Mains, RECIPES

Stir Fry

Stir Fry is a simple meal to prepare and filled with nutrition. Always Think of putting premium fuel into your body. Nutrients that will keep your body and mind going strong throughout the day and keep you healthy and sound through life !

Sautée all of the following ingredients; Sunflower oil, garlic, sambal oelek for kick (found in all grocery stores), snow peas, yellow bell peppers, carrots, shitake mushrooms. At the very end add tamari sauce and mix well. Top with shallots and raw sesame seeds.

You can certainly change it up and add your favorite vegetables. You may also add, cashews or peanuts, even tofu !

Enjoy !

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Desserts, RECIPES

Matcha Treats !

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup of tahini
3 tbsp of maple syrup
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
3 tsp of matcha (Buy the culinary matcha for beverages and baking)

Blend the above 5 ingredients until creamy

Pour into a lined loaf tin and place in the freezer to set for 4 hours.

Topping: 100 gr of 56 % baking chocolate

Remove the matcha blend from freezer and pour the melted chocolate over entire surface. Let it set in the fridge for another hour.

Cut into little squares or rectangles and enjoy !!!

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Dips, RECIPES

Hummus

Hummus can be a spread, a dip or a topping when making a bowl. It requires few ingredients and is extremely simple and quick to make. Hummus is also high in protein and high in fiber.

This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups and keeps in the refrigerator for 5 days

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of dry chick peas (Soak overnight, healthier and better than canned)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 garlic cloves
4 tbsp tahini
Salt (Optional)

Put cooked chickpeas and other ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process to a smooth purée, adding some of the cooking liquid until you get that consistancy.

I then drizzled some olive oil, sprinkled with paprika and served with some crudités, pita wedges and crackers

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Desserts, RECIPES

Caramel Cups

Makes 12 mini cups


CARAMEL:
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Soak dates until soften.
In a blender, mix the dates with other ingredients until the texture is creamy and completely smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover. Refrigerate while preparing the chocolate cups.

CUPS
200g extra dark chocolate (70% cocoa)

Melt the chocolate into a double boiler until smooth. Set aside and allow to cool until lukewarm. The chocolate texture should be creamy and not liquid anymore. Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin paper cases. Spoon 1 tablespoons of chocolate into each case and, using a small brush, brush the chocolate up the cases. Freeze for 10 minutes. Fill each cup with the caramel and top with the remaining chocolate. Refrigerate for 60 minutes. Remove the paper cases to serve. If you wish, you can sprinkle with chocolate nuggets, sea salt, rose petals.

Sublime !!!

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TRAVELS

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