Smoothie No. 4: Cucumber and Lemon Balm

Cucumber Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice
Cucumber Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice

Cucumber and Lemon Balm is number four of the Smoothie Numbers series. They’re quick postings listing the ingredients for making refreshing, healthy drinks in a blender.

Cucumber and Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice

Ingredients: 3 to 4 Kirby cucumbers, peeled and seeds removed, cut into chunks, and frozen; 1 to 2 cups Lychee juice; 1/2 to 1 cup fresh lemon balm leaves; and 1/2 to 1 tsp. honey.

Asian Cabbage and Carrot Salad with Peanuts

Asian Carrot Cabbage Salad with Peanuts
Asian Carrot Cabbage Salad with Peanuts

When a chicken was roasted on a hot day earlier this week, the planned side dish of sauté greens would’ve been overwhelming. Thanks to a weekly menu plan, Napa cabbage and carrots were shredded a few days prior. A quick vinaigrette of ginger, savory soy sauce, sweet lime juice and fresh lemon balm was tossed with the shredded vegetables. Like most large heads of cabbage, there was plenty of salad left over. It became another side dish that completed a fast and effortless weekday meal of saute fish. Read more