Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Green Heart Menu for Rillito Park Farmers Market Sunday Feb 5, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Dear Green Heart Friends,

Ugh - the horse racing season begins at Rillito this weekend, and so the market hours move 1/2 hour earlier.  (We all know how I feel about horse racing :-(.  So, the earlier you come to the market, the easier it will be to find parking.  Should you encounter a parking attendant, be sure to say you are a farmers market customer, as you are to park for free (racing fans pay for parking).
 

Here's a photo of Baghdad & Morgan, 2 of our geldings.  Baghdad's birthday is Feb 6th; he'll be 25 years old.  He is an OTTB (off-track Thoroughbred) who was raced very young ( 2 - 3 yrs old), and he did not care for it.  At all. I brought him with me from California in 2011.

On the menu by request: Roasted Garlic, Squash, Farro Stew


another Forks over Knives recipe, as you see by their name in the lower right corner.

And one of our long-time favorites, Kale Potato Enchilada Casserole in Green Chili Sauce:



Another Forks over Knives dish is also on the menu:




Thai Buddha Bowl. I am adding Glazed Ginger BBQ Tofu for more oomph & yum.  You're welcome :-)

It's February!  We're obliged to recognize Valentine's Day ❤.  The Chocolate Raspberry Hearts begin this Sunday.




Chocolate Raspberry Hearts

Thank you in advance for your order, and please try to have your order in by Thursday evening.  Let me know if you have any questions/requests.

In happy health,

Alaine
Green Heart Bakery
520-954-2409



Green Heart Menu for February 5th, 2023

Market hours:  8:30 am –

12:30 pm

*Note earlier time due to horse racing

(Please have your order in by Thursday evening.)

Mushroom Barley Soup

Ted will make Mushroom Barley Soup. (SF, oil-free, nut-free) $7.50

Frozen:  Zesty Harvest Vegetable (GF, SF, no nuts) $7

Roasted Garlic, Squash & Farro Stew

Organic butternut squash, delicata squash, turnips, butter beans, kale, farro, seasoned with fresh parsley, rosemary, thyme (no sage ;-) ( SF, no nuts)  $7.50

KALE & POTATO ENCHILADA CASSEROLE in GREEN TOMATILLO SAUCE

(NOT hot spicy)

 

Organic:  potatoes, kale, pinto beans, onions, spices, corn tortillas, green tomatillo sauce,_“cheez” sauce: rice milk, nutritional yeast, oat flour, spices. (SF, GF, no added oil, no nuts) Garnished with fresh lime slices and cilantro $13.

Thai Buddha Bowl w/Glazed Ginger BBQ Tofu

On a bed of tri-color quinoa:  sautéed green beans,  mushrooms, red onion, yellow bells in a veg broth-based sauce seasoned w/lime juice, fresh cilantro, and a touch of chipotle. Tofu sautéed in a fresh ginger/BBQ sauce glaze on top. For crunch, julienned Napa cabbage & dry roasted peanuts.  (GF) $13.

*Can be made without mushrooms*

Sandwiches

BBQ Jackfruit on a “Bun”: Jackfruit dry-sauteed and marinated in our house-made BBQ sauce, with our cashew cheez spread on an Ezekiel English muffin (acting as a healthy bun.) $10.00 (SF, no added oil)

Millet Lentil Loaf: sprouted organic millet & lentils cooked with onion & herbs, then sliced as a loaf. On Dave’s Killer Bread w/our house made cashew cheez and ketchup. (SF, no added fat) $10.

Seitan Reuben:  house made seitan corned “beef”, sauerkraut, our house made cashew cheez, with our Russian dressing, on organic sprouted rye. $11

 

Healthy Desserts

Organic Meyer Lemon Bars w/oat flour crust, sweetened with organic birch xylitol (GF, oil-free) $5

Raw Truffles: Almond Overjoy (almonds, dates, coconut) $2.50/each or 3/$6

Mounds Cake: triple coconut cake in our chocolate tofu frosting (GF, no added oil) $7/slice

Chocolate Raspberry Heart: our chocolate cake baked in a heart shape, split, filled with our vanilla frosting tinted pink w/raspberry glaze, topped with raspberry glaze, and trimmed in chocolate frosting. (GF, no added fat, no nuts) $7

Organic Berry Tart:  organic oat crust with our tofu-based filling, organic mixed berries, glazed in apricot jam (GF, nut-free) $7.50

Organic Apple Hand Pies:  in an organic sprouted spelt crust. The apples are mildly sweetened w/agave. (soy-free, nut-free) $7.50

Alaine’s Rainforest Cake– a loaf made of organic: Brazil nuts, dates,  apricots, pineapple, raisins, craisins, fresh orange zest, agave and brown rice flour. The dried fruit is unsulfured.

