Spice up your breakfast with this hearty, tasty omelette
The main ingredient of this beautifully simple recipe, chickpea flour, is high in protein, amino acid and fiber, making this gluten-free dish ideal as a strategic protein boost first thing in the morning. It is also easy to combine with extra ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, hummus and tomatoes for a more complete lunch or dinner. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, it will soon become your new go-to, healthy, vegan snack.
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
½ cup cassava flour
1 cup chickpea flour
Rich, Healthy Hot Chocolate
A deliciously dark hot chocolate fragrant with Asian spices
Hot chocolate without the milk or chocolate powder? Absolutely. This dish epitomizes Fivelement’s Cuisine for Life ethos. Almond or cashew nut milk sweetened with dates, enriched with cacao powder and dark chocolate and dusted with cinnamon and chili. On a cool winter’s day nothing could be better.
Fivelements’ Raw Soup Full of Healing Veggies and Spices
Like a kitchen garden in a bowl, with a hint of warming spices
Go foraging in your garden or local farmer’s market to make this raw soup, with root veggies like carrots, ginger and turmeric bringing the goodness of the earth to your table. Bursting with vitamins, minerals and live enzymes, as well as taste, coconut and honey bring a delicious softness to the dish and the texture is silky smooth thanks to the avocados.
Barley, Porcini & Asparagus Risotto
Wholesome and earthy, this is a new take on a comforting mushroom risotto
This tasty dish uses pearl barley rather than rice to create the foundation of a ‘risotto’. Barley has long been renowned as a strengthening grain eaten by athletes in ancient Greek and Roman times. A rich source of magnesium, B vitamin Niacin, maltose and dietary fiber, eating barley helps balance insulin levels, protect against cardiovascular risk, lower cholesterol, maintain a healthy colon and fuel liver and muscle cells.
A Raw Soup of Garden Greens with a hint of citrus
Zinging with taste, this soup is an organic garden in a bowl
Harnessing the vitamins, minerals and live enzymes of freshly picked vegetables, adding layers with the citrus juices, miso and garlic, and softening the final flavour with coconut water and apple, delicious meets nutritious in this beautifully deep green soup.
Ideal as an energy-boosting lunch or a palate-awakening starter before your evening main, this easy-to-digest dish is a tonic for your body, mind and skin.
Blimbing, ginger and lemongrass sorbet
Yields 7 cups
It's blimbing season. Blimbing are young star fruit and one of Bali’s most delicious fruit. Combined with energizing ginger and refreshing lemongrass, this sorbet is bursting with vitamins and antioxidants, as well as layers of flavour to make a chilled palate cleanser that’s perfect for hot days.
These rolls are great as an appetizer, salad or even main course. Fresh vegetables are wrapped in thinly sliced jicama. Many variations of this recipe are possible. You can substitute the vegetables and use cucumber, lettuces, zucchini, radish slices or cabbage leaves as a wrapper or simply use soaked rice paper. You also can serve the rolls with various Asian dipping sauces.
Even though there are thousands of so-called super foods out there, a true super food is any natural food with a high nutrient density in its original state.
Usually these foods grow in the wild and are often pulled out as weeds in the garden. They are not cultivated or hybridized, but are sturdy plants with a strong life force energy. In addition to their nutritional value they often have medicinal value; they are both food and medicine.
These potent life-giving foods can assist us to meet and exceed all of our body’s nutritional requirements and nourish us at the deepest level possible. They are an excellent choice to improve our overall health, boost the immune system, elevate serotonin production, enhance sexuality and cleanse and alkalize the body.
Best of all, eating these superfoods can be fast, easy, fresh and fun.
1. Raw Cacao
I like raw cacao for its rich, deep taste and layers of tropical flavours. Raw cacao is the purest, highest quality of cacao, and it can make us feel euphoric and energized for hours. It also has therapeutic properties and is a medicine for the heart.
“Let the soul of the produce shine.”
Chef Felix Schoener
The most recent addition to Fivelements’ award-winning Sakti Dining Room™ is exciting new chef Felix Schoener. Originally from Bremen, Germany, Chef Felix has had an illustrious career apprenticing and working for a series of exclusive and Michelin-starred restaurants, before developing a passion for sustainable organic living and the natural, vegetarian and raw food movements.
He has trained with Fivelements’ friends Gabriel Cousens at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Centre in Arizona and Cherie Soria at the Living Light Culinary Art Institute in California, where he also instructed.
Since then, experimenting with his own healing path has led him to marry his love of raw living foods with a fascination in the ancient philosophies of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, as well as macrobiotics, avant-garde, modernist cuisine and the emerging green gastronomy movement. Taking raw living cuisine to the next level, it is this combination of holistic lifestyle philosophies combined with culinary arts that he presents as part of Fivelements' unique revolutionary cuisine concept, Sakti Dining Room's™ famous tasting menus and the retreat's Cuisine for Life™ program.
Was becoming a chef a passion that stemmed from an early age?
My biggest influence was my Grandpa, a great pastry chef. In our family, like in many, love was shown and expressed through food, and my Grandpa had so much love to share, which you could taste in every meal he prepared for me. Everything he cooked was so tasty and nourishing.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates
Mother Nature provides us with living foods that fuel our bodies and minds with optimum energy and healing. Take your favorite recipes and gradually adapt them by adding more living foods to provide a fresher and healthier alternative.
Food sources: Select quality, fresh organic produce and whole foods from reliable sources
Shop local: Buy directly from local organic farmers when possible
Buy produce in season: To enjoy the peak of their natural goodness
Buy sea salt vs. processed table salt: For its additional minerals