SWEET kittea …

Curb that sweet craving with this tasty tea recipe (Disclaimer: adorable kitty will not appear if you make this). It’s sweet. It’s spicy. It’s creamy. It’s warming. It’s grounding. It’s delicious.¬†

  • 1/2 tsp licorice root (I bought mine here. You may be able to find in health food stores as well, in bulk herb/tea sections.)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (The company I linked to above also sells sweet cinnamon chips which could be substituted for ground.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Depending on the size of your mug, you may have to fill the rest of the mug with water so the herbs can steep in the liquid.)

Warm up almond milk/water on stovetop or in microwave. Place licorice root and cinnamon into a single cup tea strainer and pour the almond milk over the herbs. Cover and let steep for at least 10 minutes. Most of the cinnamon will sink to the bottom which makes for a very tasty ending, oooorrrr you could stir as you sip. Enjoy!

Additions if you want to mix it up: sprinkle of nutmeg; 1/4 tsp ginger; 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla extract.

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SIMPLE creamy nuts …

I have had this recipe on my mind to try for a few weeks now: Raw Cashew Custard. Finally whipped it up today which took 5 whole minutes (plus the effortless 2+ hours to soak the nuts). You seriously need to try this. Use it as a yogurt replacement on top of fresh fruit or simply sprinkle cacao nibs and sea salt on top (as shown above) or eat it as is. Any which way, it’s mmm mmm good.

 

go NUTS !!!

Layers and layers of healthy goodness. You too can have this beautiful creation in a million different variations. I buy most of my dried goods from nuts.com and health food stores. And I like to mix up what I buy and try new things and then combine them all into my own random mix of trail. This one consists of: dried cranberries, raisins, dried pluots (plum/apricot hybrid), walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, tiger nuts (roots, not nuts), cacao nuts, banana chips, and roasted dried fava beans.

I do advise you to shake it up before eating … but then it doesn’t look as pretty as this. However, it tastes delicious and nutritious, and I suppose that’s what really matters ;)

eat the EARTH …

Look at this beautiful deep burgundy green earthly creation. It came from my mom’s backyard and went right into my belly. Bitter, sweet, savory … just perfect. They were almost too pretty to eat, but I got over that.

One day, I’d like to work on my green thumb. These were planted by my dad and watered by my mom and the sky. I’m just the lucky one who got to eat the fruits (or, shall I say veggies) of their labor.

I was listening to a wonderful lecture yesterday for school by Christiane Northrup and she quoted her dad:

“Let the earth pass through you, and then you’ll be immune to everything.”

So eat dirt. Don’t wash veggies from your own garden. Fuck the 5 second rule, just eat it whenever. Eat food that looks like what it is supposed to look like. And eat every part of it. And your body, mind and spirit will love you for it.

SUUUPERfood …

 

I hope you all read that title the way you would’ve said Superman’s name back in the day.

How deliciously beautiful does this look? Seriously, tell me. Weirdly, this is my first food creation post … weird because I create food (as in cooking, not growing … I’ve killed cactus so I have A LOT of work in the growing department) quite often. I suppose I’ve been holding out on you all, maybe so you don’t get jealous of the healthy goodness I eat [almost] every day. Well, now you can get jealous looking at this photo as this is what I ate for breakfast today. On the very bottom is kasha (roasted buckwheat – OMG the smell and taste of this stuff is just amazing … how does it entice my senses so?) cooked with cashew milk. Then that delectable pile on top of the grain consists of a banana, peanuts, raisins, cocoa nibs, hemp seeds, chia seeds,¬†coconut oil and cinnamon. And yes, it tastes as good as it sounds.

For serious, if you eat grains, you aren’t allergic to buckwheat (Jen, I’m talking to you), and you know what’s good for you, then you NEED to try kasha. Follow the directions on the package and if desired, replace the water with your choice of milk (I’ve also made it with ‘Thai Kitchen’ canned coconut milk). The rest of the ingredients I just sprinkle on top, no measuring necessary.

Enjoy gettin’ your kasha on !!!