Archive for September 2013

Today for dinner…

 

Moroccan/Lebanese inspired Beet and Potato Stew

beetpotatostew

Roasted Potatoes, Beets, and Onions – with middle eastern buckwheat

Zucchini, Celery, Carrots, Ghost Peppers

*sumac, thyme, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, chilli, garlic, ginger, orange zest, sage, and “beef” stock.*

Handmade garlic, raw turmeric root, and light curry cashew mayonnaise garnish.

Sounds complex. But it’s lovely.

Iron Out Some Details

IRON OUT SOME DETAILS:

Iron levels in plant foods

 

Males: 8mg/ daily req.   Females: 18 mg/ daily req.

*thereabouts – some variance in age

Spirulina (1 tsp): 5 mg
Cooked soybeans (1/2 cup): 4.4 mg
Pumpkin seeds (1 ounce): 4.2 mg
Quinoa (4 ounces): 4 mg
Blackstrap molasses (1 tbsp): 4 mg
Tomato paste (4 ounces): 3.9 mg
White beans (1/2 cup) 3.9 mg
Cooked spinach (1/2 cup): 3.2 mg
Dried peaches (6 halves): 3.1 mg
Prune juice (8 ounces): 3 mg
Lentils (4 ounces): 3 mg
My vote is spirulina and blackstrap molasses to my smoothie… and lentils/pumpkin seeds all over this MUTHA. What’s yours?

 

red and puy lentils, carrots, black kale,amaranth and celery soup with fresh dill and savoury, thyme, oregano, and heavy on the red wine vinegar and malt-sauteed onions

red and puy lentils, carrots, black kale,amaranth and celery soup with fresh dill and savoury, thyme, oregano, and heavy on the red wine vinegar and malt-sauteed onio

 

Fresh Peach, Vanilla and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

Amazing PROTEIN, ANTIOXIDANT, THERMOGENIC VITAMIN and MINERAL RICH Recovery Drink smoothie RECIPE

Fresh Peach, Vanilla and Coconut

 

Enjoy this post workout or after a gruelling physical task. Good enough to just make and drink as well 

Fresh Peach, Vanilla and Coconut Smoothie

Fresh Peach, Vanilla and Coconut Smoothie

You need:

4-6 pieces of frozen peach (1/2 to 3/4 a peach)

half a fresh peach, or 6 wedges of PlantBase unsweetened Jarred peaches. (you can also substitute a banana here too!)

2 whole dates, lightly soaked

*or agave nectar to taste for a sweeter drink
one portion of hemp, rice, or seed protein
1/2 tsp of whole vanilla bean powder

Blend the above together to break it down into a thick frozen base, and then gradually add:

1 to 2 cup of coconut water
juice of half a lime
pinch of sea salt

process until smooth. Add more coconut water for a thinner drink and less for a thicker drink. Makes two servings.

*Can easily be made a green smoothie with the addition of fresh spinach, chard, kale, spirulina powder, and other green stuff! Adding chia powder or ground flax can also make it a great and dense source of fibre. Use nut milk to increase caloric value to support heavier duty weight training. Customize to your needs!