Ola Gaspacho !

As soon as the temperatures reach a certain level and as soon as tomatoes start having taste i cook gaspacho ! It is such an easy healthy recipe i can't help but keep doing it. You can play around with the ingredients and the quantities. After doing this reciped dozen of times i think i found my perfect balance with below quantities and ingredients.

Ingredients for 2 persons:

  • 3 ripped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (not ketchup!). It will add a nice deep red color to your gaspacho.
  • 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • olive oil
  • red vinegar
  • salt, pepper
  • my favorite topping options: one diced boiled egg and olive oil toasted bread crumbs, basil or coriander leaves.

Hmmm there is not much to be said about the preparation but chopped it all and mix it in a robot. Yes i told you easy ! I like it when the texture is quite smooth and i don't feel the vegetables chunks in it, so i usually let it mix for a good 5 minutes.

I keep the seeds of the tomatoes and of the cucumber, but get rid of those of the peppers as they do not taste real good (even bitter). I advice you keep tasting as you mix it and add more of what you feel is missing.

 

Sweet treat : Coconut butter !

To all coconut addicts, this is for you ! I am a huge fan of coconut under its various forms: coconut water, coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut oil... now i can add to this list coconut butter !

Coconut butter is very different from coconut oil. It has a smooth, and velvety texture. Plus you can simply eat it with a spoon out of the jar. At room temperature it is quite solid, but warming it up for less than a minute in the microwave and it can be as melted as butter can be. I use it a lot on my morning toast under the jam, it is yummy ! You can also add a spoon in your Golden Milk ( i have brought back from New York the very good Gaia Herbs Golden Milk you can simply mix with coconut milk or rice milk).

It is very easy to do (vs. very hard to find here in France in shops). The only challenge here will be to get the adequate consistency to your mixture. The blades of your robot might no catch any coconut flakes after running few minutes. So allow yourself 10-15 minutes or so to patiently scrap down the side of your robot bowl to make the magic happen !

Ingredients:

  • Coconut flakes (you need quite a lot to ultimately fill a jar)
  • Coconut oil (one or two teaspoons max.)

Step 1: Mix the flakes, shredded coconut all together, add the coconut oil to make it smooth. Step 2: there is none ! It will take you a good 10 minutes of continuous mixing to get the final product.

You can store your butter for few months in your cupboard, no need to put it in the fridge !

Easier than this you can't do ! Enjoy !

xx

C.