I love watching people cook. Growing up, I'd spend hours watching my family cook, and whenever there was a cooking show on, I was right there. My eyes were glued to the television. I have since given up watching TV, and only have one for the occasional movie marathon with the housemates.
Luckily, YouTube has all kinds of cooking to watch, from the expert chef cooking shows, to amateur videos of people proudly showing off their newest creations. I hope to, at some point, get some of my own videos on YouTube. In the Meantime, I'm an avid seeker of new food porn to watch. :)
Which brings me to my next thought. I love watching people prepare raw food. It can range anywhere from simple preparation, like this dish, to hours of intense work. I really like the foods that Ani Phyo shows us on YouTube. They're very quick and easy recipes to prepare, and it's very easy to elaborate on them.
My recipe today was manipulated from this recipe, the Spanish Breakfast Scramble. I loved the idea of this recipe, but thought it needed a bit more of a kick. So, I came up with this:
Southwest Walnut Scramble
2 cups walnuts, soaked and dried
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 bell pepper (color of your choosing, I chose yellow)
2 small green onions
1 Tb. turmeric
1 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. tamari (use nama shoyu for truly raw)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 small garlic clove, crushed (optional)
splash raw apple cider vinegar (I don't ever use filtered ACV)
1 avocado, chopped
Blend walnuts and sunflower seeds in the food processor until they're nicely minced. Using a spatula, pour contents into a bowl. Add in everything else except the vegetables, and mix well. Finally, fold in the tomato, green onions, and bell pepper. Garnish with avocado and kale.
In the picture, I used a whole kale leaf. Normally, I would chop it fine,
and add a dash of lemon juice, olive oil, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos.