Garden Salad Wraps are a fun way to serve a salad and a creative way to use leftover dips, spreads, pâtés, cooked grains, beans, salads and salad dressings. The wrapper can be a warm sprouted tortilla or leaves of lettuce, cabbage or mustard greens. Once you understand how a salad wrap is made, you can be as creative as you like. Just remember the rule, anything that rolls . . . goes!
I am so inspired by the power of tonic herbs that I want to share this simple recipe for making a basic tonic tea. Tonic herbs are the superior herbs. They have the magic to heal and build. To be categorized as a tonic herb, an herb must be safe to take on a daily basis without any negative accumulative affects. Tonic herbs give a feeling of calm and balance. Please enjoy this Tri-Tonic Tea with its sweet, earthy taste and immune building properties. As you sip this tonic tea, feel the blessing of each herb and the gifts they each bring. They are a gift from nature to your good health.
Alive with enzymes, Omega-3’s, great nutrition and outstanding flavor, these raw cookies will quickly become a favorite staple for a quick snack when on the run or a morning get-me-going breakfast served with Goji Nut Mylk. Apple Almond Chia granola cookies are sweetened with apple, pear and a little coconut palm sugar. Cinnamon is added to bring out the sweet nature of the other ingredients and balance blood sugar levels. Ginger powder, which has no resemblance to fresh ginger in taste, adds a little spark.
Tips to the Chef: Start early as the seeds will need to soak for 3-6 hours. “Black Sesame Seed Dressing” can be made thick and served as a paté, just leave out the water, or it can be made thin by adding water to serve as a dressing. This dressing can be made with any color sesame seeds; white, yellow, brown, red or black. Each will have it’s own nutritional profile, texture and look.
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Blend All until Smooth: In a blender, put all the ingredients (except the water if making a paté) and blend until smooth.
How to Serve
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How to Store
Makes about 3 cups
An amazing alchemy happens when you culture (ferment) foods. Foods become easy to digest, vitamins increase, enzymes abound, antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic substances are produced and lactic acid (a major by-product of the fermentation process) feeds the micro-flora in our intestines where they stimulate the production of vitamin K and the B vitamins that our bodies need for good health. Our intestines are 70% of our immune system. When we feed our friendly micro flora we are building a strong immune system.
Chia is the Mayan word for strength, and Indians in Southern Mexico know chia seeds as “Indian Running Food.” In the raw food world, chia seeds are being hailed as a near perfect food as they are easy to digest, promote healthy elimination, are the highest known plant source of the essential fatty acid, Omega 3, are between 19 to 23% protein and have lots of soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals.