First dish we learned to make: Thai Cucmber, Sesame Cashews, Mint Leaves and Sweet Red Chilies Salad. What I have learned by julienning the components was that first of all, it looks good and second of all it just taste different. It’s a burst of different flavors when vegetables are cut thin. When you have a large chunk of red pepper you only taste the red pepper. But when the pieces are finely chopped, you start having a party in our mouth.. you taste the peppers, the mint leaves, the cashews, the dressing which brings the salad to a whole new level. For the visual appeal, well the salad should stand nice and tall. Like a little tower or a volcano. Mine was not as tall as it should but I will get better at it!
Then we prepared the Macademia Banana Granola which is now in the dehydrator until tomorrow morning which we will taste for breakfast. I will tell you more about it tomorrow! We also learned how to make nut milk. This was nice and delicious! We made a mid-afternoon snack with the left-over milk and you can find my Choco-Banana Smoothie recipe at this link. Enjoy!