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RAW wakame, zucchini, avocado and quick pickled ginger salad

RAW wakame, zucchini, avocado and quick pickled ginger salad

As autumn begins to descend, the ingredients available for salads also begin to dwindle. However, greens like spinach, zucchini and celery, and earthy vegetables like sweet potato and eggplant are more readily available. In the cooler months, it might be a good idea to accompany a seaweed salad with a miso soup or cup of...
RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

This is a really easy raw salad, and can be altered depending on the ingredients you have at hand – parsnips or beetroot can become the ‘pasta’, and the pesto modified to suit. Healing Ingredients: Basil: A calming and soothing herb useful to aid digestion, stomach aches and anxiety, basil is also a high source of...
WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

This is a nice light salad to add to the table at Christmas, if you are so inclined. Festive colours aside, combination of earthy almonds, piquant cranberries and herbed lime dressing make this a lovely salad for any occasion. Nutrient combining: Despite being a light salad, the combination of Vitamin C rich parsley and cranberries...
RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

Healing Ingredients: Kale:  Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification enzymes,  clearing potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly from your body. (For more information, see Vibrant Dish) Sea vegetables:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight...
RAW kale & walnut tabouli

RAW kale & walnut tabouli

I was never much of a fan of tabouli, but I was living in a warmer climate during April of this year and had an excess of kale at my disposal. Too big for a jar, too bountiful and unruly to squeeze into the fridge. And so this faux tabouli was born. Healing Ingredients: Kale:...
WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

Melbourne weather has been windy, warm, rainy and cold throughout the past week. In both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, windy and transeasonal weather is recognised as a particularly ungrounding and confusing time for the body and the mind. The inclusion of earthy foods such as root vegetables, whole grains and warming spices is recommended...
RAW deconstructed Japanese rice bowl with iced green tea

RAW deconstructed Japanese rice bowl with iced green tea

This experimental raw version of a Japanese rice bowl includes sweet parsnip ‘rice’, shitake mushrooms marinated with walnuts, goji berries and Tamari, and a fresh kale and seaweed salad. Ingredients: For the rice: 2 small parsnips, peeled and diced 1/4 cauliflower, chopped handful of pine nuts juice of 1 lemon dash of Tamari 1 clove...
RAW ruby grapefruit salad

RAW ruby grapefruit salad

Healing Properties: Grapefruit: grapefruits are a super strong antioxidant, and are active in detoxifying, as well as breaking down fat content in the body. Ruby grapefruits (which I have used in this salad) also contain lycopene, which has been found to be anti-cancerous. Beetroot: Beets are very alkalising, and are really beneficial to the whole body if...
RAW winter stuffed peppers

RAW winter stuffed peppers

  Parsnip, coriander, zucchini and pecans… warming ingredients served raw! So easy and super quick to whip up. Try with cashew, sundried tomatoes and basil, or walnut, shitake and ginger – so many combinations are possible…! Healing Ingredients: Pecans: Containing Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, fibre AND antioxidants, pecans are pretty much magical. Parsnips: Fibrous and...
Lemon Myrtle, Coconut & Chili Superfood Salad

Lemon Myrtle, Coconut & Chili Superfood Salad

This is a very Australian twist on one of my favourite salads. The sweetness of fresh shelled peas, coconut and coriander are given a gentle boost from the red chilli and lemon myrtle. The fragrance of lemon myrtle, coriander and mint can be quite strong, so if you are sensitive to more intense herbs, add...

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