Thai Curry & Avocado Oil Superfood Bowls Giveaway

Thai Curry Superfood Bowl Ingredients

Thai Curry Superfood Bowl

You Can Win Superfood Bowl Ingredients!

My favorite resource for super herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs, has this new line of Epicurean Organic Spices and Oils and they are a DELICIOUS way to upgrade your superfood bowls.

I got to try the Thai Curry organic spice and the Avocado Oil (yummy!) and if you leave a comment on this blog post, you could win the same.  I’ll tell you more in a sec … first let me elaborate on how awesome it all is.

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Opening A Young Coconut

Lots of Raw Food recipes use young coconuts.  They’re really good for you … the young coconut water is high in electrolytes (move over gatorade) and the young coconut meat is pudding-like smooth.

I’ve found young coconut water in cans and juice boxes at natural grocery stores – just be sure to check the ingredients to make sure it’s 100% coconut water and no other gunk.  I’ve also found young coconut meat cut into strips and frozen at my favorite large Asian grocery story (Super H Mart).

Nevertheless, the best is when it’s fresh, so sometimes you’ll want to open up your own young coconut.  I buy mine at the Asian grocery store – best prices and usually the freshest.

Here’s a great video I found for a new way to open young coconuts.  It seems to work best when the coconut is ripe enough to find that soft spot / sweet spot.  Otherwise I just end up whacking the heck out of it. :)

Thai Coconut Bliss Soup

thai bliss soupOh my goodness this soup is delicious!  When I make a raw dinner for friends I often start with this soup, then serve Thai Veggie Wraps and finish with the Coconut-Hazlenut Chia Pudding.  Yummy!

I’ve found this soup will also freeze well – just freeze the marinated mushrooms separately.  This recipe comes straight from one of my favorite raw info/uncook books: The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose.

Makes about 5 cups serving 2-5 people depending on how much of a meal you make it :)

Marinated Mushroom Topping

1 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms thinly sliced

3 Tbsp Fresh Basil chopped

1/4 Cup Lime Juice

1 tsp Sun Fire Salt (or less – add salt to taste)

Place all ingredients in small bowl and mix well.  Set aside (or refrigerate if making far in advance of eating).  The mushrooms will “melt” or shrink as they marinate.  Note: I often double the recipe for the topping because I love the mushrooms so much.

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Chia Pudding Upgraded

chia seedschia puddingI’ve been making Chia Pudding for about a year now and only just got this upgrade idea from my fellow superfoodies at our last Superfood Dinner.

Since Chia soaks up all the nutrients of whatever you soak it in, why just soak it in water? Why not soak it in hemp milk? Or Chocolate Bliss? Or both?!?

So I did both. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy!!!!!!!! :)

I made it not as sweet and I like it – tastes even more like the oatmeal I was craving – only better. Gotta love upgrades!

Here’s the updated recipe:

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