Food is defined as nutritional support for the body.
I must say, I have had a lot of "support" over this past weekend.
Sauteed onion, canned pumpkin, almond milk, vege broth, salt & pepper, curry powder & nutmeg served with seasoned toasted rye bread.
Rocket salad with homemade honey mustard dressing and potatoes with cilantro.
Avocado and tomato with balsamic dressing and spicy pita chips.
Grilled vegetable wheat pasta.
Vegan mint mug cake.
Raw energy bites (vegan)
Recipe found on instagram @chaesea
1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/2 cup nut butter, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/3 cup honey. Mix and place in fridge for 20-30 minutes to firm up. Roll into bite-sized balls.
Date walnut bread (no dairy; no oil).
Zaatar spiced flax crackers.
Recipe found here.
I enjoy weekends because it means I have more time to cook. More time to play around in the kitchen. I enjoy making up my own recipes and trying new ones. Good food does not have to be complicated. I never make anything that takes longer than 20-30 minutes (not counting baking time, of course).
Yesterday morning I went to an Indian restaurant with Samantha who I met at one of the farmer's markets (and then we connected via Instagram). The weather was so nice that we were able to sit outside and share a South Indian breakfast.
Pani puri and rava masala dosa.
Samantha makes fresh nut milks which I am totally in love with. She uses all natural ingredients and the flavors are just amazing.
Pistachio cardamom & saffron; pistachio orange blossom; cashew rosewater; cashew chai; cashew dark chocolate; hazelnut barley coffee; lavender almond.
Oh my! They are all so good! An indulgent, healthy treat.My tastebuds have changed a lot since going mostly vegan a year ago. I'm not afraid to experiment with food. Hardly do I ever come up with something that I can't eat. Now my family is another story. My husband tried the zaatar crackers but did not like them at all. My 15 year old said they just looked bad.
Of course, food should be tasty and enjoyable, but beyond that, I believe that it should be good for us. After all, it is fuel for our bodies.
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
Have a healthy, happy day!