Monday, 7 January 2013

Yum Yum

2013 has arrived and I have been reflecting on this brand new canvas, offering 365 days of opportunities to explore our creativity and embrace our passions & desires; every breath, every hour, every day is enriched with possibilities that will  help us grow in Love, Humility and Truth along with Healthy Choices in the kitchen!. How exciting is this, I would love to make each & everyday special in every way, throughout this brand new year..... so here's to 2013!

Try this versatile recipe that can be used for a burger or a filling for a wrap.

1/4 Head  Cauliflower or 3 large Parsnips
1 cup walnuts or nuts of choice
Juice & zest of 1 lemon
Salt to taste
Place  Cauliflower or Parsnips in a food processor & blend until resembling rice. Add walnuts, lemon & salt & blend until crumbly
1 cup soaked raisins
1 finely diced carrot
A handful of finely minced parsley & chives.
1 grated apple,  Season to taste.

 If I want the mixture for a Burger, I then add a little Chia gel ( Chia seeds mixed in a little water & left to form a thick gel) or simply Chia seeds by themselves.This helps hold the burger together. Some recommendations for burger recipes add some ground flax seed meal, this also works equally well. Form into burgers, top with sprouts & serve as desired; the dressings below also go nicely with need to dehydrate these unless you would like them warm !
As a Wrap
This mixture is also gorgeous wrapped in lightly blanched cabbage leaves, or lettuce/collard leaves.(If it is a bit dry as a filling, I sometimes add some nut milk) I like to serve it with a salad & Cashew Aoli Dressing with Sweet Chili Sauce or even some Mango Chutney with a Vegan Sour Cream on top!
I enjoy experimenting & being adventurous with the Dressing; blended cashews with water, leeks, lemon juice & a little olive oil makes a tasty dressing & is very simple, but it is worth your while to try new ideas & be creative in your kitchen.

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