Kitchen Kit - Getting into Rhythm with your Pestle & Mortar

Sistahintheraw Pestle and Mortar

Kitchen Kit...

A well used pestle and mortar can add the gift of ancient creativity to your kitchen. These sets have been around for thousands of years BC. and have traditionally been used for medicinal, pharmacology, alchemy and culinary arts.

In the kitchen this utensil set is used to crack spices like peppercorns, for crushing herbs and hand grinding roots. I love crushing tender herbs like basil to make pesto, or dry spices to make up a garam masala or jerk seasoning. Manually crushing aromatic ingredients allows their oils to be released, even dry appearing ingredients, like ginger or lemon grass, can be reduced to a paste through crushing. Theres something really satisfying about working this technique through your ingredients with your hands. 

No raw food kitchen should be without it's pestle and mortar set, however there are certain features to consider that can make it an easy to use option for specific uses. Your well constructed pestle and mortar set will last for many years and is always convenient to use and easy to clean.

I opt for either a stone (granite) or marble pestle and mortar set. This is because I have found their substantial weight enables them to remain stable while you're pounding away at your spices, unlike the wooden one a purchased before realising this is an important feature the kind of use I wanted it for.

When the interior of the mortar is slightly rougher in texture, it allows for both wet and dry mixes to be worked on with ease.

I look for a wide base pestle, so that the base is broader than it's top. 

A larger capacity mortar with a deep well is effective as a kitchen tool; if you're using it to make pesto for instance, you need it to be able to adequately hold all the ingredients, with room to mix them together as well. If you plan to use your pestle and mortar for small occasional jobs, then a smaller set will do.

It's so easy to use...
Here's a great instruction on how to use your pestle and mortar:

  • Place your ingredients in the mortar and hold it in place with one hand.
  • Hold the pestle in your fist with a firm but comfortable grip.
  • Press the rounded end of the pestle down onto the ingredients and roll it against the mortar while applying firm pressure.
  • Grind until you've reached your preferred consistency.

If you are making a paste, after grinding your ingredients, you can add a small amounts of liquid (oil, water, plant milk) at a time to get the desired consistency. You can get into your own rhythm from pounding the pestle against the mortar in the process of making a paste from scratch.

I find that a pestle and mortar allows me more control over preparing small quantities and herbs and spices also have an earthier flavour.

When you’ve finished using a mortar, whether it's granite or another kind, rinse it off with warm soapy water and immediately wipe the bowl dry, especially if it's wooden, before storing it away.

Try out a Handmade Garam Masala (gah-rum ma-saa-la) Blend Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon black cardamom seeds
  • 3-4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4 dried bay leaves

Crush out the spices adding a teaspoon at a time, until it reaches either a coarse or fine mixture as preferred. Store in an air-tight glass jar.

Translated the name means hot (garam) mix (masala). Garam Masala adds warmth (having a warming effect on the digestive system, as well as imparting a warm, spicy flavour). 

It's a spice blend that is used in all sorts of Indian recipes, including tarkas, raitas, lassi drinks, teas, desserts. Growing up, we used Garam Masala to add flavour to our baked beans. You can also sprinkle Garam Masala onto fruits like watermelons and guavas, with a pinch of salt. 

For your raw food recipes, you can add Garam Masala to your raw crackers, pate's, sauces and other savoury dishes.

The recipe ingredients for Garam Masala often varies according to its geographical region of origin.

Resources: (copy the links below and paste into your browser)
- A the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle is called a molcajeteused to crush and grind spices and to prepare salsas and guacamole. 
Ten Thousand Years of the Mortar and Pestle https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/mortar-pestle-object-lesson/423852/
Mortar and pestle in history and heraldry
http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/blogs/mortar-and-pestle-in-history-and-heraldry/11089459.blog
Bird-shaped pestle
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/xQBDvzBRSrqVQYQ5ECaZwA
"Grinding Stone to Art Object: The Mortar and Pestle from the Renaissance to the Present"
https://www.usciences.edu/about/marvin-samson-center-for-the-history-of-pharmacy/collections-exhibitions.html
Why Every Chef Needs a Mortar and Pestle
https://www.escoffier.edu/blog/culinary-arts/why-every-chef-needs-a-mortar-and-pestle/
Real Chefs Grind It With A Mortar And Pestle
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/11/25/165596088/real-chefs-grind-it-with-a-mortar-and-pestle


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How to Survive the Holiday Season

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It's that end-of-year time again when many people start looking forward to sharing all sorts of social gatherings with their family, friends and colleagues. It's a time when sharing meals or special food is at it's most intense. 

