Oh dear, I’d completely forgotten that I’d made a video showing my first attempt at how to make kombucha with green tea. I was reminded about it by my family, as it is probably more than ready by now…
The video was shot back on, oooh 15 October 2013 and my sister is desperate for me to empty the jar. The big chicken won’t even sniff it and thinks once the jar is empty that will be the end of things. (Shhh, it won’t be).
Grubbing around in the kitchen this morning, as I’ve been decidedly slack about doing food shopping, I created something that turned out to be so fab it reminded me of the joy of good morning kisses.
Here’s what I juiced:
My head is all over the place at the moment. Filled with shit about how to create an income and shit about how to make my life better. About finding balance.
Since my 21 Day Juice Fast ended about a month and a half ago, my resolve has been up and down and my brother’s words are coming back to haunt me… “See where you are by Christmas”, he said.
Pffft. Said I. I’ll show him, I’ve quit yo-yo dieting. I’ve snipped the string. I even wrote a blog post talking about it, I was so sure.
But you know what, I’m not.
So I didn’t have any kale in my veg box this week *boo hoo*, what can I make crisps from instead? Cabbage!
In the interest of experimentation, I thought I’d give it a whirl. I made it in the same way I make kale crisps..
- wash some cabbage leaves – I used savoy cabbage – and cut out the stem from the middle of the leaf
- my leaves weren’t huge, so I left the leaves in just two pieces each, instead of chopping them smaller, as they do shrink when you crisp them up
- put the cabbage in a bowl and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the top (melted coconut oil would probably be fab too, or any other good quality oil of your choice).
- add whatever flavours you fancy, I kept mine simple with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of himalayan salt
- get your (clean) hands in there and massage the leaves so they are thoroughly coated with everything – i usually do this for a few minutes, until the leaves are a vibrant shiny colour
- if you’ve got a dehydrator, lay out the cabbage leaves on your trays and stick them in at your usual ‘keep it live at 105℉’. If you’re like me and don’t have one, lay out on a baking sheet or two, so they’re not on top of each other and put in the oven at its lowest setting, if you want to try and keep as much of the goodness as possible.
- check what’s going on after about 30 minutes and keep an eye on them depending on how quick they are crisping up for you – mine took about 45 minutes I think, at 80℃
- ta dah! Healthy crisps or ‘chips’ if you’re in the USA
I found the savoy cabbage had a surprisingly sweet flavour when crisped and I really enjoyed them. They had my sister, Nicola’s, seal of approval too.
I’m not sure how long they’d keep in an airtight container, as they always get eaten the instant they come out of the oven here! If you can stop yourself from scoffing the lot in one go, you’ll have to let me know.
What’s your favourite vegetable crisp to make? Share in the comments below, especially if you have a tasty topping you like to make, I’m always on the look out for inspiration.
Only Austin Powers could give you more psychedelic shake than this juice! Ok, the picture is more psychedelic (psychotic?), than the juice but I felt I must share it with you.
It tasted like a gorgeous, sexy vibrant cousin of that bottled, dowdy, V8 stuff people harp on about. Here’s how I made it:
I was lying in the bath recently, listening to my mind chatter. It was pretty noisy in there I can tell you.
It was yabbering on at me saying things like..
“Why on earth did you call your blog My Raw Food Weight Loss? I mean wtf? You’re not a raw foodie. You’re not vegan. And right now, you’re not exactly eating perfectly to lose weight ARE YOU? In fact you’ve probably put on weight again!”
So I thought gawd.. yes.. I’m right.
I’m not 100% raw vegan. And I never will be.
Why? Because, for me, that’s not something that fits in with how I want my life to be.
So I thought I’d better write about it as some people may visit this site with the assumption that I’m a full on, hippy toting, raw vegan shimmy shaker. I’m not. Well, not often.
This got me thinking about what else you may be thinking I am or not.
Recently my brother, Alex, left a comment on a Facebook Album I’d created about my recent 21 Day Juice Fast and it got me really thinking about why I do juice fasts.
Basically what I think he was getting at, was that it’s all very well and good doing a juice fast but it’s not sustainable FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. And of course, he’s right.
It’s the end of my 21 Day Juice Fast Feast. I did it!
In this video, I strip down to my very unglamorous undies and get on the scales. Will I be happy or will I be sad? Watch and see.
Confession time! So what have I been eating that I shouldn’t have during my 21 Day Juice Fast challenge? I reveal all in this latest video..
Musings on ‘less than supportive’ relationships that we keep in our life. What are you putting up with that makes you feel like crap? And is it really toxic or is it just a bad behaviour blip?