By the slice $4.50; the 1 lb. loaf $25, or 2 lb loaf $45

Breakfast

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin (GF, no added oil, no nuts) $4.50

Orange Coconut Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake (GF, SF, no added oil.  Streusel is dates, pecans, coconut shreds.). $5/slice

Blueberry Lemon Scone:  organic oat w/fresh lemon zest, blueberries.  Glazed w/birch sugar & lemon juice. (GF, SF, no nuts). $4.50

Blue Corn Mesquite WAFFLES: 2 waffles,4” x 4”, wrapped, and ready for you to reheat in your toaster. These are hearty and very filling. (GF, SF, no added fat) $6

Wendy’s Wonder Bars:  made of ripe banana, rolled oats, craisins & almonds – that’s it!  No added sweetener, and very nourishing and filling.  Courtesy of Ted’s sister, Wendy J  (GF, SF, no added fat) $4.50

Chocolate Glazed (baked) Donuts (GF, SF, oil-free, no nuts) 4.50

Banana Walnut Loaf 10 oz. ( GF, soy-free, no added oil) $7.50

Zucchini Walnut Loaf 10 oz. (GF, no added oil) $7.50

Cranberry Orange Walnut Loaf 10 oz. (GF, no added oil) $7.50

 

Cookies & Bars

Nutter Butter Cookies: oat flour, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla. These are shaped into “peanuts”, and filled with peanut butter blended with Better Than Cream Cheese – so they should be kept cold. They sell very well at Midtown Vegan Deli.  3 filled cookies in a container.  (GF, no added oil) $5.

*Samoa Cookies* dipped in chocolate; healthy version of the Girl Scout cookies 3 small cookies in container (SF, GF, no nuts) $4.50

Magic Bars:  on top of an almond flour crust, layers of chopped dates, pecans, coconut set in coconut milk, and topped with chocolate chips.  (GF, SF, no added fat) $5.

Oatmeal Applesauce w/Chocolate Chip (SF, GF, no added fat, no nuts) 4.50

Chocolate Chip Pecan (SF, GF) 4.50

Molasses Ginger (GF, no nuts) 4.50

Apricot Date Bars w/Chocolate Chips (GF, SF, oil-free, date-sweetened, no nuts) $5.00

Organic Chocolate Brownies: a big cake brownie with 8 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of plant protein (GF, oil-free) 4.50

 

Thank you in advance for your order. 

Alaine

520-954-2409

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Green Heart Menu for Rillito Park Farmers Market Sunday, 1/29/23, 9 am - 1 pm

 

Dear Green Heart Friends,

The menu is pretty straight forward this week, and if you are new, it is the attachment.  If there is something you'd like to order, please email me with what you'd like.  It will be ready for you to pick up Sunday morning at the Green Heart Bakery booth in Pavilion 1 at Rillito Park Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm.



This is the Baked Vegetable Biryani; the recipe is from Forks Over Knives, so it's a new recipe for us.  You'll see a lot of "tried and true" yums on the menu :-).

And because I keep getting asked about Billy, our new horse, a leopard Appaloosa, here's the latest:

Ted and I got to take our new horse, Billy, out for his 4th trail ride on a perfect day before I went to California.  He is learning; clearly, whatever Ted was told about his experience was not true.  That's okay as each of our horses, in turn, have learned, and as they learn new things, their confidence grows and it expands their world.  In the picture below, both Billy and Baloo are squinting in the sunshine:



I ride the bay Arabian mare, Baloo.  She has 9 years trail experience at this point, yet she is accustomed to following behind Canela, Ted's big Morgan mare, who is an incredibly fearless trail horse.  Baloo is hot-blooded and high-strung, so she walks on her tiptoes with her eyes constantly scanning for predators and scary things (like weird-shaped saguaros, and garbage cans, and hikers). Now that Canela is staying home as Billy goes out, Baloo has had to lead, so she is learning and growing, too. This 4th Billy ride was the first time she FINALLY calmed down, and led with confidence.  She enjoyed it; after all, she has "seniority" over Billy, and she knows it.  Still, when she heard running water ahead of us on the trail, she deftly made a U-turn; she has never enjoyed crossing water, especially moving water. Historically, Canela leads effortlessly into the water; Baloo panics because she doesn't want to be left behind, so she fusses a lot and then does her best to leap over the water if at all possible.

