Happy Easter to you all!
Yesterday I had the most relaxing day filled with reading, cooking, making raw chocolate with friends, sunsets, meditation and a sense of peace.
I simply wanted to share how easy it is to make a simple, healthy and filling dinner. I had so many delicious vegetables to use up last night before I head away for a couple of days, so I created a salad.
I roasted some organic sweet potatoes, potatoes and zucchini slices in coconut oil and sea salt. I then diced some mushrooms and bok choy and lightly fried these in coconut oil and Braggs Aminos liquid and steamed some broccoli. Once all were cooked I combined some baby spinach, grated beetroot, bean sprouts and coriander into a large bowl. I then added the roasted vegetables, steamed broccoli and mushrooms and bok choy. Some delicious olive oil, that was picked up from the farmer while I was in SA, was then drizzled over the entire salad and my mouth was watering. The salad was delicious!
Now, while I was on a roll I decided that it would be a good idea to make a green smoothie with some fruits and greens that needed to be used up before I head away. It was a simple green smoothie with baby spinach, cos lettuce, kiwi fruit, frozen pear (from an excess I had from my fruit box last week) and some local mango from the tablelands. Add a little water, blend together & my smoothie was ready for breakfast the following day!
I had also had some buckwheat soaking during the day to try a new recipe I had seen on a raw food blog earlier in the week. Buckwheat was one of the main ingredients so here are a few pointers on the benefits of this fantastic seed (that has no wheat in it – despite it’s name)…it is a fantastic source of iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and potassium. The magnesium supports the nervous system. It also contains rutin (which is a bioflavonoid) which supports the healing of varicose veins, hardened arteries and therefore blood circulation. What a seed! Here is the link to the recipe (I left out the cherries, as they are not in season and the Spirulina – hence my slice is not green) http://rawedibles.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/rawsome-gluten-free-chewy-granola-bars.html
Lastly, I was able to take my delicious Easter chocolates out of their moulds ready for friends to enjoy them when they drop over. I don’t think I will be able to take them with me tomorrow on my Easter sea kayaking trip, which is a little sad, as I think they will turn into one giant chocolate mess! They can be enjoyed throughout the week though. I created one base batch and then separated this into four different bowls to make different flavours – peppermint, plain, cranberry and coconut. It’s always lots of fun when made with friends too, which should be part of the recipe – thanks for helping Danielle!
This recipe uses cacao, not cocoa which has had no heat applied to it during it’s processing. This allows it to contain a much higher amount of antioxidants and magnesium. I look forward to making some of this delicious chocolate with those who are coming to my food workshops over the school holidays!
Enjoy the last 2 days of your long weekend. Put your feet up or find time to enjoy the things you love!
I hope the bunny finds you :)