Friday, 28 March 2008

Glorious Muesli

1 cup goji berries
1 cup dried coconut
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates or apricots
1/2 cup hemp seeds or pumpkins
1/2 cup of buckwheates or crushed flax crackers

Mix together in a bowl and store in an airtight container. To serve, make up any seed or nut milk and pour over the muesli, top with fresh blueberries and strawberries (opt)


Sunday, 23 March 2008

The Cost of Tradition

It seems that there is a great trend here in Britain to keep to tradition. I wonder at the cost this view is having on environmental issues and animal welfare. On the one hand, we have people saying it's okay to eat the animals as long as they have a good life, albeit short. Given the choice, would these people prefer a short happy life or a long happy life? Such a contradiction.

We may also need to address how we celebrate things like Christmas, Thanksgiving day and Easter. In this modern age, is it still right to be breeding millions of turkeys just so we can dish it up at the table on the said day? As the level of consciousness grows amongst the population, it may be time to start asking these kind of questions and really looking at what we are doing for the sake of tradition!

Broccoli Tomato Soup

It's been a while since I had a nice soup but I made this today and really enjoyed it.

2 large tomatoes
3 large broccoli florets
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp agave syrup or 1 date
1/4 tsp sea salt

Lovely served over grated zucchini and nori strips. Yum.