A Quick Bite When You’re Feeling Low

I  go through periods of loving to cook and doing crazy amounts of it to not really feeling like even simmering rice. I try to embrace these sluggish times by trying new convenience foods.

Annie Chun’s Miso Noodle Soup Bowl ended up being a good choice because not only was it quick but it was FUN too! Check out the freeze dried square of veggies! Hilarious! And all bowls are compostable. That’s nice.

The only problem I had was I found the tofu didn’t soak up enough liquid and it was crunchy. Kinda made me sad. But probably my own fault for not fully letting the water boil.

Almost as fun as making soup yourself!

Pretty good for 3 minutes of work!

Broken Heart Vegan Tip #3: Your current sensitivity can be used to see the brilliance in life too. Take a good look at things around that you might take for granted. Maybe this is the first time you’ve noticed how beautiful that wild flower on the side of your house is, or really taken notice of that bird who perches and chatters outside your English Class every thursday.

Broken Heart Song #3

May 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . entree, soup. 2 comments.

in the beginning…

Things start off hunky dory. Then… sometimes the world grows dark…

If you’ve had your heart broken it’s pretty common to want to drown your sorrows in crappy food like chips, ice creem, donuts, cinnamon buns, soda… Lucky for me I had been planning on doing a fast. So when the sky darkened that day I had a choice of eating chocolate chip pancakes for 5 days straight, or sticking to the fast idea. I decided on the healthy option. If you have it in your spirit to choose the healthy option do it! The pint of butter pecan ice creem will fill good for the first 10 minutes but then you’ll probably end up feeling  :p

The fast is something I got from a popular book found at most health food stores “Prescription for Nutritional Healing“. You do 2 days of raw food, 5 days of watered down fresh juices and 2 days of raw food. While doing the juicing you also take extra fibre and plenty of water. I found psyllium husks in capsule form to be the best way to  do this. (Honestly straight psyllium in water is seriously gross and really trying to get down!)

With the gorgeous colours of carrot and beet we start off with Juliano’s Raw Borcht from Raw: The Uncook Book

Swirl of amazing colours - carrots and beets!

And to those amazing colours we're adding even MORE glorious colours! I used golden beets - just to make things even more eye popping.

Thinny sliced apples tops it all!

3 medium beets (for 1 cup beet juice)
1 pound carrots (for 1 cup fresh carrot juice)
¼ cup chopped green onion
½ cup green cabbage, shredded
1 teaspoon dill
½ cup beet, finely grated
1 large avocado, spooned out into chunks
½ apple, thinly sliced

Put beets and carrots through a juicer so that you have a cup of juice from each.

Place beet juice, carrot juice, green onion, cabbage, and dill into blender and blend.

In a serving bowl, mix grated beet, avocado, and the blender contents. Chill the borscht in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

Garnish the borscht with apple slices and serve.

Broken Heart Vegan Tip #1: Find at least one friend you can spill your guts to. Someone who’s ready to hear  everything and lend a shoulder for your tears whenever you need them.

Broken Heart Song #1 (my favourite part is the women in the background!)

April 25, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . entree, raw, soup. Leave a comment.