Saturday, April 09, 2011

Raw Vegan Pie Recipe


This is my first attempt at making a raw low fat vegan pie and I have to say, I think it turned out quite nicely!
I'm proud of myself! (:

Click here to see this recipe video live.


YOU WILL NEED/INGREDIENTS...

Two pie dishes, coverd in aluminum foil
(foil is for easy lifting of the pies)



 3 Cups Strawberries



3.5 Large Bananas 



300g Raisins
(check to make sure there are no stems attached)



**RECIPE**

 - Blend raisins in food processor with a little water
- Place in pie dish and pack down



 - Blend bananas with a little water, pour on top of raisin layer



 - Blend strawberries with a little water, pour into the other pie dish
- Cover dishes with plastic wrap and freeze overnight
- Lift out layers and stack together
- Decorate pie with fresh fruit






A delicious and healthy dessert perfect for the warming weather!


Lots of love!
Liz

Thursday, April 07, 2011

What I've Been Eating - March 2011

Hi everyone!
Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday!

It seems like you all enjoy my posts and videos about what I've been eating lately so here's another one for you!

I go shopping at the local farmers' market twice a week and that's where I get 99% of my fruit, vegetables and nuts.

Below are a few photos of some in season and tropical food I've been enjoying.


Click here to see this video live and everything I ate last March.



BREAKFAST: Fruit Meals

I almost always start each day with a HUGE (over a liter) banana smoothie with a touch of cinnamon because they taste so good and give me fantastic energy to start my day.
 (Truly ripe bananas have brown spots).
 
Banana Milk = Bananas blended with water
YUM!
One of the best parts of my day is drinking this! :D



 These dates on the vine are from Israel and are SO juicy!
Dates are another fantastic source of energy.
You can eat them as they are or blend them up with water to make "datorade".



 Cherimoya is another fruit I love for it's unique thick, milky flavor.
I cut off the top and scoop out the fruit with a spoon.



 I'm starting to see watermelon slowly making an appearance at the markets because it is coming into season.
What a beautiful and hydrating fruit!



DINNER: Large Salad

*Red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, tangerines (mandarian oranges)* 

I often mix fruit in with my greens and veggies.
I've sadly had to say goodbye to my fall and winter staple food - tangerines and oranges.
Luckily, I get distracted easily with all the other fruit coming into season.



*Red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, kiwi, mango*
Excitedly, mangos, kiwis and other tropical fruit are appearing more at the markets.



Click here to see what the farmers' markets are like in Spain.



What have you been eating lately?


Thanks for viewing!

Lots of love!
Liz

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Cherry Tomato Salad w/ Mango Dressing


The creation of this salad is based on these three ingredients.

- Cherry tomatoes, which I've just discovered a new love for!
Tangerines, which are sadly going out of season but I've eaten my fair share (maybe more) of them this past fall and winter! 
Mango, which is excitedly coming into season!
**BTW - when a mango is truly ripe, the skin will be red, yellow and orange and will melt in your mouth when eaten.**

Who's hungry?


Click here to see this recipe video live!



INGREDIENTS
- 10 Tangerines
- 20 Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Mango
- 2 Medium Cucumbers, peeled
- Head of Red Leaf Lettuce





RECIPE
- Chop or run greens through food processor.
- Peel and chop or run cucumbers through food processor.
- Place greens in large salad bowl.
- Peel tangerines and place on top of greens.
- Slice cherry tomatoes in half and place in salad bowl.




DRESSING
- For the dressing, peel mango and slice into chucks.
- Devour!



Let me know what salad you've been creating for Spring and if you try this recipe!

Lots of love!
Liz

Friday, April 01, 2011

Lovely gifts from sweet Lauren!


A few days ago I received a package from Australia from the beautiful and sweet Lauren aka LaurenDayMakeup.

For those of you who don't know Lauren, please go check her out! The more I get to know Lauren, the more I love her! She has a heart of gold and is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met! I feel blessed to call her my friend! (;
She is a professional makeup artist in Australia and shows her passion for makeup in her YouTube videos and Blog.

She sent me these gifts 'just because' and I couldn't be happier with the items she sent me! She really put a lot of thought into the gifts she sent me! I love everything! <3


First of all, she sent me this adorable hand made card! I had to take photos of each side and page because it's so cute!



 She sent me an onyx bracelet which is so unique and pretty! I love what onyx is linked to!



Next up is this precious recipe journal! Lauren knows me very well! (;



Last but not least is this hand made magnolia soap made in Australia. It smells SO good!



I hope you all enjoyed this post!

Lauren, thank you SO much for these thoughtful gifts!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Lots of love,
Liz