Nissaâ€™s Beauty Ecuadorian Beauty Bar Party
Mango Summer Rolls with Spicy Satay and Hoisin Sauce
Cold Vietnamese Vegetable & Buckwheat Noodle Salad
Balaneese Jakut Urub Salad
Ginger Chili Mint Pickles
Thai Ginger Cooler with Chili Mint Pesto
Makes 12 rolls
12 rice paper wrappers
1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed
2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
Â½ cup scallions, chopped fine
Â½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks
Â½ cup fresh mint leaves
Â½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
Â¼ cup fresh thai basil leaves
Sweet chili sauce (recipe follows)
In a large bowl of warm water, dip the rice paper wrappers for about 7-10 seconds. Take out and shake off excess water and lay flat on a kitchen towel. Place one wrapper down and arrange lettuce leaves on top, place a few of the carrots, bell peppers, scallions and mangoes atop and then add a few fresh herbs. Place two cooked shrimp in the wrap. Wrap the roll up like a present but rolling. Serve garnished with peanuts and sweet chili sauce.
*Alternative use a Thai Cabbage Slaw instead of lettuce
Ginger Chili Mint Pickles
Makes 2 cups
1 cup waterÂ
1 cup rice wine vinegar, flavored with ginger if you can findÂ
Â¼ c. sugar
1 teaspoon saltÂ
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 large euro cucumber washed & sliced thin (peels on)
2 cayenne peppers sliced thinly, seeds removedÂ
(Serrano chiliâ€™s can be substituted)
1 medium red onion sliced thinÂ
Â¼ cup fresh ginger , peeled and sliced thin
Whisk water, vinegar, sugar & salt together until sugar and salt are totally dissolved. Add cucumbers, red onions, ginger, and chiliâ€™s and mix well. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until desired pickled taste.
Makes 1 cup
Â½ cup tamari
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons yuzu rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoonÂ Ger-Nis siracha
1 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
In a small mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well incorporated. Place in a squeeze bottle for easy use. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Fire Roasted Red Chili Sambal with Fresh Mint
Makes 1 Â½ cups
6 red chilies, fire roasted and chopped
2 dried red chilies, chopped and presoaked in rice wine vinegar
2 red bell peppers, fire roasted and chopped
8 cloves of garlic, fire roasted and chopped
Â¼ red onion, fire roasted and chopped
Â½ tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 teaspoon lemongrass bulb, chopped fine
Juice of two limes and zest of one
2 tablespoons turbinado
2 teaspoons salt
Â¼ cup rice wine vinegar
Â¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Â¼ cup water
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until a smooth paste is formed.Â Add more water as needed.Â Adjust flavor with salt and lime juice according to preference. Chill.
Balineese Jakut Urub Salad
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped fine
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 red chili chopped fine
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 2 limes
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
Â¼ cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons sirracha
3 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 cup green cabbage, shredded
1 cup spinach, shredded
1 cup swiss chard, shredded
2 cups green beans, blanched and cut into 1 Â½ inch pieces
1 red pepper, cut into 2 inch thin matchstick pieces
Â¾ cup toasted coconut flakes
Â¾ cup toasted honey/chili peanuts*
Â¾ cup fried red onions
Whisk together the ginger, garlic, salt, chili, honey, lime juice, rice vinegar, sirracha and coconut oil. Set Aside.Â Combine all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Dress with the dressing and let sit in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
Makes One Pitcher
2 chunks of fresh ginger the size of a small sized hand each
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup sugar
3-4 lime juiced
2 liters seltzer water
2 cups water
Wash and scrub ginger well, remove skin by scraping ginger with a spoon, not worrying too much about getting peel off. Chop ginger up into small chunks, lime chopping an onion roughly. In a medium sauce pan place ginger, basil leaves and 2 cups water and bring to a boil, let simmer for about 15 minutes. Take off burner and let rest until room temperature. Strain and discard ginger basil pulp. Add 1 cup of sugar and place back on burner, bring to a boil and then reduce temperature to simmer about 5 minutes. Cool mixture completely.
