It is a common misconception that adherence to a "vegan" diet requires one to sacrifice taste and flavor. Thankfully, as enlightened plant-based eaters we know such a notion is entirely false! In fact, natural and organic spices are highly encouraged to enhance the flavor of our fare, as well as boost the nutritional benefits. Some of my favorite spices include: Himalayan salt, turmeric, smoked paprika, coriander, cumin, cayenne and ceylon cinnamon.
That's not all... there is one more item I can't live without, Kung Fu Tonic– a liquid season powerhouse that you can add to just about anything. Sprinkle a few drops on salad, veggies, legumes, soups, and more. You can even enjoy a few drops of this natural elixir raw! Touted as nature's immune support, this tonic is packed with essential vitamins and minerals all derived from a unique combination of nutrient dense herbs.
So, before you make your next meal, take a look at your spice rack. Reach for your favorite herbs and spices to create a flavorful and nutrient abundant meal!
Eager to try Kung Fu Tonic? Try this easy recipe at home...
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp Bragg liquid aminos
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 5 drops Kung Fu Tonic
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 4 baby bok choy
- 2 carrots, shredded/raw
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- 2 cups mushrooms, sautéed (optional)
Preheat oven to 225°F. Spread slivered almonds and sesame seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside and let cool.
In the small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients together: oil, rice vinegar, liquid aminos, Kung Fu Tonic and honey.
Meanwhile, thoroughly wash and dry the greens and carrots. Slice the bok choy crosswise into ½-inch pieces, shred the carrots, julienne the cucumbers, and chop the green onions. After you’ve chopped all the items place in a large salad bowl.
Optional: Sauté mushrooms over low to medium heat to add a warm element to the salad.
Toss the salad with dressing and the nut mixture. Feel free to add the salad to a bed of brown rice to create a heartier meal. Enjoy!