If we are to talk about animals in economic terms, and I guess I should in this blog, according to the study Nature Climate Change, published in Nature, meat and dairy are the least profitable sources of nutrition. 97,4% of the cost to feed them is lost. No other industry would consider such a lousy ROI. It is only viable for the meat and dairy industry as they get most of it covered with subsidies weighing heavy on the torn world economy and tax payers.
Picture a chicken walking around gracefully with its grand feathers beaming, or a fish swirling in the sparkling water, or a cow looking at you with it’s big eyes. Now, if I tell you to kill it and rip it open with your teeth, would you want to do that, could you? Probably not as you are not a felis catus, i.e. a cat.
Yes, for the first time in the history of the known universe.
Make your coffee in the way you prefer,
Pour it into the blender, while hot,
Add a small handful of cashews
A sliver of vanilla,
If desired, a wee touch of sweetener (up to you),
An almost imperceptible dose of salt.
And then, strain the mix into a small pan or original coffee pot etc., just to bring the heat back up, and then, having done all that,
Sesame seeds have both antioxidants and healthy oils, but very few people know that in order to get the benefits we need to crush them before eating. As with most seeds, they are well protected from our gastric juices by a hard shell. Therefore, it is crucial to break them in a mixer, grinder or by chewing. But don’t buy them ground up, because the fantastic oils evaporate or oxidize. If you don’t crush them before devouring them, you will at least benefit from the great fiber that the shell provides.
Here's a simple and delicious hummus (or, sometimes called bean paste) recipe that we love to make on our retreats.
3 dl cooked chickpeas
Juice from 1/2 a small lemon
0.5 dl olive oil
0.5 dl fresh ground sesame seeds
1 tsp sumac
2 pinches salt
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 pinch cayenne pepper
0.5 dl water or until desired consistency
Blend until smooth.
If you'd like extra sesame taste, blend in 3 tbsp of tahini and a bit of water.
Top it off with some red spice like paprika, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Here is perfect recipe for an every day morning start smoothie, a slightly modified Ann Wigmore Energy Soup recipe. Learn more about the tremendous benefits of drinking your greens.
2 large servings-ish
In high speed blender:
- 1 apple
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 stalk celery
- 10 cm cucumber
- 2 handfuls of greens like spinach, kale, chard, baby greens
- bunch of fresh herbs like menta, parsley, *optional
- bit of ginger or curcumin
- water to desired consistency, usually just covering all
- add spirulina/chlorella/blue-green algea for a super booost!
Find your way and play with what you got. Sprouts and microgreens!
As long as you get your greens IN! :)
This RAW Cauliflower Cous Cous recipe is from the prize winning Lebanese Meze Plate. Try it and love it!
- 1 small head of cauliflower – Run /Pulse in food processor until rice sized
- 2 handfuls of mint – cut roughly
- 2 handfuls of parsley - cut roughly
- 1 red bell pepper – finely cut
- 2 cucumber OR celery stalks – finely cut
- 1/2 red onion - finely cut
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 3-4 figs or dates, finely cut
- paprika or cayenne spice to taste
- salt to taste
- ...for deluxe, go for some additional pistachio or walnuts
Mix everything in bowl with a big spoon. Bless and Serve. (:)
In high speed blender:
- 2 tbsp melted Coconut Oil
- 2 tbps tahini
- 1 tbps Nama Shoyu/Tamari
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp lemon
- 1/2 tsp pepper yellow + hot if desired
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil,
- Water until good creamy consistency
Mix with spiralized or finely cut, Noodles of zucchini, squash, butternut, pumpkin, kelp, shredded cabbage.
Topping / serving with half lime, chopped nuts/almonds, chinese onion
The best way to avoid caffeine and to squeeze out the most antioxidants of our loved plants with our hurting them, is to cold brew your tea. The most beneficial teas are green and white teas. If you leave the leaves to soak in water over night as we do at the retreats you get more antioxidants out. Add lemon, lime, cinnamon, ginger or anything you like. This water was enriched with rosemary in bloom.
Join us for a retreat and learn more about healthy food, smart drinks, mocktails, and much more to spice up your life and health.