Category Archives: Microgreens Recipes

Drink Me: The McCardell Concoction

I love the feeling of being hydrated, but sometimes water needs something – or a whole list of somethings. Here is my absolute favorite concoction:

I use a 1-quart Mason jar for my glass.

Start with 2 cups water and add:

1/2 tsp turmeric*

1 Tbs honey (locally produced, raw)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper if you like heat (or more, as desired)

1 cup store bought or homemade Kombucha (RECIPE) or homemade Ginger Soda (RECIPE). Kombucha or Ginger Soda add a lovely fizz to your drink, and if you let it ferment a bit, it’ll give you a nice buzz (if you’re into that). 

Using a Mason jar makes this project very easy to shake up! Just throw a lid on first.

Add ice! This is going to make your hot summer so cool and healthy.

What’s your favorite refreshing drink recipe? Email me and let me know or post it on our Facebook page!

*I usually put a full teaspoon of turmeric, and people tell me my drink tastes like a curry. So you decide if you want to add more than 1/2 teaspoon. Turmeric has amazing health benefits that you might want to check out, including (among many other things) working as well as Ibuprofen.


Wheatgrass Drink Recipe

You don’t need a special wheatgrass juicer to enjoy the healthy benefits of wheatgrass juice! If you have a Vitamix or other powerful blender for smoothies, soups, etc., you’re in good shape.

abundant handful of wheatgrass
2 cups water
juice of ½ lemon
ice cubes
1 Tbs – or a big dollop – local honey

wheatgrass handful McCardell Farms Grover Beach

Combine wheatgrass and water in Vitamix and blend until leaves are dissolved.
wheatgrass sieve McCardell Farms Grover Beach

Sieve the liquid into a large glass and compost the remnants.
wheatgrass compost McCardell Farms Grover Beach

Add lemon juice, ice cubes and honey and stir.


Heart’s Kitchen Microgreens Recipe

What is it with tacos lately? Fall is here, and I’m supposed to be digging into hearty soups, deep dishes and casseroles, but all I want is tacos!

Microgreens are perfect with tacos. Most varieties add such a nice crunch, but cilantro microgreens are particularly lovely in salsas and as a garnish for your tacos.

I found this recipe for Vegan Tacos With Butternut Squash and Microgreens today and my mouth is watering. I guess we know what’ll be on the table for dinner tonight!