Health and Nutrition

Spicy Comfort Drink for Winter Warming

This is my new favourite warming drink!

Coconut milk (actually almond milk this time. Coconut is creamier but I hadn’t made any), turmeric, fresh ground black pepper,  powdered ginger and Ceylon cinnamon heated with a steam wand (or on the stove top) with a little splash of maple syrup to sweeten.

The recipe was made up from a delicious drink we had in a cafe in Camden on a cold rainy day in London.

If anyone wants the recipe, just ask in the comments below.

Spicy warming winter pick-me-up
Spicy warming winter pick-me-up

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta – Best Pasta Sauce And Super Fast to Make

I discovered this pasta sauce recently and it instantly became a favourite. It is quite simply the most delicious sauce that I have ever tasted. We had it last night when we came back from a day in the city. And Steven has asked for it again tonight. How could I refuse when it lets me off the cooking duties this easily??

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

"Creamy, thick, and rich with lots of garlic flavour and a hint of lemon. This is my newest favourite pasta dish. The avocado works wonderfully in this recipe to create a sauce so creamy and thick, you will think there is cream hiding in there.

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 medium sized ripe Avocado, pitted
1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
1-3 garlic cloves, to taste (I used 3 and it was super garlicky, but if you are not a big fan of garlic use 1 clove)
1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
~1/4 cup Fresh Basil, (in my case I added some frozen pesto I had)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 servings/5-6 oz of your choice of pasta
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 
Directions:

1. Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.
3. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse in a strainer and place pasta into a large bowl. Pour on sauce and toss until fully combined. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Please note: This dish does not reheat well due to the avocado in the sauce. Please serve immediately."

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Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/#ixzz2zSNmGj5x

15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta — Oh She Glows
Oh…my….gosh. Alert the grocery store because there is going to be an avocado shortage in my town. Well, more than usual that is. [And yes, I said ‘store’. As in singular…We’re small town folk.] You can whip up this pasta

I have a confession to make: 

I Cook. Every Meal. Every Day. From Scratch. And I Love it.And I have to confess that of all household tasks, cooking is the one I enjoy most. So it turns out that I am in the minority. Please watch this if you have 20 minutes. The last 5 or so are questions from the audience, also interesting, but the meat of the presentation is covered in about 15 minutes.

*”From Scratch” means:  I prepare enough for two days of meals, when it comes to the main meal. My bread is (sourdough) baked in advance and usually frozen. A big (very big) bowl of homemade hummus – now I give it a smoky twist by adding a bit of cumin and smoked paprika as well – does for lunches along with raw sauerkraut (not made myself but made locally and bought in a farmers market stand) and any salad vegetables we have (tomatoes, cucumber etc.). The breakfasts are very easy, just toast made from my bread and peanut butter (only containing peanuts, bought in bulk, made locally) and local honey.
Supper is some meal made with beans, rice and vegetables with spices, peppers, onions, garlic and herbs in different recipes. Or risottos with nuts etc. (We are vegetarian, so those meals give us the nutrients we need to keep healthy.)