Cooking isn’t eating!
Very fortunately for me, cooking isn’t eating! As a result I’ve been making some lovely foods in my amazing Oscar juicer and inviting friends round to eat them for me. I made a delicious raw chutney the other day by using the mincing attachment and throwing in onions, green tomatoes, green apples, garlic and chilli and then once it was minced I added organic sultanas and apple cider vinegar.
Whatever you do, use Apple Cider Vinegar!
A quick side note on apple cider vinegar – whatever you do, consume it! It is one of the oldest, most powerful healing home remedies for allergies and fantastic for your body in so many ways. This is not the case with other vinegars which are not very good for you at all. If I remember correctly, it has been reported that people who consume an eggcup full (mixed with water if you can’t handle the taste) per day, have overcome allergies such as from irritants such as pollen, a wide range of foods and animals. Swap your vinegar and make sure this is getting into your body.
In addition to all these wonderful things, if you don’t have access to organic fruit and vegetables, simply fill the sink and add a cup of apple cider vinegar and wash them all for at least a minute to remove the pesticides and chemicals. It’s amazing as I did this the other day and although they looked lovely and had been rinsed, the vinegar showed up a white residue on the apple skins which I actually had to scrub off. In experiments the chemicals transfer to the liqued off the fruit.
Back to my cooking
Other amazing dips I’ve made recently include: spinach, cashew, macadamia, almond, home grown basil & oregano dip and tonight I’m going to create my egg-plant dip ( I roasted them with salt and a bit of olive oil last night) and try the rice noodles too – leftover rice mixed with water through the noodle attachment.
The final most delicious (I’ve been told) chocolate style bliss balls ever I created for Allie last night when she came over and that was: soaked cacao beans, cashew nuts, macadamias, almonds, walnuts, dates and sultanas. After creating a poo-like substance, I rolled it in puffed brown rice and coconut – apprently it was to die for! On the note of Allie, one of my best friends in Brisbane, a big shout out to her for completing a 7 day water fast recently and it was a pleasure to prepare these dishes as sheis now re-educating her body with amazing Wholefoods. She’s looking great now and lost heaps of weight too.
I think it’s very interesting to see what people do when there’s nothing they have to do. I’ve had a little while off from work so the novelty of watching DVDs or completing a few items from my never ending list of Things To Do have gone. Today I spent the day reading the book Wink by Roger Hamilton and highly recommend it for an inspirational and worthwhile read if you’re not sure what you want in life or would like more clarity. As a side-note, did you know that pre-1930 words had a multitude of different meanings, and the word want is one of them. Want used to mean lack. Next time you say you want something, perhaps rephrase it in a way which suggests that you already have it and are searching for more i.e. I want to be confident = I’m learning to be more confident (which illustrates that you already have some confidence). Consciously this may not make a big difference, but unconsciously, this makes a huge difference. Check out hyperdictionary.com as it often has the old meaning as well as the current meaning. Check out he words such as Passion & Love – if I remember correctly, they have some interesting meanings.
So I read a book, had a snooze, had a bath, did some washing (so I could use the water from my bath again), stood in the sun, planned my day for tomorrow and am about to make rice noodles and egg-plant dip
What a lucky boy I am … a good friend of mine, Michael Schiffner is having his birthday next month and he phoned me from the Byron Bay Blues and Roots festival today to see if I was interested in joining him and a total of 10 friends on a catamaran sailing around the Whitsunday Islands for 9 days next month. Just by chance I don’t have any courses to train that week so I said yes! I even managed to get my flights to Townsville (where we pick up the boat) for only A$15 each way as I used my frequent flyer points.
Quotes of the day: ”Listen carefully, opportunity often knocks lightly” and
“Many people wander along in life and trip over amazing opportunities. Then they get up, dust themselves off and continue walking along in their sleep.”