Food Blogger World May 2016 Issue

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Check out tons of Simple & Easy recipes with May seasonal veggies!

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blogger

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ByNaiveCookCooks.com

Simple& Easy

Cookingwith

SeasonalVeggies

Interview with

MayVeggie

Winners

May2016

NaiveCookCooks.com


Contents

3

4

Intro

Artichoke

9

10

11

14

16

17

19

21

23

24

25

Intro

StufedMushroom Pasta

OmeletInAJar

30MinBroccoliPasta

RoastedRedPeppe

RoastedRedPepper,

Spinach,& Artichoke

ZucchiniNoodleCaserole

AsparagusGreenPeaSalad

GriledCheese

PestoCauliflowerRicewith

Shrimp

GreenMac& Cheese

GreenMac& Cheese

StrawberyChickenSalad

GriledCheese

CauliflowerPizzawith

GreekYogurtPesto&

GriledVeggies

ButernutSquashKale

ButernutSquashKale

Risoto

5

6

7

8

Asparagus

Broccoli

Kale

Mushroom


INTERVIEW WITHMAY

VEGGIEWINNERS

Inthemonthofmaytherearesomanyveggiesout

therethatgrowtocomeandbeapartofavegetable

diet.However,whenweaskedalofthem foraninterview,onlyafew

saidyes.TheseareourMAY

VEGGIE WINNERS:Artichoke,Asparagus,

Broccoli,Kale,andMushroom.

Wheninterviewingeachone,weaskedservalquestionsaboutthem

andtheirfamilies.TheArtichoke

wasafunnycharacterthatenjoyedlifeandwasvery

pasionateaboutitself.However,wheninterviewing

Asparagus,itwasveryboastfulandhadahugoego

ofitself.But,wheninterviewingtheBroccoliyoufeel

asifyouareinthepresenceofaKingoraruler.Kale

wasalotdiferentandactedasifitwasstilhighfrom

thefamefrom beingasuperfoodandactedlikearock

star.LastwastheMushroom,itwasverypleseantand

politetotalkto.WelthisisjusthowwefeelatFood

BloggingWorldwhenwemetwiththem,butreadthe

interviewandletusknowhowyoufeelabouttheveggiesastheyaretheWinnersofthemonth,Notrealy

winnersbuttheonlyonesthatactualywantedto

meetusfor“FREEeee”.


ARTICHOKE

Question1:

WhatisyourFavoriteTimeoftheYear?

Wel,IwouldsayMay,thatisthebesttimeforusto

bloom andbereadytopleaseeveryonewithmyheart.

Question2:

Whatisyourfavoriteactivity?

Iwouldhavetosay,sleeping!Imean,Iam busyinthe

beginningbutoncewearegrowingandfrostyweather

isgone,itisjustlongnightsofresttilIbloom intoa

beautifulfloweryouseemetoday.

Question3:

HaveyouevermetyourAncestors?

WelIdidnothavetheluxurytomeetthem likemy

grandfather.Healwaystelsmethatheusedtolivenear

Question7:

theMedditereanSeaandNorthenAfricaAreaandhe

saysitwasbeautiful.However,onedayhewantedto Welwhoisyourbestfriend?

cometoanewcountryandhim andsograndmaandhe Wel,IhavetosaymywifeismybestfriendifIwantto

rodewithastorkandthenIwasbornafewseasons livebuttobehonestbetweenusitisCheese!Imean

later.

haveyouhadmewithcheese,itisfantastic.

Question4:

Doyouloveyourthorns?

WelIdontlovethem butinthesummertheycomeout

toprotectmeandmyfamilyfrom intruderstryingtoget

toourheart.

Question5:

WhatisyourfavoriteRecipestobepartof?

WelIknoweveryonelovesmewithacheesydipandI

havetosayitisahonortobeapartofitandlovedso

much.Butmyfavoriterecipestobeapartofisasimple

andelegantpastawherepeoplecanhavemyheartwhile

enjoyingpasta.

Question6:

Whatbenefitsyoubringwithyou?

Aseveryoneknowsjustlikeourleaveswhichprotect

ourheart,wedothesameforyou.Wecandomany

thingsthough,wewerefamousinancienttimeforhelpingtheliverremovetoxinsfrom

thesystem.Onlyifthis

generationknewuswel,theywouldknowthatweare

goodatgetingoverahangover.


ASPARAGUS

Question1:

HasyourfamilyevermetanEgyptian

Pharohs?

WelthestoryIwastoldbymyfatherwasthatthefirst

few ofourkindwereborninthepresenceofthe

Pharohs.ButasyouandIknow,weAsparaguscould

notjuststaytherejustforthePharohsImeanwehave

alsoseenEmperorAugustusandtheRomanruinswere

amazing!

