Kumara is an iconic New Zealand vegetable and a staple of traditional Maori cooking. It's also known as sweet potato in the northern hemisphere and comes in a variety of colours and flavours. It's rich in anti-oxidants and one of the top potassium rich foods. Kumara is also high in vitamin A and C and full of fibre. You could really use any colour, the orange ones are just much sweeter than the red, white fleshed kumara.
When my Mom and I were at our local health food store, we saw these kale chips that were called "Quite Cheezee Kale Chips", and they were SO EXPENSIVE, but the best kale chips ever! So I took off the ingredients, and sort of made up my own version of the one at the store, and it tastes very close to the one we bought, but a lot cheaper.
I got a dehydrator recently so experimented with making this up, its an amazing way to start the day full of nutrition. The Quinoa is a complete protein and the hemp seeds have your omega 3&6s and the sesame milks full of calcium...plus its sooo tasty!
I was raised on sweets. My grandparents had a colossal candy cabinet and bowls of colorful sugary goodness all over the house. It's almost part of my DNA, the sweets. So even though I have shifted into a greater awareness of what I put into my body, there is no need to ignore my pal, Mr. Sweet Tooth. I have played around with many recipes and have finally Frankensteined the tastiest Banana Pudding Parfait (cue the lightning bolt). This recipe incorporates all natural, enzyme-rich ingredients that your body wants, including natural sugars, so take any guilt and kick it out the door.
For a detailed recipe with step-by-step instructions and photos visit: http://inspiredbyeverything.blogspot.com/2009/02/raw-style-banan...
There are three main components to this recipe:
Crumble Topping, Vanilla Whipped Cream and Banana Pudding. The Vanilla Whipped Cream is optional, but super delicious if you are up for opening a young coconut, which is easier than it sounds.