Do you gain 5 pounds just thinking about that holiday pumpkin pie? Well, I used to have a tough time of it getting through the holiday season too. although I tried, I was always tired and ended up feeling bloated after indulging at holiday dinners or a work party; and let’s not even mention the weight gain it promoted. It really put a damper on what should have been a time for me to celebrate and have fun.

Now after many years of practicing healthy eating, I believe that I've come to some understanding about how to make the holiday season easier to enjoy and still stay healthy and energised. I'm a planner, which allows me to aim for what I want and move into the year ahead with a sense of accomplishment.

I love receiving gifts don't you? Please accept and enjoy the new Holiday Survival Guide I've created just for you. I offer it to say a big thank you for your continuing support over the past year.

It's a free guide and it's designed with you in mind, especially to support your desire to remain on track with your raw food health and lifestyle goals during the end of year season. 

This free lifestyle plan includes a guide with survival tips and recipes, a check list, a shopping list and a food and self love journal. There are no hard and fast rules about how to use it either! Use the plan as a natural meal planner and or as a reset tool to get you back on track. It's available for you to download from now until mid-January 2018, all you need to do is download it here and be open to a great new experience.

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Spiced Up Raw Cuisine!

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You may have noticed by now that there's always a little spiciness going on in my raw food recipes. To say I love spices would be a complete understatement lol!

My mother was a pundit (sage or guru) in the kitchen, thats where I learnt to prepare food - by taste, colour and aroma. A pinch of this and a dash of that, was the norm and it's where my love affair with fragrant, spiced up food began. Mum was an excellent cook, knowing how to combine the recipes of two different cultures with precision, where all Indian spices were referred to by their Hindi names. It feels very much like a natural family art of the kitchen, that has been passed on traditionally through the generations of mothers in my family. I am to this day inspired by their culinary wisdom.

In my raw, plant-based food lifestyle, one of my primary purposes with plant food, is to create a healthy fusion of the African Caribbean and Indian flavours that is synergistic with my own experience. In this post, I'm going to list some easy-to-use spices, which you can usually find more cheaply in the Caribbean or South Asian grocery stores and markets.

As a raw food teacher and mentor, I'm often asked, "do I have live on boring salads for the rest of my life?". It's a genuine question of course, when it's being asked, people are hoping for some sort of reassurance that their fear of living on a bland diet, no matter how unfounded, won't be the truth of it. It's always a pleasure for me to reply with a smile and an a reassuring example as to why their fear couldn't possibly be true, (unless they chose it). And not that salads are at all boring either...

Clearly taste is important to us and can make a big difference in our ability to stay committed to  transitioning to a clean (non processed) and healthy eating lifestyle. In some parts of the world, including spices within your dishes is standard, in others the emphasis is more on herbs, while still others use very little of either, so it's not only subjective, but cultural too. Additionally geographical location and climate plays a role in the availability of certain spice or herb plants. Yet still, it's so simple to develop our appreciation of the spice world.  

I love that having lived most of my life in a culturally diverse city, it is totally normal that virtually most food types are available. 

For many of us now, as we approach the autumn, it is a time when we begin to consider the shorter, darker and much cooler days that are coming. It's a time when taking care to stay well and warm through the long winter months will form the backdrop to what we choose to eat. In corporations more spices into our raw soul food creations, offers an opportunity for warming, energising ourselves.

Many culinary spices come from an ancient linage that have been revered for their health-  properties, both preventive or healing, and for many health conditions. They have been the jewel in many ancient kingdoms and their therapeutic power have been widely valued as part of ancient health systems, which have helped thousands of people to live more healthful lives.

Here I am, visiting Mr Vijay Ghandi's spices shop in Lusaka early this year. The stunning aroma of spices hits you the moment you turn into the street. After that, on a visit to Varkala in South India, I enjoyed creating food using fresh, locally grown spices, the taste and aroma of which were magnificent.

