Living Plant-Based Cuisine & The Yogic Lifestyle
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I've been visiting Prince Edward County, Ontario for most of the summer! Local food is very much a part of the culture here. Coming into September, the weather is still hot and sunny, there is so much local produce to enjoy! A cold gazpacho soup was in order today, it turned out so delicious, I made two batches!
I'm currently working with an individual who doesn't eat garlic due to allergies, so this soup is garlic-free! As healthy as raw garlic can be, it is often too prevalent in raw food recipes. I'm sure I'm not alone when I express that secondhand garlic smells, and smelling of garlic myself, is not always desirable! To each, their own, enjoy this delicious and healthful Garlic-free Raw Gazpacho Soup!
2 celery stocks, diced fine
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, diced fine
1 cucumber, finely chopped
1 kg ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
1 T fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp gluten-free cayenne pepper
3 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T naturally fermented red wine vinegar
1/2 C cold water
sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Stir all ingredients together. Chill for @ 1 hour. Stir. Serve with drizzle of olive oil if desire. Serves 6-8.
|Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
A friend of mine recently complained of weeds in his tomato garden. This sounds normal, except that the particular 'weed' he was concerned about is purslane, a delicious vegetable itself!
Purslane is a member of the family portulacaceae, related to the house plant portulaca. Common in North America, purslane originates in Southern Europe and is often eaten as a vegetable in areas of the Mediterranean. The plant is tangy with a succulent and crispy texture.
Nutritious purslane has many health benefits, including being a source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. It also contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy green vegetable!
If you spot purslane in your garden, harvest it! This important plant should not be considered a weed!