Oh delicious! I had a bunch of stuff in the fridge and decided to make a green juice, I've been so green smoothie crazy lately I've been neglecting the green juice. And let me tell you it was delicious spicy-sweet goodness. It has a little more fruit than I'd usually go with, but all good for you nonetheless. Clean Out The Fridge 2 organic sweet oranges, juiced 1 organic lemon, juiced 1 organic fuji apple 2 organic carrots 1/2 bunch of parsley 2 leaves of organic kale 2" chunk of ginger 2 tsp turmeric Juice (squeeze) the citrus first to use as your liquid base (no water added). Add remaining ingredients to blender, blend on high for 45 seconds at most. Pour through a nut milk bag and drink. Remember juice loses it'd goodness fast once fiber is removed, so store in a size appropriate glass jar for no more than 12 hours.

Kylie For The Goods The incredibly bright, loveable and organized Kylie was at THE GOODS making smoothies. We mixed and matched leftover ingredients from the week and came up with this beauty of a smoothie today. Romaine' Around Smoothie makes 2Ls 1 head organic romaine lettuce 2 organic bosh pears 4 sprigs curly parsley 1/2 stalk organic celery 1-1/2 lemons, juiced 2 tbsp chia 4 cups filtered water Blend well on high speed... but not too long, add ice if you like. Kylie also informed the kitchen that parsley, in high quantities will act as an emmenagogue, which means it stimulates menstruation. So if you're late, and not knocked up, bring on the parsley. Whether steeped as a tea, or blended into a smoothie or juice it's rumoured to work like a charm.

Green Goods By special request for Asil here is a visual recipe for those of you still trying to figure out your quantities. This is one of the goodies favourites. Green Goods Smoothie Handful organic spinach 2 sprigs flat OR curly parsley 1 stalk organic celery 1 organic pear 1 organic fuji apple 2 tbsp hemp hearts 1 date, pitted (optional) 4 cups filtered water Blend until smooth, should make two servings. We like adding hemp to our smoothies at THE GOODS, 2 tablespoons has up to 11g of protein, and we all know plant protein is where it's at right!

photo cred Cat So the beautiful pomegranates are out and about (or oot and aboot as apparently we Canadians say).  I have such a nostalgic memory of pomegranates as I fondly remember my brother Simmah carefully peeling the tough skin back to expose the bright red fleshy seeds and offering a handful to me. Ahhhhhhhhh. What a nice brother. So here's my recipe that I've been making for years (with updates as the years go by). It's super fresh and a bit chic (le freak) and all the cool kids are making it. Pom Pom Salad 1 large organic fennel bulb, chopped 1 organic pomegranate, seeded 2 cups organic quinoa, cooked/sprouted 1/4 cup organic parsley, chopped 1/2 organic apple, chopped 1 organic lemon, juiced & zested 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) 3 tbsp hemp hearts (optional) Himilayan salt & pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in a bowl and eat 'til your heart's content.

Photo Cred Lisa Herbs are incredibly good for you but kind of annoying, most recipes call for just a little but you have to buy a lot. Here are a few simple tricks to keep your herbs lively longer. For larger bunches of herbs like cilantro, parsley, or dill, trim the stems a bit, place them in a glass with an inch of water to cover the fresh stems and keep them in the fridge, though they'll do well on the counter too. This trick also works for asparagus! For smaller bunches like basil, thyme or rosemary I have an amazing herb keeper (thanks Mum) that fits on my refrigerator door, it easily keeps the herbs fresh up to two weeks, pretty handy! And if you don't want more stuff, use a tall glass with a little water. And remember to change the water a few times, they are plants, treat them like cut flowers and they'll stick around longer. For drying herbs see Drying Cabinet.