Raw, Vegan Dumpling Class

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raw, kimchi dumplings – tomato wrappers, kimchi, cashew, sesame paste, sesame oil and liquid amino filling.

I haven’t felt ready or willing to teach this class until now. We need this class now. It’s dynamic in its nutrition and playful in its nature. We need both. I feel that now more than ever, we are reconnecting to food in investigative, appreciative ways. Food heals. There is no if, but or hows about that. Most diseases find their origin in lifestyle choices and most healing originates in changing those lifestyle choices.

the colours of healing

Class Description:

We will be making three different dumplings wrappers using two ingredients, zucchini and tomato. The three colours are red, purple and green. The fillings for each one are as follows:

1.Red dumpling: fresh, abundant Italian herbs, cashew paste, fresh lemon, garlic, black pepper

2. Purple dumpling: walnut, garlic, liquid amino, chives, cabbage

3. Green dumpling: preserved lemon skin, marinated mushroom, spinach, cashew

This will be a long class and requires a lot of hands-on involvement. If you love food with an artistic flair and explosive nutritional content, this is the class for you. Complimentary gift of umami, handmade vegetable powders for you to continue your culinary adventures at home.

workshops are a great way to meet new friends with shared interests
  • Date: 26 April, 2020
  • Time: 14:00 – 17:00
  • Location: available after registration
  • Investment: NT 2500
  • Sign Up: rawchefprish@gmail.com

3-ingredient chocolate sauce

Rich, thick and delicious

You can have your chocolate sauce and eat it. Here’s a recipe for a magnesium and iron rich chocolate sauce with only three ingredients:

2 cups of toasted walnuts
1/4 cup of plantbased protein powder
1/4 cup of cacao powder

Walnuts toast fast so please watch the oven carefully. I used Sun Warrior protein powder and it has about 11 different ingredients in it like kelp, spirulina, stevia, tremella mushroom, bamboo silica etc. I must admit the stevia taste takes getting used to. If you have a sugar-free powder, use that and add your own sugar.

Ingredients

Invest in a good quality cacao powder. The difference between something like the Navitas brand and Hershey’s is like the difference between an aged, refined wine and Costco boxed wine.

Blend all three ingredients together for about 2-3 minutes in high speed. Leave it to thicken for a few hours in the fridge. Overnight best.

Enjoy with fresh fruit, pancakes, ice-cream or cake. It will make a great filler between cakes.

Pumpkin pie pancakes from the Medical Medium

Fermenting Magic

Rose Salt and Fresh Limes. Call that my stage name and wrap a feather boa around my neck. Slice limes open and rub generously with any salt of your choice. There are no hard and fast measurements here. Just lather with salt. When you are ready to use the limes, you will wash all the salt off, slice all the meat out and shave the pith out so you are left with a paper-thin green skin. Don’t worry about salt poisoning. Is that even a thing?!

Anyway, next, shove the salted limes into a jar and press down as best you can. Next, cover with fresh lime juice. I covered with water because I didn’t have enough limes to juice. I was also wondering how a sweet acid like orange juice would combine with that scented salt and perfumed limes.

Make sure the limes are completely submerged to prevent mold growth. Next, screw the lid on tight and leave the jar out in a shady spot in your kitchen for two weeks.

When you are ready to use, remove only the segments you will work with. Wash thoroughly under running water. Pat dry with kitchen paper. Slice the meat and pith put. Like really. Slice all the white pith out. Then slice into paper thin matchsticks or finely chop.

Application:

  • Preserved lime and rosemary fermented cheese (my personal fav)
  • Over a bed of oven-roasted brussel sprouts
  • A creamy, cheesy cashew pasta sauce
  • On a beet salad
  • In a fragrant pilaf

About Fermentation

IMG_1680I am a huge fan of Sandor Ellix Katz, who wrote the book “Wild Fermentation”. It was after reading the book that I think about fermentation as alchemy. I see it as Katz suggests, a form of food activism. You are not involved in creating anything, it’s not a process you can call ‘yours’, it doesn’t have any dependence on money and you don’t need a science degree to figure it out.

With fermentation, you are merely participating in the primal dance with life forms smaller than the eye can see and more powerful than the mind can imagine. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that in the practice of fermentation, more depth of meaning is given to experience of life. It is an honour.

Why would fermentation be considered a form of food activism? Simply because we are renegotiating the appropriated industrialised boundaries of what does and does not go into our food. Industrialised food giants have over the years, in orchestration with governments, stripped our food of bacterias and yeasts for convenience of the precious sale, ill-disguised as a concern for health and safety.

The lack of complex nutrition in food, has led to our poor immunity against illness, and obviously, when we involve ourselves in making magic batches of fermented foods, rich in bacterias and yeasts, we are firmly, um, sticking it to the man and also building up an internal garden that takes on warrior proportions.

Eating fermented foods relieves the symptoms related to most if not all auto-immune diseases, effects of chemo, radiation, oral medications. I’m talking about diarrhoea, constipation, ulcers, fatigue, nausea, etc. disclaimer: observations based on feedback given by friends who suffer with theses symptoms and used the kimchi to their benefit. This is not meant to assume that all people to suffer with the symptoms will get the same results

Contact us to learn more about fermentation.

Pineapple Ginger Enzyme Blast!

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Enzyme-rich pineapple with the burning warmth of ginger make this drink the perfect aid to combating sluggishness and fatigue from the humid, rainy weather. Bee pollen is rich in all your B Vitamins and can help to alleviate Springtime allergies. Chia has some amazing benefits too:

  • high in fibre
  • high in minerals (manganese and phosphorous)
  • has tryptophan which helps you get fuller faster thus cutting down how much you consume

I’m sure there are lots more but let’s get on with the recipe.

Recipe

1 pineapple, peeled and chopped

2 tbls chia soaked in 3 cups of water (20 min – overnight)

10 cm – 15 cm length of fresh ginger

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Toss the whole pineapple into the blender and puree until smooth. Add chopped ginger and blend on high until incorporated. Pour the chia seeds and water into the blender and using a chopstick or the handle of a long spoon, mix it until evenly incorporated.

Pour into tall glasses and garnish with 1/2 tbls bee pollen in each glass. Before sipping, use a spoon and mix in as much of the bee pollen as you can.

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PS: That is local, unprocessed, organic pollen…sticky, sweet and gorgeous