Weight loss + Metabolism Boosting
Antioxidant + Anti-Aging
Cholesterol Lowering + Heart Health
Filet Cod (Cabillaud)
Olive Oil + Coconut Oil
Salt + Pepper
Vegan Soy Cream (one store serving per every couple of handfuls of sliced mushrooms)
(Sautee mushrooms with olive oil, add soy cream, S+P, herbs optional and reduce to thick sauce)
Thinly slice radishes
Soak in white vinegar and agave marinade for half an hour (or more, for deeper pickling, which is always good)
+Nori cut into squares for presentation
Milk of choice (pictured: almond), 1 cup
1/2 cup water
Cumin pods, small handful
Ground turmeric, 1.5–2 tablespoons
Black Pepper, a few grains or 2 teaspoonsCinnamon, 3 sticks or 1 tablespoon
Ginger, several slices fresh ginger or 2 teaspoons powdered ginger
Anise, 3-4 star pods or 1 teaspoon powdered anise
Vanilla, sprinkle of seeds or a 2-3 drops
Agave or Honey (aim for organic to avoid pesticides), 1-2 tablespoons
Place milk and water in medium sauce pan.
Add spices and other ingredients and gently simmer to infuse for roughly 20-30 minutes. Add more milk/water if reduced too much.
Strain and serve+leave an anise pod in cup as a garnish
Ginger Shot: Ginger root about the size of your hand (X2 if you want to make a few shots) + 1 apple
Green Boost: 1/2 cucumber, 4 handfuls of spinach + 1 tablespoon spirulina powder
Cumin Elixir: 2 oranges, 2 tablespoons Turmeric + 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
Antioxidant Hormone Balance Boost: 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, handful of blueberries + 1/2 tablespoon Maca powder
Aloe Flush: 1 aloe leaf (1/4 cup aloe juice) + 1 lemon
Immune Boost: 2 clementine + 2 carrots + 1/2 teaspoon zinc powder
Liver Health Elixir: 2 beets + 1 tablespoon turmeric powder + handful of spinach + 1 Apple
Hangover Cure: 1/2 cup coconut water + 1 teaspoon sea salt + 2 beets + 1 celery branch + 1 handful spinach
Headache Reliever: 3 beets + 1 green apple + 1 cucumber + bushel of watercress + 1 lemon
Strawberry+Chocolate Stress Relieving smoothie juice: 3 celery branches + handful of strawberries + 1 banana + green tea powder + 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
2–3 large zucchinis (courgettes)
Drizzle of olive oil
Slice zucchinis into inch-wide cuts, scoop out part of inside to create shallow bowls into which you'll place the filling
Sautée diced shallots and bacon together and then fill it into the zucchini cups. Arrange on foil-covered baking sheet
On a separate baking sheet, place thinly sliced shallots/onions and coat with olive oil, S+P
Bake at 350ºF/180ºC for about 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on the cooking process because the shallots might cook faster!)
Parsnips Nutrition (1)
Potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and iron
Vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin k
+ high fibre and some protein
- High levels of folate in parsnips reduces homocysteine levels in blood (2)
- Parsnips contain high levels of soluble dietary fibre, which is associated with reducing cholesterol levels, facilitating gastro functioning and lowering chances of diabetes. (5)
- Folate, as a B-vitamin is also related with lower birth defects. (6)
- Packed with anti-oxidants, parsnips boost the immune system and stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are crucial in fighting disease. *For chemo patients with unstable white blood cell levels, parsnips are a nourishing option. (7)
Dozen or so radishes (sliced)
1 part feta cheese (microwave melted)
1 part cream cheese, softened
Handful, nice quantity of dried cranberries, finely chopped
Salt, pepper, dash of agave
Whip together melted feta and cream cheese. Add s+p and agave.
Sandwich mixture between radishes
Enzyme-Rich Food Sources:
Shitake, Reishi and Maitake mushrooms
Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Fights Alzheimer's Disease+Memory boosting
1/2 cup (110g) Maple Syrup
1/2 cup (110g) Honey
1/2 cup (110g) coconut cream
5 tablespoons (80g) coconut oil
Vanilla extract (2 teaspoons)
Big pinch of salt
*Place coconut cream in refrigerator to separate the cream from the liquid. Reserve liquid for future baking (like a chia seed energy bowl) and use the thick cream.
