Here's The Ingredients
2 stalks celery
~ 2 tbsp olive oil
1 kg parsnip
4 cloves of garlic
Salt, pepper, cumin
1 tin coconut milk (cream + water) (optional)
1-2 L water
Here's How To Make It..
Clean and roughly chop the onions, slice the celery, peel and slice the carrot. Fry them with the olive oil until the onion is crystallised. Add minced garlic and fry for another minute together with a large pinch of salt, pepper and cumin.
Peel and roughly chop the parsnip, core the apples and roughly chop them. Together with parsnips and apples, add about a litre of water, together with the tin of coconut milk. Cook until the vegetables are well cooked. Using a hand blender, blend the soup into a puree. Add more water and/or spices as preferred.
This weeks recipe is quick, simple and filing. Pasta salad jamboree courtesy of Elisabeth Haljas of Nutrinformed and Head Chef at Rawligion. Check it out. Why do we call it a Jamboree? Well its because there is a lavish and boisterous party of flavours happening in this dish!
(Makes 3 portions)
150 g pasta (I used GF red lentil fussili)
50 g cucumber
25 g red pepper
35 g sweetcorn
25 g pineapple
30 g apple
25 g red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
75 g sunflower seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp salt
Here's How You Make It...
Cook the pasta until done (do not let overcook, make sure still holds shape). Chop quite large pieces of cucumber, red pepper and pienapple, and smaller pieces of onion and apple.
Used canned sweetcorn or pineapple if you prefer. Mix with the oil and salt. For the sauce, soak the sunflower seeds for an hour or two beforehand for activating them for better digestion and nutrient bioavailability.
Blend the seeds with the oil, vinegar, salt, and about 1/2 cup of
water (easily done with a hand blender). Add more depending on the consistency. It should resemble mayo. Mix the sauce well in to the salad to cover it all. Decorate with a cherry tomato and cracked pepper.
"We can chart our future clearly and wisely, only when we know the path which has led us to the present"
This are the words plastered on the walls at Sony Music in London. I had the honour of delivering my 5 PIllars of Health Seminar to the enthusiastic staff there this week.
They were keen to discover practical ways to improve their health, which is what they got. The 5 Pillars of Health seminar connected the dots between mindset, physical training, nutrition, recovery, emotional mastery and heart rate variability (HRV).
While some of the participants knew this intuitively, it was perfect that the seminar gave the evidence based science to support that view combined with real world solutions.
So why did I take a picture of the Sony ethos on the wall? Well, for me it applies to health too.
Remember what you do in your 20's will show up in your 30's. What you do in your 30's will show up in your 40's and so on (whether it's "good" or "bad").
More importantly what you choose to do today will show up tomorrow.
For some this will be a sobering prospect, for others this is an exciting idea. which side of the fence are you on?
p.s If you are interested in learning more about The 5 pillars of Health, grab your complimentary spot on the webinar here.
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to get old before their time?
Or how some people look young and are full of energy even though their age is a lot older?
Well there is a difference between your biological age and your chronological age.
One of the things I find fascinating about tracking your HRV (Heart Rate Variability) is that it can often be a good indicator between your chronological age and what your biological age actually is when you map it against normative values.
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