I managed to whip up some dinner tonight. Just threw some veggies together (broccoli, zucchini, red pepper, green peas, red onion, garlic, ginger) and let them cook with some organic beef in a little bit of coconut oil. I added Mr. Spice Thai Peanut sauce, tamari, and served it over some black rice noodles. It was delicious, I must say!
Also, it’s always a good idea to take a moment and bless or just be grateful for the meal you are about to eat. Those few seconds of gratitude can take your eating experience to a whole new level. Bon appétit!
Here’s a super easy and quick guacamole recipe. You’ll need:
- 1 rather ripe avocado
- 1-2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
You could process the avocado through a food processor for a smooth consistency, but I just mashed the avocado up with a fork. Then, I just add the lemon juice and vinegar to taste. I like adding some apple cider vinegar because I feel like it adds another dimension of flavour. I added the onion and salt and pepper and mixed it all up. It’s so quick and delectable!
You could serve it with some tortilla chips or use as spread for sandwiches or crackers, so many possibilities.
And yes, avocado is really as good as they say it is! Avocado has many anti-inflammatory benefits due to such nutrients as, but not limited to, omega 3 fatty acids, which are crucial for bringing any sort of inflammation down. Avocados also carry an impressive range of carotenoid antioxidants as well as oleic acid and monounsaturated fatty acids, which aid in the transport of these wonderful carotenoids. Despite their bad rap for fat, avocados may actually promote heart health because of their fat content! All in all, avocados are a great addition to anyone’s diet. They have the potential to make any dish super scrumptious!!
I came home from work one night and I really felt like a Caesar salad, or something like it, and this is what I came up with.
Ingredients for Salad:
- one head of romaine lettuce
- handful or arugula (optional)
- leftover tempeh or chicken
- bell pepper
- Go Raw Spicy Seed Mix (or just regular pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
Clean the lettuce and cut it up into bite size pieces. In this picture I used some leftover tempeh and just cut it up into small pieces, but I have also used chicken and it’s as equally tasty. Cut up as much of the bell pepper as you’d like and add that in. I just had some arugula so I threw some of that in. And feel free to add in any other vegetable you’d like, I was just working with what I had. Then sprinkle some of the seed mix and now onto the dressing.
Ingredients for the Dressing:
- Veganaise (the grapeseed oil one)
- 1 clove garlic
- apple cider vinegar
- sea salt or himalayan salt and pepper to taste
So, I use about three heaping tablespoons of Veganaise, then I press the garlic through a garlic mincer and add that in. I use about a teaspoon and a half or so of lemon juice and another teaspoon and a half or so of the apple cider vinegar. I usually eyeball everything so those measurements might be off, just do it to taste. I like to add in some apple cider vinegar because I feel like it adds a hint of sweetness and just adds another dimension of flavour. And of course you may or may not add in some salt and pepper. Stir that all up and you have an oh sooo yummy dressing. Drizzle it on your salad and it’s ready to eat! The dressing should be enough for 2 or three salads, so just store what you don’t use in the fridge.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this salad as much as I do. It’s also great with just some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I came up with this dessert, if you will, a couple of summers ago. My sister and I can’t get enough of this. It is soooo delicious, you just have to try it. And it’s very simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 ripe passion fruits (you want the skin to be dimply)
- a couple tablespoons of coconut milk (from such as Thai Kitchen)
- 1-2 tsps. maple syrup (or any other sweetener you prefer)
So, all you’ll do is cut the passion fruit in half and scrape out the seeds into a bowl. Then add the coconut milk and maple syrup, stir it up and you have yourself a mouthwatering treat!
This is a avocado-coconut chocolate mousse I make. It is a delectable alternative to the real thing and it’s a lot easier and faster to make. This is what you will need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsps. of coconut milk
- 3-5 tbsps. maple syrup
- 3-4 tbsps. cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
You want to use a food processor for this to get a beautiful smooth consistency. So, just throw all those ingredients in the food processor and give it a whirl. (You might have to scrape down the sides as you go.)
This can be served with with fruit, such as berries (sooo good). Or, in the photo, I just sprinkled some cacao nibs on top for a more intense chocolate flavour. Whatever you decide, it will surely be delightful!
Here’s a little something I whipped up tonight for dinner. I wasn’t quite sure what I was making, but it actually turned out quite scrumptious.
I lightly sautéed some leek, baby spinach and yellow peppers in some coconut oil. I added in some leftover chicken breast, cut in cubes, and added some tamari for flavour. I mixed in some cubed avocado for some creaminess and served it with some sauerkraut. Ohhh do I love sauerkraut. It’s actually homemade by my grandma so it’s super yummy. And because it’s a fermented food, it is full of beneficial bacteria that your tummy appreciates so much! I pretty much like eating sauerkraut with anything, it makes any dish super tasty!
Yum. Organic tomatoes, beans & avocado on BR tortilla. #glutenfree #eatclean #vegan #taconight
Today was ZERO carb day… chicken boobs and egg whites all day. Water cut starts tomorrow thankfully.. my bladder hates me after the last 3 days lol
Margherita Pizza on a gluten-free cauliflower crust!
Avocado smoothie time. #paleo goodness
Sweet potato and zucchini hash. Added garlic, onions, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Lean need patty with sriracha! #paleo #healthy #eatclean