"So what are you eating?"
Everyone's heard of the Master Cleanse where you drink nothing but water with cayenne pepper and maple syrup, or the Cabbage Soup Diet or the juice fast or all the others on the market so it's not surprising that the #1 question I was getting asked while doing the Ultimate Reset was, "So what are you eating?" Well, here's the answer!
You know the song. 'Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto. Domo domo. Domo domo.' Yeah, that one. I've been singing it in my head for DAYS and I couldn't figure out why... until today. Turns out 'Domo Arigato' is how I pronounce 'Nori Gomasio' in my head. So what's Nori Gomasio? Well, according to the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Program & Nutrition Guide it is "a delicious simple Japanese condiment to use on rice or veggies", and delicious it is! We first made it on Day 3 with the Nori Rolls and have used it to season other recipes since. It's super simple and nothing I ever would have thought of making on my own, but we're both in agreement that we love it and it will forever have a spot on our dinner table, and only three ingredients to boot! Sesame seeds, Himalayan salt and nori seaweed. Since I've now got you singing the Mr. Roboto song in your head, too, I figured the least I could do was give you the recipe for this salty seaweed goodness. And I'll throw in tonight's Sweet Potato & Roasted Red Pepper Bisque recipe, too, just because I like you. :) And if you don't have the song stuck in your head yet... maybe this will help:
1/4 cup sesame seeds (any color)
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1 sheet nori seaweed
Place sesame seeds in a clean, dry frying pan over low heat and toast, stirring often, until they turn golden. (Try to pull them off the heat before they pop.) Allow to cool for about 10 min. Place in a coffee grinder or blender with salt and nori and pulse a few times until most of the seeds are cracked open. Be careful not to grind to a flour-like consistency; you want some of the texture of the seeds to remain. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 servings.
Sweet Potato & Roasted Red Pepper Bisque
1 sweet potato
1/4 red bell pepper
1 cup vegetable broth or water
1 tsp finely grated ginger root
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp miso paste, diluted in 1 tsp hot water
Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Steam until tender. Set aside. Meanwhile, roast red bell pepper on gas stovetop or grill turning frequently until evenly charred on the outside OR in the oven at 400° for 15-20 min. turning every 10 min. or until skin is charred.
Put pepper in bowl and cover with towel for 10 min. to steam. Clean off skin by running under cool water.
Place all ingredients in blender. (If you want chunky soup, set aside some chunks of pepper.) Blend thouroughly, adding more liquid to achieve desired soup consistency.
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