Recipe: Roast Cauliflower, Beetroot & Mint Salad with lemon miso dressing

You know when you just really want something crunchy and fresh, but with all the goodness of healthy fats, creamy roasted cauliflower and zesty flavour? This salad, whilst supplying a huge range of live enzymes, vitamins and minerals also holds such a delicious combination of flavours. The slightly bitter radish, with the sweet snow peas, earthy beetroot, and savoury miso combined with the sharp apple cider vinegar and lemon. Quick, easy, healthy and delicious.

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Ingredients

1 purple cauliflower (or 1/2 head of one white cauliflower)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp sea salt
2 beetroots, peeled
2 cups snowpeas, ends trimmed
1 avocado, sliced
5 radishes, sliced (mandolin or sharp knife)
2 cups kale
Juice of 2 lemons
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
Crushed mint leaves to garnish

Dressing

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp miso

Method

Line a baking tray with and set oven to 200 degrees celsius.

Break cauliflower into florets and slice into bite size pieces. Place onto baking tray and drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and sea salt. Add roughly chopped beetroot and roast in oven for 30 minutes or until soft.

Meanwhile, roughly chop the cabbage and place in a bowl. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and the lemon juice and using your hands, massage the kale until it is well broken down and shrunk in size to about 1/3rd smaller than what you started with. Mix in baby spinach, and arrange on platter.

Add snow peas, radish and avocado, and toss around. Place broccoli and beetroot on top.

Crack some salt and pepper on top and garnish with alfalfa.

Dressing

Place all ingredients into blender, and blend until smooth. Drizzle over salad to serve.

Hope you enjoy x

Olivia from Love By Olivia

5 ways to harness the energy of the new moon

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Think of a new moon like a blank canvas, a fresh start. New Moons are the best time to wipe the slate clean and get clear on what you would like to invite into your life. Think big, don’t be afraid to really be bold and use the energy to your advantage. Ever since Ancient Shamanic times, the new moons have always been marked as the time to ‘begin’ the harvest, the build, the project - physical, mental or emotional.

  1. Write your intentions down. Get clear and journal out what you are calling in. When you are finished, release it to the moon and let the magic unfold. Use guidance cards to ask your guides/higher self questions you would like the answers to. Use crystals to amplify energy of your intentions.

  2. Use the energy to do a fast. It can also be a time to reset the body, purge or detox. Drink plenty of herbal tea and water to help eliminate as many toxins as possible. Perhaps have a break from coffee, or another type of stimulant you usually consume.

  3. Physically release. Go to a sauna, steam room, have a bath, have a massage, or do something with your body that helps you to physically or emotionally release, or ‘let go’.

  4. Rest. Use the energy of the moon to do a longer meditation, move slowly, go for a nature walk and ponder the stillness.

  5. Plant crops, herbs or decorative plants. Greens with lots leaves grow better when planted on a new moon. The energy of the water starts to be pulled upwards and therefore into the greens.

Olivia from Love By Olivia x