Posts tagged ‘Salad’

February 7, 2013

Greenstreet Cafe, Coconut Grove

by jem614


Ashley and I’s first attempt at a cooking class at UM was a bit of a disaster.  Apparently there was a big UM game that night and there was no parking…anywhere.  We were told by the UM team that we would either have to keep driving around (we were already 15-20 minutes late because of traffic) or park almost a mile away.  Even then, it wasn’t guaranteed we’d find parking.  Is this really how they treat their customers?  I won’t be going back for any of their cooking classes as they weren’t very helpful about refunding us or finding us a place to park.  We paid $25 for nothing.

End of my rant.  On to the better part of the evening: We ended up in Coconut Grove at The Greenstreet Cafe.  I’ve been here for brunch and have been very happy with their options.  For dinner, I ordered a delicious Fig Salad and some tasty truffle fries- I have a thing for them and I know the fries kind of cancel out the salad but I was going for taste, not health.  The best part of the meal was what Ashley ordered but I’ll let her describe it in her more elaborate way with words so she can do it justice.

photo4All in all, one of the best restaurants in Miami.  It’s already popular so we won’t be doing them any favors by telling you about how good they are but we want our readers to know that there is this amazing restaurant they need to check out!

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July 26, 2011

Homemade Greek Salad Vegan Pizza

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

The Food for Life Sprouted Grain Tortilla has many uses.  It can be drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and oregano then baked to make homemade tortilla chips or, as you will see here, it can be made into a to-die-for healthy vegan pizza!

Salad Pizza

I chose the Sprouted Grain tortillas for this pizza so I could eat more and feel totally unfettered by guilt.  Eating sprouted grains allows you to get the maximum nutrition as they have be “opened” up to their full nutritional potential.  This grain tortilla boasts the following ingredients: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Sea Salt.  What an amazing list!

Paired with vegetables, healthy olive oil and protein, you have a healthy all-around meal (much better for you than eating at Pizza Hut).

How to make your Vegan Pizza:

Sprouted Grain Bread

You will need the following ingredients (or add your own):

1           Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Tortilla
1/4      Cup of Organic Canned Tomato Sauce
Small Slice of Cheez Grated or handful of shredded Cheez
1           Cup Spring Mix Salad
1/2      Tablespoon Olive Oil
1           Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar or Wine
1/4      Diced Small Onion
Small handful of Vegan Cheez Crumbles like Soy Feta
A few olives
1           Tofurky Italian Sausage Sliced

Line your pan with a little bit of olive oil so your tortilla doesn’t stick.  On top of the tortilla spread your Tomato Sauce and sprinkle on your salt and pepper for taste.  Next, add your sausage.
Grate your block of cheese over the pizza so that it  melts evenly, my favorite of course is Daiya but there are other alternatives out there.

This Cheez didn't melt but it was actually quite Cheese-Like.

Place this in the oven for approximately 10 minutes on low heat- you’re just trying to melt the cheez, not bake it so make sure you watch it, this is not as fun to eat if it’s crispy.  The tomato sauce really helps to keep it soft and pliable so spread it liberally.

While you’re waiting for the cheez to melt,  place the spring mix salad in a bowl, add the diced onion, the Feta crumbles, your olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, a little salt and pepper then toss.  This will be just like a Greek salad.

This is the first pizza, I had gulped it down before I had time to take pictures so I had to make another one (and eat it!)

When your cheez has melted, pull it out of the oven and add the salad to the top and eat.  I promise you this will be one of the best pizzas you have ever eaten.  There is just something about the pizza and the olive oil and the salad that just makes it burst with flavor-And it’s almost ZERO guilt.  When’s the last time you said that about a pizza?

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