Eggplant Mazza

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This easy-tasty hors d’oeuvres  it’s vegan with simple ingredients you can serve it on top of toasted bread or with crispy sticks or crackers.

This recipe is for summer for your health use all veggies at their season please!

Okay let’s get started

1/2 cup organic eggplant (2 small eggplants or 1 big)

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp organic sea salt

1 tbs organic lemon juice

2-3 cloves organic garlic (optional but tasty)

Grill the eggplants on top of grill fire or in the oven

Before doing this please use knife  or use a fork just to make holes in eggplants this will help to stem escape and not exploding while you grill them.

After you grill them immediately remove them from oven and start to peel them for that you can hold them from their stalk if your fingers burning then just divide the eggplant lengthwise and remove the eggplants with spoon.

Immediately add the lemon juice this process will help them stay whiter and prevent them becoming brown.

After you peel them dice them finely or mash them and let them cool completely.

Put salt, and garlic.

Shape it.

Put some scallions or parsley on top drizzle with olive oil.

Vegan Warm Salad

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This is great for winter!

If you will ask is this salad really served warm?? Yes it is, it’s different and especially for winter time it’s warming and always nice to try something unusual isn’t it this is the way to learn end explore more.

While you are recycling every part of the food you are creating delicious, healthy dish!

When I’m buying veggies as today I did I removed all unused and old leafs or sometimes peels of vegetables as well you can use all kind of veggies like carrot peels beet leafs etc… but please be sure they are not poisonous or harmful for your health today the salad made from winter veggies. 

And please don’t forget to soak the veggies 1 hour in vinegar water before you use them!

You can reduce or add more it depend on how much old and unused leafs and parts you have.

3 red cabbage leafs

2  cabbage leafs

roots and leafs of broccoli

roots and leafs of cauliflower

2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp of salt

2-3 cloves of garlic diced (optional)

1 lemon juice

1/2 cup of boiling water

Cut all of the vegetables as you like

I like to cut them into thin stripes

add olive oil if you will use garlic add it with olive oil

add the veggies

start to stir them for 2-3 minutes

add boiling water

cover with lid cook for 2-3 minutes more or if you like them softer cook them 5 to 6 min.

Add the salt stir

At the end when you serve your warm salad add the lemon juice and stir.

Enjoy winter beauty with winter veggies!

Traditional Organic Melon Seed Soup

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This soup is amazing we need just 3 ingredients melon seeds, coarsely ground wheat and water that’s it! very easy to make at the same time very healthy I think this recipe is created when the people were short of food and using everything instead of throwing it away it is recycle recipe I love using every part of food not throwing it it’s very good habit to cultivate ( I usually collect the melon seeds by myself after cutting and eating the flesh of melon remove the seeds and wash them with help of a strainer then put them on plate and sun dry them) and especially buying and cooking small amount of food is better than buying and cooking a lot and then throw it to the garbage please buy and cook with awareness  don’t forget there is many people who can’t even find what you throw to the garbage!

Less is more and healthier, cheaper and better.

2 cups organic sun dried water melon seeds unsalted

2 cups coarsely ground wheat

1- 1/2  lt water

cinnamon, sugar, salt optional

Rinse the coarsely ground wheat

Add 1 lt water soak it 30 min.

Boil it 40 min or until cooked well and begin to get thick.

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Roast the melon seeds for 10 min or less they shouldn’t change their color.

After 10 min. grind them very well they should be powdered.IMG_0676

Boil 1/2 lt. of water add half of the water on powdered melon seeds and stir until it’s very white

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Take strainer over the well cooked coarsely ground wheat pour the melon seeds milk from strainer.

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Repeat the same thing with remaining water.

drain it well.

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Ready to sip!

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You can add any flavor you like salt,sugar or sugar and cinnamon which I hearted!

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Traditional Apricot Jam with Grandma

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It’s always nice to bake&cook with grandmas.

