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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crazy Sexy Diet recipes

I've recently made two delicious recipes from Crazy Sexy Diet, well one inspired by using ingredients that we have around the joint.

First up is the Vanilla Chai Tapioca Pudding that is oh so yummy and very reminiscent of the rice pudding that my Great Grandma used to make.  I love chia puddings, they are so easy to prepare, are chock full of nutrition, and really easy to travel with.  You can switch up your toppings depending on what you feel like (or eat it plain), this day was blueberries, strawberries, and a little nut butter, looks like peanut butter ;)  There was a little run of the most delicious organic blueberries and strawberries in the stores here so we were happy to get our fill =) 

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The other recipe is inspired by the Buddha Bowl and also by the bowls at Ginger Is The New Pink.  In CSD Buddha Bowls are described as fast food for the conscious eater.  I like that they are also packed with nutrition, economical, and part raw.  Also the only dishes to wash will most likely be a pot, knife, and cutting board, easy.  This is how I made ours:

Simple DD Buddha Bowl

1 1/2 cups brown rice
3 1/4 cups vegetable stock, low sodium
1 carrot, grated
handful or so fresh cilantro, chopped
4-5 large leaves collard greens, stems removed and chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 bag frozen peas
1/4 bag frozen corn
olive oil
coconut aminos
raw olives, chopped (we only had 1 left, so we shared it ;)

Cook rice in the stock until done, about 35 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the beans, peas, corn, and collards.  Top the bowls with cilantro, carrot, and olives.  Drizzle on olive oil and coconut aminos to your liking.  Easy, yes?  The leftovers are wonderful too.  There was no real theme to this combination, it was made with ingredients that we had.  The possibilites are endless, so feel free to get creative or keep it simple like this one.  You basically just want a gluten free grain, topped with raw and/or steamed vegetables and add a couple flavors and textures to the top like olives, avocado, bell pepper, carrot, etc. 

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Since these beautiful berries have been in the market lately Mom got a Raw Strawberry Cheesecake. 

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I like that the strawberry recipe makes more than will fit in the cake pan...I get a mini one too then ;)  Dad noticed that the cake was creamier than before, I figure it must have been the homemade raw almond milk!  It really is creamy and rich.  The recipe is of course from Sweet Gratitude

Have you all checked out Crazy Sexy Diet?  What are your favorite recipes/tidbits from the book? 
My favorite is that it finally got me off my butt to start juicing!  There's so much I haven't read yet too...

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