We decided to dismount, and Ted said he'd cross first --- and then we learned that Billy has not crossed water before.  He planted his legs like a mule and stood his ground on the bank.  Ted told me to get behind, and push him forward while Ted led from the front.  As I pushed, and clucked, and urged him on, "Come on, Billy"", I still held Baloo's reins as she was at my shoulder.  Billy didn't want to budge but Baloo, hearing all this clucking and urging, got fed up!  She went around me to cross the water; I had to scramble to keep up and cross the water with her.  It was as if she were telling him, "Oh, come on!  It's not THAT big of a deal - even I can cross water with less fuss than this!"  I tied her to a bush on the other side, crossed back and helped Billy cross, as he could now see that Baloo had survived the ordeal.  Too bad I didn't get a photo of his facial expression after he crossed; he seemed to be appalled that his legs were WET.

We rode on without incident to Hope Camp.  On the return, NOTHING will stop or faze the horses because, you know, they're ON THE WAY HOME.  Baloo led; we stayed on the horses, and she carefully but quickly sought out the exact spot she had crossed the water before - and Billy stayed close behind, no hesitancy at all.  That is a milestone for him :-).  At home in the turnout, he is mischievous, and likes to get everybody else running around.  (He's half the age of the next youngest horse.)

Thank you in advance for your order; please do your best to have your orders in by Thursday evening.

In health,

Alaine
Green Heart Bakery
520-954-2409

Green Heart Menu for January 29th, 2023

Market hours:  9 am – 1 pm

(Please have your order in by Thursday evening.)

 Zesty Harvest Vegetable

Yes, this is the soup with the pozole!

Tomato base, potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, pozole, epazote (GF, SF, no nuts) 16 oz. $7.50

Three Bean Chili w/Corn Muffins

Black, kidney & pinto beans in a flavorful (but not “hot spicy”) chili. We will add some of Ted’s sausage (GF, made of pinto beans, oat flour & seasonings); I also have the lentil-based “ground beef” that I make.  (GF, soy-free, no added nuts or oil). The organic corn mini-muffins are also GF, soy-free, nut- & oil-free).

$9.50 includes 2 corn mini-muffins

Buckwheat Soba Noodles

100% buckwheat soba (no wheat) in a peanut sauce w/asparagus, green beans, carrots & green onions. 10 oz. (GF, SF, small amount of toasted sesame oil) $12.00

 

Baked Vegetable Biryani

A classic Indian dish, typically made stovetop, baked in the oven, as a casserole, with layers of organic brown basmati rice and vegetables:  green beans, carrots, red bells, all diced in one layer, and cauliflower, eggplant & zucchini diced in another layer, seasoned with garam masala, fresh ginger, garlic & onions. (GF, soy-free, nut- and oil-free) $13.

Sandwiches

Chickpea Mock “Tuna”:  8 oz container, OR on Dave’s Killer Bread. This is very low fat, as we make the “mayo” (tofu, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Dijon, agave), and high in fiber and plant protein.  (filling is GF, oil-free, nut-free) $9.

Seitan Reuben:  house made seitan corned “beef”, sauerkraut, our house made cashew cheez, with our Russian dressing, on organic sprouted rye. $11

Lentil Burger Patties: a delicious alternative to frozen “factory-made” patties that always seem to be too spicy, too salty, or too bland. They contain lentils, brown rice, black beans, GF bread crumbs and onions and seasonings (cumin & sage). You will heat them up in a pan on the stove. Can be eaten on a bun (let me know if you need a Dave’s Killer Bun), or by itself. These keep beautifully in the freezer; I kept several over 6 mos! (GF, SF, no added fat) 2 patties $7.

 

Healthy Desserts

Organic Meyer Lemon Bars w/oat flour crust, sweetened with organic birch xylitol (GF, oil-free) $5

Raw Truffles: Almond Overjoy (almonds, dates, coconut) $2.50/each or 3/$6

Apple Spice Cake: organic oat flour, spices, raisins & applesauce, with maple silken tofu frosting (GF, no added oil) $7/slice

Triple Berry Cherry Uncheesecake

Crust: Organic whole grain oat flour, maple syrup, cinnamon. Filling: organic silken tofu, agave, Better Than Cream Cheese, lime zest, arrowroot. Topping: Cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cornstarch. (GF, no added fat, no nuts) $7./slice

Organic Triple Berry Mini-pies w/streusel top (pecans, coconut, dates, maple syrup) (GF, SF, oil-free) $7.

