wild open sesame

SO delicious!

Did you know sesame seeds are awesome? !

Seeds, tahini, oil?  what can’t they do?

 This ol’ condiment contains copper , magnesium, calcium, iron, fibre, B1….to name a few benefits !

They add a special practically invisible crunch to many delicious dishes , and don’t get me started on sesame oil! Brilliant stuff!

** as a side note, if you have never used sesame oil before, I suggest you taste a lil on your finger  first, so that you can see how powerful it is, you really don’t need to use much!***

Kay  enough about that… SHall we?

What chew need :

1/4 cup of sesame seeds

4-5 mushrooms washed and quartered * we’re keepin’ em raw for this one

4 stalks of kale  washed and  roughly chopped ** don’t forget to remove the vine! We only want leaves : D

broccoli 1/2 cup roughly chopped

carrots 1 handful .. i used baby carrots which i quartered.

1 -2 splashes of Braggs

Coconut oil 1 tsp for cooking

garlic 2 cloves chopped

a container with a lid

Final sesame collage canada

Grab a frying pan. Blast the heat . Cover the pan with  water add coconut oil and  garlic.

The key is high heat , we’re trying to give the veggies a light steam.

Add the kale first allow it to cook down . Add the broccoli and carrots last to keep em crunchy.

remove from the heat and set aside

place the quartered mushrooms in a container ,

add a splash of braggs ( or soy sauce) and sesame oil.

Add in the steamed veggies .

Now make it rain with the sesame seeds!!!

I  say the more the better… but half a handful is plenty.

Pop the lid on the container and shake ! Make sure the lid is on tight ; p

 That’s it!  ready to enjoy!

Feel free to add some nuts for extra crunch and protein

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Open sesame salad

wild open sesame

SO delicious!

Did you know sesame seeds are awesome? !

Seeds, tahini, oil?  what can’t they do?

 This ol’ condiment contains copper , magnesium, calcium, iron, fibre, B1….to name a few benefits !

They add a special practically invisible crunch to many delicious dishes , and don’t get me started on sesame oil! Brilliant stuff!

** as a side note, if you have never used sesame oil before, I suggest you taste a lil on your finger  first, so that you can see how powerful it is, you really don’t need to use much!***

Kay  enough about that… SHall we?

What chew need :

1/4 cup of sesame seeds

4-5 mushrooms washed and quartered * we’re keepin’ em raw for this one

4 stalks of kale  washed and  roughly chopped ** don’t forget to remove the vine! We only want leaves : D

broccoli 1/2 cup roughly chopped

carrots 1 handful .. i used baby carrots which i quartered.

1 -2 splashes of Braggs

Coconut oil 1 tsp for cooking

garlic 2 cloves chopped

a container with a lid

Final sesame collage canada

Grab a frying pan. Blast the heat . Cover the pan with  water add coconut oil and  garlic.

The key is high heat , we’re trying to give the veggies a light steam.

Add the kale first allow it to cook down . Add the broccoli and carrots last to keep em crunchy.

remove from the heat and set aside

place the quartered mushrooms in a container ,

add a splash of braggs ( or soy sauce) and sesame oil.

Add in the steamed veggies .

Now make it rain with the sesame seeds!!!

I  say the more the better… but half a handful is plenty.

Pop the lid on the container and shake ! Make sure the lid is on tight ; p

 That’s it!  ready to enjoy!

Feel free to add some nuts for extra crunch and protein

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The “douggie” Burger

WOw … just blown away with this one!

So a friend of mine told me about  a veggie burger someone  had made for her . She explained it was the “meatiest” veggie burger she’s ever had!  delicious and filling.

From her description of how she thought they were made … I attempted them with my own twist! I just couldn’t wait for the recipe ; p

I must warn you this recipe yields 2 patties ( I was experimenting, and so double up if need be  )

1/2 cup of Oatmeal ( ….. get ready to have your mind blown!!)

1/4 cup of fresh herbs…. be adventurous! I used fresh thyme and basil = wicked combination ; p

1/3 cup of red onion…. or any kind you like

3 tablespoons of chia seed * Chia acts like an egg ( in other words   the bonder or glue that holds it all together )… so you’ll be able to tell if you need more , adjust accordingly.

2 splashes of almond milk

Shred in a vegetable of your choice .. I went with yellow zucchini mmm …

1/3 cup of vegetable stock

Coconut oil, vegan margarine ,grape seed oil for sautéing

Braggs ( soy sauce, or sea salt to  taste)

An Ode to Oats

I love you oats

…Because as a wee one you relieved my ever so ichy chicken poxy skin.

…Because you provide me with  a completely  full belly

….Because said full belly is also properly nourished by your protein and fibre.

……Because you’re a great option for those looking to reduce their colesterol  …Ooh ! and don’t forget our diabetic friends!

….Because you give me B1 and magnesium

…Because you’re adaptable!

Savory or sweet

It’s you i shall eat

Bon Appétit!

hhmm, Probably should give up on any and all kinds of creative

writing.. sorry about that everyone!

Ahem.

IN TR  OH DU CI NG  the …

Douggie Burger

comic bk burger 2

Start by sautéing the onions and herbs w oil of choice and a few splashes of braggs.

Remove from heat  shred in the zucchini and add in the oats.

stir in the almond milk and chia seeds.

You’ve worked hard so far… So go hang out for about an hour. Read a book, Ride a bike ,do a dance…. just distract yourself for an hour ; p

After an hour of sitting uncovered at room temperature… it’s time to get your veggie stock brewing : )

Form patties in the palm of your hand and add them to the brewing broth.

allow the burgers to hang out for about 7-10 minutes, taking time to flip occasionally

Remove from broth and serve!

Such a delicious and unlikely combination… Sadly, I wouldnt recommend putting them on the BBQ but these puppies are packed with flavour!

… I shall call this the Douggie burger.

Thanks Sarah for teaching me how to Douggie

….burger that is. : P

Even Sam Thinks so…. Mr. Samuel L

 

...Seriously You must try it!!

Super fast and easy Granola bars

So i was thinking of a quick easy snack i can take out and about with me ….out of stuff I have around the house. : P

Takes 5 minutes!

 

1/2 cup of oats

1 handful of fruit bites

1 tsp of chia seeds

1/4 cup of almond milk

a small handful of walnuts or almonds

1 Heaping spoonful of peanut butter

1 table spoon of agave nectar( feel free to add more if its too dry)

granola bar 1.5

I used simply oats ( toasted oats with cinnamon) – You can make your own or just use regular oats and add a dash of cinnamon.

I used up a few pieces of fruit bites I had left over….but you can definitely toss in whatever you want!

 

I literally mixed everything together pressed down in a baking pan  and toss in the freezer for a few minutes.

 

super fast easy and tasty : )

 

I promise to get back into adding more entries…stay tuned!