2OuncesPecorino Romano CheeseShaved with a vegetable peeler
Preheat oven to 375F.
To prepare pumpkin, toss pumpkin with olive oil and salt. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast 15 to 25 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
To prepare vinaigrette, combine maple syrup and vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in olive oil. Stir in salt and pepper. (Makes about 1 cup. Leftovers can be refrigerated in a covered container up to a week).
To prepare salad, combine arugula with about 1/4 cup vinaigrette. Toss well. Top with roasted pumpkin, bacon, pepitas and cheese. Serves 4.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of a 9-inch square cake pan. Dust the pan with sprouted flour, tapping out the excess.
Toss ½ cup chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon sprouted flour in a small bowl. Whisk the remaining flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.
Beat the sugar, ½ cup olive oil, the eggs and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and pale, about 3 minutes. Add the flour-cocoa mixture and beat on low speed until combined (the batter will be thick). Add the zucchini and combine well. Fold in the flour-coated chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.
Make the glaze: Combine the remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon olive oil and the honey in a small saucepan. Heat just until the chocolate is melted. Stir and spread over the cake, then cut into pieces.
- Clean and quarter beets, wrap in tinfoil and roast for 30-60 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. When they’ve cooled enough to handle, peel off skins and chop into one inch squares
- While beets are roasting prepare salad dressing by combining lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and garlic clove in a small bowl and mixing. Set aside.
- Prepare millet according to package instructions (here is another great resource for millet cooking instructions!)
- In a medium serving bowl combine arugula and millet, mix well with dressing. The millet will soak up the dressing and become extra flavorful. Add beets, chopped almonds and serve immediately!
Wash, peel and chop beets into 1" pieces. Toss in a bowl with 4 tablespoons olive oil and sea salt and pepper. Place the beets on a foil lined baking sheet and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Prepare salad dressing by combining remaining olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and parmesan cheese in a shaker or mixing bowl and shake or whisk until well blended.
Place the millet in a pot with two cups of cold water. Bring to boil, then turn the heat down to low and cover the pot. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and the millet is tender. Add 1/4 cup of salad dressing and stir well with a fork to completely coat the millet in the dressing. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Combine cooled millet, arugula, beets and almonds in a bowl. Toss with desired amount of salad dressing and serve.