Activated Pepita Snack

SNACK TIME :) Pepitas = Pumpkin Seeds = Vitamin E (skin +) & Niacin (read - amazing amazing for your brain = mood food!) & sooo much more. Google the happy little dears.

Many of you will already be up on the know of how damaging heated oils are to your health. Roasted nuts & seeds are so tasty & morish but also high in heated oils even when they're dry roasted. Here's a simple snack you can make which will satisfy your body's true need ~ FOR NUTRIENTS. Perfect along with a few carrot sticks in the handbag, they are high in protein too! This is how I prefer to eat my pumpkin seeds. My family do like theirs roasted & I make a three seed mix for them (roasted!) I prefer the recipe 'activated' which means they've become a living food & ready to GROW! Activated foods are much easier to digest, more alkalising to the body & even richer in vitamins & minerals :)

Recipe:
Organic soaked pepitas, drained
Tamari
Celtic salt (opt)
Cayenne pepper (I like lots!)

Add seasonings to *soaked drained pepitas, to taste. Dehydrate overnight in a dehydrator or very slow oven (say 40'C). Store in a jar ready for snacking or packing! MMM! I also love these sprinkled over salads, steamed garlic broccoli with my seed cheese for a quick, light, nutritious meal.

*To soak any amount, double the measure of pepitas with water & leave 3 hours at room temperature

Love & chocolate (there is a raw chocolate recipe in my book you'll love using pepitas, can't wait to share!) xxx Abigail


Balsamic Goji Beets

DELICIOUS beetroot recipe with a subtle spice & vibrant colour for winter or summer :-)

BALSAMIC GOJI BEETS

  • 4 medium organic beets, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup rapadura sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon organic goji berries
  • Pinch crushed chilli flakes

Bring to the boil & cook rapidly for 5 minutes before lowering heat, simmer until tender. Keep in a glass container/jar in the fridge.  Use on cold on sandwiches, or tasty with almost any meal (we even had it as a side dish with vege curry last night)... REALLY good served warm with organic goats cheese, rocket leaves & walnuts.

Love & chocolate xxx Abigail