Spicing It Up

Published June 12, 2011 by Polana Fowdrey
I made two Smoothies today, one fruity, one veggy. Here they are:
Sweet Fruity
Ingredients
1 melon (peeled and seeds removed)
1 large handful strawberries
Method
Juice and drink – easy!
I call this one “Pink Champagne”
Savoury Vegetable
Ingredients
8 carrots
1 beetroot (small, peeled)
4 sticks celery
2 tomatoes
Method
Juice all the above and transfer to blender.
Add 2 handfuls spinach
Blend until smooth.
Mr H enjoying his “Fake Guinness
I was craving cooked food today. None of the snacks were satisfying me, so I knew I needed to prepare a “proper” meal. What I really fancied was curry… ooohhh….
Ok, so I haven’t worked out how to make a raw curry yet (brain cogs turning..) but I did find a lovely Chilli recipe in Naked Chocolate. I’ve had this book for years and to my shame I’ve never made anything out of it.
Here’s the recipe, slightly adjusted for the ingredients I had available (I’ve halved the quantities for 2 people!)
Chilli con Cacao
1 clove garlic
1 large sprig rosemary
1 ripe tomato
1 large sprig basil
3 sun-dried tomatoes
Squeeze of lemon
Half teaspoon cayenne pepper (I’ll use fresh next time.)
2 Olives
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Half a red Romano pepper
3 mushrooms
Half a cup of hemp seed oil (or olive oil)
2 Courgettes.
Chop the garlic and herbs.
Dice the tomatoes, pepper and mushrooms.
Chop the olives into quarters.
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and chop roughly (I used a hand-held blender and it worked fine.) Mix in the oil.
Leave to stand while you peel the courgettes (I used a potato peeler to get some nice thin strips of skin) and grate the flesh.
Place the sliced peel on the plates, pile some grated courgette on top and add a generous dolop of Chilli con Cacao onto the top.
It was so delicious. Mr H said he found it “energising” – result! =)
Originally published on http://www.pollyskitchen.blogspot.com
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