Recipes that delight me

Spring Reboot

Uggh. Are you feeling it? The need to shed, to move, to stir it up, shake it off…time for a spring reboot! I love this term ‘reboot’ from Joe Cross. He’s the inspiring story featured in the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Click here to check out all of the great supports on his site: Reboot with Joe.

Here’s a lovely thing to do for yourself. It’s inspired by a few different recipes with a bit of recipe improv thrown in. Be creative, use what you have.

Spring Reboot

  • Spread coconut oil onto sides and bottom of baking dish.
  • Mix chopped apples with 1 cup of frozen mango chunks (or anything else you like).
  • Add some sulphured cranberries, a few soaked and chopped prunes (or anything else you like).
  • Add lots of cinnamon, some nutmeg and a bit of ground coriander.
  • Soak some almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Rub the skins off the almonds and chop.
  • In a small bowl mix blanched almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds with hemp seeds and raw cocoa nibs (or anything else you like) with a some coconut oil (a tbsp or 2 until it is somewhat bound together).
  • Spread fruit into baking dish. Add the seed and nut crumble on top.
  • Bake 375 for 40 min. or apples are soft.

Reheat a bit with almond milk for breakfast.  Add no fat Greek yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack.  Add to quinoa porridge.  You get the idea.

Liquid Sunshine

People often ask “Isn’t it better to eat the veggies instead of juice them?  What about all the fibre?”
Would you eat this big pile of raw veggies first thing in the morning?  I wouldn’t!
Also, you do get some fibre in your juice and the body assimilates the nutrients very quickly in their juiced form. And…it’s soooo delicious.

Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine

Perfect Morning Pancakes

High protein, high fibre, rich in Omegas and yummy!

tastes better than it sounds ~ really!

tastes better than it sounds ~ really!

2 tbsp ground chia seeds (I ground mine in the coffee grinder)
2 tbsp wheat germ
1 tbsp oat bran
pinch sea salt
3 pinches of cinnamon
»combine and mix well
half a banana, small dice
»add to dry ingredients, toss to coat
»add 2 eggs, mix well
»pour into lightly greased fry pan, preheated to medium
sprinkle top with pumpkin seeds
»when firm flip over

I served mine with no fat Greek yogurt a drizzle of agave and dried cranberries.  And I have one left over to take with me for a snack later today.  Happy food 😎

 (My sincere apologies to the originator of this recipe. I tried to track you down to give credit and couldn’t find it.)

A Joyful & Juicy Morning

A gorgeous glass of Cabbage Rose juice.  How could this day be anything other than awesome!

Cabbage Rose Juice and cacao cashew bliss balls.

Cabbage Rose Juice and cacao cashew bliss balls.

This recipe is from The Juicing Bible 2nd ed., Pat Crocker:

  • 1/8 cabbage
  • handful spinach leaves
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple