Still on mood foods this week. I don’t know about you but it has been an up and down week for me. When feeling the blues one of the better foods to reach for is raw cacao. This recipe is essentially a smoothie but if you put less liquid in you can eat it as a mousse.
On the 5th and 6th of September the graduates of the 2016 Chef Training came back together for two days of further learning. It was such a magical two days finding out what they had all been up to in the year since they had graduated. I am so proud of their achievements and how much they have been giving to others since the course. Their love of food and cooking seems even stronger. Part of the two days was that they brought a recipe that they had developed and taught the others how to cook it. All the recipes were incredibly delicious and it is my wish to get their permission from them to share with you all.
Calcium & Macrobiotic Lunch & Tahini Caramel Balls
For those who follow my blog posts you will know I have had a break from dairy for more than a month. I actually feel my body needs a longer break and I will continue for a few more months without dairy or at least reduce it to a minimum amount. The main reasons being that my digestion seems happier and that I am more creative with my protein when not eating dairy, which I feel is important as I can get a lot more nutrients, minerals and vitamins from wholefoods and plant based foods than I can from dairy.
On the 2nd of November I begin catering on the last Power Living retreat for 2013. This will be the tenth Power Living retreat I have catered for. When I think about catering on a Power Living retreat I initially wonder where on earth I am going to get all the energy from. However I know from experience it always comes and it comes from somewhere in great abundance. The Power Living retreat is one of the largest yoga retreats I cater for and is often for fifty five hungry yogis and staff.