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Brilliant Sidecar

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Brilliant Sidecar

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5

Description

Brilliant Meyer Lemons add a hint of sweet citrus to this classic flask cocktail


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Ingredients

  • 2 parts Brandy
  • 1 part Brilliant Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1 Part Triple Sec

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously. Pour into a flask or double shot glass and garnish with Brilliant Meyer Lemon peel

Notes

  • Lemon juice is great for cleaning out flasks! Pour fresh squeezed lemon juice into flask, shake for 30 seconds, then dump the juice. Rinse out with water and allow to dry upside down with the cap open

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 432
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 7
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0
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Mandarin Pistachio Goat Cheese Truffles

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 14 1x

Description

Mandarin Pistachio Goat Cheese Truffles: these festive citrus filled cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are packed full of creamy mandarin flavored goat cheese, sweet dried cranberries, and crunchy pistachios.


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Ingredients

  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Mandarin juice or Meyer Lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted (or regular) pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup minced italian flat leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese, mandarin juice, and honey until light and fluffy. Add in half of the pecans & pistachios, stir to combine.
  2. Line countertop with parchment paper. Mix together remaining pecans, pistachios, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and parsley. Place mixture in the center of parchment paper.
  3. Scoop out a round of cheese mixture with a large cookie scooper and toss in nut mixture until coated. Repeat with until all truffles are coated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made 3 days before if stored in an airtight container.

Back to School Lunch Boxes


It’s Back to School time again and for your family that means busy days with hectic schedules. Clothes shopping, picking up school supplies, meet the teacher night, sports sign-ups and that anxious feeling of the first day of school.

No matter what your child’s age good nutrition will help them navigate these hurdles head-on. That’s why we at Summeripe believe so strongly in Bentology. What’s that you might ask…we know…it sounds like a class but it’s actually a fun, smart way to get your kids to eat healthy portioned nutritious foods that help balance their every day. Here are four really simple ideas that are fun to make and provide all the fruit, vegetables, and proteins your student will need to achieve.

Hummus & Quesadillas 

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed 
  • Strawberries, stems removed & quartered  
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots 
  • Hummus, we use 2 oz portion cups with a lid to keep things tidy
  • Pretzel Crisps 
  • Quesadilla, whole wheat tortilla with cheese, cut into four slices

Turkey Sandwich Rounds

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Turkey Sandwiches
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Mayonnaise
    • Baby Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Make round sandwiches by cutting around a wide mouth cup or glass   
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & cut in half

Cucumber Caterpillar & Turkey

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, sliced
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Cheese
  • Turkey lunchmeat, rolled 
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Candy eye cupcake decoration for caterpillar 

Turkey Pinwheels

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Banana, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & sliced in half
  • Turkey Pinwheels
    • Garden herb or whole wheat tortilla
    • Cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • Cheese
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Baby Spinach
    • Lay tortilla flat and spread an even layer of cream cheese or mayo. Layer turkey, spinach, and cheese leaving the last 1/3 with just cream cheese or mayo. Starting with the end with all ingredients, roll tightly. Slice into pinwheels! To make super clean cuts, refrigerate pinwheels for 2 or 4 hours then slice. 

 

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Gluten Free Summeripe Peach Muffins

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

These healthy gluten free peach muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast for those busy back to school mornings


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (about 3-4) yellow peaches (and/or nectarines), peeled & diced.
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter

Topping

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • Toasted coconut shavings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oat flour, almond flour, flaxseed flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add in eggs, maple syrup, and butter. Mix until cohesive batter forms.
  4. Fold in diced peaches.
  5. To make the topping, add walnuts, maple sugar, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and salt into a small bowl. Toss to combine.
  6. Stir in butter and mix with hands until a crumble mixture forms.
  7. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and fill each 3/4 full.
  8. Sprinkle topping evenly on each
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

  • Muffins can be kept frozen for about 1 month! Simply reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.

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Almost-Instant Plumcot Sherbet

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 135

Description

Our Almost-Instant Plumcot Sherbet is incredibly delicious and shockingly simple. All you need are four ingredients, a blender and a freezer!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Summeripe Plumcots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine plumcot slices, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and a generous pinch of salt.
  2. Puree until smooth, scraping down any chunks on the side of the blender.
  3. While fruit is blending, cover a metal baking pan with wax paper.
  4. Transfer puree to the baking pan and freeze until firm.

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10 Minute Peach & Spring Mix Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Description

All you need is 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this tasty and super healthy summer salad


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Ingredients

Salad

  • 5 Summeripe Yellow Peaches or Nectarines, sliced
  • 1 large package or 16 oz baby spring mix
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 package or 4 oz of crumbled goat cheese
  • Handful pecans

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

For the dressing

  1. Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a jar or a container with a good sealing lid. Add in salt, pepper, and honey. Shake vigorously.
  2. Adjust ingredients according to taste.

For the Salad

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Pour some of the dressing in a circle along the inside edge of the bowl to help ensure an even coating. Toss to combine. Adding more dressing to taste.

Notes

  • The vinaigrette will keep on the counter for several weeks. Oil & vinegar will separate, just shake to combine!

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Summeripe White Stone Fruit Salad

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20

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Ingredients

  • 5 Summeripe White Peaches and/or Nectarines, cut into bite size chunks
  • 12 fresh strawberries, stems removed & quartered
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 1/22 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • Handful or crushed candied pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Toss the Summeripe white peaches/nectarines and strawberries together in a large bowl with the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes so the fruit has chance to macerate.
  3. Before serving, add mint and candied nuts, tossing gently to combine.

Notes

  • Don’t worry if the salad is too tart or too sweet. Simply add more honey or sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.