10 May 2008

Happy Mother's Day

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.

Within those words lie lots of things

We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,

Then thanks for all you do.

It means you mean a lot to me,

And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of

Your happiness on this, your day,

With pleasure and with love

Submitted by Kay Hunt at the

Breakfast in bed is one of the ways to spoil Mum on Mother's Day. Need some ideas ? Well here are a few healthy and simple breakfast dishes.

Karen's Green Goddess Elixir
From the RawFoodCoach

Makes 1 litre / 4 cups
1 medium RIPE pineapple
2 apples
1/2 lemon including its peel
1/2 lime including its peel
1 bag of organic spinach (approx. 200g/7oz)
5 sticks celery
1 whole cucumber including peel

Simply juice the whole lot, pour into a jug, stir well. Pour, drink, pour, drink! Keep in the fridge any you can't drink, and enjoy it cool later. Keeps well owing to the lemon and lime.

Summer Fruit Compote
From Betsy's Bed & Breakfast, Vermont

1 pint / 2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut in half length-wise
1 cup blueberries
2 kiwi, peeled, cut in half length-wise and sliced
1 11oz / 300g can orange segments
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsps light rum or orange juice

Chill before serving. Serves: 6

Combine these hot dishes with Vegan bacon, veggie sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes etc.

Grilled Eggplant
From Ashbury's Aubergines

1 firm, medium sized eggplant
4 tablespoon olive oil
basil, fresh or dried
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Peel and slice eggplant into pieces the thickness of sandwich bread. Place olive oil and spices in a shallow, large bowl. Place each piece of eggplant in and turn to coat both sides. Place slices on a grill, turning only once during grilling. Serves: 2

Crispy Baked French Fries
From the Vegetarian Times
Healthy homemade version is baked instead of fried.

2 medium baking potatoes, scrubbed, with or without peels.
2 tsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425F/200C. With sharp knife, cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4" / 1/2cm thick slices, then cut slices into french fry–shaped pieces. Pour oil into medium bowl. Add potato sticks, and toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, then turn potatoes and bake until crisp, about 30 minutes. While still warm, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve. 4 Servings.

Tasty Tofu Sweet Omelette

2 cups of lowfat tofu
4 tbsps rice milk
4 tbsps wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsps of maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350oC. Put half of the tofu in a blender with the rice milk and blend thoroughly. Put the other half of the tofu in a small mixing bowl and mash. Add the flour, baking powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and the blended tofu. Mix well and then spread the mixture thinly in a baking dish and bake for forty minutes. Remove from the oven, carefully transfer the "omelette" onto a serving dish. Spread your favorite jam or preserve to taste on top and enjoy while hot. 4 Servings.

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CyberCelt said...

Nice post and delicious recipes. I wish you lived in this part of the world. I would be stopping by to eat--often. LOL

Happy Mother's Day

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Naomi said...

Great treats for Mother's Day there Jackie. Thanks for sharing

Marion said...

Breakfast in bed...I was never one to enjoy that, lol! Things always got spilt. But these recipes sure sound delicious.

Chandira said...

I've been getting into 'green smoothies' lately, that recipe looks good!

My usuals are a combination of spinach, banana, apple, blueberry juice, celery, lettuce, cucumber, parsley, and a lot of playing with proportions.. Not too much spinach, and you can also add ginger! Stick 'em all in a blender, rather than a juicer. That way you get all the nutrients. :-)