Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lettuce Galore!!!!

What to do with the over abundance of lettuce?  Harvest it, make salads after salads.  Time for a brief change, let’s talk juice.  Yes, you heard right, I said juice!  Have you ever juiced lettuce? It actually tastes really good.  Bulldog Man and I harvested three big bowls of romaine, bibb, mesculin, leaf and arugula.  Washed the lettuce thoroughly and then spun the water off with a lettuce spinner.  Washed 2 apples and disposed of the seeds.  Peeled several cucumbers and a small piece of ginger.  Ran all the lettuce, apples, cucumbers and ginger through the juicer and wa….la…..you have green delicious juice.  Occasionally, we juice as a meal, especially if it’s hot out or we just don’t feel like a meal. 

Bulldog Man helping wash lettuce.

Apples and cucumbers to add for juicing

More apples to add to lettuce for juicing.


Juicing machine and juice.

Final product, bottoms up :-)
 
My favorite is juicing a couple of carrots and adding 1 apple and a handful of fresh parsley, OMG…..talk about being in heaven!!!! 



10 comments:

  1. I've eaten so much lettuce lately I've turned green. Juice might just hit the spot instead. Great idea.

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    1. Stephen, Same here...lettuce....lettuce...lettuce!
      Juicing makes a difference but make sure to use a natural sweetener like apples.

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  2. You could do a stuffed lettuce leaf with beef and rice. Never tried the juice though, reminds me of that older gentleman on tv with the track suit. Ha!

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    1. Yes, I could. I didn't think about it. I could also do lettuce wraps (asian style). Yes, the juice thing came from Jack LaLane, lol.

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  3. We haven't even got any lettuce YET ;( still eating winter cabbage salads. I used to juice carrots .. hubby is not so 'into' liquid veggie juice (YET:)

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    1. You need to make the juice sweet by using apples or sweet potatoes, he may change his mind then.

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    1. It can be healthy and wonderful at the same time.

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  5. it's a great way to use up the lettuce when you are sick of salads! oh and i love the asian lettuce wraps! i can't wait to start getting some lettuce - it's gonna be yummy! i like to just go out into the garden and graze!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, Yes, it is a great way to use up the lettuce. I'm like you I love to graze when in the garden. I need to graze on veggies more and lose some weight, lol.

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