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Recipe of the Week

July 26, 2016

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Hearts of palm are high in potassium, which is good for regulating blood pressure.


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The Calle Ocho

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Last week, we declared July 15 National Veggie Dog Day! We brought HipCityVeg—an East coast vegan restaurant—to Congress for the Congressional Veggie Dog Smackdown. HipCityVeg created this exclusive relish to top a veggie dog for the event, but feel free to top any of your summer grillables with it!

Makes toppings for 15 veggie dogs


1.5 cups hearts of palm, drained and julienned (cut into long, thin strips)
1.5 cups white onions, julienned
2 teaspoons parsley, minced
1/4 cup vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste 


1. Place onions in a large pan with a sprinkle of salt. Cook over low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring constantly to caramelize them. 

2. Add julienned hearts of palm, vegetable stock, parsley and cook until soft, about 10 mins.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Once cooled, top any of your favorite grilled items with this relish.

Per 1/4 of recipe:

Calories: 40; Fat: 0.4 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Calories from Fat: 8.4%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 2.1 g; Carbohydrates: 8.3 g; Sugar: 2.7 g; Fiber: 2.2 g; Sodium: 245 mg; Calcium: 47 mg; Iron: 1.8 mg; Vitamin C: 9.6 mg; Beta Carotene: 51 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.2 mg

Source: HipCityVeg

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Food for  Life

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