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Quick and Easy Greens in Tahini Sauce, Non Dairy

Nourishing meals to make again and again. When my daughter Michelle gave birth 2 weeks ago, one of the dishes she requested that I cook was my Greens in a Garlic Tahini Sauce.

When I last blogged about cooking healthy postpartum meals for her, I imagined more meals that were easy to eat with your hands. And yes, I did make her lots of yummy dishes she could eat with her hands like nori rice and vegetable rolls, blueberry corn muffins, banana walnut muffins, falafel with lemony tahini dipping sauce, teff and vegetable loaf, and much more. 

However, when I asked if she wanted a chick pea pate with dipping vegetables, or greens in tahini sauce, she said she preferred the greens in tahini sauce.

Michelle teethed on kale stems. And eating kale for Michelle is still a favorite and nourishing meal she likes to eat again and again.

So, when I was cooking the chickpeas, with some kelp, I used more water than usual. And that created a wonderful mineral and vitamin rich broth that I used to cook the kale in tahini sauce with chickpeas.

I was also touched when Michelle requested other nourishing meals that I cooked again and again as she grew up:

  • Miso Vegetable Soup with lots of Seaweed
  • Coconut Black Rice
  • Coconut Curry Vegetable Soup
  • And please more protein and vegetables. So I added a quart of Roasted Vegetables with Morel Mushrooms
  • With sides of French Lentils, my nettle local cheese pesto and chèvre for extra protein

Other dishes I made this week:

  • Goat Cheese Lasagna with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Quiche with Kale and Shiitake Mushrooms with a buttery gluten free teff flour pie crust
  • Quinoa and Shiitake Mushroom Pilaf
  • *Nettle gomasio, aka sesame salt with wild dried nettles*
  • My famous non caffeinated chai with reishi mushrooms and chana
  • Much More

* Nettles are a great source of vitamins and minerals:calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin C, B complex and more. Watch for future classes on this. See Nettle video below. 

I am happy to report that Michelle and her husband have found my meals deeply nourishing again and again.

Coconut Curry Lentil and Teff Vegetable Stew

Photos by Tracey Eller



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