This summer Saucy Watermelon Stack will surprise you. Accidentally discovering that this sauce is truly amazing on anything when the only thing left on my plate was a slice of watermelon and a dollop of sauce, it was obvious that it needed to be shared!
You may have noticed that we've been a little quieter on the blog in the last few weeks. We are working on our first ebook to sell! (So watch for that, and subscribe for updates if you haven't already). I am also busy redesigning the website (something I've wanted to do for ages now), which I'm hoping I'll have done by the end of summer – weather-dependant…. And there was a third thing I was going to mention, but I don't remember what that is.
Oh yeah, I have another move coming up. Yes, I have to leave this beautiful space that I'm in. I am so lucky to have been here for the past year but it's time to leave. I'm planning on putting my things in storage for a few months and becoming a nomad for a bit. So if you have a beautiful space for me to crash in for a bit, please let me know!
Just a few days ago I found out that The Primal Desire was listed as a Top Healthy Recipe Blog by Mamavation! What an incredible honor to be recognized and included in so many amazing sites! Leah Segedie reached out to us directly and invited us to ShiftCon, an “eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health, sustainability, and platform growth”.
OK, I had to look into this all a bit before I got really excited. It's not like I read mom blogs, so I was not aware of Mamavation. But I'm so glad that I am now! Please take the time to read this write-up about Leah. She has done some really incredible things. And upon reading about her accomplishments and what drives her and what she's doing with this conference I was really excited to be invited.
It's about educating our audiences and about creating change to make things better for all of us. Getting access to real food. Improved labeling of all products including beauty products (you're seen that we are now working Beautycounter, right? No?! OK, check this out right now!).
We're excited to be connecting with this community and are looking forward to bringing you more information as a result!
For our wellness blog friends, this conference is open to you too, and we'd love to see you there! It's being held in California on February 1-3, 2018. Get your tickets HERE. Also, Leah has provided us with a ticket to give away to a fellow blogger, so we are holding a contest for that (look below the Saucy Watermelon Stack recipe to enter).
- 1/2 watermelon
- 1 large jicama (peeled)
*Pick a watermelon and jicama that you will be able to get a 4-inch square out of.
- Cut off the top and bottom of the jicama, then square it up by cutting off the sides. Lay it on its side and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
- Do the same with the watermelon.
- Stack the squares alternating watermelon and jicama slices, in whatever pattern you like.
- Pour sauce over top as desired.
(sauce recipe below, or AIP version *here*)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Stir coconut milk, paprika, salt, cayenne, lemon juice, and fenugreek leaves together in a large bowl.
- Heat ghee over medium heat in a saucepan and saute garlic until golden brown.
- Add turmeric and continue to heat for another minute (move to next step before turmeric starts to burn).
- Add cream mixture, cooking for another 5-10 minutes (gently boiling) cooking down until desired thickness.
Serve over everything.
See AIP version *here*.
- Prep Time: 0 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-20 min
- Category: Sauce
To be clear: This contest is only open to other bloggers.
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