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.

 

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looks MATTER …

Check out my beautiful smoothie bowl … ok, I honestly have no idea what a smoothie bowl is. However, these are all things I would put in a smoothie, soooo … and I suppose I can call my dish whatever I want, right? Enough about the technicalities, let’s talk about how pretty it is. It’s all about the looks after all. Ok, fine … and the taste. Luckily it tasted as good as it looked. You wanna know what makes up this good lookin’ bowl of nutrition? I mashed up half of a ripe banana in some coconut milk, then added fresh raspberries, my homemade paleo granola, chia seeds and cacao nibs. Daaaaamn.

EASY like overnight oats …

Overnight oats are so freakin’ easy and so freakin’ delicious, so you oat (bahahahahaha) to try them real freakin’ soon. You will love them. I promise.

For my first attempt, I used a recipe from the blog spinach4breakfast. Since then, I have altered the recipe a million times to try new taste sensations and/or to use what I have on hand and/or to add my own ingredient ideas. When I cook, I use a whole lot of ingredients. You’d never know it, but there are 10 ingredients in that bowl of goodness above. But, you can start simple. When you get the hang of it, go CRAZY and be CREATIVE!!!

By the way, you can eat them cold right from the fridge (if that doesn’t weird you out). See, easy easy easy! Let me know how your oats go!!!

you can HEAL you …

This is my daily shot of tumeric (1 tsp in a little almond milk). It started as an attempt to heal an abscess I’ve had for way more years than I’d like to admit to. Now, if you don’t know what an abscess is, feel free to look that up on the world wide web in lieu of me explaining its infectious abilities. So, I am happy to report that the tumeric has been working and the abscess has significantly been reduced in size and discomfort. Which is totally bad ass!

Tumeric is highly anti-inflammatory and can be used to heal or at least assist in healing a number of different concerns/diseases. Check out this article for a number of them. I have also noticed a significant difference in my menstrual cramps … as in they no longer exist. So ladies, drink up!

I admit that straight-up tumeric like this may not appeal to very many people’s taste buds. I have drank a lot of weird shit, so I really don’t mind it and I believe that once you get over the initial weird-factor, you’ll get used to it and it’ll be fine … I promise!? Of course, you can also add it to your food, but I just find this to be easier and quicker and there is no thought involved!

It’s truly fascinating to me to be able to heal myself by purely natural means. And we can all do this!!! Listen to your body and be your own doctor :)

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 !!!