A good brain friendly starter or lunch with salad.
Easy to make.
We have Gravadlax every Christmas - it lasts for days and is very versatile. It tastes like a softer version of smoked salmon. The 'cure' cooks the fish so it isn't raw.
Fresh salmon (two identical fillets)
Rough rock or sea salt
Raw or coconut sugar
About the same amount of salt and sugar. This will be wiped off before eating!
Handful of dill
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH WALNUTS AND STRAWBERRIES
CREAMY COCONUT OATS
My favourite breakfast - and so good for the brain with oats, walnuts, bananas and strawberries. This serves 4
2 cups unrefined oats
2 cups water
1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup walnuts
handful of strawberries
Tbsp pumpkin seeds
Extra cocunut cream for serving
Gluten, dairy and sugar free fruit cake
This is a rich, fruity cake that can be laced with Brandy if you like that sort of thing (I do)! The icing is to make it look pretty - but not for eating! If you like, you can serve it topped with nuts rather than icing.
600 g mixed dried fruit
Brandy or orange juice for soaking
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil (melted)
Zest of an orange
200 g ground almonds
50 g walnut pieces
White water icing or walnuts and glace fruits
This cake will keep for a few months in an airtight tin. In fact, if you use brandy, it will improve in flavour over a few months.
I like to make it at least a month before Christmas.