This is our grandma’s special apricot recipe which we made it together this summer. When grandma is in the kitchen for us it’s great way to reach the top tips&surprise secrets of her recipes and for her to pass the delicious family recipes to grandchildren and sometimes the greatest thing is just to do and share something together.

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Let’s start Jamming grandmas traditional way!

1 kilo apricot

1 kilo sugar

1 lemon juice

remove all apricots seeds as seen belove

Put them in big plate the pitted side up

Sprinkle all the sugar on top of them

Leave them in the sun for one day or just leave them one day

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Put them in pan and bring them to boil then reduce the heat.

Cook them 20 min. more

Add the lemon juice and take it  from the stove.

Cool completely.

Put in the jars.

Tightly close the lids of jars.

Store it in cool dark place or just give it to someone who need or worth that!

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Happy lovely jamming!

Organic Lemon Grass

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Would you like to be more healthy?

No no don’t think it’s a SURPRISE or miracle it’s very easy just try to add it to your food and maybe sip 1-2 cups of lemon grass as tea daily.

Then it’s time to meet lemon grass and how you can stick with it.

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Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, antioxidant and therapeutic yes! these small pieces of dried lemon grass has all of these properties isn’t that just amazing and to use them you only have to brew a cup of this as a tea or use it grounded in your food.

You will gain a lot of benefits while drinking or eating lemongrass such as:

  • Contribute the death of cancer cells with no noted negative effect on normal cells.
  • It helps to strengthen nervous system and may thus be useful for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Contributes to liver and pancreatic health by helping the body to more quickly remove toxins.
  • It also lover or normalize cholesterol levels.
  • Alliviate muscle spasms by relaxing the muscles thereby leading to the reduction of pain-related symptoms.
  • It’s useful for all types of pain abdominal pain, headaches, joint pains, muscle pains, digestive track spasm, muscle cramps, stomachache and others.
  • Improve the blood circulation.
  • Heals acne makes skin brighter.
  • Eat and drink it for your health, for yourself!

Solar Dried Banana 100%

Image Especially during winter I like to have some natural dried fruits because of their nutritive value and long shelf life and of course they are very healthy snack you can carry with you everywhere you go. Dried fruits has long tradition of use dating back to the fourth millennium BC in Mesopotamia. For overall health of your heart banana contains high potassium quantity and helps with all signs of low potassium like body weakness, muscle cramps, stomach upsets, irritable bowel disease and irregular heartbeat. If you are purchasing dried fruits rather than making them at home, pay close attention that you are buying organic, no sugar and fat added products.

Happy healthy snacking!

Vegan Snow Balls

 

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Thank you auntie for sharing your recipe!

Finally I was able to give it a try it was fantastic. As like me who loves the taste of plain, not soft but in mouth melting cookies and of course easy to make cookies believe me this is one you can’t quit and I will share with you some changes and creativity’s to try with this recipe for later I like to play and make SURPRISE recipes a lot.

Original recipe:

3 tablespoons finely grounded nuts

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 cup sunflower oil

2-2/5 cups wheat flour

How to do:

Preheat your Oven to 170 c

Mix all dry ingredients together

Add the oil and knead the dough little bit until it forms a nice dough

Take 1 or 1/2 tablespoon of the dough shape it into balls

Put them on non-stick baking sheets you don’t have to space them much they don’t rise or melt just 1 cm is enough.

Bake them 10-15 minutes they don’t have to turn pink and never brown attention please!

Take them from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes

Dust them with powdered sugar or mix of powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Put some SURPRISES and creativity to your recipes!

I put almonds instead of nuts you can put any kind you like or as like me what kind you have at home.

I add some unsweetened finely shreded coconut flakes or anise seeds instead of coconut shreds or any kind you like.

I think if  you like more flavor than plain cookies use organic coconut oil or sesame or any kind you like.

I think next time definitely I will try anise seeds version and coconut oil version mmmm sounds yummy.

I also tried to shape them like fingers as you can see in the picture do as your creativity allows you you will be SURPRISED.

Until next time with more SURPRISES!