Question2:

Whatdoyouthinkofthecontroversyabout

Asparaguspeesmel?

WelImeancomeon,whatothervegetableshavebraggingrightslikemine.WhenyoueatAsparagussomeone

wilalwaysknow.WhatotherVeggiecansaythat.


BROCCOLI

Question1:

HowdoesitfeelbeingtheCrownof

Veggies?

ItItfeelsgreattobethekingoftheveggies.AsKing,we

haveaccestomostbenefitsthatthiscrowncanoferto

anyone.Thiscrown cannotfitonnootherveggie.We

comefrom Romanemperors,leadershiprunsinour

stem tomakethecrownbloosom.

Question4:

SowhyareyoutheKingofVeggies?

Therearemanyveggiesoutthere,thatcandomany

things,butwhenitcomestobeingaKingtheveggies

hastobeanalrounder.WearetheKingofVeggies

sincewearebenefitcialforLoweringCholesterol,DetoxifyingtheBody,Inflammation,Digestivesupport,

HeartandCancer,butnoteveryoneisconvincedon

thecancerpartyet.Nowyouknowwhywehavethe

crownonourstem asitwasmadeclearRomanEmperorslikemeshouldbetheKingoftheVeggies.

Question2:

Sowhereareyouexactlyfrom?

Myfamilyisorginialyfrom Italy.Butmyancestorsare

from Turkeyregion,youmightknowmyancestors,The

Cabbage.HeisnotaspopularinItalyasbroccoli,but

theRomanslovedus.ThatiswhyIbelievethecrown

wasmadejustforus,sonoonewouldlovetheold

boringancestorthecabbage.

Question3:

Whoisyourbestfriend?

Welifyouknowanythingaboutbeingking,wehave

nofriends!WeareBroccoli,egorunsinourstems.

Question5:

WhatRecipesyoulovebeingin?

Broccoliisbestwitheverything.Kingsarenotmade

topleasejustthefew,buttopleaseeveryone.Youcan

addustoPasta,Salad,Pizza,Eggs,andmore.Butto

behonestbetweenus,wearefanasticwhensteamed

andservedwithsomesauce.

Questions6:

HowwasitwhenyouarrivedinUSA?

Welitwasalongvoyagefrom Europeandmanydid

notcareforustoomuch.Theydidnotunderstandthat

thatwewerekingsfrom wherewecomefrom butthey

didnotcare.WeknewThomasJefersonandhealso

usedtogrowmanyofmycousins.Itwasnotuntilthe

1920’ssomehopegrewthatsoonwilacceptusas

Kings,butthatneverhappened.However,withmore

reasearch,slowlynowsomeconsiderusastheKing

ofVeggies.


KALE

Question1:

Howdoesitfeelbeingpartofthesuper

food?

ItItfeelsgreat.Itwashardonusinthebeginningaswe

werethemorefamousonesoutthereintheearlytimes.

AftertheMiddleAgesweweresomewhatforgoten

andthenbroughtbackduringwartimes.Letucekept

alwaystakingthespotlightatnumber1foralongtime.

Butthencamethedaywhenwewerefinalygivena

chanceinthe21stcenturyandohboyweshinedbright

ononthatday.Wefinalywentplatinum tobecomeasuper

food.Westilmaintainthatsuperfoodrankingandare

lovingit.

Question2:

Whatisyourfavoriteseason?

Ilovegrowingupduringthewintermonths.Itismore

funcausewecanpracticemoreofourrockstartraitsand

weareatpeacefrom altheotherplants.But,Ilove

seeingthefirstdayofSpringwheneverythingblosoms

sowecanthenholdourjam outsesionswitheveryone.

Question3:

Sodoyouknowwhyyouareasuperfood?

Question4:

Whatrecipeswouldyoulovetobeapart

of?

Eversincewewentplatinum everyoneasksthisques-

Therearemanyoutthere,butformeIbelieveIam at

tionandit’sbecauseeveryoneloveswhatwecangiveto

mybestwhengrindedupintopesto.Iknowsalads,

them.Imeantogoplantinum wehadtomakesurewe

Pastas,SideDishes,andmorealaregoodbutwhen

arespecialinmanywaysandwhenweperform everyoneknowsthatwedeliverAntioxidantsSuperstarshow

youtakemeandgrindmeupintopestoIcanmakeeverythingfrom

cheesetocrackers,andevenpizzataste

withAntiCancerefectsinthemiddleandtoenditwith

thousandtimesbeter.Thatisnoteventhebestthing,

aGoodUrinaryHealth.Thisiswhatmakesusspecialto

becomewhatourplatimum recordsaysSuperFood.

Ialsomakethefoodmuchmorehealthier.Werockit

whenweperform asapaste.

