Spring has come, so it’s time to get rid of those extra kilos accumulated during the winter months, to lighten our body and “cool” it slightly to feel better with the warm days that begin to arrive. Some recommendations to achieve this are cooking with less fat, salt and fire, increasing the number of salads and fresh sprouts in our dishes (in Ayurveda these types of food are called vatic, which means ‘like the wind’. According to the Ayurvedic thought, they stimulate the quick movement and outdoor activity in general. They are also purifiers and coolers for the body). It’s advisable to use more dynamic styles of cooking as short sautée and grill. Give an acid touch to our dishes with fresh herbs, citrus and other condiments.
Green peas hummus with mint
Ingredients: 2 cups of green peas, 1 and ½ spoon of tahini, juice of 1 lemon, salt, black pepper, 5 leaves of mint, ½ clove of garlic, 2 spoons of olive oil, water
In plenty of water, boil the green peas for 4 minutes. Then use a colander to drain the water off the green peas and to cut the cooking process wash the with cold water.
Blend all ingredients with mixer and add a bit of water until the desired consistency is achieved.
Homemade seed crackers
Ingredients: 100 gr. gluten-free flour, 70 gr. sesame seeds, 30 gr. sunflower seeds, 35 gr pumpkin seeds, 30 gr chia seeds, salt, 250 ml boiling water boiling, 1 spoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the water and the oil, and form the dough.
Spread with oil two sheets of parchment paper for baking. With the help of a roller extend the dough between the two sheets. Make it the thinner possible.
Remove the paper from the top and cut the dough in squares. Bake around 20 minutes until it gets golden tone. Let it cool and the crackers are ready.