Thank you dear friends for taking part in the last Eat Your Greens challenge of 2017! Shaheen and I will be taking a little break from the challenge in December, but of course we will be posting other recipes. I would like to thank you all on behalf of both of us for taking part in Eat Your Greens, reading our blogs and commenting. It has been a great year, and hopefully you will follow us into the new year.
Now let's have a look what was shared with the challenge in November. I love it how vibrant you made this mostly gloomy month of November look. There is everything from seasonal comfort food to fresh smoothies covering all the possible shades of green, just a perfect mix.
Corina from Searching for Spice shared this fresh Fruity Green Ginger Smoothie. It contains spinach, ginger, apple, banana and kiwi fruit, and has a lovely bright shade of green. I already start feeling healthier by merely reading about this smoothie! I'm sure that it really keeps some winter colds away.
Sudha from Simply Spicy, Quirky and Serendipitious posted a Green Onion Pancake with Chickpea Flour. It also looks very beautiful and inviting to eat. It's Sudha's version of a Korean style pancake. She makes it with green onions, chickpea flour, garlic and spices. Sounds incredibly warming for this season.
Laura from Touch Wood revealed one of her favourite quick recipes for busy days: Soft Polenta and Spinach. Here are also various shades of green running through the dish. Laura's secret is to leave the residue of the spinach in the pot and then cooking the polenta in it so that it will also get some green bits. The pale green avocado crowns this meal.
Sadhna from Herbs Spices and Tradition shared with us Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers. I just adore a good Jalapeño popper, and these look very nice. These poppers contain mozzarella, cream cheese and cilantro among a few other things. I wouldn't mind these as a snack any day.
Shaheen my Eat Your Greens co-host from Allotment 2 Kitchen posted a fragrant Preserved Lemon Coriander Salsa. I can just imagine how herby, punchy and zesty this salsa is. It's full of parsley, coriander and preserved lemons, and isn't that lime bowl just gorgeous!
My recipe for November was Laverbread Scones adapted from an original recipe by Shaheen, and also made with the laverbread that she sent me. Laverbread is Welsh seaweed paste and it gave these spelt scones a nice hint of green.
So this was Eat Your Greens in November, see you again next year!