WATCH! TROPICAL HAWAIIAN ACAI BOWL – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 008

WATCH! TROPICAL HAWAIIAN ACAI BOWL – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 008 – Kathie uses Raspberries, Homemade Granola, Bananas and ACAI Berries for this Saturday only Show. An amazing Tropical Hawaiian Acai Bowl.

HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO TOAST – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 007

AVOCADO TOAST – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 007 – On this Saturday-Only video, Kathie pulls together a nutrient rich treat and shows you how to make Avocado Toast. Welcome to the Kitchen and be sure to check out our DID YOU KNOW section below!

DID YOU KNOW…

The AVOCADO (Persea americana) is a tree long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae.

Recent archaeological research produced evidence that the avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago.

Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.

The Avocado has a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical.

Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of the avocado plant in what is now Peru, carbon dated from 8,000 to 15,000 years ago in the Mesolithic period.

This evidence was found in an earth mound intended to be a ceremonial structure called Huaca Prieta, 600 kilometers north of Lima, Peru.

The earliest residents were living in temporary camps in an ancient wetland eating avocados, chilies, mollusks, sharks, birds, and sea lions.

The oldest discovery of an avocado pit comes from Coxcatlan Cave, dating from around 9,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Other caves in the Tehuacan Valley from around the same time period also show early evidence for the presence of avocado.

There is evidence for avocado use at Norte Chico civilization sites in Peru by at least 3,200 years ago and at Caballo Muerto in Peru from around 3,800 to 4,500 years ago.

NEW EPISODE from the Kitch’n! JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006

JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006 – In this Saturday’s Only episode from the Malibu Vegan Kitchen, Kathie shows you how to make Jalapeno Sauce that can not only be a Salsa, but a Jalapeno Pasta Sauce!

Learn about the JALAPENO below!

The Jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum.

A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm (1–1 in) wide.

Depending on cultivar, it can have a wide range of pungency, with Scoville heat units of a few thousand to as high as 462,884 (Chiltepín cultivar).

Commonly picked and consumed while still green, it is occasionally allowed to fully ripen and turn red, orange, or yellow. It is wider and generally milder than the similar Serrano pepper.

The Chile Pepper Institute is known for developing colored variations. The jalapeño is variously named huachinango, for the ripe red jalapeño, and chile gordo (meaning “fat chili pepper”) also known as cuaresmeño as it was traditionally consumed during Lent.

The name jalapeño is Spanish for “from Xalapa” (also spelled Jalapa), the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. The name Xalapa is itself of Nahuatl origin, formed from roots xālli [ˈʃaːlːi] “sand” and āpan [ˈaːpan] “water place”.

Genetic analysis of Capsicum annuum places jalapeños as a distinct genetic clade with no close sisters that are not directly derived from jalapeños.

Jalapeños were in use by the Aztecs prior to the Spanish conquest; Bernardino de Sahagún in the Florentine Codex writes of Aztec markets selling chipotles (smoked jalapeños), mole made from chipotles, besides the sale of fresh chilies.

The use of peppers in the Americas dates back thousands of years, including the practice of smoking some varieties of peppers in order to preserve them; further well preserved samples and genetic testing would be needed to determine the usage and existence of the jalapeño clade and pod type into the past.

MAPLE SWEET HOMEMADE GRANOLA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 005

MAPLE SWEET HOMEMADE GRANOLA – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 005 – In today’s episode of Malibu Vegan Kitchen, Kathie makes a maple sweet homemade granola from scratch.

From WIKI… Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey or other sweeteners such as brown sugar, and sometimes puffed rice, that is usually baked until it is crisp, toasted and golden brown.

During the baking process, the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose breakfast cereal consistency.

Dried fruit, such as raisins and dates, and confections such as chocolate are sometimes added. Granola, particularly if it includes flax seeds, is often used to improve digestion.

Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, fresh fruit (such as bananas, strawberries or blueberries), milk or other forms of cereal. It also serves as a topping for various pastries, desserts or ice cream.

Granola is carried by people who are hiking, camping, or backpacking because it is nutritious, lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store (properties that make it similar to trail mix and muesli).

As a snack, it is often combined with honey or corn syrup and condensed into a bar form that makes it easy to carry for packed lunches, hiking, or other outdoor activities.

The names Granula and Granola were registered trademarks in the late 19th century United States for foods consisting of whole grain products crumbled and then baked until crisp, in contrast to the at that time (about 1900) contemporary invention, muesli, which is traditionally neither baked nor sweetened.

The name is now a trademark only in Australia and New Zealand, but is still more commonly referred to as muesli there.

Granula was invented in Dansville, New York, by Dr. James Caleb Jackson at the Jackson Sanitarium in 1863.

The Jackson Sanitarium was a prominent health spa that operated into the early 20th century on the hillside overlooking Dansville. It was also known as Our Home on the Hillside; thus the company formed to sell Jackson’s cereal was known as the Our Home Granula Company.

Granula was composed of Graham flour and was similar to an oversized form of Grape-Nuts. A similar cereal was developed by John Harvey Kellogg.

It too was initially known as Granula, but the name was changed to Granola to avoid legal problems with Jackson.

SPICY ZUCCHINI PASTA! – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 004

Another Saturday Recipe Vid! SPICY ZUCCHINI PASTA! – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 004 – Kathie goes hog wild on a Spicy Zucchini Pasta and Sauce!

Zucchini from WIKI… is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in). In Britain and Ireland a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow.

Zucchini can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color.

In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a “pepo”, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower.

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called “zucchini” were developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, many generations after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.

Zucca is the Italian word for pumpkin/squash and zucchino/zucchina (zucca + ina = little) are diminutive forms, becoming zucchini/zucchine in the plural. Zucchino, the masculine form (zucchini in the plural), is the first form to be documented in writing. An Italian dictionary called lo Zingarelli 2015, Zanichelli Editore, gives both forms, as does the Devoto-Oli published by Le Monnier, but the Accademia della Crusca, the most important research institution on Italian language, defines zucchino as the preferable form. The Treccani, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia italiana, another highly respected linguistic authority, gives zucchina as the main Italian word, and the masculine form as Tuscan dialect. Zucchini is used in Italy, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United States. Zucchini is one of the plural forms in English (along with zucchinis), as well as the singular form.

The first records of zucchini in the United States date to the early 1920s. It was almost certainly brought over by Italian immigrants and probably was first cultivated in the United States in California.

It’s SATURDAY! HAWAIIAN TROPICAL PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 003

HAWAIIAN TROPICAL PROTEIN SMOOTHIE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 003 – In this 3rd episode on Health is the new Wealth, Kathie makes an amazing Hawaiian Tropical Protein Smoothie that rocks!

From WIKI… Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.

Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands.

It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located outside North America.

The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are—in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi.

The last is the largest island in the group; it is often called the “Big Island” or “Hawaiʻi Island” to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists.

Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii’s culture is strongly influenced by North American and Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture.

Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel.

Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the fifty U.S. states.

It is the only state with an Asian plurality. The state’s coastline is about 750 miles long, the fourth longest in the U.S. after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, and California.