Tuesday, 26 August 2014

watermelon salad

This is an ic friendly version of a watermelon salad one of my friends served at a potluck a while ago. Serves roughly 4-5

1 mini red seedless watermelon, or half of one depending on size (if tolerated)
1-2 cups english cucumber, sliced
1 half pint box of blueberries
fresh mint sprigs (to taste)

Cut watermelon into slices, then remove the rind/outer part before cutting it into smaller chunks. Put into one large bowl or individually portion into several bowls. Add the cucumber slices and top with blueberries and sprigs of fresh mint. No dressing necessary!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

red pepper sauce

Serves 3


1/2 cup cashews, soaked beforehand if necessary
2 red peppers, chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped (optional- if tolerated)
4 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
1/2 cup veggie broth (ic friendly)
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
about 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 t sea salt, or to taste
2 T olive oil
fresh pepper (to taste, optional)
1 t each dried oregano, basil, and savory

In a frying pan or cast iron skillet, saute peppers and onion (if using) together for about 20 minutes on a low-medium heat. Add garlic and stir for a couple more minutes.

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

Note: If your blender is not very powerful, you can try blending just the contents of the frying pan, veggie broth, and sweet potato to start, before adding cashews, olive oil and seasonings, blending in the parsley at the end. If this is the case you probably also want to soak the cashews for several hours beforehand to make blending easier.