‘What’s the vegetable challenge?’ I hear you ask…. Well, it involves two large salads everyday, thats’s all! Salads are really the most versatile and healthy option there is and you can get as creative as you like. My rule is the base should be greens, (cos lettuce, romaine or mini gems work very well) I then usually mix this with a bit of spinach or darker greens for more minerals. Fill your bowl with greens then add your toppings….
NUTS, OATS, BUCKWHEAT FLOUR ARE THE MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR THIS NUTTY DELIGHT…..
So the conventional recipe for the winter classic ‘Nut Roast’ is full of bread crumbs, and lets face it most of us sensitive folk will do anything to avoid this venomous grain. Lets remember why…
Modern wheat has been described as the “perfect, chronic poison”. It is not the gluten but the wheat that is highly toxic as wheat is drenched with the toxic chemical/pesticide Roundup several days before harvesting the grain. Roundup allows for a bigger and better harvest, it is a weed killer, not meant for digesting. Eating weed killer may cause a wide range of health problems from cancer to allergies.
Tip: Try organic spelt bread and products or make your own – you’ll notice the difference!
My Nut Roast Recipe which uses buckwheat flour instead of wheat (buckwheat is gluten free and very nutritious) and oats instead of bread crumbs. This is the recipe (+ adaptation):
3oz Ground nuts (almonds/ hazelnuts/cashews
3oz Oats or oatmeal
2oz Margarine, vegetable oil or coconut oil
1 tsp marmite (optional)
1 large grated carrot (optional but recommended)
1/2 pint vegetable stock
Mixed herbs: marjoram + thyme
1 Garlic clove crushed
2 oz Buckwheat Flour
Cook oil/marg in pan until liquid. Stir in flour until thick. Gradually stir in stock until mixture has a sauce like consistency. Add herbs, garlic (and marmite). Keep stirring on low heat for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add oats and nuts.
Shape into loaf or put into a tin (lined with grease-proof paper). Cook for about 30-40 minutes at 180.
Instead of using grated carrot – Sautee 1 finely sliced leek in coconut oil until transparent for approx 15 mins on low heat. Add half nut roast mixture to tin – make a layer using all the leeks before covering with remaking nut mixture.
So, save a turkey this Christmas and do your body a favour -quit wheat for good and have a Nut Roast!
By adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet you can obtain maximum nutrition from these foods and better absorption of the nutrients. The nutrients from raw foods are more abundant and result in cleaner blood and healthier cells. This is our mission. The superior nutrition you get from raw foods will return your cells to their more natural functioning – the benefits are endless. Because raw foods are easy to digest, this frees up your energy enabling it to focus on its purpose, which is healing and cleansing. I try to eat 50% raw and I do this by having raw foods with (almost) every meal.
This is one of my easiest, most convenient raw recipes…
For the courgetti, you can buy fancy machines which are over-priced… OR for 10 euros I bought what looks like a potato peeler but actually makes these lovely noodles, look out for them in good kitchen shops:
Grate/peel your courgettes until you get to the seeded middle ( you can juice this later). Your courgetti will look like this:
Drinking lemon water in the morning and/or drinking it throughout the day on a regular basis, can significantly improve your health. Get into the habit of this and it will naturally become part of your daily routine!
Some of the most notable benefits include: Cleansing of the liver, reduction of inflammation, better digestion, assistance in weight loss, promotion of healthy skin rejuvenation, boosting of immune system, assistance with the fighting of viral infections, gives a great Energy boost, and can be used in skin care (See ‘The Skin Guide’)
Squeeze half a lemon into a cup of warm water- drink on an empty stomach!
Fill your bottle with filtered water, squeeze in half a lemon – Take to work or exercise class for a refreshing and vitalising drink!
Create a jug or bottle of water infused with lemon slices and/or cucumber slices (leave overnight or for a minimum of five hours) for a fresh tasting, energy boosting, refreshing drink at home or on the go!