Place maple syrup and honey in a sauce pan and let simmer (without stirring) and lightly bubble for 3 minutes.
Stir in coconut cream and let simmer for around 10-15 minutes until thickened.
If desired thickness hasnt been reached, just continue cooking longer (remember, it will thicken as it cools as well).
Add vanilla and salt.
Then remove from stove and add coconut oil.
Let cool in refrigerator and serve over everything or eat directly with a spoon. On vegan banana-nice cream, over almond chai latté, over cakes, caramel fruit dip...
Clementine peels (pesticide-free)
Take a few stacks of fresh fig leaves. Let the leaves dry in the sun, on a radiator, or in an oven for 30 minutes on the lowest temperature to fully dry and dehydrate them.
Crumble leaves between fingers until finely shredded.
Finely chop clementine peels, let dry on a small plate.
Once peels and leaves are crumbled and dry, mix with a handful or tea (depending on how many leaves you have) and seal inside a glass jar for the flavours to infuse.
Boil water and make tea!
What I love about this apéro hors d'oeuvre is that it is so easy to put together and the flavours blend so well together and it just blows peoples' minds. I made this for New Year's Eve party in our home in Normandie this year and everyone devoured these. Compliments given mid bite!
The secret is the fromage blanc mixed with herbs and a dash of vinegar to offset the sweetness of the beet. In America, fromage blanc (a sort of yoghurty-smooth cottage cheese) can be replaced with sour cream or greek yoghurt.
Boiled beets, sliced and cut into squares
Boiled quail egg, sliced
Fromage blanc (or greek yoghurt or sour cream)
Herbs, minced (I used chives, thyme, rosemary in mine)
White balsamic vinegar
Boil, mix and then pile them up!
350 grams sugar
100 g of petals (pesticide-free)
15 grams pectin (agar-agar)
2 litres water
*2-3 cups strawberries/raspberries (optional)
Cover rose petals with about 2 litres of water, bring to hard boil for around 10-15 minutes.
The water will turn brown. Add the lemon and it will burst back into a deep pink.
Drain to separate liquid from petals (if you prefer a petal-less jam, just reserve liquid, otherwise add a few cups of petals back into the rose water.
Whisk in sugar and pectin until dissolved. Boil for a good 40 minutes to an hour until the mixture reduces and thickens slightly.
Pour rose mixture into sterilised jars. Seal and place top-side-down in refrigerator to cool. Jam must cool entirely to set. If desired consistency is not achieved, simply open the jars, re-sterilize, and boil the liquid longer... it took me three times to get it right.
Peeled clementines (1 per serving)
Balsamic vinegar (preferably reduced)
Toss the peeled clementines and pomegranates with balsamic vinegar and S+P and top with finely diced rosemary.
Rosemary Tincture Recipe
(1 handful of rosemary branch/ 1/2 cup per cup liquid)
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (pictures above) or high proof Alcohol such as vodka or brandy
Organic, Fresh Rosemary
Remove rosemary from branches, chop and place inside sterilized jars and pour liquid over herb and seal from six weeks to one year. Strain rosemary leaves when infused to your liking (you need a minimum of six weeks for the herbs to properly infuse) and take a few drops under the tongue when sick or in need of immune boosting. Herbs are not to be taken lightly, use only when necessary as with antibiotics.
Store in cool, dark place. And remember that the tincture expiration date for vinegar and vodka is much shorter than alcohol tinctures, lasting around one year
4 apples, preferably red to give suggestion of rose petals
Gluten free pastry dough
Coconut oil or egg white for glaze
Powdered sugar for dusting
Olive Oil (for pan)
Salt+Pepper (added before and during cooking)
Lime (drizzled on about halfway through cooking)
Mushroom vegan sauce
Soy or coconut cream
Sautée mushrooms in olive oil or coconut oil. Once crispy and cooked through, addd cream, S+P and stir until reduced and thickened slightly.
