Ramblings, Random Topics

Healthy Recipes to Share!

I had a request for a couple of recipes from my previous post “Search for More Energy!!, so here they are! Please keep in mind that I kind of wing it when I cook, so you may need to make minor adjustments in order to get the seasoning to your liking.  The recipes below are designed to serve two.

I tried another new recipe tonight which I thought I would share also.

Couscousish Cauliflower

Couscousish Cauliflower

Ingredients

4 cups uncooked cauliflower
1/3 of a large cucumber, seeded
5 cherry tomatoes
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tablespoons turmeric
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
Sea Salt to taste

Mix all of the above ingredients in a food processor until very finely chopped. Serve cold or heat as desired. I served it over a bed of sweet potato (just cause I love sweet potato!) but it is also wonderful as a dip or a spread!

Broccoli & Sweet Potato Dip
Ingredients

2 cups raw broccoli pieces
2 cups cashews
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Sea Salt to taste
One medium sized sweet potato

Mix all of the above ingredients except the sweet potato in a food processor until a paste like consistency is obtained. Peel and cook a sweet potato. Mash and add to the other ingredients.
Serve cold or heat and serve tossed with pasta.

Red Cabbage Rice

Ingredients

2 cups raw red cabbage
1/2 cup cashews
1 medium carrot
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups spinach
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
Sea Salt to taste
2 servings cooked brown rice

Mix all of the above ingredients except the rice in a food processor until chopped.
Heat over low heat until the cabbage is slightly softened. Serve over a bed of brown or other rice.

I hope you enjoy these delicious, healthy recipes as much as I do!

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Ramblings, Random Topics

Search for More Energy!!

At first glance, this post may seem unrelated to my usual items focusing on knitting, however, for me it is very closely tied to my passion for my craft!

Not only do I spend somewhere in the neighbourhood of 6 hours a day knitting and developing patterns, but I also work a full-time job outside of the home.  Keeping up the level of energy required to continue at this pace was beginning to feel unattainable until the realization came to me that I was totally ignoring the need to provide my body with the fuel it requires.  Time to get back to focusing on a healthy diet!!

Healthy Fridge

This is my happy, healthy fridge today!!

I had drifted into the lazy habit of making meals from cans and frozen things. Granted, I was buying from the organic section of the grocery store, so these options were still healthier than many other choices, but fresh fruit and vegetables were sadly lacking. Not only had I found that my energy levels were dropping, but my food choices were not leaving me feeling satisfied and were so lacking in colour and flavour!

Continue reading “Search for More Energy!!”