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I promised I would post my Mother’s day recipes later in the day. Well, it’s a lot later! My Mother’s day turned out to be a relaxing and fun day at home, with my kids, husband and on the phone with siblings and friends. It was indeed a treat! I actually never made it back to the computer until 10pm, after my almost 13 year old Kevin went to bed.
I mentioned on my previous post Mother’s Day Memories that I’d asked for breakfast in bed. What I realized this morning is that I’m not a “breakfast in bed” kind of gal …at least not on a sunny summer day.
I prefer to get up and out so what we decided instead was that after my run, we’d have Mother’s day brunch by the pool. One thing lead to another and by the time I actually got to eat my brunch it was 4PM!
Here's a photo of the beautiful brunch my husband Scott made me. In the glass is fresh coconut water. On the platter was mango, pineapple, papaya, coconut, strawberries and honeydew.
The green smoothie he made was not on the platter but it was yummy.
After my run, I snacked on some home made coconut pineapple yogurt I made the day before mixed with fresh blueberries. That was a treat and the recipe is below.
We had a delicious dinner a few hours later. Scott even made me a “cheese cake” dessert. I actually haven’t tried it yet, as I got full from dinner and by the time I had room, it was too late to eat. I’ll see if I can get him to post the recipe tomorrow.
For dinner Scott made a beautiful salad and I managed to whip up a zucchini noodle with marinara sauce and “meatballs” made from soaked walnuts, Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds with some veggies. All the recipes are below.
I felt pampered and appreciated and I managed to eat delicious food that took very little time to make and was health enhancing. The best news is there are leftovers for tomorrow!!
The yogurt recipe was an improv and turned out great. You can pretty much make a favorite nut or seed cream and add probiotics and let it culture.
Cut the ends off the zucchini and process through a spiral slicer. There are several options to choose from. These are handy kitchen gadgets that allow you to turn vegetables into noodles.
Place zucchini noodles in a bowl and allow to sit while you make the rest of the ingredients. If you prefer them softer, add a sprinkle of salt and gently massage it in. Drain off excess water when ready to add the sauce.
Place all ingredients in food processor and process until the mixture holds together and is almost smooth. Form into meat balls. These can be used as is or dehydrated for 8 -12 hours .
Put all ingredients in food processor and process until close to smooth, but still a bit chunky. Add soak water from dried tomatoes if it’s too thick. Adjust salt and seasonings to taste.
Set sauce aside.
Optional: marinated mushrooms. The night before I had sliced baby bella mushrooms and sprinkled with a little salt, massaged lightly then added lemon juice an set in a salad press.
To assemble, place the noodles in a large bowl. Top with sauce and mushrooms. Toss to combine. Serve with Not Meatballs.
Enjoy the recipes and comment below about how you spent your Mother’s day!
Love, Health and Joy to you,