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Raw Rainbow Pad Thai

I’m happy to say that I’m still going strong on my health kick. I’ve had a cheat day here and there, which is usually what really screws me over because thats when I decided to throw in the towel but this time I actually feel guilty when I cheat. Or if I do cheat, I follow it up with at least 2-3 glasses of herbal decaf tea. In my head, that evens it out… Don’t ask!

I have lately been using myself as a guinea pig and testing out a lot of new recipes, superfood powders, homemade body scrubs, homemade face scrubs that I can hopefully share with you soon. Right now I’m testing the powders, face and body scrubs to see if it actually works before sharing it. (Spoiler alert! The body scrub I’m using right now apparently helps reduce the look of stretch marks and cellulite… Cross your fingers!!!) Same goes with the recipes, I like to try them a couple of times to make sure I got it down before sharing it.

This recipe I have eaten many many times! In the last week alone I’ve ate this Raw Rainbow Pad Thai dish at least 5 times. It is so yummy, tasty, crunchy and spicy! What else do you need in life, really?!?!

Now if you don’t have a spiralizer yet, you need to get it! It will change your eating experience. You will be introduced to a whole new world of zoodles (zuchinni noodles), sweet potato curly fries (recipe coming soon, still tweaking a bit), perfectly spiralled crunchy carrots, honestly the list is endless. It takes your salads and your presentation to a whole new level. Where do you get this life changing zoodle maker from you ask? I got mine from Amazon for $29.99 and it was delivered to my door in 2 days! For anyone who has a Kitchen Stuff Plus near by they carry it there as well!

What I like to do is prep myself a head of time. This way in case I’m about to cheat… When I look in the fridge and see everything ready to go and have no excuses. I do enough veggies for 2-3 days.

Another easy time saving trick, if you have a food processor with the extra attachment for grating and shredding USE IT. You will be done in minutes! I use my food processor to grate my carrots and shred my cabbage. Literally two minutes and WHAMO BAMO its done!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe for the magical Raw Rainbow Pad Thai.

Ingredients: 1 serving
– I cup zoodles (spiralized zuchinni noodles)
– 1/2 cup grated carrots
– 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
– 1/3 cup edamame (I use frozen deshelled edamame, that I defrost in a bowl of water)
– 1 tsp sesame seeds
– cilantro to garnish

Sauce: 5-6 servings
– 1/2 cup of peanut butter
– juice of two limes
– 2 tbsp of tamari or soya sauce
– 2 tbsp of agave nectar or honey
– 2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
– 1 tsp Siracha sauce (add according to spice preference)
– 2-3 tbsp of water to reach desired texture.

To make the sauce simply throw everything into a bowl and mix away!

In a large salad bowl mix together the zoodles, carrots and red cabbage. Add a tbsp at a time of your sauce to coat your veggies. I find that 1.5-2 tbsp does the trick for me. Top with cilantro, edamame and sprinkle on your sesame seeds.

For all the non vegetarians out there looking for some additional protein, you can add a fried egg with an ooey gooey yolk!

Bon Appetit!

Heart, star.
Parita xoxo

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Rockin’ OHH HAYYY Confidently! The time has come!

Tis the season to shop till you drop!  Hubba Bubba and I are all about the last minute shopping but boy oh boy it was not as easy as it usually is.  We took a lot of pit stops through out our adventure, thank God! With a hit of some yummy Icee and a pretzel or two… I was like an energizer bunny ready to go again.  Yes the pretzels aren’t the healthiest food in the world, but the dipping in butter with the sea salt ummm ummm yummy in my tummy.  I was doing it for Bam Bam, I swear!

So despite my slip up today, I have recently learnt that preggo women gain a lot of their weight in the last couple of weeks.  I was never told this vital information, I thought I was rockin’ a pretty good pregnancy weight wise.  Even though I have gained a heck of a lot, I would like to think I was holding it pretty well.  Come last week and this week, its kinda sorta changed.  It’s filling in, filling in quick!

Prior to getting pregnant I was living a pretty healthy lifestyles.  I was overly addicted to fruits and vegetables. Even leaning towards a raw diet. I craved fruits, vegetables and nuts! Well that’s kind of gone done the pooper, but every reflection I’ve been catching of myself is pushing me back to my old ways.  It’s pretty safe to say I have had my cake and ate it too and Ferreros and Revellos and… well I could keep going but you get my point.

On my off time, I use to love going through YouTube videos to see what fun concoctions people would come up with.  I have shared some of my favourites below.  Here’s a warning though, this type of eating (“healthy eating”) begins to get addictive.  Especially when you realize how many delicious foods you can make that are HEALTHY! Sometimes it honestly tastes like your cheating, BUT YOUR NOT! YOWSERS!

Raw fettuccine alfredo? Ice cream? Butter? Come on!!! Feel free to jump on the healthy band wagon at any point guys.  After the holidays are done, we all know we’re going to need this.

P.S The Mean Green Juice is hubbalicious and my favourite.  It is yummy, energizing and has become a necessity in our life.  Give it a trysys!

Be kind to your bodies friends! That’s the only way you can rock the OHHH HAAYYYY confidently!

Heart, star.

Parita xoxo

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