Tuesday, 28 September 2010

pot luck: Wed 22nd Sep 2010

Crunchy Kale Crisps, mandala salad & a selection of homegrown peppers, jalepeno, chili, tomatoes, basil leaves and amaranth ( a complete protein gluten-free seed)........

followed with a chocolate banana pudding cake...

Sunday, 19 September 2010

weekend workshop: introduction to living foods....

Loads of fun with the workshop yesterday and such a lovely enthusiastic group:

Next workshop will be hosted on Saturday 30th October........

Monday, 6 September 2010

Purple Berry

Berries are abundant right now and I'm loving it.  Just found this website seasonal berries focusing on amazing they are
I started my purple fix today with a special chiaberry wake-up inspired by Kate Magic's love of superfoods and Chia seeds which are a rich vegan source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid, ALA. You can buy them on Kate's site here or if you live in Bristol, you can find then in Harvest on Gloucester Road.

 Recipe for Chia breakfast: 
  • soak 2 heaped tablespoons of chia seeds in filtered water and add a handful of raisins and goji berries - leave for about 20- 30 minutes (the raisins make this really sweet so there's no need for additional sweeteners)
  • stir in superfoods powders of your choice - this one had 1/2 tsp of purple corn and 1/2 tsp of he shou woo - these are optional but just add a little magic  
  •  sprinkle with fresh berries
  •  optional extra - stir in some soaked nuts or seeds as desired (almonds work really well with this) - soak the nuts, ideally for a few hours or overnight to release enzyme inhibitors (more info about the  benefits of soaked almonds here)
I've also made a purple corn, coconut, beetroot & berry torte today which is currently setting in the fridge for a delivery tomorrow and a batch of spicy beetroot crackers and some purple granola which are in the dehydrator....... not for delivery ;-)