 

Alaine’s Rainforest Cake– a loaf made of organic: Brazil nuts, dates,  apricots, pineapple, raisins, craisins, fresh orange zest, agave and brown rice flour. The dried fruit is unsulfured.

By the slice $4.50; the 1 lb. loaf $25, or 2 lb loaf $45

Breakfast

Blueberry Oat Bran Muffin (GF, no added oil, no nuts) $4.50

Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake (GF, SF, no added fat, no nuts) $5/slice

Blue Corn Mesquite WAFFLES: 2 waffles,4” x 4”, wrapped, and ready for you to reheat in your toaster. These are hearty and very filling. (GF, SF, no added fat) $6

Wendy’s Wonder Bars:  made of ripe banana, rolled oats, craisins & almonds – that’s it!  No added sweetener, and very nourishing and filling.  Courtesy of Ted’s sister, Wendy J  (GF, SF, no added fat) $4.50

Chocolate Glazed (baked) Donuts (GF, SF, oil-free, no nuts) 4.50

Banana Walnut Loaf 10 oz. ( GF, soy-free, no added oil) $7.50

Zucchini Walnut Loaf 10 oz. (GF, no added oil) $7.50

Carrot Bread Loaf  (organic carrots, pineapple, raisins, pecans) 10 oz. (GF, no added oil) $7.50

 

Cookies & Bars

Nutter Butter Cookies: oat flour, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla. These are shaped into “peanuts”, and filled with peanut butter blended with Better Than Cream Cheese – so they should be kept cold. They sell very well at Midtown Vegan Deli.  3 filled cookies in a container.  (GF, no added oil) $5.

*Samoa Cookies* dipped in chocolate; healthy version of the Girl Scout cookies 3 small cookies in container (SF, GF, no nuts) $4.50

Magic Bars:  on top of an almond flour crust, layers of chopped dates, pecans, coconut set in coconut milk, and topped with chocolate chips.  (GF, SF, no added fat) $5.

Oatmeal Applesauce w/Chocolate Chip (SF, GF, no added fat, no nuts) 4.50

Chocolate Chip Pecan (SF, GF) 4.50

Molasses Ginger (GF, no nuts) 4.50

Apricot Date Bars w/Chocolate Chips (GF, SF, oil-free, date-sweetened, no nuts) $5.00

Organic Chocolate Brownies: a big cake brownie  (GF, oil-free) 4.50

 

Thank you in advance for your order. 

Alaine

520-954-2409

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Green Heart Menu for Rillito Park Farmers Market Sunday 1/22/23 9 am - 1 pm

 

Dear Green Heart Friends,

Here is a wedding cake I made for a lovely Australian bride, who flew here to marry a local gent.
 
They needed a diabetic-friendly cake that they could take with them to Yuma, where they were to be married in the presence of his older (diabetic) family members.  She chose the Apple Spice Cake w/Maple Frosting (I used maple extract instead of syrup; both cake and frosting were sweetened with the organic birch xylitol.)  And as often happens with clients who are not from here, she chose a "desert theme" of succulents for decoration.  Organic raspberries were dusted in cacao powder to look like rocks; ground walnuts look like smaller rocks.  (The succulents were ordered from Amazon and are NOT edible.). And she wanted the writing on top of the cake, which is RARE for a wedding cake.



Muddy horses!  We're grateful for the rain, and also for the "break" so that the corrals can dry out, and the mud can come off the horses.  I'm disappointed that the ground is not bursting forth with baby green grass, like it is in Northern California, and like it did when we lived on the Tanque Verde wash; the horses are MORE disappointed :-( because that's "green ice cream" to them!

If you are new to receiving this email:  the menu is the attachment.  To order, please email back to me with your choices.  Your order will be ready for you to pick up Sunday at Rillito Park Farmers Market, and you will pay for it then (not in advance).  I believe the menu is pretty straight-forward this week; email or call me with questions :-).  Please do your best to have your order in by Thursday evening.

At last, a food photo:
Red Thai Curry

 
Thank you in advance for your order!

In health,

Alaine
Green Heart Bakery
520.954.2409

 

Green Heart Menu for January 22nd, 2023

Market hours:  9 am – 1 pm

(Please have your order in by Thursday evening.)

