3 healthy #Oscar2016 Party Recipes

#Oscar2016 healthy style!
#Oscar2016 - health Sticky Brown Rice Balls
#Oscar2016 - healthy style!
Recipes by Liz Eustace

#Oscar2016 - check out these easy vegan recipe ideas for #Oscar night, a healthy way to eat as you watch the best movies and film performances of the year fight it out:

One from #Sting’s chef, Joe Sponzo and all are easy and delicious:


A sticky situation from Sting’s personal chef, Joe Sponzo:

Sticky Brown Rice Balls with Tahini Dressing

  •             2 cups cooked short grain brown rice
  •             2 umeboshi plums OR
  •             ½ avocado OR
  •             Cooked leftover vegetables, minced (steamed sweet potatoes highly recommended)
  •             2 sheets of nori
  •             2 tsp. toasted brown and black sesame seeds (Gomasio)

With wet hands, divide the rice into 10 portions and form into balls. Press about a quarter of an umeboshi plum (Joe recommends this option for the best yin and yang balance), avocado, or leftover sweet potato into center of the ball and seal the hole with the rice. Cut the nori sheets into quarters and lay out on a dry board along with the sesame seeds. Roll half the balls into the sesame seeds. Place the remaining balls onto one sheet of nori. Place another sheet on top. Press the corners onto the sides of the ball. Squeeze so that all the nori sticks to the rice. Serve with the tahini dressing.

Tahini dressing

  •             2 tsp. Tahini
  •             4 Tbsp. spring water
  •             ½ tsp. shoyu (or soy sauce)
  •             2 tsp. lemon juice
  •             1-2 tsp. honey
  •             ½ garlic clove, place through a garlic press or mince 

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly to combine and serve.

#Oscar2016 - Night Recipes

DIY White Bean Bonanaza

  •             1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  •             Zest of 1 lemon
  •             Zest of 1 orange
  •             A couple of teaspoons sherry vinegar or similar delicate tasting vinegar (i.e. champagne, rice wine vinegar)
  •             Juice from half an orange
  •             Juice of 1 lemon
  •             Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, tarragon), about 1tsp each
  •             Fresh parsley finely about 8 sprigs, stems removed
  •             1 or 2 cloves garlic
  •             Salt and pepper to taste
  •             Pinch of cayenne pepper
  •             Blend with extra virgin olive oil to desired consistency
  •             Spread paste on toast points and garnish with fresh herbs or finely sliced scallions, radish and/or pickled veggies 


Butternut Squash Bites with Ancho-Honey Glaze from Amanda Skrip:

  •             4 c. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
  •             1 Tbsp. olive oil
  •             1/3 c. honey
  •             1 Tbsp. ancho chili powder
  •             1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  •             sea salt 

Preheat oven to 400.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss squash with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Arrange in an even layer on baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Add honey, chili powder, mustard and a pinch of salt to a small bowl; mix to combine.

Remove squash from oven, and generously brush glaze evenly on top. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until squash is fully cooked.  Stick a decorative toothpick into each ‘bite’ and serve warm or room temperature.  

About the Author

Liz Eustace

Present: Leadership coach, author, presenter, brand expert and momma of two!

Inspiration: my kiddies, laughter, countless yoga teachers, my creative hubby, my youthful mom & dad, my wacky sisters, kindness, my unpredictable brother, stillness and Prudence Bruns. 


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