Don’t know what to cook on a rainy day? Everyone’s kitchen to the rescue!

Today the weather wasn’t good enough to have to barbecue set up outside but we still had a great (warm) session full of colours and vegetables!

Want to join the cooking group? See contact below!

Today’s menu was

Spring rolls with edible flowers

(see our previous blogpost!)

Served with coleslaw

Energy balls

Coleslaw

We harvested coriander, parsley, chives and white cabbage from the garden. What a delight! Here is the recipe we used with some modifications: less cider vinegar and more yogurt were needed.

Ingredients (4 serving)

  • 1 apple
  • ½ white cabbage
  • 4 carrots
  • 5cl lemon juice (add more if needed)
  • 5cl cider vinegar (add more if needed)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • fresh herbs
  • 250g soya yogurt

Method

  • Peel the carrots and apple. Grate the apple, carrots and white cabbage. Place in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix the lemon juice, cider vinegar, sesame oil, soya sauce, golden syrup and yogurt. 
  • Combine your sauce and your grated veg!
  • Sprinkle your herbs and serve cold
  • Option: For the sauce, you can also use mustard and mayonnaise. 

Need extra energy today? Energy balls are great. Easy to make, you can change the flavours as you want and be creative!

Ingredients

Energy ball (see last page for cost)

Ingredients for 15 small balls

  • 6 dates (pitted, torn)
  • 100g unsalted almonds
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 1 medium apple (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • ½  tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Seeds (chia, sunflower, pumpkins, …)

Method

  • Add all ingredients to your food processor.
  • Blend until fully combined, add seeds and shape into balls. Each should be about the size of one tablespoon. If too hard to shape, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Fiona:” That is a great idea for a Christmas present!” Indeed, they are healthy and made with love.

Some tips

Energy balls can be expensive if we stick to the recipe. All you need is to create your own version, using what you have in your fridge. 

You will need:

  • Nut or seed butter (such as peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter)
  • Sweetener (such as honey, or maple syrup)
  • Binder (oats, unsweetened shredded coconut)
  • Optional: protein (such as whey, casein, pea, egg white) 
  • Optional: Texture (such as seeds or chocolate chips) 
  • Optional: spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, …)

Contact Nadege (ndmaxinfo@gmail.com) – Thursdays and Fridays 11am to 1pm, free, booking essential.

Published by Nadegegrows

Garden Assistant/Tend and Share project worker

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