Thursday, May 13, 2010

Raw Soup Trio

I had another fun food demo at Nature's Emporium today! 
Here are the recipes of the soups I demoed:

Red Pepper - Ginger Devotion
makes 6 servings

2 Red Bell Peppers
1 Small Leek
2 Garlic Cloves
3 Medjool Dates - Pitted
1cm Piece of Ginger
2 tbsp Paprika
Sea Salt to Taste
2-3 Cups Water

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and decorate with chopped parsley or your favourite sprouts!

Cantaloupe - Cucumber Californication
makes 6 servings

1 Small Cantaloupe
1/2 Cucumber
1 Shallot
2 Garlic Cloves
4 Sprigs of Mint
1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
Pinch of Cayenne
Pinch Of Sea Salt

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender roughly and decorate with whole cilantro or mint leaves. For extra points, hollow out one half of the cantaloupe carefully so that you could use it as a serving bowl!

Thai Coconut Noodle Soup
makes 6 servings

2 Young Thai Coconuts
1 Zucchini
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Mango
1 Garlic Clove
2 Green Onions
1/4 Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Cup Loosely Packed Basil
Juice of 4 Limes
Pinch of Cayenne
Pinch Of Sea Salt

In a high speed blender, blend the flesh and the water of two young coconuts with all the other ingredients, leaving out only the bell pepper, zucchini, mango and the green halves of the green onions. Julienne the red pepper and mango; slice the green onion halves diagonally and spiralize the zucchini using a Spirooli Slicer (making noodles). To serve, start off by putting a desired amount of zucchini noodles at the bottom of your bowl. Pour the soup broth over the noodles and top with julienned peppers, mango and green onions. Enjoy!

Smoothie Trio

As a part of the 'Naturopathic Medicine Week', I was invited to the Mahalo Naturopathic Centre for their open house on Mother's Day, to showcase and serve some of my smoothies. I decided to share the recipes with those of you that were curious about them at the open house, as well as the rest of you that would like to try them out at home! Here they are:

(All recipes make two 12oz smoothies)

Chocolate Superfood Smoothie

20oz Horsetail & Stinging Nettle Tea
3 Bananas
4 tbsp Cacao Powder
2 tbsp Maca Powder
2 tbsp Mesquite Powder
2-4 tbsp Goji Berries
4 Medjool Dates
Pinch of Cayenne
Pinch of Sea Salt

Alkalizing Green Smoothie

3 Bananas
8 Kale Leaves
2 tsp Spirulina
Pinch of Sea Salt

Beautifying Smoothie

3 Bananas
2 tbsp MSM Powder
Pinch of Cayenne
Pinch of Sea Salt