February 20, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
I recently bought a few lovely products off of The Raw Food World website and I am completely in love ❤
I hit up their "at-cost" specials for the month and got; Hurraw! Chai Lip Balm, Hurraw! Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm, Andreas Black Sesame Oil $14.70, & Andreas Chiaseed Oil, $28. The Andreas Oils are in glass bottle so please be very careful about where you store them in your fridge or cupboard. I am very happy with the feel and smell of Hurraw! balms but it’s sad that they cost so much for such a small container…I understand it’s because of the ingredients but I’m still bummed out. But back to the more exciting stuff, oils :D!
Black Sesame Oil tastes like a roasted sesame seeds and has a little bit of a nutty flavor. I recently used a mix of black sesame oil & chai oil to make a pad Thai inspired dish.
Here are the ingredients:
One large handful soaked raw kelp noodles
2 Tablespoons Fermented White Miso
2 Tablespoons Raw Tahini
1 Tablespoon Chia Seed Oil
2 Tablespoons Black Sesame Seed Oil
Dulse, Salt, Pepper & Lemon According To Taste! Add water until it’s at your preferred texture.
I also sprinkled raw sprouted buckwheat groats, chia seeds and hemp seeds to give it a nutty crunch.
For veggies I used Mung Beans, Snap Peas, Carrot, Red & Yellow Pepper and Red Cabbage.
Sesame Seed Oil is high: in vitamins E, B-Complex something most vegetarians and vegans lack and is crucial to healthy skin, brain function, nerves, blood, DNA (cell growth regulator), and digestion. It is loaded with proteins, essentials fats, & minerals. Minerals tend to be overlooked and underrated. Sesame oil is high in iron (good for preventing or aiding with anemia, which seems to be on the raise lately). Minerals help keep our skeleton healthy and strengthen muscles. Sesame oil is highly spoken about by Ayurvedic physicians because of how versatile it is. It is antifungal, antiviral, it is helpful with unblocking arteries, and has been used in treating diabetes, hepatitis, and migraines.
Both internally and externally the oil attracts toxins (on skin can be washed away, internally it is flushed out). See my article of oil pulling for more information! It’s truly amazing how much this oil can do, from treating yeast infections to protecting baby’s sensitive skin/diaper rashes.
I’m not as crazy about the taste of chia seed oil compared to black sesame seed oil. The taste is similar to Flax oil, slightly bitter and they both have almost the same other.
Chia is a classic super food, known for its energy boosting properties. Many say chia was used by the Mayans as a supply of for running messengers off on long journeys. Chia is high in calcium, omegas, protein, iron, potassium, & antioxidants just to name a few 😉
Chia is great for beauty health; hair, nails and skin. It’s great for the immune system, heart health, mental health and can help curve ones appetite.
Both of these oils are great in smoothies, salads, dressings, sauces and dips. Below is an image of what they look like, Black Sesame on the left and Chiaseed on the right.
So far today I’ve made a double batch of my favorite Green Lemonade Juice and I made a new juice today! I made it after a long work out and remembered I had a bag of frozen cherries in the fridge.
Cherries are fantastic for post-muscle and joint pain from working out. They are a sweet and luscious super food that is a great anti-inflammatory. I’ve been reading lots of articles lately on how it is great for gout sufferers and studies are being conducted to prove it can help with weight loss.
SOOOOO, what did I end up making?
Red Velvet Juice
1 Medium Beet
4 Medium Carrots
1 cup Frozen Cherries
I juiced the beet and carrots and put it in the blender with the frozen cherries.
This juice is sweet, tart, beautiful, and gave me my energy back. Thanks juice! If you are looking for a little something extra to add to this I bet some vanilla bean would taste yummy :]
Happy President’s Day everyone! Hope you are all having some tasty food that your taste buds are dancing with. ❤
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