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Raw Mango Thai Wraps! Exotic, Vegan & Gluten Free!🌱🌶🍋🌱

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Its been a while since I’ve blogged, but this Exotic yummy dish absolutely inspired me!

While visiting Hawaii, I was exposed to so many exotic fruits, but also a lot of meats that I do not eat… I ended up cooking a lot in our time share, which resulted in this Exotic Fusion of flavors that are to die for! Im obsessed!

I’ve made them with 3 different fillings, but I’m going to share my 2 favorite!

Mango wrap ingredients

Mango Fusion:

  • 3 Large Ripe Mangos (diced)
  • 3 Large Ripe Avocados (diced)
  • 2 Large Tomatoes (dices)
  • 2 Medium Limes (juiced)
  • 1 Small Cilantro Bunch (leaves only)
  • 6 Green Onions (finely chopped)
  • Sea Salt to taste (optional)
  • White Pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 medium diced Jalapeño (optional)
  1. Prepare all ingredients & place in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the lime juice over ingredients & gently toss.
  3. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Allow flavors to incorporate for at least 20 minutes.

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Cabbage Bowls:

  • 1 Small/Medium Red Cabbage Head
  • 1 Small/Medium Green Cabbage Head
  1. Gently clean off any dirt/residue off the Cabbage.
  2. Cut off a 1/4 of the Cabbage Head to form bowls.
  3. Slowly & Carefully peal each leaf off one at a time.
  4. Do your best to create nice little cups that will hold food.

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Exotic Thai Noodles:

  • 3-4 Large Green or Yellow Zucchini
  • 1 Spiralizer or Potato peeler
  • In my pic, I used Tofu Noodles…
  • You can substitute any type of Noodles you want!
  1. Wash Zucchini.
  2. Spiralize noodles or you can peel Zucchini Shavings.
  3. If you are using store noodles, then prepare accordingly!
  4. Set Noodles aside while you prepare Thai sauce…

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Exotic Thai Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Creamy or Chunky Almond Butter (or Peanut/Cashew)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (or Avocado/Vegetable Oil)
  • 4 teaspoons of Spicy Sesame Oil (use plain to avoid heat)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce/Braggs)
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Nectar (or Agave nectar/Maple Syrup)
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (or White Vinegar)
  • 1 Lime (Juiced)
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Root (peeled then grated)
  1. Whisk ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated.
  2. Plain Sesame Oil works well if you are serving kids.
  3. Start with 1 Garlic Clove then add more if desired.
  4. Although Tamari & Soy Sauce are similar, I add both!
  5. Play with consistency by adding a tsp. water or more of each flavor.

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Exotic Mango Thai Wraps: 

  1. Gently mix your Zoodles & Thai Sauce together.
  2. Prepare them room temp or warm Zoodles & Sauce together.
  3. Fill each Cabbage Bowl with 1-2 Tablespoons of Zoodles.
  4. Place about 1-2 Tablespoons of Mango Fusion on Zoodles.
  5. Squeeze more Lime juice on top. 
  6. Now devour them at your Leisure!

I’m warning you… they are addicting!

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***Although my husband likes the noodles best, my favorite way of making this dish is with baked tofu squares!

Toasted Tofu Filling:

  • 2 Boxes of Organic Firm Tofu.
  • 2 Tablespoon of Avocado oil (or oil of choice).
  • 2 Tablespoons of Tamari (or Soy Sauce).
  • 8 teaspoons of Tapioca Starch (or Cornstarch).
  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. Drain tofu well & cut into small squares.
  3. Toss Tofu Squares in Oil & Tamari, then coat with Starch.
  4. Bake Tofu at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Coat baked Tofu with Thai Sauce, add Mango Fusion & Devour!
  6. This recipe will serve about 8 people.

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What is Detoxing & Why is it important? Nice-Cream Detox Margarita!

Yummy Yummy Baby!

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Do you think it is important to change the oil in your car’s engine?

Detoxing our body on a regular basis is as critical as changing the oil in our car regularly!  Strive to be a finely tuned machine that is cleaned, lubed and given great fuel!

What is Detox?

According to Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus, Detox is a process or period of time in which one stops taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, and other substances into the body for a period of time, in order to improve health. Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood by removing impurities from the blood in the liver. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, colon, gall bladder, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.

Why is Detoxification important?

A typical car needs to have the oil changed about every 3000 miles. The accumulation of miles on an engine results…

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Baby Friendly Borscht Soup

I can finally scratch Borscht/Borsch off my bucket list! Lol 😉

When I was 17 years old, I was blessed enough to meet a Russian family who introduced me to the wonderful world of Russian food… I was instantly obsessed!

