Dehydrated food for tramping

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Choc Mint Slice 

Base

1 cup coconut  desiccated

1 cup ground up sunflower seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardimin (optional)

1 tbsp cacoa

1 tsp Tahini (optional)

1 cup dates

1 + 1/2 cups pitted prunes

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

Topping

1 cup cashew nuts

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup water

Bunch of mint

1/2 tsp Vanilla essence

1 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Directions

Make base first.  Freeze.  Then add topping layer.

Kim-Chi Salad 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BX9NgpGA92d/
My sister Gwyneth is a foodie like me. Today we got busy and made lunch together…here’s the recipe!

  • Rocket from the garden
  • Oven roasted beetroot (chunks)
  • Avocado
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Kim-Chi
  • Activated roast seeds (optional)
  • Olive and lime drizzled through salad

Kale & Avocado Salad 

Bunch of kale

2 avocados

1/2 squeezed lemon

Pinch of salt

Pinch of chili and cumin powder

Splash of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (optional)

Mix & serve

Buckwheat Stir Fry

For me,  buckwheat is too bland in its own so I stir fry Tumerick,  onion,  garlic, ginger with celery, capsicum and any other veges you have on hand.  Add fish or chicken (optional) or chick peas for vegetarians.

Four top grain alternatives to try now   

pexels-photo-949211.jpegSo,  you’ve decided to repair your gut health.  That means finding alternatives to grain.  When I first started this food journey,  trying to find the beat alternatives made my head spin.  After weeks of research and many failed experiments these are my top picks.  

Why?  First,  they’re seeds not grains.  That means they don’t inflame the gut, making them easy to digest.

Second,  because they’re unrefined they’re high in fibre and therefore cleanses the gut efficiently.

Once you know how,  they’re really easy to prepare and a great substitute to grass grains.  So, without further ado, let’s take a look.

  1. Amaranth – Contains B vitamins, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Amaranth may help lower cholesterol.
  2. Buckwheat – Rich in flavonoids like rutin and a good source of magnesium, buckwheat is good for your cardiovascular system. It’s a valuable food for those with diabetes, as it can be helpful for regulating blood sugar.
  3. Millet – A good source of manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, millet is beneficial for your heart.
  4. Quinoa – A good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorous, and riboflavin (B2). Quinoa may be helpful if you have migraines, diabetes or atherosclerosis.

The good news is these seeds are alkaline.

Eat no more than 1/2 cup (cooked) at one serving.

Fill your plate mostly with veges!

For non vegetarians add small amounts of fish or organic meat.

A Breakfast Built on Millet 

This cereal originally came from wild grass seeds on the African savanna.  By 10,000 BC, neolithic farmers grew it in Asia. Modern millet is a staple crop around the world. We love it because it’s gluten-free, alkaline, low GI and packed with minerals like magnesium and zinc. It’s tasty, digestible and wonderful for gut health.

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Ingredients (serves up to 4)

1 cup of millet

2 1/2 cups water

Almond milk

Coconut yoghurt

Chopped fruit

Almond slivers

Preparation

Inspiration

Try it with seasonal local berries or fruit and spice it up with cinnamon (to aid digestion), organic plain yoghurt or coconut cream.

Bliss Balls 

1 cup coconut  desiccated

1 cup ground up sunflower seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardimin (optional)

1 tbsp cacoa

1 tsp Tahini (optional)

1 cup dates (soaked in water to soften)

1 + 1/2 cups pitted prunes

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

Mini Pizza Crusts

Here’s the recipe for the base (you can add any topping you like, today I smeared on avocado,  hummus,  kale mush)

1 cup almond flour

1 cup coconut flour

4 tbsp flaxseed meal

1/2 tsp salt, onion powder,  garlic powder,  chilli powder.  (optional)

2 large eggs

1 cup water

4 tbsp of olive oil

Combine all dry ingredients – then add wet ones.  Make balls and roll with a rolling pin with non stick baking paper in between.

Use and freeze the remaining mini pizza bases separated by baking paper and in a sealed large plastic bag.