Friday, September 15, 2017

Easy Instant Pot Black Beans

This recipe makes for "slightly soupy" black beans that are great for making rice bowls.  We also used a slotted spoon and made some wonderful bean burritos last night.

Servings: 8

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 jalapeño
1 bouquet of fresh herbs (optional)
1 pound dried black beans (you could also use pinto beans) rinsed
Garlic (chopped 6 cloves or more to taste)
Kosher salt

Directions:
• Sort through the beans to remove any rocks.  Rinse beans.
• Turn the Instant Pot on saute. Add oil and onion and sauté until translucent.  
• Turn off IP.  Add herbs and beans to pot.  You can cut the Jalapeño in half and just lay it on top.  Add 4-6 cups of water. (I use 6 cups of water to have bean juice for bean bowls.  However, if you only want beans as a side dish or for a burrito, then use 4 cups of water).  
• Lock the IP lid on & make sure the steam valve is closed. Pressure cook the beans on high for 26 minutes. Let the beans natural release for 20 minutes, then manual release and remove the lid.  Be VERY careful of hot water accumulated on the lid when you remove it so you don't burn yourself... lesson learned ; ) 
• Chop the cooked jalapeño and add it back to the beans.
• Turn on sauté function on high for 15 minutes. Discard herbs and season with salt to taste.  

1 cup of cooked black beans = 227 calories, 15 grams protein, 15 grams fiber.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Odds and Ends Homemade Vegetable Soup


Today is produce delivery day at Lemon Lime Delivery! Do you have any leftover produce? If so, I always make vegetable soup or quiche with my odds and ends.  I LOVE making soup from scratch.  It is an easy dinner that is healthy and economical.  You can modify this vegetable soup recipe with whatever vegetables you have on hand and to suit whatever your dietary needs are. 
Ingredients:
(1) Olive oil (or any other oil or fat)
(2) Aromatics (such as onion, garlic, celery, carrot)
(3) Diced mixed vegetables.  Really anything you have. 
(4) Broth (I usually use Better Than Boullion Beef Base and water)

Optional:
Leftover cooked meat from last nights dinner?  You can dice that and add it in also towards the end of cooking.
Pasta, Rice etc. 

Directions:
(1) Saute your aromatics in a bit of heated oil until soft (do not brown).
(2) Add your diced veggies and saute another few minutes.  I usually add a bit of salt in with the diced veggies to help them cook.
(3) Add enough broth to cover the vegetables.  Add in any herbs you desire such as rosemary and thyme.
(4) Cook over a low boil until the vegetables are tender.  If you want to add additional starch such as rice or pasta you can cook it separately or add it towards the end of cooking.

(5) Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. 

To create some different textures and flavor, I usually mash the cooked soup a bit with a potato masher and finish the soup by stirring in some Parmesan cheese. Any leftover soup can be frozen.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

The best guacamole!

This is our favorite guacamole recipe over at Lemon Lime Delivery! Enjoy it with gusto!

3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced  (more or less to taste)
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced

In a large bowl place the scooped avocado and lime juice, toss to coat. Using a potato masher or fork add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Win a FREE produce delivery from Lemon Lime Delivery!

We are very excited to announce another free produce giveaway at Lemon Lime Delivery!



Here is how it works:

1. Head on over to the Lemon Lime Delivery Facebook page and find the picture below by scrolling through our posts or locating it in our photos tab.  Like the picture AND leave a comment telling us which organic produce delivery prize you would like to receive if you win; a standard mixed produce box, an all fruit box, or an all veggie box.





2. The contest will close on October 15, 2017 at Noon EST.  We will count up the post comments on the picture and randomly choose one of them using a random number generator.

3. Your prize is 1 free organic produce box from Lemon Lime Delivery of a standard, all veggie or all fruit box delivered right to your door.

Rules:
Your delivery address must be within our delivery area (see the map at the top of this post).
The delivery must be made by December 1, 2017.
One entry per Facebook account per day.
No purchase necessary.
Winner will be contacted via Facebook message if their settings allow it and their name and last initial will also be listed on our Facebook page and this blog post on October 15, 2017. Prize winner must contact Lemon Lime Delivery to claim prize by October 25th, 2017.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Instant Pot Yukon Gold Potatoes


Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
1 pound yukon potatoes quartered
kosher salt, ground pepper, garlic powder to taste
herbs (rosemary, thyme) optional
1/2 cup broth or water

Directions:
Turn Instant Pot on Saute. Add oil or butter.  When Instant Pot is hot, add the potatoes. Add seasonings and brown potatoes on all sides. Add broth. Put lid on Instant Pot and lock closed. Pressure cook by setting the Instant Pot for Manual / High Pressure for 7 minutes.  You can either do a quick release of the pressure or keep them warm using a natural release until you are ready to eat.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Honey Glazed Carrots with Green Onions



INGREDIENTS:
1 lb carrots cut into sticks
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper
1/4 cup green onion diced

DIRECTIONS:
Salt a large saucepan full of water and bring to a boil. Add carrots and boil 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In a large skillet or saute pan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add the honey, stirring to blend. Add carrots and salt and pepper to taste (it doesn't need much, a few shakes should do it). Stir around until carrots are coated. Cook until carrots begin to brown.
Pour carrots and all of the sauce into a serving bowl. Add green onions and toss.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

50% OFF Flash Sale at Lemon Lime Delivery

For a Limited Time Lemon Lime Delivery is having a FLASH SALE!

Use code FLASH50 to get 50% off your first produce box!

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