 

Butternut Squash and Red Bean Stew

Fresh butternut squash,  roasted, then added to a thick soup of red beans, organic red bell peppers, carrots, onions, fresh tomatoes, and seasoned with herbs.  ( GF, soy-free,  oil-free) 16 oz. $7.50

 

Thai Red Curry

This recipe is originally from Forks Over Knives magazine.  Not “hot spicy”. In the curry will be bok choy, broccoli, asparagus, carrot, onion, garbanzos & zucchini. Served with organic brown jasmine rice. $13 (GF, soy-free, nut-free, oil-free)

*You can request organic quinoa instead of rice*

 

Shepherd’s Pie

Assorted vegetables & white beans in our almond milk-based gravy, seasoned with sage & thyme, topped with a sweet potato “crust”.  (GF, SF, oil-free) $13.00. *no mushrooms this time*

Sandwiches

Curried ChickUn Salad: 3 grain tempeh in a dressing of mayo and mango chutney, mixed with celery, raisins & roasted cashews. 8 oz container, or on Dave’s Killer Bread. $10.00 (filling is oil-free)

Millet Lentil Loaf:  Our sprouted organic millet & lentil loaf, on Dave’s Bread, with our cashew cheez spread & ketchup.  $10 (filling is GF, oil-free, SF)

You may also order a small loaf, no bread $12.

Seitan Reuben:  house made seitan corned “beef”, sauerkraut, our house made cashew cheez, with our Russian dressing, on organic sprouted rye. $11

 

Healthy Desserts

Organic Meyer Lemon Bars w/oat flour crust, sweetened with xylitol (GF, oil-free) $5

Organic Carrot Cake: carrots, pineapple, pecans, raisins in oat flour, agave-sweetened, with our silken tofu-based vanilla frosting (GF, no added oil) $7/slice

 

Raw Truffles:  Chocolate Cherry (pecans, dates, cacao, dried cherries, vanilla, chocolate nibs) 2.50/each; 3/$6

Organic Blueberry Hand Pies:  in an organic sprouted spelt crust. The apples are mildly sweetened w/agave. (soy-free, nut-free) $7.50

Alaine’s Rainforest Cake– a loaf made of organic: Brazil nuts, dates,  apricots, pineapple, raisins, craisins, fresh orange zest, agave and brown rice flour. The dried fruit is unsulfured.

By the slice $4.50; the 1 lb. loaf $25, or 2 lb loaf $45

Breakfast

 SAVORY Muffin:  Organic oat flour, chickpea flour, NO SWEETENER, sundried tomatoes, Italian herbs, pumpkin seeds (GF, SF, no added oil, no nuts) $4.50

Pear Streusel Coffee Cake: organic whole-grain oat flour, sweetened with coconut sugar.  Streusel is dates, pecans, coconut shreds, cinnamon, nutmeg. (GF, SF, oil-free) 5.00

Wendy’s Wonder Bars:  made of ripe banana, rolled oats, craisins & almonds – that’s it!  No added sweetener, and very nourishing and filling.  Courtesy of Ted’s sister, Wendy J  (GF, SF, no added fat) $4.50

Orange Coconut Pineapple Streusel Coffee Cake Muffin (GF, SF, no added oil.  Streusel is dates, pecans, coconut shreds.). $4.50

Chocolate Glazed (baked) Donuts (GF, SF, oil-free, no nuts) 4.00

Banana Walnut Loaf 10 oz. ( GF, soy-free, no added oil) $7.50

Cranberry Orange Walnut Loaf 10 oz. (GF, no added oil) 7.50

 

Cookies & Bars

Nutter Butter Cookies: oat flour, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla. These are shaped into “peanuts”, and filled with peanut butter blended with Better Than Cream Cheese – so they should be kept cold. They sell very well at Midtown Vegan Deli.  3 filled cookies in a container.  (GF, no added oil) $5.

*Samoa Cookies* dipped in chocolate; healthy version of the Girl Scout cookies 3 small cookies in container (SF, GF, no nuts) $4.50

Magic Bars:  on top of an almond flour crust, layers of chopped dates, pecans, coconut set in coconut milk, and topped with chocolate chips.  (GF, SF, no added fat) $5.

Cranberry Macadamia White Chocolate Chip Cookies:  these are small, so 3 cookies in a clamshell (GF, soy-free) $4.50

Oatmeal Applesauce w/Chocolate Chip (SF, GF, no added fat, no nuts) 4.50

Chocolate Chip Pecan (SF, GF) 4.50

Molasses Ginger (GF, no nuts) 4.50

Apricot Date Bars w/Chocolate Chips (GF, SF, oil-free, date-sweetened, no nuts) $5.00

Organic Chocolate Brownies: a big cake brownie  (GF, oil-free) 4.50

 

Thank you in advance for your order. 

Alaine

520-954-2409