Wild Rawgust: Get Your ROARING Basics Covered

| 29 July 2015

Our Kitchen Essentials:

  • Seaweeds (an ode to ‘wild’ and minerals)
  • Cold-pressed oils (flax, hemp, olive oil, coconut oil)
  • Olives (raw, unpasteurised, sun-dried)
  •  Seeds (Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Hulled hemp seeds, etc)
  • Nuts (Pine Nuts, Almonds, Macadamia, Brazil nuts, Cashews, etc)
  • Raw Cacao (butter, powder, liquor, bean – everything)
  • Medicinal berries (Vit C rich: Incan berry, Goji berry, rosehip, seabuckthorn, Camu Camu, acerola cherry, etc)
  • Our favourite superfoods: (mesquite (white carob), maca (hormonal health), spirulina (protein), chlorella (chlorophyll), barley grass powder.
  • Sweeteners (Whole: dried mulberries, dates, dried figs, dried apricots); Liquid (Maple syrup, coconut nectar, raw high-quality agave); Powdered (coconut palm sugar, xylitol); Raw Honey – wild, artisan and consciously produced
  • Herby greens (coriander, parsley, spring onions, sage)
  • Dark leafy greens  (broccoli, dandelion, nettle, kale, spinach, spring greens)
  • Staple vegetables (Sweet potato, squash, courgette, romano pepper, cauliflower, etc)
  • Tropical & sunny climate favourite fruit (Coconut, watermelon, Alphonso mangos, papaya, durian, pomegranate)
  • Essential Condiments and Spices (Miso, Tamari, Smoked paprika, Unprocessed sea salt, Deactivated nutritional yeast, onion powder, turmeric, ginger, chili, sundried tomatoes.

 

Equipment We Use:

  • The overlooked power of hands: we make most recipes with our hands!!
  • Mortar & pestle: we make dips and sauces there too!!
  • Juicer + blender
  • Dehydrating or oven
  • Ceramic Knifes
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chinois & milk bags
  • Spiralisers & peelers

 

Main Food Groups for the Summer Season:

  •  Berries (Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, gooseberries, mulberries)
  • Veggies (Cucumbers, tomatoes, artichokes, red peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, baby squash, kohlrabi, fennel)
  • Greens (Kale, spring onion, leek, coriander, parsley, rocket, bok choi, cabbage)
  •  Salads
  • Fruit (figs, peaches, nectarines, oranges, apples, pears, just use your imagination!) 
  • Globally in season (watermelon, coconut, durian, papaya, mango)

 

Food and Energetic Tendencies to Bear in Mind in Summer:

  •  Enjoy plentiful of sunshine
  • Get playtime in the kitchen and outside
  •  Make food-sharing and picnics a must
  • Go foraging
  • Spend at least 30 mins surrounded by nature every day
  • Regular – ideally daily excise
  • Practice getting up early and greeting the day
  • Increase your water intake to at least 3l
  • Be expressive, be you
  • Get some downtime, it is summer!