Keepin Cozy ❄️
Since having kids I’m either way overheated or freezing my butt off — what’s with that! Anyone else, anyone? Ok, well this delicious, healthy and cozy dish hit the spot on this extra chilly night.
Recipe : kale (a lot), destemmed and blanched. Remove from water, set aside, when cool squeeze excess water and chop. Cook pasta, I used @eatbanza, in same kale water. Meanwhile, heat cast iron skillet and roast 1/2c chopped walnuts abt 5 mins, remove and set aside. Add evoo to pan and chopped shiitake mushrooms and four cloves of garlic, sliced. When cooked through add back walnuts and kale plus zest of one lemon. Add pasta and a splash of pasta water. Mix. Serve w a dollop of ricotta cheese. Whole family fought over seconds!
Baking experiments. Banana, date & walnut bundt cake. #noaddedsugar#2ofyour5#walnuts#chiaseeds#vegan#dairyfree#healthycake#healthytreats
Preheat oven to 170c (fan assisted oven)
5 medium ripe bananas smashed
1 bag of pitted dates (soaked overnight) blended
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower oil
2 cups sifted self raising flour
1/2 cup chia seeds
Fold wet mix into dry ingredients until combined.
1 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp soda bicarb
Fold the above into cake mix (wet and dry) until fully combined.
Pour mix into greased baking ring tin.
Bake for 75mins.
Cool. Turn out. Decorate. Serve.
Walnuts add a delicious crunch to a salad and they're a source of plant-based omega-3's, a type of fatty acid that helps to tame inflammation. Plus, along with pecans, walnuts are the nut highest in antioxidants. So many reasons to love salad &, especially, salads with walnuts!
I can’t get enough of these at the moment. Juicy medjool dates stuffed with crunchy walnuts. It’s a fudgy, nutty, juicy, crunchy taste sensation!
These little bites are packed full of goodness. Dates are high in fibre, potassium and magnesium and deliver a power punch of energy. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and are a super plant source of omega 3’s. Simply cut the medjool dates in half and stuff with walnuts.
Et voila! .
Why is it that I share mostly breakfast? I was never a breakfast person, until I realized how much more energy I have when I do eat something in the morning. I started by pushing my breakfast earlier and earlier, very slowly. I began drinking banana smoothies, moved to green smoothies, and finally bread and fruit, and now I'm all about #yogurtbowls for #breakfast 🙏
This one ⬆️ is made with #greekyogurt#pineapple#walnuts#chia and #maplesyrup 🍍it was amazing 🙏
Why am I telling you about my breakfast #transformation ? I don't want you to eat breakfast, just because I like it or some researcher or journal or article or "expert" says it's healthy for you. Do what works for YOU! But please, never give up being curious and experimenting. Don't "abandon" the other side. Give it a fair shot! If you're a meat lover, try out veganism at least once. If you hate breakfast, find something that you like and see if it has effects on you. Don't just make up your opinion without trying the other side and giving it a fair shot.
This is not just about eating breakfast or not. It's also about being #vegan or #glutenfree or #plantbased or any other way of living and eating. Just because it has worked in the past, does not mean it will work for your whole life. Just because you're a fan of something doesn't mean that the other side is the enemy. 🙏
Do you know what I am getting at? Can we please all cultivate a #flexiblemindset where everything is possible? Where change is possible? Nothing is fixed!
Those were my thoughts before going to sleep. Please let me know any thoughts you have about this topic 💭🙏