check out my kraut baby!
Made it last night with a head of cabbage, bag of carrots, salt, red onion, garlic, cumin and coriander. So uber chuffed at myself and it’s soooo easy to make! It’s fermenting away and should be ready in a few days hopefully. Although I’m jetting on hols next week so it may have to wait till I come back woop.
Also made some amazing crackers from Shazzie’s book Evie’s Kitchen. The recipe is called Kate’s Crackers – they’re purple and I love purple food. Can’t give away the recipe but it has purple corn in it obv…
Speaking of purple…or rather typing of it…
Two words, YU – UM! Meat from one coconut blended with 1/2 cup coconut water, 1/2 cup dried coconut chips, 1 tsp purple corn, 5 strawbs and 1/2 cup blueberries. Bloody hell this was delicious. Obviously my body must’ve been lacking in purple nutrition the last day or so 🙂
What else? Oh yes I made this as a treat cos I’m totally worth it…
When I was making this bar last night I went to snap off the amount of cacao butter I generally use which tends to be 50g. I stick the knife in the flat block of butter in a random place and crack a bit off and I seem to have this ability to be able to break off exactly 50g every time. I mean exactly 50g! This has happened the last six times I’ve done it and last night it happened again! I totally freaked out in the kitchen at how amazing this mad 50g ability of mine is and Rod asked what I was blethering on about so I explained. He said ‘do it again then’ and so I stuck the knife in and weighed it and would you believe, bang on 50g? AGAIN? I mean, what is that all about? How come I have this mental ability to randomly pick off 50g from a huge block of cacao? Maybe 50g means something in some weird alternate universe? Or perhaps the king of the 50g of cacao butter people from the cacao dimension is communicating with me to tell me to join them in their world so I can make cacao bars all day long. Bizarre or what?
Anyway recipe is 50g cacao butter melted, mix in 1 tbsp lucuma, 1 tbsp mesquite and 1tbsp sweetener of choice (i use xylitol) mix it about and then add in gojis, cacao nibs and bee pollen. Pour in to a mould leave to set in the fridge for half an hour and voila mr sexy man cacao bar 🙂 Lovely lovely lovely lovely.
Err, that’s about it really. I’ve booked to go off on lots of travels having finally realised that I’m sitting here wasting my precious life on earth not doing as much as I’d like. So I’m going to Paris and Barcelona and Rome. Can not wait. Next year I’m defo up for a bit of Bali and Tokyo. Off to Croatia next week and need to pack my suitcase full of travel-worthy raw food. So far I reckon I can fit my travel blender in my hand luggage as well as chia, gojis, flax cracks, seaweed, algae, cacao bars. Should be fine. Shame I can’t take my coconuts 🙁 I’ve even got a lead-lined bag to stick my food in so it doesn’t get cooked by the X-ray machine. Ha ha ohhhh dear, I fear I may have turned in to one of those ‘health nuts’ I keep hearing about 😀
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/