Get your HEMPY on!... Hemp Mylk

Today I'm excited to share with you my glorious new Hemp Mylk recipe which is not only SF DF GF, but also NUT FREE! Seriously super awesome! Just sipping on an organic Dande Latte (only with the milk below) & its amazzze. So here it is. Easy & yummy, superfood-y, super-frothy Hemp Mylk...

Recipe:

1/3 cup hulled hemp seeds
1 dessertspoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
pinch cinnamon powder, optional

2 cups water

BLEND until it becomes white, super smooth, frothy & creamy Mylk. Strain through a nut milk bag if desired (I never do!), otherwise you may strain it when you're just about to use it through a fine gauze strainer.

Enjoy in smoothies, over breakfast, anywhere you'd use regular milk. To make this Mylk 'probiotic' add one capsule dairy free probiotic powder to the recipe before blending ;)

Love Abigail xxx


CHOCOLATE BUCKWHEATIES

I cook in varying degrees, if you like, of healthiness!...Depending on whom I'm cooking for. This is a recipe I enjoy for myself, although my family who are not as raw conscious as I am, much prefer chocolate pancakes...

I know Organice Your Life readers are quite raw food minded, & I'm sure you'll enjoy this crunchy chocolaty breakfast treat.

 

CHOCOLATE BUCKWHEATIES

3 cups raw buckwheat, soaked
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup coconut sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
2 tablespoons rice bran or coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw agave or maple syrup
¾ cup organic cocoa

To soak buckwheat: rinse raw buckwheat in a large sprouting jar with guaze lid 3 times filling with water & draining off. Fill jar with fresh water & soak buckwheat for 3 hours. Strain & rinse turning jar upside down to drain. Leave 12 hours, rinse again, drain. The buckwheat is ready to use.

Mix everything together in a large bowl. Spread out buckwheaties on dehydrator sheets or on trays to dry in the oven at 40’C for 6 - 8 hours. When cereal is completely dry & store in a nice jar ready to eat with Supergorgeous Almond Milk (page ) or layered with natural yogurt & fresh berries, or even to snack as is! Yum! :)

½ hour preparation time in total. Up to 8 hours drying time. Makes about 5 cups.

 


Abi's 'Model Chocolate' Eco Block

We models need chocolate right? It can get us from one casting to another, one shoot to another while still keeping us feeling light & energetic ...

Actually raw cacao chocolate is a wonderful superfood for any one of us who wants to look & feel our very best, as well as have the energy to meet our superhuman lifestyles!

Today I'm going to give to you one of the 60+ recipes from MODEL CHOCOLATE - my supergorgeous raw chocolate recipe book, due out later this year.

This recipe is cheap, simple to make, & tastes delicious! It's raw energy food you can make in 10 minutes to have on hand all week (if it lasts that long!).

Creamed coconut is available from good health food stores or supermarkets, you can get it in a jar - such as the beautiful Artisana brand - which is more expensive, or in a blocks such as Royals which make this recipe super cheap! Find the blocks at Asian supermarkets or again, from the health food store.

 

Abi's Model Chocolate Eco Block

200g creamed coconut

2 big tablespoons raw honey or more

1 tablespoon cold pressed rice bran or coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla powder

1 big tablespoon nut butter, optional (makes a slightly softer creamier chocolate)

½ cup chopped raw brazil nuts

½ cup mixed sultanas, currants & raisins

Pinch fine sea salt

1/3 cup organic raw cacao powder

Line a flat tray with foil or non stick baking paper. Place creamed coconut into a glass bowl to melt over a larger bowl of boiled water. Remove from heat & mix in all other ingredients until combined. Using a spatula scrape out onto lined tray or mould & set in the fridge.

SuperTips: Try any fruits, nuts or spices or essential oils to alter the flavour of your chocolate. OR top with a some melted creamed coconut mixed with a little coconut oil, honey & vanilla for a no-fuss no dairy ‘white chocolate’ topping!

10 minutes to prepare. 10 minutes to set. Makes a massive block to feed a family.


Stay tuned to for all the superfood chocolate you can eat! <3

Cacao love! Abigail xxx


CACAO VANILLA HALVA

SOOO CRAZY BUSY working on all the planning for fashion/beauty/chocolate shoots for my up & coming book MODEL CHOCOLATE & I can't share the real ripper recipes, but here's a little idea for you to get more cacao into your day as well as more calcium.

SESAME halva has long been hailed a beauty food in many European wellness clinics & for good reason! Lots of good fats, vitamins & minerals & so delicious & easy to make.

In my book I like to make it a little less traditional by topping it all up with the extra antioxidants & chocolatey goodness of raw cacao.

To make halva, simply whiz raw sesame seeds in a coffee grinder or blender, placing into a bowl, add a little pure vanilla & raw honey to bind it into a sticky mass, not too much or it will be too sweet. Then simply halve the mixture & add raw cacao powder & a little maple syrup to one part. Layer the vanilla into a sealable glass dish & top it with the raw chocolate halva. DONE! An easy snack you can share with a friend & a pot of tea, or a satisfying raw dessert after a yummy green salad. I love it & it works wonders on my skin!

 

LOVE & CHOCOLATE XXX ABIGAIL


Savoury Sprinkles

These delicious cheesy sprinkles are great on just about anything. From soups to tomato on toasted wholegrain bread to salads! SOO YUM. I've just made a delicious organic spinach/goats cheese/potato/portabello mushroom bake for the family which I'm topping with my Savoury Sprinkles for extra delish & nutrients too!! :)

RECIPE:

1 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted

1 tablespoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon himalayan salt

1 teaspoon chives, dried

1 teaspoon rosemary leaves, dried (optional may use oregano)

1 tablespoon savoury yeast flakes

1/2 teaspoon tumeric, ground (optional)

TOAST sesame seeds lightly in a frypan without oil, stirring constantly until a subtle golden brown. Cool. Place seeds & all other ingredients into a blender (or coffee grinder) & dry blend on high until fine. Store in a glass jar in the fridge until needed. Keeps for ages!