Why use spice?
Spices perform several culinary tasks at once:

  • Spices add a pleasant aroma to dishes, this stimulates your appetite.
  • Spices add a pleasing flavour to your raw food dishes.
  • Spices help create sweet, tangy, hot or sour flavours.
  • Spices can act as thickeners and binders in sauces.
  • Spices can add colour to your dishes.
  • Spices assist in the digestive process.

Spices are rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and any herbalist, ayurvedic doctor or traditional healer will tell you, they have an immense capacity to not only add flavour to food, but are an essential part of natures own pharmacy in our homes. You can add spices to your raw soul food dishes to boost immunity, cleansing, energy, warming, restorative, and their calming benefits. More than that though, learning about how to combine spices, is a domestic art worthy of your attention. 

Take your time to get to know the magic of spices, if you're not accustomed to using spices or herbs in your kitchen, it's best to start off using small amounts, then build up as your confidence increases, adding additional amounts to suit your taste. Consider taking a course in learning how to combine spices to achieve the results you'd like to create in your kitchen.

Here's a handy list of selected spices that fall under those categories mentioned above.

Immune boosting spices:
Turmeric, cumin, clove, allspice, star anise and citrus zest
Our immune system strives to keep us well and healthy. These spices lend a hand to our body's protector. 

Add turmeric to smoothies, sauces, juices and teas. 
Add cumin to dips, sauces, soups and sprinkle whole seeds over salads.
Add clove to sweet & savoury dishes, add to seasonings, pumpkin dishes & herbals teas.
Add allspice to sweet & savoury dishes, sauces, marinated vegetables, infused fruit desserts.
Add citrus (lemon, lime, tangerine, orange, mandarin, grapefruit) zest like to sauces, dressings, soups, herbal teas, flavoured water.
Add star anise to marinated fruit, soup, masala teas, in chocolate recipes. (Not for babies).

Calming spices:
Mint, sage, lemongrass, saffron and basil
Packed with phytonutrients that can help to soothe the body and calm the mind

Add basil to salads, soups, sauces, juices, ice-cream.
Add saffron to raw breads, health drinks, sauces, desserts and parsnip rice.
Add mint to juices, salads, herbal tea, pea soup, sauces, chocolate recipes and ice-cream.
Add lemongrass to herbal teas and juices
Add sage to salads, sauces, seasonings, dehydrated savoury balls and soups

Warming spices:
Ginger, horseradish, wasabi, mustard and chili pepper
Warmth for the body when there's a chill in the air. Increase circulation, open sinuses and stimulate the body's defence mechanisms.

Add chill pepper to seasonings, soups, sauces, dips, marinades, drinks and fermented vegetables.
Add ginger to juices, sauces, dips, seasonings, herbal teas, and desserts.
Add mustard seed to sauces, pate's and seasonings. 
Add horseradish to salad, sauces and marinades.
Add wasabi to salads, sushi, sauces, seasonings and marinades.

•Cleansing spices:
Cinnamon, hibiscus, bay leaf, oregano, and rosemary
Providing support for the body's natural detoxification processes.

Add cinnamon to desserts, shakes, fruit marinades, herbal teas, energy balls, raw cakes & cookies, lassi and dips.
Add rosemary to sauces, dips, crackers, seasonings, marinades and dehydrated flans, pies and pizza's.
Add oregano to sauces, dips, crackers, seasonings and dehydrated flans, pies and pizza's.
Add bay leaf to herbal tea, sauces, dips, crackers, fermented vegetables, seasonings and dehydrated flans, pies and pizza's.
Add hibiscus to drinks, herbal tea, juices, desserts, sauces, dips and dehydrated and fruit pies.

•Energy spices:
Cocoa, nutmeg, tamarind, black pepper and coriander
To spark the system and the body's stores of energy; and aiding digestion.

Add black peppercorns to seasonings, pate's, salad dressings, sauces, and crackers.
Add coriander (cilantro) to sauces, dips, juices, seasonings, salads and dehydrated crackers.
Add cocoa to drinks, desserts, dressings, cookies, chia pudding and chocolate energy bars.
Add nutmeg to desserts, dressings, seasonings, drinks, herbal teas, pumpkin pie and juices.
Add tamarind to sauces, fruit marinades, fruit pies, chutneys, raw non-dairy yogurt and dips.

•Restorative spices:
Fenugreek, cardamom, thyme, garlic and pomegranate
Restorative spices for restoring strength and radiance by helping your body to reboot.

