Sunday, 8 May 2011

Green Eggs and Ham - if Dr Seuss was a yogi...

So perhaps this recipe lacks the traditional elements of "green eggs and ham" but trust me if Dr Seuss was a yogi and as such ate in ways which nourished his soul there would be a few less eggs and a bit more green!

So firstly, let's keep the green - kale that is. Kale is a wonderful vegetable packed with more vitamins than you could possibly imagine! And because green is such a lovely colour, let's keep going with some delicious avocado and crunchy pumpkin seeds! Eggs are a great but because this is all about complete soul nourishment let's go completely vegan and substitute some quinoa! Quinoa is a South American seed which is high in protein, iron, magnesium, fibre and is an all-round good guy! So now we are getting somewhere -- I am not a fan of ham; not just because it's highly processed and overly salty, but because I try not to eat meat when I can - so today we are going to replace ham with raw broccoli (I am a huuuge fan of raw foods! Once you try, you won't be able to go back!) ground flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and goji berries.

Firstly, rinse 1 cup quinoa (red, white or black - or a mix of all three varieties!) then add to a saucepan and bring to the boil with  1 3/4 cup water (purified is best), then allow to simmer for around 12-15 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed the water. Fluff with a fork. In the meantime, steam rinsed kale in a vegetable steamer or in an Asian-style steamer (most useful, as you can use the saucepan cooking the quinoa to steam the kale and save time)  until soft.

In a bowl place the steamed kale and fluffed quinoa, then top with fresh avocado, toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, raw broccoli florets, ground flaxseed meal and goji berries! Dress with a spritz of fresh lemon and some umeboshi plum vinegar!

Delicious, light and satisfying - when it comes to eating simple is always best!

Love and light,
Lauren xxx

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