This past summer I had the magical experience of being a vendor and demo chef at Raw Spirit Fest East 2009 in Maryland. During the festival found myself gravitating towards the Hooping Harmony booth at every opportunity. Fortunately I had the opportunity to sit down with chat with Laura Marie and her mother Ariana between hooping sessions. Enjoy the video below and drop by Hooping Harmony for more information.
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Down in Florida the local gardens are producing goodies in all shades of the rainbow. Recently I visited the local beaches farmers market and picked up some fresh produce. With my purchases spread out before me I saw a vision of soup, spinach soup and the rest is history. Enjoy this simple Summer Spinach Soup recipe.
2 Cups nut or seed mylk
1 Bunch of Spinach, rinsed and chopped
2 T chick pea miso
1 fresh tomato or 1/4 C soaked sundried tomato
6 black olives, pitted
1 T Mexican Seasoning Blend – cilantro, cayenne, black pepper, coriander, cumin
1 t cumin
salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in blender. Bleand until smooth. Transfer into a bowl. Garnish with diced veggies… corn, tomato, bell pepper, fresh herbs. Enjoy.
Sequels are rarely better than the original but this may be an exception to the rule… well at least this video is shorter. I actually get my roll on. I ended up making a ridiculous amount of filling for these nori sticks. I rolled for about an hour and had only gone through a third of the mix. I recorded this towards the end once I had figured out this advanced rolling technique. If you’re going to roll nori sticks, invite some friends over and make a party of it. No sense in rolling alone. I’ll post my recipe for goji beer and then you got no excuses not to Rawk and Roll.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen, I’ve done and gone it again… ? Yes, I’ve been huffing rejuvalac. Not really. I made some tasty ginger almond nori roll ups last week and now the video is edited and ready for viewing.
The recipe I made on the video was a double batch which is a cruel thing to do to yourself if you’re on your own when it comes time to roll. My prayers weren’t answered and a bunch of escaped Cuban cigar rollers did not show up to help out. And none of the high school kids in the neighborhood were willing to roll up what I had to offer… Below is a half version of the recipe on made on camera.
Happy rolling and Keep It Live!
Nori Almond Sticks
1 C almond (soaked)
1/2 C sunflower seed (soaked)
1/4 pumpkin seeds
1/4 C sts water
1 T ACV
1 t turmeric
¼ t ground black pepper
2 T ground chia seed
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 pinch cayenne
10 Nori sheets – cut in half across the grain
2 T lemon juice (to moisten nori)
Process the above ingredients into a thick paste. Spread a bead of paste on the cut nori sheets and roll. Moisten the edge of the nori and seal it. Dehydrate at 125 for 3 hours then lower to 115 and continue dehydrating until completely dry. 10-12 hours. Nori sticks can be cut in half after dehydrating.
Snap into it baby… It’s been a long day, but before turning in I put together a tray of almond pate filled nori rolls. The little cigars are dehydrating at the moment and filling the house with seaweed savory smells. I videoed the event and will edit and post it ASAP… I’ll post more soon. Nighty.
When fortune smiles upon me and there’s good surf in the morning, I down a morning glass of water and paddle out for a AM surf session. It’s nice to start the morning off with a bit of exercise to stoke the appetite. After an hour or so of flailing around in the ocean… hopefully spending a majority of time above the water than below, I return home with quite an appetite. Tops on my list of post-surf meals is durian, but that isn’t always an option. This week I have a surplus of pears and blood oranges so that’s what has been going into my smoothies. Enjoy this how to smoothie video… Keep it Live.
Recipe: Pear Blood Orange Smoothie – serves 2
3 Blood Oranges
1 C water
3 T Dry Nettle – Add fresh 1 C packed Spinach or fresh Nettle if possible
1 T Greener Grasses
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 t Bacopa Monieri
1 t Tribulus Terrestris Saponins
1 t Holy Basil
pinch of Himalayan Salt
Raise your smoothie potential by adding these ingredients.
Raise the Bar: 1 T Cinnamon, 1/2 T Fresh Ginger, 1 t Orange Zest
Food porn… Food and Porn, what a combo. Recently I’ve come across this phrase on several occasions. To me porn is something that creates an immediate heightened response, draws you in with lofty promises, artificially excites, it pulls your trigger but in the end leaves you empty and spent… pun intended. A majority of the “food” that people consume these days is more like pornography than food… all airbrushed(artificial), sweaty(salt), processed, stimulating (food additives) and propagandized (advertising). Did you ever notice the picture on the DVD… or box of food always looks 100 times better than what actually comes out of the box? It’s all empty calories, it all leaves you empty.
As you incorporate more live foods back into your life that is what you get… more life. Porno ain’t just on the net or at the video store… it’s on almost every aisle of the grocery store. You know what I’m talking about. I remember the days of staring blankly into the beer cooler or the ice cream freezer… c’mon, my favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor was Karamel Sutra… now I can make a raw vegan version. That’s the beauty of live foods… porn foods were most likely reverse engineered from something natural. I think everyone out there can agree, in the end, natural beats artificial every time.
Porn Food: Hawaiian Punch
Natural Food: Habiscus Cooler
2 C Iced Habiscus Tea
1 C Fresh Squeezed OJ
1/2 C Pineapple juice
1 C sparkling water
Pinch of Himalayan or other healthy salt
Sweeten with agave, raw honey, stevia…
The above recipe tastes exactly like Hawaiian Punch or vice versa…. and it won’t stain your upper lip red.
Just say “no” to food porn… it’s a start. Eventually you can lose the rest of the porn in your life as well.
Keep it Live, Adam