Add garlic to sauces, dips, juices, savoury dishes, marinades, soups and dehydrated crackers.
Add cardamom to ice-cream, lassi, desserts, masala tea, fruit pies, energy balls and dehydrated cookies.
Add pomegranate to desserts, salads, juices, soups and parsnip rice.
Add fenugreek to seasonings, fruit marinades, sauces, chutney and dehydrated flat breads.
Add thyme to seasonings, herbal teas, soups, salads, chocolate recipes dressings and sauces.

It's a great list isn't it? As a quiz, why not check off how many of these spices have been part of your life experience so far and at what stages...with absolutely no judgement!

Buying, storage and equipment for spices:

Different spices have different shelf life, its best to buy whole spices and grind them down yourself, the aroma is released when they are ground. Where this isn't possible,  you can purchase them dried, coarsely or finely ground. Store your spices in a cool dark place, in airtight containers, preferably glass in order to preserve freshness. Old spices loos their flavour and healing power. 

You only need a few pieces of equipment for using spices. A mortar and pestle for crushing spices. Make sure that the pestle fits snuggly into the mortar, it make it easier to keep the spice in one place while you're working with it. You can also use a spice grinder if you want to grind more than a tiny amount to a smooth powder.

 Quick view of selected spices above.

Quick view of selected spices above.

Resource and Research:
Book: Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PHD
Book: Food as Medicine, Vol 2 by Brain Clement PHD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3891794/
http://hippocratesinst.org/the-ayurvedic-diet
http://hippocratesinst.org/spicy-vegan-chai-latte
http://knowledge.cta.int/Dossiers/S-T-Issues/Reducing-Postharvest-Losses-A-Challenge-for-the-Scientific-Community/Feature-articles/Adding-value-to-Jamaican-herbs-and-spices-reducing-postharvest-losses-and-expanding-market-opportunities

www.MySpiceSage.com (New York)
www.TheSpicery.com (Bath, UK)
www.chilepepperinstitute.org (Mexico)
www.coppersfolly.co.nz (New Zealand)

Gandhi's Spices (Cairo Road, Lusaka, Zambia)

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11 Tips to Stay Warm on Raw

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Depending on where you are in the world, facing a raw food lifestyle in autumn and winter can at times appear daunting and understandably so…

However although it’s one thing to be a raw foodist in the Caribbean and warmer parts of the globe, it’s quite another thing to be raw in the UK where I currently reside. In some communities, the tradition of using warming herbs and spices in food preparation has been around for a long time and this is one way to approach feeding your inner body fire; and for keeping your blood circulation in check in the colder weather.

We can cultivate or transfer these skills to our raw food lifestyle to achieve an acceptable balance for remaining comfortable and raw as the weather turns more chilly.

My 'raw in winter' food classes have always proved to be a great success, with group members learning about recipes that can help them to incorporate warming foods into their raw food menu on a daily basis. Warming herbs and spices help warm you from the inside and can make all the difference to your sticking to your clean and healthy eating raw food goals. 

Great nutrition is only part of the story, you’ve got to get moving physically too. I usually also provide a group with a useful list of 15 Sistahintheraw-Winter-Raw-Food-basic’s tips; here are a few examples:

1:  Eat Warm Food, Not Cold Food. Raw food doesn’t mean cold food. Don’t use food straight from the fridge if possible. Take out what you're going to use in good time and leave to reach room temperature before preparing your dishes, or pop into the dehydrator for a short while to bring up to room temperature.

2: Ensure that you undertake some kind of body movement everyday, like walking, yoga, cycling etc. This will get your blood circulation moving, helping to warm you up from the inside. 

3: Try delicious recipes like ‘escovitch’ vegetables or spicy raw soups, which can contribute to a delicious feast with family and friends.

4: Gently 'warm' your soups and pour into pre-warmed soup bowls to take the chill off if necessary. You can also warm up your plates.

5: If you get really cold you can also have steamed seasonal veggies, or have buckwheat or amaranth porridge for breakfast.

6: Use warming ingredients in your sauces, see https://www.sistahintheraw.com/raw-soul-food-blog/2017/9/8/spiced-up-raw-cuisine

7: It's easy to warm up with herbal teas throughout your daily routine.

