Apple Cider Vinegar, raw & unpasteurised

Making your own raw unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar could not be any easier, trust me! If you are a huge fan of this yeast and live bacteria natural concoction that balances  your gut bacteria, then this recipe is for you! It is inexpensive, and once done, has literally an indefinite life shelf. However I never have problem using it up quickly as I use it for anything from salads all the way to home made face toner or house cleaning products.   All you will need is: 1 kg organic apples About 2 litres of fresh filtered water 1/2 cup organic brown sugar Large glass container Cheese cloth, paper towel & rubber band             Method: Wash all apples. Peel them first (keep the peels on a side). Remove cores (you will not use those) and chop the rest of the apples in small pieces. Place in a large glass container along with the peels and add enough water to cover completely. Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix well, cover with paper towel, cheese cloth and place the rubber band around the neck of the jar. Keep the container in a dark place with ideally constant temperature for fermentation (best is around 23-24 degrees Celsius).  Make sure your stir the mix twice a day ensuring all apples are always well covered. The fermentation will start taking place in just 3 days. You will see some bubbles and foam as yeast forms. Let the mix ferment for 2 weeks. After two weeks strain out all solids and transfer the mix into sterilised glass bottles or... Read More

Green Pleasure Juice

I have to admit, that I have recently been neglecting my daily green juice feasts. Partially because it is winter time here in Dubai and I have been craving more warming foods and drinks and secondly, my busy working schedule and lots of time out of home are to blame. After a short break, this is certainly one of my favourites for many reasons. Besides apples and nuts, I am able to collect all ingredients from our garden so I am privileged to eat all veggies at their peak nutritional value, without loosing a single vitamin through lengthy harvesting and transportation process, therefore the time from ‘soil to mouth’ is kept to an absolute minimum. Just remember to drink your juice as soon as you make it, so there is no time for oxidation to take place! Sip on it slowly and enjoy the life energy going through your veins nourishing your blood, tissues and organs! For more info and some juicing fact, read my article ‘Facts about juicing‘ in the Lifestyle section. Ingredients: 3 kale leaves 1 red chard leaf 1 cucumber 1/2 apple handful of coriander handful of mint handful of parsley 1 cup water 1/3 cup soaked cashews      Optional: 1 tspn spirulina powder/ 1 tspn bee pollen Note: if you are allergic to nuts, don’t forget to add few drops of olive oil to get the benefits of all fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E & K)!   Throw all ingredients in Vitamix or Nutribullet and blend well. Drink slowly and enjoy its detoxifying, cleansing and neutralising... Read More

Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

Are you fed up with sugar and unhealthy ingredients loaded granolas available from every supermarket? Would you like to make your own one? Not only you will have a control over the ingredients you put into it, but you will also benefit from L-vitamin (=love), you had stirred in. Trust me,  you family will notice! This is a healthy breakfast granola, which will keep you going for at least 4 hours! I love to eat it with some organic Greek yogurt and fresh berries.   Buckwheat granola removed from dehydrator Buckwheat granola served with fresh raspberries, Greek yogurt and a dash of cinnamon Perfect healthy gift to your loved ones... Ingredients 4 cups of sprouted organic buckwheat 1 cup of soaked chopped raw almonds ( I added some hazelnuts too) 1 cup dates ( pits removed) 1 cup filtered water 6 tbsn raw cacao powder 2 tspn of vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean 1/4 tspn ground cinnamon 1/8 tspn sea salt  Instructions To sprout buckwheat, place 3 cups of unsprouted buckwheat in a large strainer, rinse well with filtered water and place in a glass bowl. Rinse regularly until all foam is gone every few hours, ensuring the seeds never get dry. Cover with wet tea towel to keep the moisture sealed. The sprouts should be ready in 36-48 hours. Place sprouted buckwheat in a large bowl and mix together with chopped almonds/ hazelnuts and keep aside. Blend the rest of the ingredients in Vitamix or any other blender. You should be able to create a runny delicious paste. Mix  the paste together with buckwheat and nuts... Read More