I had a week of amazing homemade meals. It was something I needed amid the busy schedule I was maintaining at work. I had a short notice opportunity to be on Urban Rush, here in Vancouver, and an article for Vega News, amongst other projects keeping me on the go.
The interview on Urban Rush went live on Friday, but you can check it out on YouTube here:
My Vega News article features my thoughts on why yoga can improve your running, and a shake recipe, perfect for fuelling both! Find it here.
This week, I got in a long overdue catch up with a friend working on Rootdown Organic Farm, near Pemberton, BC. She brought some of the July bounty with her for a soup and salad making reunion dinner! It was so yum.
Mixed salad greens and herbs, radishes, hemp seeds, and this goji berry dressing.
Cashew, coconut, split pea & leek soup (garlic, onion, sea salt & pepper to taste). Soak peas during the day, rinse & boil. Blend with remaining ingredients & re warm on the stove. Garnish with chives.
On Saturday we had an early birthday dinner with a couple friends. My friend Karin and I had been planning a menu for months, and her gazpacho and pavlova didn’t disappoint. I raided Whole Foods for some organic sausages & the veggies for a bocconcini salad. It all turned out amazing.
If you want a twist on pavlova, try swapping in coconut palm sugar. The caramel taste and darker tone give pavlova a really earthy, decadent feel. It’s also a lower glycemic option.
Finish off your night with some liquorice or peppermint tea to aid in digestion….and I added in some aloe..topically that is, after a great day in the sun, with some of the funnest people I know!