Sunday, March 21, 2010
It was in the Hayden Hotel in Portlaois about 2.5hr drive, a fab day, Sabrina came with, I kinda dragged her but I went to a Chipmunk concert with her on friday night so I didn't feel bad . The event was mostly raw recipe demo's & some info about the course. It was nice to meet other like minds. The recipes included coconut-milk, coconut-cream, pickled onion, pickled cucumber, cashew mayo, pumpkin seed mayo, waldorf salad, nut burgers, lentil soup & choc-peppermint surprise for dessert, that was my favorite. Sabz loved the choc-mint cake too. I'm still juicing but I couldn't let that sweet yumminess pass me by.. I got some maca & pau d' arco bark there that I'll use for elixiers.
The cherry on top was a visit to the local play-ground for some fun, sun, fresh-air, stretching & play :) & to the health shop of course.. which didn't have a huge selection but it had a funny name at least 'the fruit & nut place':)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I created these tasty chewy balls sometime last year. They're a real treat, raw, organic and healthy. The original recipe called 'cacao-coconut balls' has both them ingredients mixed into a base of ground flaxseed & raisins, then roll them in coconut flakes. I've since varied the recipe to make 'lemon-coconut balls', by adding lemon zest & lemon powder to the base & also rolling the balls in the lemon powder. These are the bomb, they actually look & taste like lemon bon-bons.
Another variation are 'goji berry balls', with goji's mixed into the base & then roll the balls around in goji powder, which is made from ground up goji-berries. Go on roll your balls, you know you want to, its quick and easy and fun, enjoy.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
There was a 'health day'on yesterday at UCC in Cork so I went to sell & promote my raw food treats that I make. I made some of the cheeze-cakes I made the last day for 'health week' except these ones were a bit different, they had the same filling but for the crust I used raisins instead of dates & flaxseeds instead of nuts so it was a bit chewier, and they looked more like pies so I called them 'lemon & goji pies'. I told people they were like cheezecakes with no cheese. I sold them all so I was delighted. I also made flax-crackers & energy balls, yummers.
It was a good day the sun-shone all day. There were lots of people, and some were actually curious about health food & nutrition. But I was surprised to learn that many of the students there hadn't heard of the raw vegan diet at all, which makes me feel fortunate and grateful to be on to a good thing and to be able to guide and advise people with their diet.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The one we went to in Dungaran is called Blasta Wholefoods, Blasta is Irish for 'tasty' the owners are a nice english couple Rob & Ann Whinnett & are very proud of their store.
On the way back to Cork we stopped in Middleton and yip we checked out the Health Store. There was an Indian guy in there who usually does the farmers markets doing samples of his sauces & spices in a warm lentil stew. Nicole was getting hungry so that filled her up for a while until we went for dinner in Douglas.
She had fun pretending she was drinking wine while she sipped on organic cherry juice that we got in a health shop, she definatly fooled a few people tho.