Sunday, March 18, 2012
spring vegetable dinner al fresco!!
today was a wonderful Spring day...
My fiance and I rode bikes, and then dined outside...
The table was set for two, clothed in a beautiful weaving that we picked up in Costa Rica....
The lighting consisted of candles, Christmas lights, and a carved gourd that my fiance's parents picked up for us in Mexico
The meal consisted of fried sweet potatoes, lightly salted
and lots of greens from the barefoot farmer
I cooked them in some homemade hotsauce, and a little mango
for a beautiful evening...
This past Saturday I woke up with a craving for some pancakes!!
Here's the recipe.. vegan and full of goodness!
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup flax meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
coconut oil for pan
1 cup berries
mix dry ingredients
add almond milk and mix well
heat a skillet with some coconut oil
pour batter to desired size
add berries to center, press into the cakes
brown on either side
serve with warmed jam or maple syrup
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I tried sprouting 5 avocados from trader joes and none of them sprouted after several weeks.... could it be the dreaded bud nip!!!
this youtube video entitled My Potato Project; The Importance of "Organic"
really explains a lot.
Lets all do our best to preserve our seeds, buy from local organic farms and support viable seeds in all of our fruits and vegetables. I would rather have viable seeds and buds than bud free fruits and vegetables.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Some of you may have noticed from my blog that I stay clear of almost all white food... It's true, this year I am on a healing diet and do not eat anything besides nutrient rich superfoods. But there are some white foods that deserve a little credit, and I will be providing more recipes for in the future. Today, cauliflower gets the glory. This morning, instead of hashbrowns made with potatoes, how about shredding up some cauliflower and making them? The recipe is simple:
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon cumin
grate the cauliflower like you would potatoes. squeeze out any excess water. add the rest of the ingredients to the cauliflower and mix well. Heat the oil, and fry little cakes of the cauliflower until it is crispy on either side. Serve with greek yogurt or salsa.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
here are some of the beautiful blossoms that greated me on this glorious day!
Some of my bushes were shading my future vegetable garden, so I went ahead and trimmed them back
there were garlic and onions, as well as other unidentified sprouts from the compost that I had spread a few months ago
all of the leaves from the yard will eventually get composted. For now they stay in a pile because my composter is extra small!
looks like my strawberry plants survived the winter!