The Healthy Apple
Dilmah presents many tea gastronomic events, events that had stirred many culinary, health conscience, curiosities for my friends, family and acquaintances that had led me back to Amie Valpone the author of "The Healthy Apple". ( October 11, 2010 posted in GTC "Return to Real Tea with Dilmah" a Review included Risotto with Black Trumpet Mushrooms recipe)
Amie's knowledge of Dilmah made it a perfect match for innovative Dilmah tea inspiring culinary dishes.
My anticipation was correct. The splendor of good foods and Dilmah tea, myself and other recipe suitors our palates will be satiated.
To Change the Way People Eat "Feeding People Food-The Way Food Was Meant to Be"
So let's begin, here we have....
Green Tea Sweet Potato Soup
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 large sweet onions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 5 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 5 large tomatoes, diced
- 5 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 3 large portabella mushrooms, chopped
- 4 cups brewed Dilmah Lemongrass Green Tea
- 1tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Greek plain yogurt for topping
- 3 Tbsp. black sesame seeds, for topping
In a large pot over medium heat, cook onions with oil until onions are translucent. Add cumin, garlic, balsamic, nutmeg, cinnamon and tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Slowly add sweet potatoes, spicach, mushrooms, tea, sea salt, pepper and chili powder.
Transfer mixture, in batches, to a blender; puree until smooth. Ladle mixture into serving bowls; serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, for topping. :-)
Now for your entreé...
Grilled Tuna with Green Tea Coconut Sauce
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup Dilmah Ginger Green Tea
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 11/4 tsp. fresh ground white pepper
- 4 6oz tuna fillets
- 3 cups jasmine rice, cooked
- 1/4 cup cashews, ground
Pre- heat grill. In a large skillet, combine coconut milk, Dilmah Ginger Green Tea, lemon juice, ginger, cloves, vinegar and chili powder. cook for 10- 12 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove frøm heat; add cilantro, scallions, sea salt and pepper.
Brush tuna fillets with the coconut milk mixture; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill fish until opaque in center and grill marks appear, approximately 8 minutes per side. Serve fish atop a bed of jasmine rice with a sprinkle of ground cashews.=-)
For dessert a wonderful....
Vanilla Tea Infused Fruit
- 4 large plums, sliced into 1/4 inch wedges
- 4 large peaches, sliced inch 1/4 inch wedges
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 4 Tbls. sugar
- 1 tsp. all-spice
- 2 cups brewed Dilmah Vanilla Tea
- 1 vanilla bean
Combine fruit, sugar, all-spice and hot tea into a large bowl. Slice vanilla bean in half, add seeds from vanilla bean, then add the bean. Gently toss to coat. Set aside to cool for approximately 1 hour before serving. (yummy)
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The Manhattan Gal Behind the Healthy Apple
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan based Culinary Marketing Consultant specializing in Gluten and Dairy Free Culinary Nutrition. After graduating with a B.S. in Management from Boston University Business School, Amie went on to follow her passion for cooking and healthy living through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan.
In addition Amie is the Culinary Nutritionist for the NBA Fit Program and writes the column, "Healthy Corner" on the NBA website. Her experience as a Marketing consultant spans the hotel, spa, restaurant and FMG sector's creating menus, developing marketing and PR efforts and building brand awareness for her clients. She serves as a brand ambassador for many well-known healthy living companies, attending conferences and food expos across the nation on their behalf. And her insights and advice have appeared on such sites as YahooShine, WebMD, StyleCaster and Livestrong.com