You know my cousin brought up a good point, “why do you post two- or three-ingredient recipes? Just post those ones on Instagram and include only the more ‘involved’ recipes on your site.” This got me thinking…
My site is still in its infancy stages of development, so I could still change up the style and what I include. I considered the idea for a couple of sleeps. The verdict: I’ve decided I’m going to continue to include simple 3-minute or 3-ingredient recipes (like this one!).
Here are my reasons as to why:
My vision when considering to build a site was to include tantalizing pictures that would entice people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Sure: you see pictures of a decadent triple layer chocolate-raspberry-fudge cake with a cream swirl that has multiple ingredients and steps to make and you drool. That’s a given. But I want to show you that looking at pictures of whole foods in its unadulterated form can look equally mouth-watering. Be honest: does the image of super-ripe and juicy melon in the picture above not wish you had some right now?
I feel eating simply is humbling and allows you to truly savour the unique flavours of each food ingredient. I reserve overly complex recipes for special occasions and take pleasure in simple preparations that taste heavenly.
Too many people tell me being vegan requires advance planning, time to prepare, and loads of money. This could not be further from the truth. With recipes on this site I want to show that the process can be quick and easy. Yes, sometimes the recipes I post require will take some time to prepare… but so does a pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy or a ground beef lasagna with cheese bread. If you decide to adopt this lifestyle, you’ll adjust your eating habits and soon find that meal planning and meal preparation are routine and executed with ease.
I hope that exposure to a simple fruit or vegetable recipe inspires some people to re-include a certain ingredient back into their daily routine. You might LOVE grapefruits but have just forgotten about them for a while. Here’s the worlds way of reminding you to buy some next time you’re at the market
So there you have it: I will include both 3-minute, 3-ingredient recipes in addition to 10-ingredient, 1-hour recipes. We are all unique in our preferences and I won’t limit what I offer at the expense of those that might be inspired by these recipes. I truly hope you enjoy the pictures, and if I happened to have motivate you to eat more fruit then that’s an added plus!
3-Ingredient Spring Fruit Salad
▸ ▹ Vegan, raw, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free
Yields: 12 cups (6 servings)
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
1 grapefruit, peeled, chopped
1/2 ripe melon, peeled, chopped
1/2 ripe cantaloupe, peeled, chopped
Combine in a bowl and enjoy sweet bliss.
Of course you can add other fruits too: fresh berries, oranges, pineapple - you can't go wrong. The point here is to enjoy eating more fruits. Enjoy!
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