Green Recipes

Although many people are haters (randomly, including my father), I actually love Gwyneth Paltrow. She is honest, open, beautiful, stylish, and resourceful. I am a big fan of her, her website, and her cookbooks.

This cookbook was released at the beginning of this month. Each recipe looks delicious and healthy. Plus, the pictures are gorgeous and makes you want to become a super model millionaire actress.

Gwyneth’s new cookbook. Each recipe looks delicious and healthy. Plus, the pictures are gorgeous and make you want to become a super model millionaire actress.

What's not to love? So hip and chic, effortless. If only we each had a personal trainer that flew with us everywhere, liposuction, a stylist, and an Oscar.

What’s not to love? So hip and chic, effortless. If only we each had a personal trainer that flew with us everywhere, liposuction, a stylist, and an Oscar.

The following two recipes are taken from “It’s All Good” by Gwyneth Paltrow. Both recipes are super duper easy to make (one step), green, delicious, and oh-so-Spring.

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

Green Goddess dressing is the perfect creamy, rich topper to any salad. It is also a perfect dip for crudites or spread on a sandwich (instead of mayo or mustard). Plus, it has a beautiful, rich green color that makes you know it is healthy and full of nutrients.

Ingredients

ingredients

* 10 large basil leaves

* 3 tablespoons chopped chives

* 2 tablespoons cilantro

* 1/4 cup Italian parsley

* leaves from 1 sprig of tarragon

* 2 scallions, white and light green parts only

* 1/2 ripe avocado

* 1/4 cup Vengenaise or Mayonnaise

* 2 tablespoons honey

* 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

* Juice of  1 lemon

* 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

* 1/4 cup water

* 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

*Chop all the ingredients

Avocado! YUMMMM!

Avocado! YUMMMM!

Scallions!

Scallions!

Cilantro! Smells like Cinco de Mayo!

Cilantro! Smells like Cinco de Mayo!

Parsley! Smells like Passover!

Parsley! Smells like Passover!

Basil! Smells like summer...

Basil! Smells like summer…

Mayo! BARF!!! GAG!

Mayo! BARF!!! GAG!

* COMBINE AND WHIIIIIZZZZZ till blended

All in the blender!

All in the blender!

SMOOTH!

SMOOTH!

* Keeps well in fridge for up to a week!

Pure bliss.

Pure bliss.

COLD AVOCADO AND CUCUMBER SOUP

I love soups year round as they are a good starter, main course, or even afternoon snack. And this one is no exception. Because of the avocados, it is creamy and thick without having any dairy in it. The cucumbers make the taste mild and smooth. Easy, breezy, tasty.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

* juice of 3 limes

* 2 large peeled, seeded, chopped cuccumbers

* 2 avocados (also peeled and seeded and chopped)

* 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

* Combine in blender, place in fridge to get cold, and serve!

Slice the cucumbers.

Slice the cucumbers.

Hollow them out.

Hollow them out.

Party left overs?

Party left overs?

In blender.

In blender.

Does it get much easier than this?

Does it get much easier than this?

Green!

Green!

Spoonful of greens!

Spoonful of greens!

Yes, yes, yes, they both look the same….but they are both delicious! So make them both.

Green mush

Green mush.

Have a great weekend! Spring is here! So eat up your green foods and bring on daffodils and tulips!

Love your loved ones. Squeeze them tight.

Love your loved ones. Squeeze them tight.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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