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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Healthy Tips if you cook.

Corn is in season. The best and sweet, " Salt and Pepper" called for the white and yellow kernels on the cob.

Corn stock

To make corn stock to use on your soup, or other preparations as a delicious base, simply, simmer cobs with thyme, onion, bay leaf and just enough water to cover.
Simmer slow for 10 minutes and strain.

Cantaloupe is also in season

Cut chunks of cantaloupe  and blend with lime juice with a pinch of salt and pepper flakes until smooth. Stir well and serve.

Forest tomato sauce for pasta

Skin and seed tomatoes into a colander over a bowl to catch their liquid.
Chop fresh tomatoes add Basil, parsley, and chopped garlic and the tomato juice and serve over pasta



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Black Bean Burguer


Explosion of taste.

Black beans, chopped Brocoli Rabe or spinach, chopped roasted red peppers, shallots, chopped,garlic bread crumbs to bind. Baby greens, Cherry tomatoes and avocado purée complete the symphony.
The maestros are Balsamic  Vinaigrette and Flax Seed Oil.


Off the kitchen

It's warm and ready to serve

The Art and Soul of Plant Based Foods


















Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cauliflower soup with Balsamic Red Onions and Wilted lettuce

3 cups chopped cauliflower
1/4 cup extra virgin Olive oil or water
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1  1/4 cup filtered water
Himalayan Pink Salt

In a high blender, combine the cauliflower, Olive oil, vinegar, and water and process until smooth and a thick sauce like consistency.
Pass through a medium mesh sieve. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Balsamic Red Onions

1 small red Onion, sliced thin
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
 1  1/2 teaspoon extra virgin Olive oil
Pink salt

Marinate the onions with Balsamic and Olive oil or only balsamic and salt

Lettuce

8 Bibb Letuce leaves torn into 2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Combine with balsamic vinegar

Assembly

Ladle the soup into a bowl.
Arrange some pieces of lettuce and marinated red onion  around the bowl.
Spoon some of the reserved onion marinated juices around the onion and lettuce.

Enjoy.

Serves 4


Black Bean Soup with Avocado Salad


Soak black beans overnight if you use the dried beans otherwise you can use the canned which works perfectly well.

You need:

Black beans,  red onion, chopped, red pepper , chopped,  celery, chopped cumin powder if you like it, salt and pepper and for garnish you need avocado purée seasoning with lime juice, shredded carrots and sliced Cherry tomatoes as well as sliced Scallions

Cook the beans  with the vegetables bean cooking water and more water if necessary.
Cook until all is soft.
Take it to the blender and purée in batches. To make the soup smoother pass it through a fine sieve. If the fiber from the bean skins are important for skip the last step.
 Check the seasonings.

Ladle the soup into a plate and spoon a tablespoon of avocado purée  in the center.
Top with shredded carrots, sliced Cherry tomatoes and sliced scallion.

Serve the soup warm or cold.

Enjoy.

Quinoa, Avocado Salad

2 cups cooked Quinoa
1 tomato diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon Olive oil
Sea salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
pinch of cayenne
1 cup avocado Creme fraiche

Toss all ingredientes toleteira except the Avocado creme fraiche
Allow to marinate 10 minutes before serving.

Avocado Creme fraiche

3 avocados, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of miso
1/2  Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 date
Water
Salt

Blend all ingredients until smooth

The Pysical, Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Plant Based Foods

The Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Benefits of Raw Living Foods

As we incorporate more living foods into our daily diet, we will discover that the choice it is a lifestyle and not eating plan. It brings us a myriad of benefits and these benefits include:

Optimal Daily Health - A feeling of peace, tranquility, and harmony when are bodies are balanced  in a state of optimal nutrition. 
It's easier to get going  in the morning, with more energy throughout the day and mental clarity for better performance at home and work

Beneficial health effect for those  who have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Plant based foods is completely cholesterol free, it is a heart - healthy diet

Ecological friendliness and freedom from cruelty. Any form of vegetarianism reduces the pollution and cruelty connected to animals raised for meat, fur or leather.
A diet of vegetables and fruit, especially organic grown varieties, means less water consumption, carbon footprints, air pollution, and toxic chemical runoff into waterways.

Weight loss, when we stop eating high fat animal products, we lose weight

Long Term Health, eating a plant based diet is preventive medicine at is best.
A balanced Plant Based Diet can alt off disease in the body, reducing cancer, heart disease, diabetes diabetes, poor vision, and arthritis.

Beauty. healthy hair, skin, and fingernails, optimal weight management. Sound immune function lead to all aspects of beauty, inside and out.

Dressings are the Soul of any salad.

Here a prepared 2 that a shared with friends that asked. You can avoid oil by substituting it with water, coconut milk, or anything that suits you. The sky is the limit. Be creative and play around.
To prepare the dressing and get the colors, just use the same ingredients for both. use Spirulina or Turmeric for color and flavor

Spirulina salad Dressing / Turmeric

1tbsp Spirilina / Turmeric
8 ounces cold pressed extra virgin Olive oil
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1tablespoon miso paste
1teaspoon stone ground mustard
1 clove garlic
1teaspoon agave nectar
1dadh cayenne pepper
1 green onion

Blend well and chill until ready for use. This dressing will keep 10 days in the refrigerator