Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cuke Boats on a Sea of Sprouts

First I want to mention that I harvested my first batch of Swiss Chard from my square foot garden!!! I used it for my dinner the other night, making my, all time favorite, chard salad. I posted my recipe here.

Today's fabulous lunch idea was inspired by Lisa's post. She made a very simple stuffed cucumber recipe and I decided to jazz it up a bit. I started with a bed of sprouts (sea of sprouts) that consisted of broccoli sprouts, red clover sprouts and sprouted French lentils. Next I hollowed out a very fat and stubby cucumber.

 For the filling I used one avocado and some grated white onion as did Lisa but then I added in some lovely Grape Tomatoes, cumin, coriander, turmeric and Himalayan pink salt.

 To finish it off I drizzled on the slightest bit of Bragg's apple cider vinegar. The result was spectacular! What an amazing and easy raw lunch recipe.
On a sad note, a great deal of suffering has been going on this last week. My one and only sister, has been fighting for her life in the hospital. She is six years older than me and we have two brothers as well. I am the youngest in the bunch, the boys are in between my sister and I. This has been very hard on us all not to mention our parents, her husband and daughter; they are all suffering so deeply. By offering these sufferings up with Christ's suffering on the cross, I am confident that God will use them for something beautiful. His plan is perfect, even if the human mind cannot comprehend this reality. I have put my faith in God and that is THE ONLY thing that gets me through trials. My prayer is that we all can remain close to our Lord and find strength to get through this horrific nightmare, loving one another and being supportive.
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for the moments I have had with my sister at the hospital, praying over her and trying to take in this whole experience with an attitude of peace.


kelli said...

sending you and your family thoughts of love and peace.


Elizabeth said...

Thank you Kelli, that is so kind of you! I appreciate your support.
Peace and Raw Health,

Daniel Berisford said...

Wow, food already. You must be tropical!

Daniel Berisford
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Debra said...

Yummy! Looks real good!

Blessings, Debra
Raw Vegan Diet

kt said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's painful situation. I hope you can continue to keep your strength and faith. All the best.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you KT for your kind words!!

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