Cactus Recipes

Cous cous and cactus May 29 2016, 10 Comments

I think that cactus pads ought to be considered much as one would an herb. Add a little bit to almost anything you cook... but generally it's not the thing you eat as a single serving entirely alone.

Here's a recipe I made up to vary my love for cous-cous....

I cooked the cous-cous in the regular way... boil some water and add some olive oil, then the grain. Let it simmer for ten minutes then pull form heat, and leave covered for five minutes or so, and it'll be ready to add to the rest of the mix.

 

I add almost anything I like as the main mix to go with the cous-cous.  Usually I like some cooked peas and corn.... today I decided to add kidney beans and dicded tomatoes along with one cactus pad, scrubbed under running water, then diced.

Nopalea grande cactus pad

Nopalea grande cactus pad diced

I added the cactus to the red beans and corn and tomato-spice mix when it was almost done. Our cactus does not really NEED to be cooked, but when everything else is hot, the cactus should be too.

Nopalea grande cactus pad diced into a veggie mix

Then when the cous-cous has been placed into a bowl, the cactus/tomato mix is spooned over the top.

cous-cous and cactus

Yes, it was really tasty

 

 

 


Grilled Nopales (Cactus) Huaraches May 20 2016, 0 Comments

MMmm... these cactus Huaraches look good.
The page is from Kraft foods, I'm glad to see them promoting 'real' foods.

This seems like a fine way to use cactus as an herb (and a dinner-plate).

There are many ways to eat cactus, this is just one!

Grilled Nopales (Cactus) Huaraches Image 1


Nopales and Scrambled Eggs May 19 2016, 12 Comments

Here's one of my favorite ways to eat cactus, fried with scrambled eggs!
I also like to fry potatoes and onions until almost done, add the eggs and scramble them until almost done, then add the cactus and cook it long enough to just heat the cactus. Then some salt and pepper and salsa as it is loaded into heated tortilla shells.....

These make excellent breakfast burritos and are an easy thing to wrap and take to work for lunch.

Local Foods Expert Molly Watson explains it all.

Image of Nopales and Eggs - Photo © Molly Watson

 


Five Star Review for Edible Cactus May 18 2016, 0 Comments

Here's another Five-Star review of our edible cactus...

"Great Fresh Yummie
Texas Customer on May 16, 2016
Really high quality, delivered as promised, Almost a citrus like flavor."

This customer has been sent the secret code to get a five dollar discount on her next box of edible cactus.

And to tell the truth...
I get all happy and prideful when someone from Texas compliments us on our cactus.
We enjoy showing people how they can eat cactus, and how many great cactus recipes there are, and how healthy cactus is.

Grade-C organic Edible Cactus

 


Yes, there's an app for that. May 17 2016, 0 Comments

Get the Rivenrock Cactus App.
With this one can take advantage of specials, or place an order of cactus 'on the fly'.

Our Android app is at GooglePlay

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theappwizards.appwizard.app573681ae1c2d9

 

Our iPhone app is at the iTunes store
https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1114356884&mt=8

Half of the visitors to our website use a mobile device to visit... 
for many of our regular customers this might be convenient.

However it works, we want you to try to eat cactus!

 


Nopales Rellanos April 26 2016, 0 Comments

Here's a Spanish-language video showing the making of Nopales Rellanos. Since cooking is international, any cook in the world should be able to follow-along, and listen to the beauty of the Spanish language.

Get your pen and paper to write down the ingredients which are shown at the beginning. This is an extremely tasty way to eat cactus.

 


How to prep cactus pads April 24 2016, 0 Comments

Here's a video showing how easy our Nopalea grande is to prepare.
There are many ways to eat cactus.....

Give it a try!

 

 

 


Dr Oz discusses how the Nopal cactus (Prickly Pear Cactus) helps treat diabetes January 17 2016, 0 Comments

Dr. Oz uses some funnels and such to illustrate how it is thought eating cactus helps control the flow of sugar into the body, and thereby help relieve some of the symptoms of Type II diabetes for some people.

Many of our customers say that eating just a little of the cactus every day or two helps maintain their proper blood-sugar levels. I'm not a doctor, so I have to rely on the doctors (and customers) to know these things.