Celery Stuffed with Spring Herb Goat Cheese

March 10, 2019
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Prep time: 15 minutes

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Goat cheese is a sour and somewhat dry cheese that is good for Kapha which is the dominate dosha in the springtime. Because goat cheese can cause mucus to form in the body it’s best consumed with spices that aid in digestion and counter mucus formation.  Oregano, basil, parsley, thyme and dill weed are wonderful spring time herbs that offset the formation of mucus and offer impressive health benefits while enhancing the taste of this delicious snack.

Celery stalks offer a satisfying crunch that compliments the soft, gooey herbal goat cheese. Celery is light, easy to digest, and improves digestion. Its roughage scrapes away excess mucus in the digestive tract and burns up toxins while increasing digestive strength. It is also a strong diuretic, which is excellent for supporting the body in springtime.

Oregano is hot and dry, detoxicant herb that possesses antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Clinical studies have shown oregano to be extremely effective in inhibiting the growth of Candida albicans.

Parsley is a hot, light, dry, and bitter diuretic. Unlike other diuretics parsley allows for water excretion without the loss of electrolytes. Parsley also increases the body’s ability to absorb manganese, which is a key ingredient to help build bone.

Garlic is a warning stimulant with a sharp pungent flavor that dilates the blood vessels, increases sweat, and acts as a diuretic. These strong circulatory properties may also help in preventing heart disease, atherosclerosis, and high cholesterol.

Basil is pungent and warming and helps to cut through mucus and relieve congestion by enhancing circulation. It also stabilizes blood sugar, tonifies the kidneys, reduces cholesterol, and aids in weight loss through its diaphoretic action.

Thyme is an antispasmodic digestive that stimulates energy. It’s a vasodilator that can help to relieve joint pain and aches.  It’s also an expectorant and decongestant which counterbalance the mucus forming qualities of cheese.

Dill is refreshing, rejuvenating, bitter and pungent, which makes it an excellent blood and liver cleanser. Its aromatic qualities open and clear the sinus passages and liquefies mucus. It’s a powerful diuretic that disperses fluids and relieves swelling. And it stimulates digestive strength.

Black pepper is a pungent that stimulates the heart. It improves circulation via vasodilation and destroys mucous in the digestive track and sinuses.

Dulce is an energy stimulates that is an exceptionally high source of iodine. Iodine is important for proper thyroid function.

Ghee helps to balance the dry quality of this recipe because it’s an easy to digest fat. It’s excellent for nourishing depleted tissues, contains vitamins A, D, E, K, and is packed with omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.  It is also an excellent source of CLA and butyric acid. CLA has numerous health benefits, including supporting immunity, healthy liver function, and glucose metabolism. Butyric acid improves insulin sensitivity, supports healthy levels of both HDL and LDL cholesterol, reduces fatty tissue, and reduces hunger levels.

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Celery Stuffed with Spring Herb Goat Cheese

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Celery

  • 1 Head of Celery

Spring Herb Goat Cheese

  • 8 ounces Goat Cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon Dulce

Directions

Celery

  • Wash the head of celery and separate into individual stalks.

  • Cut each stalk into even lengths, about 3 pieces per stalk then set aside.

Spring Herb Goat Cheese

  • Place the goat cheese, ghee, garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, dill, black pepper and dulce in the bowl of a food processor. Process until all the ingredients combine into a smooth, spreadable mixture -about 2 minutes. Alternately place all the ingredients in a large bowl and use a hand mixer to blend until smooth.

  • Fill the celery pieces with the Spring Herb Goat Cheese. Top with fresh dill and enjoy!

Notes

Chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight allowing the flavors meld together for a more flavorful spread.