Serve as mentioned or try over steamed or stir-fried vegetables or sprinkled over whole baked sweet potatoes, slit open,  & stuffed with greens such as rocket & finely chopped parsley & lashings of my  Tasty Hempy Dressing! YUMMMM!

LOVE & chocolate xxx Abigail

PS. To make these sprinkles 100% RAW simply soak sesame seeds to activate 4hrs & drain. Dehydrate them until completely dry & continue with recipe! My fave.


Abi's Pumpkin Pie

Hi again! How's everyone?

Most people who know me know I prefer raw desserts (especially RAW CHOCOLATE!) but every now & then I'll cook an old fashioned favourite with local organic ingredients. Tonight I'm treating the family to pumpkin pie for dessert & I quickly jotted down the recipe as I went so I could share it with you. :) I haven't made it for years! Pumpkins are so fresh and lovely at the markets just now. I use fresh organic eggs in this recipe, because I have well loved hens of my own, but you could replace these with chia seeds.

BEGIN WITH:

2 cups pumpkin (I used the 'jap' variety, butternut is also lovely)

2 cups dates

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1 cup water

COOK TOGETHER until most of the water is absorbed and the dates & pumpkin soft. Place into blender, then ADD:

1 270ml can coconut cream

3-4 organic eggs (OR two tablespoons chia seeds + 3/4 cup water)

1 scraped vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon natural vanilla

2 tablespoons organic maple syrup, coconut sugar or extra dark brown sugar

Extra cinnamon for sprinkling on top

BLEND until smooth. Pour into prepared crust (below), sprinkle with cinnamon & BAKE 45 minutes in a fan forced over at 175'C or until the pie is nicely set through & slightly browned.

SPELT CRUST:

So simple!

2 cups wholemeal spelt flour

1/2 cup oat bran

1/4 cup rice bran oil OR use a little organic butter in place of part of the oil

1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar or extra dark brown sugar

Water. Just enough to bind.

MIX. Press into a lined pie dish & bake until semi cooked at 180'C.

I served the pie at room temperature with pure coconut yogurt & extra maple syrup

Actually quite nutritious & high in protein, good fats & fibre this pie would be perfect served after nice salad with lots of dark leafy greens or as it is with a pot of tea!

Love & chocolate xxx Abigail


Weird & Wonderful ~ Seaweed

Seaweed is excellent for EVERYTHING. Seriously.

Check out some of the nutritional benefits:

*Nori has twice as much Vitamin C as oranges, packed with beta-carotene like carrots, rich in calcium for your bones, iodine and iron for thyroid, and are great in making sushi.

*Arame is laden with macro minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and iodine.

*Kelp is high in iodine, which must be present for proper glandular function and metabolism. It also contains phosphorus and calcium, as well as magnesium and potassium. Kelp is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, plus amino acids. Because kelp is the saltiest of sea veggies, it makes a popular salt substitute. However, it’s been tested to be low in sodium.

*Wakame is iron-rich and 10 times more calcium than a glass of milk!

Try whipping up a seaweed salad to have on hand. That way you can easily add it to almost any meal during the week. Try eating it with just about anything savoury, for extra valuable nutrients! I used Arame this time. Instead of boiling it like the packet recommended I simply soak the arame in boiling water for 20-30 minutes, then drain.

It went especially well with an unusual 'pome-chilli' dressing I made to disguise some of the seaweedy taste. I used one part pomegranate molasses, one part agave, 2 parts macadamia oil, 2 parts apple cider vinegar, 2 small finely sliced organic onions, salt to taste, & chilli flakes (for my lack of fresh cayenne peppers)! A sprinkling of fresh basil (parsley may be used instead with success) from the garden is complementary & the chilli will help distract the tastebuds a little also ;)

You can expect: Shiny hair, clear mind, radiant skin, healthy teeth & gums, thyroid function, immunity, cell regeneration (highly anti-aging), bone & joint function, weight loss, detoxification...& everything else. Think of it as a superfood to enhance your superhuman lifestyle!

Love & chocolate xxx Abigail


MODEL CHOCOLATE

HI BELOVED OYL READERS :D

Hope you've had a most delightful Xmas, & may every healthy & beautiful vision for yourself come true in 2012.

My supergorgeous raw chocolate book is coming. There is a quote, "SOONER THAN YOU THINK, LONGER THAN YOU WISH" & it definitely applies here!!!

 

 MODEL CHOCOLATE ~ BRINGING YOU MORE ENERGY, LOVE & BEAUTY WITH EVERY SUPER- GORGEOUS BITE ♥

There are over 50 recipes ranging from breakfasts to desserts with everything in between. Stuff like my Jaffa Chocolate Pie, to varied chocolate blocks, miscellaneous things like chocolate syrup, a very special herbal tea, a beauty mask & bath, lots of art, stunning images & best of all... 90% of the recipes I've created are SUGAR FREE, DAIRY FREE, completely natural, GLUTEN FREE! There are NUT FREE CHOCOLATES too! Everything has been thought of, and I just cant wait to share all the chocolate love with you.

No it's not a dream, a chocolate revolution is coming! Like my fb page Model Chocolate, aswell as my personal page - Abigail O'Neill to stay TUNED. I'll be posting pics, info on release dates etc there...

Thanks so much also to those who have already 'liked' my PAGES, & your supportive words, so thankful for each & every one, not long now!

LOVE & CHOCOLATE XXX ABIGAIL