Question5:

Whoseyourbiggestrivalinthebusines?

Wetendtobelieveourbiggestrivalinthebusinesis

letuceandhasbeensincethebeginning.Wehate

them somuchthatitdrivesustomakeourperformanceevenbetersoeveryonecanfindeverythingwe

canofertothem.Thatdamnletucealwaysloves

beingonsandwichesandsaladsbutneverinpesto!


MUSHROOM

Question1:

Sohowoldyou?

Imyselfisnotthatold,butmyfamilyheritagegoes

backwayfarthanyoucanthinkof.Peoplefoundus

livingintheareaofChilesince13,000yearsBCand

thatisthesamethingmygrandfathertoldmeafew

yearsback.Wehavesomeoldheritageanditfeelsgreat

tobeapartofit.Butmajorityofpeopleknowusfrom

fewhundredyearsBCfrom partsofChina.Ourfamily

iseverywheresoyou

have to be careful

whereyoustepinthe

woods.

Question2:

Howbigisyour

family?

Wel it is hard to

answerthisquestion.

Mygrandfathertold

me there are over

10,000 diferentvaritiesofourspeciesbut

wehavenotfoundal

ofofthem andthereare

moreoutthere.

Question3:

Howdoesitfeelto

havesomedangerousfamilymembers?

Iwouldnotsaythatsomeofmyfamilymembersare

dangerous.Everyonehasafewoddbalsinthefamily

andsomealsohavemembersthatliveinsomescary

areaandtheyneedtoprotectthemselves.Overtimethe

onesinthedangerousareasevolvedtoprotecttheir

familyoverthere,tobecomeposionous,sotheyalways

Question4:

Whatareyourspecialbenefits?

Wearespecial,wearenotavegetableorafruitbut

somethinggreat,afungi.Webringgreatbenefitsthat

nooneelsewouldbringtothetable.Wehavethis

whichmostvegetablesdon’thaveSelenium.Selenium

helpsin Cancerprevention,asstudieshave

shown,andhealthierimmunesystem.Selenium from

uswilmakesuretheT-celsarealwaysonalert

makingbodyimmune

responsive.But,thatis

nottheonlythingSelenium

does,itisa

superpowerfulantioxidantthatwilhelp

preventCancer.Sele

nium justdoes not

stopthere,italsohelps

inbonesupport,teeth

andhairstrength,and

more.So,Isuggestif

youarenoteatingus,

thenyoushouldstart

asasthesearejustafew

ofourbenefitsItold

youtoday.

Question5:

Whatisyourfavoritecuisineto

bewith?

WelmyfavoritecuisinethatIgowithisChinese,of

course,butIalsotastegoodwhenusedinitalian,

american,indian,andmiddleeasternfood.Haveyou

everhadstufedmushroomsormushroom pastaor

mushroom marsalasauce,theyaresogoodthatit

makesyourmouthwater.Butwhenyouaddmeto

wantmetoremindyouthatbecarefulbeforeeatingany

curysandletmesimmerinthecurysauceforfew

oneofus.Forthecousinsthataretheoddbalsarethe

minutesweturnfirm butlitlesoft,althecuryflavorsbringsomuchflavortothemouththatmost

onesthatdidnotwanttolistenandwentthedangerous

routeandnowtheybringabadnametous.Forthis,

peoplecannotresist.Sometimesthebestisthesim-

pleaseforgiveusbutweareveryfriendlyandcome

withgreatbenefitsforeveryone.

plistofal,justtakingslicesofmeandcookingmein

somewhiteorredwinetilthicken,andaddingmeto

aslicegriledchickenforasimplemeal.


SIMPLE&EASYCOOKING

WITHSEASONALVEGGIES

Wearealwayslookingtofindwaystointroducemore

veggie,“Greens”intoourdiet.But,majorityofthe

timethegreensweeatarenotalwaysinseason.We

checkedoutwhichveggiesgrowinthemonthofMay

sotheyarefreshforanyrecipe.

SincetherearemanyveggiesthatarefreshlyavailableinthemonthofMay,wedecidedtomakeiteasy

oneveryoneandshowyousomesimpleandeasyrecipesthatcanbemadewithseasonalveggies.This

isuehasrecipesfrom ourtalentedfoodblogger

friends,soifyoudonotseethewholerecipe,lookto

thetoprightcornerandclickonthelinkanditwil

takeyoustraighttotherecipeonthefoodblog.

WhichVeggiesgrowintheMonthofMay:

•Artichokes

•Arugula

•Asparagus

•Broccoli

•Cauliflower

•FavaBeans

•Greens

•Herbs

•Kale

•Letuce

•Mushrooms

•Peas

•Radishes

•Rhubarb

•Scalions

•Scapes

•Spinach

•Sprouts

•Watercres


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