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 16 July 2020 • Forest Row Local
July Recipe
Summer is probably going to be a little different to what we had planned this year. But regardless of what’s going on in the world, summer recipes need to be quick and simple - the less time spent in the kitchen the better! And definitely not slaving over a hot stove!
First up a super quick, easy lunch. CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP (serves 4)
100g frozen peas
200g Avocado flesh
400g cashew milk (or similar non sweetened milk) 2 garlic cloves
2 generous teaspoons dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
200ml vegetable stock, cooled.
salt & pepper to taste
sliced radish or cucumber to serve (optional)
• Take the peas out of the freezer and leave to defrost.
• Make some fresh stock or from a cube and leave to cool.
• Add everything into the blender and blitz. You can add some more mustard or some cayenne pepper to taste.
• Leave in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
For those (hopefully occasional) rainy days over the
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summer holidays, here’s something to keep the kids busy. I usually top with some coconut chips, you can do the same or just keep it as it is. makes around 8 bars.
1 1⁄2 cups dates
1⁄2 cup peanut butter
1⁄2 cup rolled oats
100g dark chocolate
coconut chips or desiccated coconut to decorate
• If the dates you’re using are hard, then place them in some boiling water for a minute or two to soften. Drain the water and you’re good to go.
• Add the dates, peanut butter & oats to the food processor and blitz.
• Spread the mixture out onto a lined baking sheet, to make a rectangle shape around 1 1/2cm thick. Place in the fridge to chill.
• Heat a saucepan of water until it’s boiling, then reduce the heat so that it’s gently bubbling away. Break the chocolate into squares and place in a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl over the saucepan until the chocolate has melted.
• Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut base, add coconut chips, or chopped nuts or anything You want to decorate with.
• Return to the fridge for the chocolate to set. • Once the chocolate has set, cut into slices.
And that’s it for this month! See you next time.
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