De Kas, a restaurant in a greenhouse (Netherlands) has over 45,000 visitors a year. This is exactly how I always had pictured the healthy way of eating; in a garden.
Akiane and Mark (my daughter and husband) especially loved Amsterdam, the home of tulips and friendly people. A few centuries ago a tulip bulb cost more than a house. Today Netherlands export more cut flowers than the rest of the world combined.
Gourmet food tasting and cooking has been an essential part of our family as long as I can remember. Even though my late father was a theater/film director and author, one of his biggest passions was home cooking. His freshly caught trout and crayfish dishes were tasted regularly by many government officials (he believed he contributed this way to Lithuania's liberation movement). Once a year he would spent his full year's salary on fancy restaurant meals so our taste buds would open up. On other occasions my father would invite guests to our home where the party table had nothing but raw unpeeled vegetables, potatoes, eggs still in a shell, whole grain kernels and nuts.
I announced to everyone that my future husband would be an American Chef with a Roman nose. Wheather it was a prediction or manifestation, at 20 years of age I met a chef /culinary arts teacher who proposed to me the first day and we got married a few weeks later. Out of five children who all know how to cook , Jeanlu, the second oldest son, has followed in his father's footsteps; and became a chef at a 5 star restaurant.
Well, as for me, I created many nutritious organic meals under 3 minutes (recipe book in the making).
Here is one of them. The Genius Drink was drunk more often at our house by our children and guests than any other drink.
Total prep time: 2 minutes
Blend all the ingredients in the blender until smooth. Use locally available ingredients and experiment with volume.
The Genius Drink
Raw Organic Avocado
Milk 2-4 cups (fresh soy milk, raw cow's, goats, or donkey milk)
Hazelnut essence ( experiment with any other organic flavors)
Coconut milk or cream (0.5 cup)
Sweetening to taste (Sugar in the raw, Stevia or Honey)
For a brain boost put in one fresh raw farm egg. Interesting to note that most centenarians 100 years ago like Caucasus mountain inhabitants, Siberians, Lithuanians etc. ate a lot of animal protein; fish, eggs, raw milk, raw kefir and lard. The best first food for babies is an egg yolk. The Masai use the raw butter for their toddlers.