We were invited to a holiday Shabbat celebration last Friday by our dear friends Joshua & Eva and I was asked to make Latkes. ‘Absolutely!’ I said. ‘Not a problem’ I thought. I can, after all, make anything with the help of Google and buckets of courage. I was so excited to be included in my first ever Jewish celebration and I’m always keen to cook something new. I mean, how hard can it be, right? It’s only a potato pancake…See full Recipe...
A friend of mine once told me that putting a raw carrot in the earth will make it grow, but steaming it for 30 seconds will not. Now I’m not sure how accurate this is since I haven’t tried it, but the point was that even a short cooking time removes the ‘life’ from it. This stuck with me. Eating raw produce is the single best thing you can possibly do for your body.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love all food both cooked and raw. There’s nothing quite like slow roasted lamb shoulder with mashed potatoes and wilted spinach and your body really does need both, but it is essential to incorporate fresh, crunchy veggies regularly. The benefits are countless.
But what about flavor? How do we make these meals equally yummy?
There are many ways. Dressings, toasted nuts and seeds, flavored olive oils, fresh herbs and berries. That’s how.