Remember my trip to The Valley of Longevity?
This time our whole family are together for the first time in over two years. And since it won't be quite complete without Elliot, he also gets here in a couple of days in time for Christmas. So much happiness!!
|Vladimir (dad), me, Alissa (sister), Elena (mum), Kiwi (doggie), and Irina (friend)|
I know it's Christmas time and all, and I should be sharing relevant recipes, but my mum just introduced me to a recipe so good, I am sure you'll agree it is MORE than relevant for any occasion! This salad dressing is totally off the charts, so good in fact that for the last three days we've been drowning every veg concoction in it... and I'm already dreaming of it all over again just telling you this.
Oh by the way if you really want a Christmas recipe, you shouldn't have a problem finding a bunch on this blog, or my new eBook-Festive. Though one well worth revisiting is my Raw Food Christmas Pudding (there's even a video).
|That's the kale growing on my parents' land!|
Mum is using organic homemade pesticide of
water + tobacco leaves + chili peppers + garlic
The kelp noodles are optional, as you can just have this as a side salad rather than a full meal, but you can probably imagine how good it is as a meal. Kelp is a seaweed and the noodles are similar to glass or rice noodles, which don't have a taste of their own but take on and complement any flavour or sauce they are mixed with. They are filling, but are completely fat free. Kelp is known best for its rich source of trace minerals from the sea, especially iodine. Best of all, no prep is required!
ELENA'S INSANE SALAD DRESSING WITH KELP NOODLES AND KALE
3 Tbsp liquid aminos or tamari
3 Tbsp lime juice
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds*
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 garlic cloves
7 pitted dates
1 Tbsp raw honey
1/2 Cup pure water
huge bunch of kale
packet of kelp noodles
optional: avocados, extra sesame seeds, olives
*Roasted sesame seeds are a naughty exception here. They are not bad for you at all, in fact my theory here is that when they are in this recipe- they are extremely good for you! That's because you would find the recipe so delicious that you'd consume much more than you normally would including all the mega nutritious chlorophyll and protein packed kale.
-To roast the sesame seeds, just heat a non stick frying pan and toss them in it for a couple of minutes
-Blend all the ingredients apart from kale, kelp and optional ingredients in a blender
-Cut the stalks off all the kale leaves and chop them into a large bowl
-Massage the blended dressing well with the kale and then mix in the noodles
-Add any optional ingredients and serve
[Note it tastes even better if you make it in advance and leave for the flavours to infuse. That way the kelp noodles also have time to soak up some of the juices and to soften]