Cuisine: Recipe for Disaster

Recipe for Disaster Menu

Optimism Pistachio & Cardamom Kulfi/Indian-Inspired Ice Cream.

If you REALLY must have ice cream, here’s one that’s delish AND that you can make yourself! Definitely not the healthiest of ingredients, however, good comfort food for the soul. If you want control of your ice cream craving, here’s the answer! Kulfi, an Indian ice cream, is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious!! It has a slightly chewy texture and a sweet, creamy taste. Sorry it’s not Vegan nor low on the calorie scale…BUT it is however, homemade!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Crunchy Chocolate-Oat Granola Bites.

A crunchy bite of chocolatey goodness, perfect for a healthy pick-me-up!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Grilled Teriyaki Marinated Shitake Mushrooms.

Shitake is said to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-viral with immune system boosting properties. Studies have shown that Shiitake may also be (darn) good for: boosting heart/cardiovascular health, balancing your immune system to optimal health and is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, boosts energy, anti-cancer, brain function, bone health, antimicrobial, skin health.

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Rainbow Five Grain & Legume Curried Salad.

This salad is absolutely delicious with a subtle curry flavour blended with delicious grains, legumes! It’s chock full of optimism!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Rainbow Watermelon, Papaya, Fresh Herb, Black Olive Salad.

For a bowl of optimism, sink your teeth into this vibrant salad and you’ll feel amazing! This hydrating salad is delicious, sweet, savoury and refreshing all at the same time!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Rainbow Spinach Avocado Salad.

The combination of pink grapefruit sections, dark green spinach and the colours of the rainbow (and the 7 Chakras) make this delicious salad visually and texturally appealing AND of course oh so good for you! Toasted nuts & seeds give extra oomph!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Pink Strawberries ‘n Cream Granola Smoothie.

This is one of the most delicious, feel-good frozen fruit smoothie combinations EVER! It’s a delicious, rich, thick smoothie that will leave you wanting more with plenty of carbs and protein. Just like breakfast in a glass!!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Mugwort Tea Tonic Muggles Brew.

Straight out of Hogwarts…meet Mugwort! You may already know this herb thanks to JK Rowling’s incorporation of botany into Harry Potter! Moving past the cauldron and its mystical past, introducing a weed with potential - mugwort! This brew has a subtle spicy flavour, is very mild and soothing. It’s said that mugwort can increase energy, reduce anxiety, clear bad/negative air, provide protection from nasty people (muggles) and even bring you dreams of the future! It’s even believed that Roman soldiers even put mugwort in their sandals to prevent tired feet (long before Birkenstocks), also commonly thought to protect from evil spirits. Don’t like tea? No problem, you can slip your mugwort into your pillow for a ‘dream pillow’ for prophetic dreams. It’s a ‘visionary’ herb that can induce lucid dreaming and open your 3rd eye (believe it or not) or you can even smoke it (not that we encourage smoking)!

By Jackie DeKnock

Optimism Pink Watermelon Strawberry Mint ‘Spa’ Infused Water.

This infused water is deliciously refreshing and oh so good for you! Bottoms up!

By Jackie DeKnock