Hi everybody! I’ve been meaning to post but have been SO busy here in Hawaii, my winter escape.
I am so delighted to be here as a live in Raw Vegan Chef for my wonderful friend, making her Green Smoothies, Salads, Fresh Juices, raw vegan Chocolate, Desserts and special blend Herbal Teas. It’s so fun using local organic fruits & veggies from the Farmers Markets, our friends orchards and from our own garden!
I’m also doing several farm & garden projects, learning how to grow veggies, greens, wheatgrass, micro greens, herbs, fruit trees and flowers in a tropical climate! It’s beyond exciting 🙂
I’m so ecstatic that my friends have been giving me fruit trees! I have enough for a very small orchard now. Longon, Lychee, Mango, Soursop and 2 Papaya trees.
I was able to taste a locally grown Jackfruit and boil the seeds to eat too. They’re a great source of protein!! They taste like potatoes. They’re yummy!!! I ate some plain and made Dessert balls with the rest. They’re fantastic sweet or savory!
Other than seeing what I can grow, my friends and I have been very busy with hikes and adventures.
What fabulous things are you doing today to celebrate our beautiful planet? Luckily, it’s a whole Earth Day Weekend, so there will be lots of chances for appreciation!
Today we went to the Farm and picked Mulberries, Lemons, Blood Oranges, Avocados (I need to stop eating ALL these avocados ASAP if I want to wear a bikini anytime soon!) and precious chocolate Black Sapotes.
A friend happened to be there with a huge bunch of Medjool Dates from Indio and I bought 10 lbs of them for a super cheap price. Yay! I LOVE dates because they’re a PERFECT Dessert, snack, and sweetener.
I try to always have some soft ones available (soak overnight not already soft) to toss into Sauces, Smoothies or Dressings for added NATURAL sugar free sweetness!
We’ve been busy at the Farm, picking sweet organic Starfruit (from a SECRET tree I just discovered!!), Passionfruit, creamy Fuerte Avocados, Swiss Chard and of course lots of Oranges and my beloved Meyer Lemons.
Starfruit is SO good in Salads! That’s mostly how I eat mine.
And I’ve been making a sweet, tart & super TASTY Passionfruit Salad Dressing. I’m addicted to it! I’ll post the recipe soon.
It’s such a luxury to get year round Avocados when you live here…either grown here or Mexico. The Fuertes we pick at the Farm are really rich and yummy and stay good in the fridge for a few weeks!
Which we need right now because we have too many 🙂 I love having too many Avocados!!
Especially nice to come home too after ALL the giant creamy ones in Hawaii in the fall & winter.
Plus it’s the season for one of my VERY favorite berries…Mulberries!! The season just started. It’s nice because we got a lot of rain which really helped the trees.
I got to spend several sunny days running around San Diego with my family which was so fun! I brought along my Green Smoothies so I always had a healthy snack. And I found these beautiful baby Nettles growing wild in an alley!
You never know where you’ll stumble across your next Super Food 🙂