Breakfast in heaven!
Chocolate Orange Chai
Paleo Banana Bread
Baked Berry Crumble
Coconut Pearl Pudding
I think when I made all of this it must have been a full moon. I really can't stop cooking when the tide is high, but we are always very glad! When I posted this photo so many ladies asked me for the recipes. A sign of a good breakfast.
Today I'm going to share with you the recipe for the pearl pudding pictured here.
It is so easy and versatile. It's also vegan and gluten free, and makes a delicious, satiating and comforting breakfast, snack, or dessert – especially for new mamas. I hope you enjoy.
1 can of full fat coconut milk (I use Native Forest)
1.5 cups water
1/4 cup tapioca pearls
2 tbsp chia seeds
1-3 tbsp maple syrup (to taste)
pinch of vanilla powder
Bring the coconut milk plus another 1.5 cups of water to a gentle simmer on your stove top. Add the tapioca pearls and whisk well. Keep stirring. It will take around 20 minutes for the pearls to fully cook. When they are softened to your liking, stir in the chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup. Let cool for 10 minutes or more. (It will set further upon cooling)
Serve with caramelized banana, fresh berries or with the baked berry crumble pictured above.
When I was a kid in Australia I was quite delighted by the banana flavored milk that came in a carton – bright yellow and questionable! This recipe brings back so many memories. While my version is much more nourishing, somehow it tastes just the same. My cells feel like they soak up every molecule.
This mylk is:
Make a big batch and drink mid-afternoon, mid-morning, or mid-night (hello, breastfeeding marathons) to help curb hunger pangs and mood swings while nurturing your body and baby.
Ingredients: (organic or else!)
Serves 1 - 2
1 tbsp tahini
1 very ripe banana
1/2-1 tsp maca powder
1/4 tsp mucuna powder
Pinch of vanilla powder, or the scrapings of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, or to taste.
1 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or a few drops of stevia for a lower glycemic option.
2 cups water
Add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend until smooth. Pour over ice, or at room temperature if in your first 1-10 days of postpartum.
That's it! Now you can go back to staring at your gorgeous creation.
Welcome to my online recipe + ceremony journal!
Here I will share photos, recipes and stories from my journey with this heart-held offering. It is an honor to wake up in the morning excited to make coconut yogurt, or cassava flatbread, or a complex cheesecake. It is a delight to plan my weeks around the Farmer's market flower stall and my CSA pick up from our farmer poet here in Ojai. I realize how unique this enthusiasm is, and also how much we need kitchen witches in life.
I mainly intend to share a lot of the recipes that don't make it onto my seasonal postpartum menu in this space. There are so many great foods and drinks that I'd love to offer, but instead I'll leave them here for all to receive, to try for yourself in your own home, or to print out and give to your partner, or mother, or sister, or friend...
I am so glad we have found each other.
All the love,