Recipe of the Month

 Herbed RAW Goats Cheese 

Raw cheeses are easy to make and provide the textural, emotional components to a dish that will leave you satisfied, but not feeling heavy, horrible and clogged the way dairy will.

RECIPE:

1& 1/2 cups Macadamis, soaked 2 hours
1/2 cup Cashews, soaked 2hrs
1⁄4 cup water (enough to blend thoroughly)
1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder (or 1 capsule)

 

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth.  Place the mixture in the cloth and set in a bowl with a weight on top of the cheesecloth. Ferment on the bench for at least 24 but no more than 48 hours.

Herb Flavouring

1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Chives (or green shallots), finely chopped
1 tsp parsley finely chopped

Stir ingredients into fermented cheese. Roll in bakers paper to create a log shape. Place in fridge.  Slice as needed for raw lettuce wraps. salads/ pizza toppings. Be creative!
Will last months if kept in the fridge.

 

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To Calorie Count or NOT

To Calorie Count or NOT!

Calorie-Counting Calorie Counting is it beneficial or detrimental to your health and wellbeing? 

 After launching my website and FREE ebook, I received a number of requests to add the calorie components to the FREE Chocolate mint slice recipe I had included in the book, and that I “should” make sure all my recipes have this component to appeal to people “watching their weight”!

My response, was the same as it always has been on this topic.  “Thank you for your suggestion, however I don’t believe in calorie counting”.

I understand many of you are concerned about weight gain, or struggle to lose those last kilograms and many of you worry constantly that you don’t look good enough in comparison to those beautiful airbrushed girls on the magazines!

As a qualified Nutritionist, I did learn how to calorie count and I have the tools to perform this task on my recipes.  However, as a human being who recovered from an eating disorder, I can honestly attest that calorie counting is NOT the way forward! Continue reading To Calorie Count or NOT