Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Far Out Bean Sprout!

 
With the warmer days signalling 'salad days,' there's nothing like a handful of fresh sprouts to add some nutrient dense crunch to your favourite Summer salad.
I'm a huge fan of a whole range of sprouts including Mung Bean, Chick Pea, Lentil and the most commonly known and used, Alfalfa. I've always preferred to sprout my own so as to ensure absolute freshness and to be guaranteed the absence of chemicals and in doing so, have tried a variety of different sprouting methods and purpose made sprouters. There are some good ones on the market but for me, nothing beats the cheap and simple Maison jar (or any medium sized glass jar) with a piece of Muslin stretched over the top secured with a rubber band. This morning I've put a batch of Mung Beans in for soaking ready for the seasons first delicious and vitamin packed sprouts which will enhance a whole range of my favourite Summer salads.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My Favourite Muffins.

This morning I've been busy in the kitchen baking my favourite breakfast muffins. These Orange and Oatbran Muffins are so easy to make and are a great "on the go" snack full of fibre and wholesome goodness. Being an ethical Vegan, I use various forms of egg substitute in my cooking and in this particular recipe, I've used the flaxseed and water method of ingredient binding instead of the egg whites that were originally called for. I find this method works very well and also has the added nutritional benefit of the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats that the Linseed (flaxseed) oil provides.
I will be sharing more information about the various egg substitutes available in upcoming posts.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Change

“After meditating for some years, I began to see the patterns of my own behaviour. 
As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. 
As you cultivate the witness, things change. 
You don’t have to change them. 
Things just change.” ~Ram Dass~