Lentils (1/4 a cup uncooked beans per person)
Chicken or vegetable bouillon cube if you don't have stock
Pepper (and salt if foregoing the already salt bouillon)
Water for boiling
Soak dry lentils for one hour with S+P and other herbs such as rosemary and bay leaf. Cove with water in a saucepan and boil for 15-20 minutes. Add spices, herbs, or bouillon cube if desired.
Rose Hip Jam Ingredients
2 quarts rose hips
6 cups water
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 package pectin
1/4 teaspoon butter
3 1/2 cups natural cane sugar
2 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup (75g) butter
1/3cup (75g) softened butter
2 cups coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup agave
1/2 cup fruit juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Rusty's Gory Tomato Juice Recipe
Tomatoes (as many as you like!)
Celery (a few stalks)
Greens (Kale, spinach)
Blend away and drink immediately!
Tomato Health Facts (1)
High in Vitamin C, supports heart health and is cancer fighting due to high antioxidants in tomatoes
Biotin (essential B Vitamin that strengthens hair and nails)
Molybdenum (essential mineral associated with increased longevity) (2)
Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), Fights cancer, specifically colon and prostate.
Potassium, lowers blood pressure and fights diabetes by balancing insulin
Sweet Potato Purée
Two (or more) sweet potatoes
2 (or more) large onions
Thyme (or other preferred herbs)
Splash or more of white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup goat cheese
Chicken broth or milk to thin (approximately 1/2 cup for the above quantity)
A couple handfuls of shrimp (20 shrimps pictured)
Sweetened Sake (about 1/4 cup for above quantity)
1/2 lime or lemon
Neutral oil like grape seed or olive
Squeeze of lemon or lime
Appetizer assortment amuse bouche... amuse your mouth. A simple plate with a curation of small bites to launch a family style meal with an elegant starting point.
Dead Sea Salts
How to Cook White Asparagus
- Cut off the bottoms, about 1-2 inches, or where the stem feels harder than the rest of the stalk
- Peel the outer hard skin. It might take a few layers of peeling to reveal the softer flesh
- Boil in salted water for 15-20 minutes until very tender
Traditionally, white asparagus is served with a rich hollandaise sauce, but my take offers a lighter substitute for this side dish. After boiling, as instructed above, I added the asparagus to the pan in which the main dish (meat in this case) was cooked in. You can also add it to a fresh pan of course, and sautéed the vegetable in the juices to inject it with added flavour and crisp the outside. Add a soft boiled egg (or quail eggs in this case) and drizzle with olive oil or balsamic vinegar.
Sodium bicarbonate (IUPAC name: sodium hydrogen carbonate) is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. It is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.
1 small cauliflower
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt + Pepper
Handful of Mushrooms
Chop up cauliflower (not the thick stem) and puree in food processor and add olive oil, parmesan, salt and pepper.
Flatten dough onto a oven tray into a thin layer. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove.
Sautee onions and mushrooms.
Spread tomato sauce over cauliflower. Add toppings and cheese.
Bake in oven until toppings have set and parmesan browns slightly.
How it Works
Argile verte–Green Clay–is a highly fine clay and is a negatively charged substance which pushes away toxic, diseased acidic and pathological materials in the body that is said to be positively charged. On both an internal (drinking) and external (as a mask) level, the clay’s purifying action takes place by neutralizing the positive charges attached to toxins in the body, which are then flushed out through natural processes. Since clay cannot be absorbed into the blood or cells themselves, there is no way for it to for deposits in the body.
Mix 1 tablespoon clay with glass of water and leave next to bed. In the morning, drink the liquid that has separated from the larger clay particles that have fallen to the bottom. Before travelling to places of questionable water bacteria, drink clay water for 7-10 days prior to travel.
Argile Verte Uses
Face Mask: Add water. A tip... wear in shower, its much better to open and reopen pores whilst wearing mask rather than letting it dry to cracks against your skin.
