Thursday, 16 June 2011

Indian Spiced Vegetable Soup...


Nothing like a winter warm up!


(Serves 4)
1 small red capsicum (diced)
1 large zucchini (half mooned)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 large brown onion (diced)
1 medium sweet potato (roughly diced)
1/4 head of cauliflower 
1 tbsp gara marsala 
2 tbsp ground cumin 
1tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raisins 
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp celtic sea salt
2 sprigs of coriander
600 mils water
400 mils coconut milk

1. Prepped Veggies.
 2. Spices etc.
 3. Saute off your brown onion, red cap, and sweet potato firstly.
4. Once your veggies above are colored add the rest of your prepped ingredients. Dry toast (stiring vigorously) for around 1 minute.

5. Your toasted and coated veg will now look like above.
 6. Now add the coconut milk and water. Allow to simmer until all veggies are soft.
 7. Now with a whiz stick or in a blender blitz your ready soup!
I enjoyed this soup with a little cold coconut cream on the top. It may seem a bit odd adding almonds and raisins to the soup. I added the almond for thickness and protein. I love the sweet/spice combo of Indian dishes, but not so keen on the added sugar. The raisins simply are my way of giving a little sweetness. This soup is fantastic and very filling!


Sunday, 12 June 2011

Strawberrys and Cashew Creamed Chocolate Mousse

I was commanded that a sweet treat was in need...So with our powers combined... 
A sweet treat was created...


3/4 cup raw cashew nuts
1/2 cup raw walnuts
3/4 cup almond milk
4 tbsp dutch dark cocoa powder
1/3 cup agave
1 heaped tbsp coconut oil
50gm 85% dark cocolate

250gm strawberry's 

 1. Ingredients + 50gms dark chocolate.

 2. Place all ingredients apart from strawberry's and chocolate in a food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.

 3. In a small sauce pan melt your dark chocolate.

 4. Add your chocolate to your blitzed ingredients and blitz again. Ensure the two are now well combined.

 5. Dived into 4. I poured mine in 200gm ceramic ramekins. Place in the freezer to chill for around 15minutes.

6. Serve them with strawberry's or even raspberry's. The mousse is very rich and needs the tart berry to level it out!