Sunday, 19 April 2015

I got my first kombucha starter today and I'm very excited to get brewing! At 5 bucks a bottle in the grocery store this is the way to go.

4 litres organic freshly brewed tea
1 cup sugar
1 scoby starter with 1/2 cup liquid from mother batch

Make sure you ingredients and equipment are clean.
Brew 1 gallon or 4 litres of organic tea in a large jar, I used black tea from Silk Roads.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Let the tea cool to room temperature.
Once cooled poor in 1/2 cup of liquid from mother batch
With clean hands carefully place scoby at the top of the jar of tea. It will either floater or sink.
Place a cheese cloth over the mouth of the jar and hold it down with a rubber band.
Let sit in a quiet corner of your kitchen. It will ferment for about 7 days. Finnish kombucha is tart yet sweet, not vinegar!

Roasted Beet Hummus
2 cups local beets (peeled and roasted)
2 cups organic chick peas
2 fresh squeezed lemons
2 tbsp tahini
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste

Add beets (cooled in the fridge), chick peas, lemon, tahini, olive oil and salt into the food processor. drizzle olive oil over the blending hummus until desired consistency. 
Home-made hummus is rich in antioxidants, aids in eye health, nerve tissue and is an anti-inflammatory. It is also a good source of fibre. 
Only one week left at Pacific Rim College and I'm done my certificate in holistic nutrition! We had one of our many final exams today and then all shred amazing, yummy food after. I did a raw sprouted hummus and a roasted beet hummus, both were delicious and both are so easy to make. This is an inexpensive and very nutrition snack. I will never buy store bought again! 

Raw Sprout Hummus
2 cups fresh sprouted chick peas
2 tbsp tahini
2-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves (peeled and diced)
2 fresh squeezed lemons 
cumin and coriander to tasste
himalayan pink salt to taste

Add the chick peas, tahini, garlic, lemon, salt and spices to a food processor. Drizzle olive oil into ingredients as they blend together until desired consistency. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Please watch how our food is made...

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

We are so lucky, March 11th and the garden is blooming!
Nettle Coconut Smoothie

Handful of fresh nettles (never actually handle the nettle, they sting! use tongues)
Handful of fresh spinach
Organic Nettles
Splash of coconut milk
½ cup water
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp hemp oil
½ avocado
½ apple
1/8 cup shredded organic unsweetened coconut
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
maca powder
1 scoop Enerex
Blend until creamy and enjoy J

This is my new favourite smoothie! It is alive, very energizing and full of good fats, Vitamin K,  and vitamin C. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Im loving school, the program exceeds my expectations, the quality of education and the overall energy and atmosphere of the school are AMAZING. With my midwifery practice and attending Pacific Rim, I'm keeping more than busy! But, its time to start posting again...
One of the topics we are studying is Ayurveda, dosha and nutrition. Finding out what dosha you are can really help you to understand your body type and constitution. This is a wonderful way to create balance and explore a personalized way of nourishing the body and spirit...