Deep pore cleaning: The super fine, mineral charged clay get deep into pores, unclogging and cleansing them. The clay will literally pull out the acne infection in the skin. So if youre having a breakout, a clay mask will at first make it appear worse, but it is simply drawing out the “infections” inside the pores.
Against Acne: use bi/weekly mask, or create paste for spot treatment
Anti-aging: Frequent (though appropriate) use is said to help against the appearance of fine wrinkles.
Shrinks pores: Removes dirt from pores, tightening them together.
Doesn’t dry out skin: Unlike many drugstore/cosmetics masks, argile vert leaves skin soft and supple, not tight and dried out
Sun burn relief: Use as a paste on burnt skin but don't let dry fully
Brightens skin: Iron oxides within clay exfoliate and brighten skin
Wound Healing: Apply over cuts, scrapes, burns and other skin irritations (such as eczema) to help heal the wound and decrease chances of scarring.
Tooth paste: create paste for natural teeth cleaner (it is also said to help against tooth aches)
Detox: Mix a few tablespoons of the clay in a glass of water before going to sleep. In the morning, the larger clay particles will have sunken to the bottom and the fine-particle clay water above is what you drink. Do this for a week to flush toxins in the colon and intestines or before traveling to a country where water and food is known to cause gastro-intestinal disturbances.
Digestion: Maintains balanced digestive system. Colon cleanser. And verify with your Dr. before use, but Argile vert is known to help against stomach ulcers and complications associated with Crohns disease.
Immune System: Clay is highly charged with minerals and vitamins. Known to boost immune system by removing toxins.
About 10 large yukon gold potatoes (15+ small ones)
1/2 cup cornstarch
Peel and shred potatoes on a cheese grater or in food processor
Strain potatoes of liquid
Finely chop onions and combine
Add eggs and cornstarch and S+P (add more cornstarch if too runny, add more eggs if the cakes fall apart
Form little cakes, flatten onto baking tray and drizzle with olive oil
Bake at 350ºF/`180ºC for about 30 minutes (can be rewarmed in oven later)
1 pack of gluten free sugar cookies
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
6-7 lime juice
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
zest from 2-3 limes
Mix cookies, room-temperature butter, sugar and vanilla in a food processor and press dough into pie pan (preferably with removable bottom).
Whip egg yolks until thick and pale with an electric mixer. Add the sweetened condensed milk and blend. Add zest and slowly add lime juice and blend (the mixture will thicken) and pour into pie shell. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until the filling sets (you will see tiny bubbles form at top) and make sure not to overcook our filling will separate and curdle.
1 sachet (1 cup) almond meal
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 a cup of Agave or honey
Whisk almond milk, eggs, agave, coconut oil, vanilla extract and then almond meal last.
Pour (clafir!) the batter into a greased pan and add the berries of your choice.
Bake until clafoutis pulls away at sides and turns golden and puffed (around 35-45 minutes)
Course Salt or Brown Sugar
Combine and store inside shallow jar upside down (so settles near surface) in the refrigerator until set. Store in a cool place between uses.
Small box of cherry tomatoes
1 package of feta cheese
Balsamic vinegar reduction
The pictures speak for themselves! Slice, stack and add a drop of balsamic reduction (Make reduction by boiling vinegar on low flame until water evaporates and vinegar reduces to syrup).
Natural antiseptic/antibacterial (use for disinfecting cuts as well) | anti-cancer (proved in preventing breast cancer, prostate cancer in mice and prevents melanoma/causes existing melanoma cells to attack themselves | natural liver detoxifier | Anti-inflammatory (including skin) | Natural pain-killer | Used in Chinese medicine against depression
Stimulates blood flow | Anti-Nausea | improves the body’s absorption of nutrients | Clears up the body’s microcirculatory channels (including sinuses) | Reduces digestive problems (including flatulence) | Eases menstrual cramps | Eases throat and nose congestion
Anti-inflammatory | Eases headaches | Flushes out bloating | Anti-Nausea | Eases respiratory issues/cough (eases asthma) | Stimulant against fatigue
Antioxidant filled | Anti-cancer | Reduces high bad cholesterol | Reduces systemic inflammation | Eases Gastrointestinal discomfort | Anti-bacterial