Russian food launched my exploration of food and culture from around the world! The world literally became a different place for me.
I’m not sure why it took me all these years to finally make Borscht/Borsch Soup, but it was definitely worth the wait! 💖☺💖

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🍃 3 Medium to Large Beets
🍃 1 Medium to Large Red Onion
🍃 1 Medium to Large White Onion
🍃 3 Large Carrots
🍃 6 Large Potatoes (chefs choice)
🍃 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
🍃 1 Minced Garlic (Optional)
🍃 White Pepper to taste
🍃 Sea Salt to taste
🍃 6 Cups of Spring Water
🍃 1 Cup of Veggie Broth
🍃 I used all Organic Veggies

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🍂Peel all the Veggies
🍂Cut Veggies into bite size pieces
🍂Steam Veggies until soft
🍂Save the Broth
🍂Transfer 1/3 Veggies & 3/4 Cup of Broth to Food Processor in Batches
🍂Blend until kinda mushy
🍂Transfer the mush back to the pot with the remaining Broth, stir.

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🌱 Add Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
🌱 Add Sea Salt to taste
🌱 Add White Pepper to taste
🌱 Add Paprika to taste
🌱 Stir, and serve Hot or Chilled

🌱 Garnish with Green Onions, Vegan Yogurt, Vegan Sour Cream or anything you like!
Mmmm… Yummy Yummy Baby! 😋

👶 I must note that this recipe is the Vegan & toddler/baby friendly recipe. There are so many variations of this awesome soup! More traditional recipes grate, dice and simmer the veggies along with adding savory cabbage and more garlic…
I know that whatever version you make, it will make a great comfort food dish! Mmmmm I’m gonna have some more for breakfast!
Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃

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Kale-Conut Juice! 🌱

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Mmmm Yummy Yummy Baby! 🌞

I’m so excited to share my latest obsession…  Kale-Conut Juice!

🌱 A couple of handfuls of Kale
🌱 Meat of one young Coconut
🌱 Water from the same Coconut
🌱 (Approximately 1-2 cups)
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
🌱 1 Medium or Large Banana
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Coconut Nectar
🌱 One half cup of Ice

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Blend all ingredients together in your Nutribullet or favorite blender and enjoy this yummy, healthy, anti-inflammatory drink!  🌞

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Quinoa… an Ancient Grain?!? Yummy Recipe for You & Baby!

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Welcome back Yummy Amigos!

Although my family and I strive to eat primarily whole foods consisting of fruits and veggies, we do indulge in various Gluten-Free grains, seeds and nuts.

Quinoa… is another Super-Food I had never even heard of until my adulthood. I think I pretty much was in a big fat bubble while I lived in my small town in Texas!!!

Quinoa… pronounced keen-wah, was considered an Ancient Food by the Inca Empire. The Quinoa crop was actually considered sacred by the Inca, how cool is that?
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So not only is Quinoa Gluten-Free, it is also considered one of the special complete protein type of foods. Yes, it actually contains the 9 essential amino acids the body needs! Wow, my family and I totally missed the boat on this ride!!! Yep, Quinoa is loaded with Protein, Fiber and Minerals!

Now before we get too excited, it is important to point out that although it is technically Gluten-Free, it’s chemical structure mimics that of gluten, so it does seem to affect many Celiacs in the same manner… so proceed with caution!

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In addition to being loaded with Magnesium, Iron and Zinc, it is pretty high in carbs, so please be cognizant if you are on a low carb or no carb diet. If you are diabetic, it does seem to convert to sugar pretty rapidly, so watch it baby!😉

Although there are about 120 different types of this pseudo-grain, the yummiest types appear to be the Red, White and Black Quinoa. Although we cook and use it as a grain, it actually is a sprouted seed that is more like a Beet than a grain! Who knew?!?
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So the big question for mommies & daddies is, will the kids eat it?!? Yes, yes, yes!!! Black quinoa tends to have an “earthier” and sweeter taste, but my kids prefer the red and yellow.

I pretty much use the same 2:1 ratio instructions I use when cooking rice. Most Quinoa packages come with easy instructions. Here is a yummy yummy Baby-Friendly recipe I use when serving it to my family!
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It is critical that you rinse and soak your Quinoa for a minimum of 30 minutes. Quinoa can be dirty and taste bitter if you don’t rinse it well.

Heat 2 Cups of Water or Broth or Coconut Water to just boiling.

Add 1 Cup of Clean Raw Quinoa.

Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn heat off and allow to sit for an additional 10 to 15 minutes (until liquid is absorbed).

While the Quinoa is cooking, I sautee our favorite veggies in 2-3 Tablespoons of Veggie Broth and Sea Salt.

Once the veggies and quinoa are ready, I fluff up the Quinoa with a fork, mix it all with 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Butter and Sea Salt and it’s ready to eat!

🌴 Another option for lil ones it to add Fresh Young Thai Coconut Chunks!

*Big Kid Options

🌿 Fresh Rosemary in Sautéed Veggies
🌿 Diced Tomatoes
🌿 Black or White Pepper
🌿 Minced Garlic in Veggies
🌿 Coconut Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce)
🌿 Chopped Red Onions
🌿 Chopped Bell Peppers
🌿 Diced Cucumbers
🌿 Lemon Juice

🌱 Chopped Tofu

Quinoa can be served hot or cold and with your favorite dressing! The possibilities are endless…🙂

I know you and your lil ones will really enjoy this Yummy Ancient Food!

See ya soon my friends! Xoxo
~ Dr. Dee