"Learning is as never-ending as love." - Ann Jacobe
Stop, Cook and Listen!
Thursday, 19, June 2014

I find it really fun to share anything that moves me and makes me happy. I am way beyond stoked and excited for this second cooking demo at LifeScience that I will be doing for Mom bloggers. It’s the joy of preparing the most healthy food possible in a fun and creative manner- easy to prepare and delicious at the same time!

Not to be short on recipes from my ever rich imagination, my cooking demo will be composed of the following parts, each recipe can be enjoyed separately or together as a full course meal. DIG IN!

The Drink

Studies show that when the whole fruit with its pulp, the juice, the rind and the zest are blended in one drink, the result is a strong mix of Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium and iron. It’s a perfect blend that not only refreshes you on a sunny day, it also gives your body a strong armor against sickness.

The Herb Pineapple Slush- When you blend herbs and some Pineapples with ice... you’re in for a big surprise!

1 Organic Pineapple

2 Sprigs of Rosemary

6 Calamansi

1 Cup Water 

1 Cup Crushed Ice

Peel Pineapple and slice with the core. Blend all the ingredients together with crushed ice. You may include the Calamansi rind and seeds.

The Meal

Whether sliced, diced or carved into a makeshift boat or shredded into a noodle-like treat, the Zucchini AKA the summer squash is a superfood waiting to be discovered and enjoyed! One Zucchini only has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber. It helps digestion, prevents constipation, helps maintain low blood sugar and discourages overeating.

Zucchini Does It- The Zucchini is awesome because only your imagination and creativity is the limit! Sweet or savory or both!  

Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce- An imaginative alternative to the carb heavy spaghetti, this one is chock full of fibrous goodness with every plate. 

1 Zucchini

1 Heaping of Pureed Tomato with Chopped Basil

Salt and Pepper

Spiralize 1 Zucchini. Top with your favourite Spaghetti sauce. Season with Salt and Pepper.

Zucchini Pad Thai- True to the taste of traditional Pad Thai, salty, savory and satisfying with every serving.

1 Zucchini

1 tbsp of low-sodium Fish Sauce with Chopped Cilantro

Chopped Peanuts

Chopped Scrambled Eggs and Shrimp (optional)

Spiralize 1 Zucchini. Mix Fish Sauce. Add your preferred toppings.

Zucchini with Melon Ribbons- A cool combination of zucchini and melons. Sweet, light and savory with every watery bite. 

1 Zucchini

½ Melon

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp Mustard

Salt and Pepper

Mint Leaves for garnish

Slice Zucchini and melon with a peeler. Mix olive oil, lemon and mustard together to make the dressing. Toss Zucchini and melon in dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with mint leaves.

The Dessert

As small as they can be, nuts are pretty sought after by almost everyone. Research shows that eating nuts can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Eating nuts is even associated with mortality among men and women, giving you the nutty advantage with every chewy bite.

Chewy Chunky Choco – A flavorful treat that’s perfect with or without coffee. A three -layered nutty treat with the texture of pie, the cooling calm of ice cream and the decadence of chocolate!

First Layer: The Crust

2 cups Gluten-free Rolled Oats

4-6 tbsp Coco Nectar (adjust to your preferred sweetness)

Process Rolled Oats until fine. Add Coco Nectar. Process until well-blended. Add about 1-2 tbsp water til it forms into a dough. Press dough onto the mold. Chill and prepare second layer.

Second Layer: The Custard

2 cups Soaked Cashew

4-6 tbsp Coco Nectar (adjust to your preferred sweetness)

1 tsp Vanilla

Pinch of Sea Salt

Process Cashew until fine. Add Coco Nectar, Vanilla and Sea Salt. Process for 2 minutes. Add Cashew Custard on top of the First Layer. Freeze and prepare Third Layer. 

Third Layer: The Topping

1 Cup Pili Nuts

1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Process Pili Nuts until fine. Add Chocolate Chips and pulse 3 times in food processor. Spread on top of frozen layers. Freeze for another hour before serving. Cut to bite-sized pieces.

These are recipes designed for the modern mom, fast and easy to prepare- without leaving the health and taste factor behind. Of course all my recipes are to be prepared with a generous helping of love and a thick dose of passion... that’s what happens when I am Reunited With My Kitchen... so should you!

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