South Africans across the country are feeling the effects of load shedding this festive season. That evening rush to boil the kettle, fire up the oven and buzz the blender can be just a little frantic, to say the least! Luckily, Faithful to Nature is here to the rescue with a delicious, healthy selection of no-cook recipes you can make for your family during load shedding; no electricity required.


HEMP SEED BEAN SALAD
Serves 2 – 4 

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  1. In mixing bowl, whisk the oil, lemon, parsley & spices.
  2. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  3. Add the beans & the hemp seeds. Toss well.

ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 3Tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp minced fresh thyme
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, for shaving
  • 1 baguette (or gluten-free loaf), sliced, for serving

METHOD:

  1. Shave the zucchini lengthwise into very thin slices (use a sharp vegetable peeler). Arrange the slices on a platter.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, salt & pepper.
  3. Pour the mixture evenly over the zucchini slices. Allow to sit for at least 15-60 minutes.
  4. Use vegetable peeler to shave thin slices of Parmesan over the zucchini; serve with fresh baguette slices. Enjoy!

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