Guava, especially pink Guava is one of my favorite fruits. I cannot pass by a Guava vendor without noticing them. Just simple ripe soft guavas with a little spinkle of chilly powder taste so delicious. Almost takes me back to my childhood days. So here is a really yummy recipe of Vegan Guava Lime Sorbet.
It is simply Guava cooked with some sugar and lime juice and then juiced and strained. Have added another interesting ingredient to this to make it have a full bodied texture and that is a boiled potato. Yes, you read it right. A soft boiled potato. 🙂 Making Vegan recipes has really opened my mind and brain to various possibilities that can make up a recipe. I have seen and eaten black bean brownies, pumpkin ice-creams, sweet potato ras malai, chickpea cookie dough ..Hey I have eaten and shown you bean water ice-cream!! 🙂
So it is just so exciting to see various plant ingredients being used in the recipes to make them more nutritious. So here instead of using liquid glucose to give that ice-creamy texture, I have used boiled potato. Hope you enjoy it too!
This whole blogging process is such a healing experience for me and I am so thankful for it. So while I was arranging the backdrops which I had painted, food that I cooked, photo angles that I was trying out and thinking of each picture like a painting with the right balance of colours. I remembered a small episode from my childhood which I would love to share with you.
So when I was in the second grade, I had won a second prize in the school in this one painting competition. I heard my name being announced by the school Principal but I thought that it couldn’t be me… I never thought of myself as the “arty types” so it could not be me. And I just did not go and collect the prize. Later I was called in her cabin and given the prize. I thought it must have been a fluke or something. A similar thing happened in my tenth grade, I had won a handwriting competition this time.. Again, I preferred to sleep at home than go to school for the early morning prize distribution as I was sure that I wasn’t getting any.. not knowing that I had actually won it.
And now when I look back, I find it all so funny, how we categorize people and most importantly our children. Each one of us is a creative person and an artist in our own arena. This “Arty Type” smugness needs to just stop right now. And each one of us is capable of being analytical and use our logical thinking skills too. To me, Steve Jobs is one of the greatest artists of our era. If it wasn’t for him integrating his love of calligraphy into the software we probably wouldn’t be able to communicate with each other through these numerous flowery fonts. His passion for detailed product designing is a well known fact. Anyone who knows Leonardo da Vinci and tries to put him in a category will be at a loss of words. Einstein was a passionate violin player and was a great music lover.
As a mother, I understand how dangerous such a distinction can be. We need to raise our children as whole beings capable of balancing and using their left and right brains. Let’s not categorize them into being “arty” or “geeky” and make them challenged in other areas of life. Co-incidentally I read this wonderful quote by Steve Wozniak related to this today which I share with you below.
“Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me – they’re shy and they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone – best where they can control an invention’s design without a lot of other people designing it for the marketing or some other committee.” – Steve Wozniak
So here’s to each one of us being a whole, balanced and a complete human being. We were all born perfect already until the world started categorizing us. Let’s be wiser and more conscious than that..
As always, sending loads of love, light and happiness your way…
Enjoy and Here goes the recipe of this Vegan Guava Lime Sorbet…
Vegan Guava Lime Sorbet :
3 medium pink guavas
1/4 th cup unrefined sugar
1 juice of lime
1 small boiled potato ( peeled)
1. Chop the guava with the peel in small pieces and put in the pan. Add in sugar and lime juice.
2. Cook this guava mixture for about 8 mins till it starts looking like a thick pure.
3. Cool and put this mixture in a blender. Add the Boiled and peeled potato in this and blend finely.
4. Sieve this puree to remove any guava seeds.
5. Pour in an ice-cream container and freeze for atleast 3 hours
6. Remove from the freezer about 5 minutes before you serve.