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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 253


Thoughts: I have been getting quite a few emails lately asking exactly what I eat on the Earth Diet and what is my favourite foods; so thought I would share with you my five favourite recipes! Maybe you will love them too ;) Nothing processed, no artificial flavours, sugars, all natural ingredients straight from the earth!

1. Spanish Beans and Rice with avocado

I love to eat this after a workout:) The combination of beans, rice, avocado, and zingy lime salad is so fulfilling! mmm!



Ingredients:
1/2 cup white or brown rice
1 cup chicken stock; boil a chicken carcus until you have stock (optional for vegetarians/vegans)
2 cups of cooked red kidney beans or 15oz (450gr) red kidney beans can
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 stalk celery
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp paprika
a handful of coriander (cilantro)

Action:
1. Cook rice (in chicken stock optional) for 15 minutes, or until done (check package directions).
2. While rice cooks, thinly slice onion and celery. Mince garlic. Open, drain and rinse beans. Heat oil in a pot/pan over medium heat.
3. Add paprika, onions and celery and sauté until tender, 6 - 8 minutes.
4. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes longer. Add beans and coriander. Heat through.
5. Cover and reduce heat to keep warm.
6. When rice is done, stir into beans. Add cubes of avocado and fresh coriander and serve! Mmm and I love to eat it with Sweet and Spicy Avocado Salad!!!

2. Sweet and Spicy Avocado Salad



I love this salad with so many herbs, flavours, aromas and different textures in my mouth mmm! It is so refreshing especially in the summer ;)

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-2 Avocados
-A bunch of lettuce
-A bunch of kale
-A bunch of baby spinach
-2 cloves of garlic
-1 small chunk of ginger
-2 or 3 spring onion stems (green onion)
-1 green chilli (if you like spicy)
-2 dates (if you like sweet)
-A bunch of coriander (cilantro)
-A tablespoon of coriander seeds
-1 cucumber,
-2 limes
-A dash of olive oil
-A dash of himalayan salt
-Brazil or walnuts optional

Action:
1. Chop garlic, ginger, spring onion, chilli, dates, coriander (cilantro) and coriander seeds and add to a bowl.
2. Add the juice of the lime, a dash of olive oil and himalayan salt. Stir so the juices of each ingredient can soak each other up!
3. Chop cucumber and avocado in cubes.
4. Break the lettuce, kale and spinach with your hands.
5. Put the leafy greens in a serving bowl and add avocado and cucumber.
6. Pour the dressing over your salad. Add chunks of Brazil or walnuts if desired.
7. Enjoy your sweet and spice!

3. Honey Rosemary Chicken with baby spinach



I love the taste of sweetly marinated chicken with rosemary! It is a hearty protein meal, yet still light :)

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-Baby spinach
-Lime
-Free range organic chicken
-Garlic
-Fresh or dried rosemary
-Honey
-Olive oil
-Sesame seeds

Action:
1. Put baby spinach in two bowls and squeeze lime juice all over it!
2. Cut garlic into small chunks, cut chicken into cubes
3. Heat pan with olive oil, add garlic, fry for a minute
4. Add chicken and cook until just gone white then add a couple tablespoons of honey and fresh rosemary. Use as much or little as you like depending on taste.
5. Cook chicken until ready then serve over baby spinach
6. While the juices of that are drizzling over the salad, toss sesame seeds for a couple minutes in the pan and then serve on top!

This recipe was created by Stephanie Williams!

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls



Oh for the chocolate lovers! This is a rich treat of sweetness, chocolate and peanut butter all rolled into one ball! ;)

Serves Many!

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup cocao powder
-1/2 blended nuts of your choice (peanuts if you want it extra nutty!)
-3 tablespoons water
-2 tablespoons agave
-1/2 cup of whole nuts
-2 tablespoons (or more!!!) peanut butter (organic no extra additives or blend your own peanuts)

Action:
1. Add cocao powder, blended nuts, water and agave syrup to bowl and stir.
2. Add peanut butter
3. Taste, and as desired add extra chocolate, agave, nuts, water
4. Stir in whole nuts
5. Roll into balls and store in a container in the fridge or

5. Creamy Strawberry Nut Pie



I love this as it is 100% raw! It may resemble a creamy dessert for many, or ice cream. It is very rich! Yum! It's a bit romantic too ;)

Serves many! Unless you eat it all ;)

Ingredients; crust:
-1 cup brazil nuts
-1 cup shredded coconut (optional)- crack open a coconut and shred it yourself!
-a pinch of himalayan salt
-2 heaping T of carob or cocao powder
-3 dates diced or blended with a dash of water
-A dash of olive oil

filling:
-1/2 cup coconut oil (optional)
-3 dates diced or blended with a dash of water
-2 avocados mashed
-Whole nuts - my favourite is macadamia!
-Fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, your choice! I like to use all of them :)

Action:
1. For Crust: Blend brazil nuts, cocao, dates, water, olive oil and salt into a crumbly slightly wet consistency.
2. Pulse crust into crust-like consistency and line a 9" spring form pan.
3. Freeze while making the filling.
4. For Filling: Combine avocado, coconut oil (optional) and dates into a blender.
5. Stir in chopped or whole nuts.
6. Slice Strawberries and put a layer of them on the crust.
7. Pour filling into crust. Line the top layer with strawberry slices.
8. Freeze the pie for a few hours - until frozen entire way through.
9. Garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and mint!

More recipes available on The Earth Diet website.

Challenges: Sitting on my butt all day in the car!

Triumphs:

What I Ate Today:

Food fest 1: A avocado!

Food fest 2: 3 nectarines.

Food fest 3: Another avocado :)

Food fest 4: A punnet of blueberries.

Food fest 5: A 3rd avocado :) I love avos - as you can tell from above that 4 out of 5 of my favourite recipes have avocado! Heheee ;)

Food fest 6: A red apple

Recipe: More recipes on www.TheEarthDiet.org

Exercise: I was on a roadtrip for 12 hours today - so I stretched on car breaks. I also exercised my mind - reading me new script for the film "Long Weekend" and locking that into my head!

112 days to go!!!

2 comments:

  1. thank you liana :) you are so amazing

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  2. just copied down the recipes for the choc balls and the pie... cant wait! YYYUUUMMMMOOO!! jess x

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