In a pitcher combine ginger basil syrup and lime juice and 1-2 liters seltzer water, until desired sweetness and taste. Chill & serve over ice.
*Serve with a garnish of chili mint pesto â€“ blend together 1 red chili, 2 teaspoons ginger, Â¼ cup mint and Â¼ cup basil and Â½ cup ginger syrup until a pesto like consistency is formed.Â Drizzle a little on the top of finished cocktail.
Lavender Nail and Heel Butter â€“ Melt Â½ cup of bees wax together with Â½ cup of almond oil and Â½ cup coconut oil, until all bees wax is melter and add your essential oils to preference. Set in a tin tub for 24 hours to set up.
Thai Herb & Spice Foot Scrub â€“ Mix together in a large bowl: 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger, Â½ cup mint, Â½ cup cilantro, Â¼ cup basil ( all finely chopped) zest of three limes, 1 cup raw sugar, Â½ cup of medium course salt and Â½ cup coconut oil.Â Mix well.
Coffee & Lavender Brown Sugar ( Cellulite Reducing and Bronzing) Body Scrub â€“ omit the sage and add 1-2 tablespoons freshly ground ( course) coffee
Vanilla & Chai Almond Body Mask â€“ infuse 3 fresh vanilla beans ( seeds scraped into the pan) with 2 chai tea packets in 1 cup almond oil and Â½ cup olive oil.Â Allow to steep on very low for 30 minutes and let set for at least 24 before use.
Passion Fruit &Lime Zest Body Scrub â€“ in a blender, blend 4 passion fruits ( seeds and all) with Â½ cup honey until all the seeds are totally broken apart creating tiny granules.Â Mix together with 1 cup raw sugar and Â½ cup salt (course) and zest of 3 limes and Â½ cup almond oil. Add a 2 passion fruit tea bags ( TAZO) if you haveâ€¦..
Passion Fruit Honey & Yogurt Body Mask â€“ Blend together 4 passion fruits (seeds and all) with 1 cup yogurt and one cup honey, Â½ cup almond oil and add 1 packet of passion fruit tea bags if you have.)
Grapefruit & Salt Invigorating Body Scrub- combine the following in a bowl:Â zest of three grapefruits and 2 limes and 1 orange, 1 cup salt ( course) Â½ cup raw sugar, 1 cup olive oil
Citrus Silk Honey Body Mask â€“ blend grapefruit juice of zested fruit seeds and all with 1 cup yogurt and 1 cup honey and Â½ cup olive oil
Parsley Pineapple Clarifying Facial Scrub-blend 1 cup fresh pineapple ( core part is best) with Â½ cup fresh parsley leaves and Â¼ cup olive oil until smooth but still a little chunky- refrigerate for about 2 hours before using.
Papaya & Honey Yogurt Skin Brightening and Tightening Facial Mask- blend together 1 small papapya( peeled but do blend seeds) with Â½ cup honey and Â½ cup yogurt.Â Refrigerate at least 3 hours before use.
Parsley Mint Facial Toner â€“ blend 1 cup fresh parsley with 1 cup distilled water or witchhazel and Â½ cup apple cider vinegar- strain and refrigerate
Avocado, Honey Hair Mask- Normal Hair, adds shine, bounce and strength â€“ blend 1 avocado, 1 cup honey and 1 egg in a blender- refrigerate
Egg & Olive Oil Dry Hair Mask â€“ blend 4 egg yolks with 1 cup olive oil- refrigerate
Banana Honey Almond Flaky Scalp Hair Mask â€“ blend 1 banana, Â¼ cup almonds, and Â½ cup honey with 1 cup yogurt- refrigerate
Chamomile Highlight Enhancer Hair Rinse â€“ use fresh chamomile and make a big pot of tea, strain
Chamomile, Apple Cider Detoxifying Hair Rinse â€“ same as above but add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to every 2 cups of rinse!