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Eat Local Recipe Winner serves up a roasted veggie bowl

Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

When it comes to eating right and staying fit, Steve Pickman is the right man for the job. He’s an ACE certified personal trainer as well as an ACE nutrition specialist. Pickman is also a former Division 1 and professional soccer player and Division 1 collegiate soccer coach who is very familiar with the importance of exercise as a means to achieve better performance.
When he retired from playing soccer, Pickman says he spent the next 15 years of his life getting very unfit. With the birth of my sons, he decided he was going to get on a path of wellness rather than deterioration. He educated himself on diet and exercise and worked his way back to fitness and lost 60 pounds! Today, he is an avid surfer, cyclist, snowboarder and hiker, who is passionate about helping people get the most out of their lives by helping them be healthy, strong and pain free.

Steve Pickman is HI Now’s Department of Agricultures’ Eat Local Recipe Contest winner for the month of October and joined host Jobeth Devera in the kitchen to make his veggie bowl with quinoa and turmeric.

1 cup of quinoa
1 tsp of turmeric
1 cup of garbanzo beans
2 tsp of paprika
1 bunch of local kale or any other dark hearty green
1 box of Hamakua mushrooms
1 big island cucumber
1 avocado
¼ onions
olive oil
Hawaiian sea salt
add 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa and turmeric to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover stirring occasionally.

In a separate bowl mix Garbanzo beans with olive oil and paprika and place on a baking dish with Kale. drizzle with Olive oil and sea salt. Place in the oven at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes or until Kale is crispy.

While that is baking cut mushrooms to desired size and sauté in olive oil or butter until golden brown.
Chop cucumbers, avocado, onions and whatever other raw veggies.
Mix everything in a bowl and serve.

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