8: Take a sauna: infra-red saunas help to pull toxins and helps your body detoxify harmful chemicals while increasing lymphatic flow. 

9: Add daily wheatgrass shots to your daily routine for vital nutrients and to boost your immune system. A strong immune system fights off viruses, heals wounds, keeps you awake and alert, and attacks anything trying to harm the body.

10: Add dehydrated recipes to you menu that are warm when ready to eat.

11: Try winter squash recipes with warming pumpkin spices for raw dehydrated pies, soups and chai tea.

The most important thing to remember is that there's no need to suffer or to feel deprived during the colder months. Do the best you can to stay on track, knowing that these tips will be  very useful in achieving that goal.

 Source: HHI

Source: HHI

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Ditch Cravings with Green Food - Chlorella

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Chlorella is a green single cell algae and an excellent source of protein that is easily digested. Chlorella has many benefits to assist in the achievement of optimal wellbeing because it helps the body to get more out of vitamins and minerals and is helpful with blood sugar regulation, for both hyperglycemic and hypo-glycemic episodes. It is a high-quality concentrated food for supplement that also enhances immune health. 

The best long term strategy to cut cravings is to deliver a high amount of nutrition on an ongoing basis, over time, your cravings nearly disappear. Chlorella stabilises blood sugar levels, effectively allowing you to gain nutritional value while losing your cravings for empty calories. 

There are many species of chlorella which grow naturally in a fresh water environment. Some algae (water plants) like chlorella are tiny microscopic organisms, and there are well over 25,000 known species of algae, which is said to be responsible for 90% of the photosynthesis on the earth. It's that old, that fossilised algae can be dated back to more than 1.5 billion years, plus it's said to be the first link in the food chain!

Traditionally chlorella has been used for promoting the normal function of the immune system and the high yield of chlorophyll has been thought to be a natural detox/cleanser, because it also helps to maintain a normal colonic function.

Chlorella's high antioxidant power protects your cells from ‘free radicals’ that cause DNA damage and can lead to cancer. Taking Chlorella supplements can help you to draw out and detoxify your body of some seriously nasty toxins, like metals consumed in fish that could be damaging your body.

You can ensure that you get a number of vital vitamins and minerals that your body needs for optimum functioning, these include vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron! It also contains good amounts of vitamins B1 and B6. 

Most excitingly, taking chlorella has been proven to lower levels of both blood sugar and cholesterol! It greatly speeds up the movement of your food through the gastrointestinal tract, and can therefore reduce the absorption of fats into the bloodstream. Studies have given scientists reason to believe that the algae activates genes at a cellular level that can improve your sensitivity to insulin, encouraging a health balance in your body. So this is potentially a fantastic aid for treating type 2 diabetes.

Adding chlorella to your diet couldn't be easier and you'd want to because it's also more nutrient-dense than super greens like kale, spinach and broccoli. So here are some easy ways to add chlorella to your diet.

How to use Chlorella:
Chlorella is at its best in pure powder form, from a pure source, but tablets are also acceptable if you can't find a way to enjoy chlorella. Typically the maintenance dose for chlorella is 3-6 grams per day. Some people may find they need to start with a smaller dose of chlorella and gradually increase it until their body adjusts to this whole superfood. You can start with as little as 500 mg per day.

Add a to your green juice.
Add to your green smoothie
Add to your salad dressing
Add to a raw green soup or gazpacho
Add to sauces, dips and pates.

Unlike spirulina, chlorella is a complete unicellular organism, and the richest source of chlorophyll on earth. Although while both are natural algae, spirulina contains a blue green pigment and chlorella is emerald green. Chlorella only grows in fresh water, which means that unlike sprirulina, it contains little or no salt or iodine. Spirulina is also well known for its yield of fats and proteins and is considered to be good for fighting disease.

Chlorella is a powerful food supplement. If you have been advised to undertake a detox protocol, chlorella is of great addition to that process. Known for it's detoxifying nature and ability to nourish the immune system, to improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels over time, it is rich in natural carotenoids and it may also benefit those with high blood pressure.  

Learn how to ditch sugar cravings forever on my new 14 Day Raw Food Lifestyle Programme coming soon...

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Sources and Research:
Chlorella and Hypertension: http://hippocratesinst.org/science/chlorella-for-hypertension

https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-13-57

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3988967/

 

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