Mexican Cauliflower

Mexican Cauliflower

Let me tell you about cauliflower and why you may wish it include it in your diet on a regular basis.

Being a member of the cruciferous family, it has some amazing health benefits.

  • Fights cancer – contains sulforaphane which is known to kill off cancer stem cells
  • Improves blood pressure – again that sulforaphane is involved to help with this
  • Anti-Inflammatory – contains Indole-3-Carbinal which works to keep inflammation down in the body
  • High in Vitamins & Minerals – contains lots of Vitamin C as well as Vitamin K, protein, magnesium, Vitamin B6 & much more
  • Good for your Brain – contains Choline (B vitamin) which is known for helping with developing brains
  • Good for your Digestion – high in fiber and also that sulforaphane (love this stuff!) protects the lining of your stomach by keeping bacteria under control
  • Detoxifies – super high in antioxidants (when eaten raw) as well sulforaphane (there it is again) assists with detoxification

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Stuffed Avocado with Curry Sauce

stuffedavocado3Oh yeah!  This is so tasty you will want to make it all the time.  I made a few variations of it over the Christmas holidays and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Avocado may be high in fat but it contains healthy fats that are good for you.  The fat in avocado contains oleic acid which has been known to reduce inflammation.

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Tasty Eastern Dippers

We had guests for dinner on Saturday and I wanted to try something different for an appetizer but not too different.  I tend to try out recipes, that I have not made before, at a dinner party.  Do you do that too?  It must be a faux pas but I figure this way you are under a little pressure to do it right and usually it works out quite well.

I was thinking along the lines of a falafel but I wanted to keep it raw.  Our guests are not raw foodies or even vegans but they do enjoy plant-based foods and I knew that they would be open to something new.

I do not like raw chickpeas, so I thought that I would use soaked sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.  These are super easy on the digestion.  I basically took a general falafel recipe and switched it up a little.  This is something that you could bring to an upcoming cocktail party.

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NORI ROLL UPS

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Ingredients:
Remember to choose organic whenever possible
2 Nori sheets
Avocado, mashed
Finely grated carrot
Thinly sliced red pepper
Large handful of greens (spinach, lettuce, mesclun mix, arugula, cilantro, parsley, watercress, sunflower or pea sprouts)(or a combination)
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Sea salt or dulse flakes (optional)

Procedure:

  • Lay nori sheet on the counter
  • Spread half the mashed avocado on ¾ of the sheet and the remaining on the other sheet
  • Sprinkle the avocado with a little cayenne and a little sea salt or dulse, if using
  • On top of the avocado, lay the carrot and red pepper on the bottom ½ of the sheet
  • Top with the greens
  • Roll up, either by hand or use a sushi mat.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Enjoy!

Adventurous Variations:
-replace the avocado with a raw seed paté (see Paté du Soleil recipe )
-add sundried tomatoes or olives

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NORI ROLL UPS
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Raw Vegan
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Total time: 
Serves: 2-4 servings
 
Remember to choose organic whenever possible
Ingredients
  • 2 Nori sheets
  • Avocado, mashed
  • Finely grated carrot
  • Thinly sliced red pepper
  • Large handful of greens (spinach, lettuce, mesclun mix, arugula, cilantro, parsley, watercress, sunflower or pea sprouts)(or a combination)
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Sea salt or dulse flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lay nori sheet on the counter
  2. Spread half the mashed avocado on ¾ of the sheet and the remaining on the other sheet
  3. Sprinkle the avocado with a little cayenne and a little sea salt or dulse, if using
  4. On top of the avocado, lay the carrot and red pepper on the bottom ½ of the sheet
  5. Top with the greens
  6. Roll up, either by hand or use a sushi mat.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Enjoy!