Welcome to the first Conscious Life instalment!
I am super excited to start supplying all you beautiful people with fresh, affordable, organic whole food ingredients, and even more excited about sharing my passion for creating and eating delicious, nutritious, whole food, bursting with goodness.
You really can taste and smell the freshness of these ingredients, they are sweet, aromatic, crunchy, fresh! A far cry from the sometimes bitter, rancid or stale taste of food that’s been sitting on a shelf too long.
That’s why the first recipe I’ll share is this super simple idea, no mucking about, just so yummy and fresh. It has been the favourite in our house since we received our first ingredients. It’s our go to breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dessert.
Simply slice a banana, dollop on yoghurt, sprinkle generously with fresh, sweet and crunchy pumpkin seeds, coconut chips and chia seeds. So good!
I feel the next recipe is a fitting one to share first as the original bread recipe is my Mum’s famous home made brown bread. An absolute favourite, the recipe shared many times, the smell and taste of warm, home baked bread, fresh from the oven, evokes the best memories of devouring slices slathered in melting butter, really can you beat it?
I’ve suped up the original recipe with loads of juicy dried fruit, coconut and fresh chai spices to create…
Spicy Chai Coconut Fruit Bread
1 cup hot water
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon yeast
4 cups wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon himalayan or sea salt
1/2 cup chopped apricots
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup flaxseeds
3/4 cup coconut chips
Melt the honey in the hot water, add the cold water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave to bubble for 5 or so minutes.
Combine the dry ingredients and stir in the yeast mixture once it’s frothy and activated. If it’s a little dry just add a drop more water.
Put it into an oiled loaf tin and leave it to rise in a warm place for about an hour.
Bake at 180 for about 45 minutes, it will sound hollow when tapped when it's done.
Absolute heaven, for afternoon tea, slathered in melting butter, with my mama as company and a fresh pot of dandelion tea.
I hope you get a chance to order some goodness, take the time in your kitchen to create some love and share with special people.
We are One Conscious Life.