Sweet potato fettuccine:
1 large sweet potato
extra virgin olive oil
rosemary, Himalayan salt
Spiralize or "peel" off fettuccine strips from your peeled sweet potato. Stir in oil and spices, dehydrate/warm in 110 F until preferred texture. These are good unwarmed too, but the short dehydration will make them more tender.
Traditional but raw pesto:
1 huge bunch basil
3 tbsp pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
extra virgin olive oil
himalayan salt, freshly ground black pepper
Blend until smooth in a high-speed blender, add oil until desired consistency.
5 fresh tomatoes
5-8 soaked, sun dried tomatoes
1 tsp balsamic vinegar (red)
4 dried dates
thyme, rosemary, black pepper, salt, oregano, basil
Use fresh or dried herbs. Blend all in a blender/food processor. Taste and adjust seasoning.
You can warm up the sauce(s) (no higher than 115 F / 46 C!) if you want. As you can see from the pic, I do not own a fancy spiralizer/mandolin, but had to use just a regular potato peeler. Hence my pasta was probably not the most visually appealing.. If anyone reading this knows where I could get a gadget for making raw vegetable pasta from Finland, please let me know!
I wish I had the time to do more "educating", but for the time being because of my time constraints I only have time to post recipes. One day soon I'll take the time to post about baby food, because as we all know, our habits of eating are formed already in early childhood and that a right, wholesome diet is essential for health and proper growth. Speaking of which, I was really shocked to see this one mom at the supermarket today. She had four kids bouncing and screaming all over the place. Aside the horrendous groceries she was buying for the family (meat balls, sugary kids yogurts, puddings, marinated pork etc), what really bothered me was how she shouted to her kids "If you don't start behaving right now, I won't take you to Mc DONALD's!". It just makes me so sad to see small kids (2-6 years or even less) eating huge hamburgers, fries and drinking sodas. Why are most family restaurants fast food joints anyway? Why are the kids portions in most restaurants always fries, pasta, meatballs, sausages or something similar? Let's hope in time eating out could be fun even for us more health-conscious people and families.