Guest post for Golubka
& Spring on a plate
I know, I know.. I´m just going on and on and on about the weather. Well I cannot help it so please bare with me, it´s my inner tree hugger and gardener that is going crazy with bliss. There is something about this bursting luscious greens that makes me want to sing at the top of my lungs. Especially when Golubka asks me to to a guest post for them…
Golubka is one of those brilliant sites that I can simply sit in front of, read, enjoy (and drool a bit) so imagine my excitement when Anya asked me to contribute to this space of ”Food that takes love”. Um, yes please! Then, after I said that there was a slight pause in my head.. yes of course I wanted to do a guest post for their a-ma-z-i-n-g site but what on earth was I going to create for them? And there it was. The clue. ”What on earth”.
So I simply decided to keep going with the illustrations of nature and what happened next is all in the recipes on Golubka of course. So go there, get inspired and make some Greenylicious kitchen magic happen.
This combination of superhero ingredients, flavors, textures and expressions in these two recipes should most definitely be enjoyed together. I´m telling you, they are like the perfect married couple! The one is fine without the other but truth be told.. a wee bit sad and unable to present it´s best side. Now I know I´m talking about food as if it was alive but you might as well know it now. The sooner the better. Food is most certainly alive and together with it you can choose to spark and shine or be sad and slow. It´s up to you, fabulous friend! But know this; if you head over to Golubka for these treats. You. Will. Shine.
Just a subtle little hint..
Raw Greenylicious Herb Soup
This soup will (apart from blow your mind) serve 10 peeps as an appetizer or 4 hungry ones as a dinner. You could actually eat it as a green smoothie on the go but it shows its best sides when dancing together with the heavy seasoned bread sticks. Duh ;)
1.5 medium sized Avocado
2 stalks of Celery, finely chopped
1 large handful of roughly chopped Cilantro
1 small handful of roughly chopped Mint
1.5 cup Coconut water
1 cup cold water
1 small tsp of Himalayan salt/Celtic sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground Black pepper
Some fresh garden cress for decoration and final flavor touch
Cut and scoop out the avocados in a large bowl or a high speed blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a hand blender or in the high speed blender. Keep refrigerated.
BBQ Grissini (Makes 16, 7 inches long bread sticks)
1 cup Sunflower seeds
1 cup Golden flax seeds
2 tablespoons Black sesame seeds (ground for decoration)
Soak the Sunflower seeds and flax overnight in separate bowls, using approximately 2 cups of water for the flax (the amount of water covering the sunflower seeds does not matter). Rinse the sunflower seeds thoroughly, put in a large bowl together with the flax “dough” and blend with a hand blender or in a high speed blender. Make the BBQ spice and blend again until fully incorporated. Make 7 inches long grissini & sprinkle the black ground sesame seeds onto them. Put them on a non stick paper/Teflex sheet and dehydrate in a dehydrator for about 18 hours (flip them over after 10 hours). Done!
3 small cloves of garlic
0.5 tsp smoked paprika powder
0.5 tsp black pepper
1 pinch of chilli
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 tsp dried oregano
1.5 small tsp salt
Press the garlic cloves and add all spices to the sunflower/flax “dough”.
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Much bliss and love