Flower Power Rolls with Chaga Sauce

Spring is finally here, and this season, synonymous with rebirth and joy, has us suddenly craving color and freshness. For this new recipe in collaboration with Eva Gaillot (@thefrenchcoconut on Instagram), we've challenged her to highlight one of the star ingredients of La Crème Beau Jour, the Chaga. She created a creamy sauce made of mango and turmeric in which she added the adaptogenic plant to boost your antioxidant intake while pleasing your tastebuds. This sauce will be delicious with her signature spring rolls that she named Flower Power Rolls!

Spring Rolls

Ingredients for 4 people:

2 carrots

Sprouted alfalfa seeds

½ mango

2 avocados

1/4 of a red cabbage

2 chives

Edible flowers (here Pansies and Sweet Williams from Marius Auda)

Coriander and mint

9-inch (22 cm) rice paper wraps

Preparation:

1/ Wash, peel and chop vegetables.

2/ Fill a bowl with lukewarm water. Soak the rice paper (about 30sec) in water until it is slightly softened. Transfer the rice sheet to a lightly moistened surface (or a clean damp cloth).

3/ Put the ingredients together one by one towards the bottom of the rice paper.

4/ Place 3 edible flowers towards the top of the rice sheet.

5/ Begin folding/rolling, bringing the bottom of the rice paper over the ingredients and locking it underneath the filling, so that it is tightly packed.

6/ Fold the right side then the left side towards the center and continue to roll firmly until sealed.

7/ Arrange the Flower Power Rolls on a plate and serve with the creamy chaga sauce.

Chaga Sauce

Ingredients for 4 people:

100g of cashew nuts (soaked 1h in boiling water)

¾ of a nice ripe mango

2 teaspoons of ground turmeric

1 teaspoon of organic chaga powder

¼ teaspoon of Espelette pepper (+ according to your taste)

2 tablespoons of cider vinegar

120ml of filtered water

Salt to taste

Pour all sauce ingredients into the smallest container of your blender and blend until you achieve a creamy texture

Health benefits of Chaga

Called "The Mushroom of Immortality" by the Siberian shamans and the "Diamond of the Forest" by the Japanese, Chaga lives up to its nickname of "King of Medicinal Mushrooms" because it is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. It draws its nutrients from the inner layers of the bark of the tree on which it grows - normally birches. Chaga is classified as an adaptogen, so it has the ability to help our body adjust to various stress factors. It has one of the highest levels of antioxidants out of all foods, which works to protect DNA, slow the aging process, promote cell renewal and even provide skin protection from UV-induced damage.

Chaga is rich in beta-glucans - one of the most powerful and healing polysaccharides known. It is known for its role in activating the immune system and reducing blood sugar levels in people with abnormal blood sugar spikes. But the benefits of the chaga mushroom extend well beyond that; it is also anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-aging and helps to restore cholesterol levels and blood pressure. This powerful mushroom is one of the most alkaline foods due to its dense mineral content: calcium, cesium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium, silicon and sulfur and extremely rich in zinc.

At Absolution, we like to work with the best of nature. If we are accustomed to consuming Chaga to heal our body, why deprive ourselves of its virtues to heal our skin? We are pleased to introduce you to our new preventive cream, La Crème Beau Jour, in which you will find this mushroom of immortality.

About Eva Gaillot

Chef, author, creative cook, self-taught and passionate about plant-based cooking, plants and ayurveda after living in India, Eva Gaillot created The French Coconut in 2015 to be able to share her passion, her recipes and her discoveries. " By creating The French Coconut, I wanted to inspire and make people enthusiastic about plant-based cooking, to show that it can be both tasty, healthy and convivial, and to remind them of the importance of seasonal, organic and local products.” In her first cookbook, "Ma Cuisine Vegan du Soleil", published in June 2020, Eva delved into the traditional Provençal dishes of her childhood, and presents a plant-based version of Provençal and Mediterranean flavors in fresh, colorful and tasty recipes that blend simplicity and conviviality with pleasure. Passionate about adaptogenic plants, which she discovered in India in 2011, Eva organizes and runs workshops to pass on her knowledge of these plants and help people understand how to use them. For that matter, Eva has written several articles on the subject for Beauty Therapy by Absolution. Find Eva Gaillot on Instagram @thefrenchcoconut

We wanted to learn more about her skincare routine

1/ When did you discover Absolution and by which product?

I discovered Absolution in 2018, the first product I bought and quickly adopted was Le Sérum Anti-Soif, which I still use today.

2/ Your Absolution must-have(s)?

La Brume Systémique… Its neroli and hamamelis scents are both soothing and invigorating. It's my first beauty step in the morning and it' s as essential to my daily ritual as my matcha to start the day! I also really enjoy the different masks that I use depending on the season and the needs of my skin. At the moment I am using the multi-masking method with Le Masque Riche Réconfortant to come out of winter well hydrated and Le Masque Pureté Détoxifiant to welcome spring with a clear and healthy skin.

3/ What are your "better-aging"?

Drink water, have a conscious, plant-based and nutrient-rich diet, take care of your microbiota and your hormonal balance, avoid stress factors as much as possible and learn to manage them.... and above all cultivate your inner light. Not forgetting, of course, a complete Absolution routine adapted to the needs of your skin.

Her Absolution beauty routine

01.
  • Tone and regulate
  • Morning + evening
  • It is the guardian of your cutaneous ecosystem. It provides your skin with freshness, radiance and vitality, while optimizing its protective capacities and the effectiveness of your skin care products.
La Brume Systémique
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  • Moisturize
  • Morning + evening
  • This moisturizing serum is suitable for all skin types prone to dehydration. Its light and non-greasy formula penetrates quickly and hydrates the epidermis for 8 hours.
Le Sérum Anti-Soif
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  • Moisturize
  • Morning
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  • Nourish and repair
  • Once or twice a week
  • A highly nourishing, repairing and soothing mask... Use as a "flash" treatment when your skin lacks comfort, or as a replacement for your night treatment once or twice a week.
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  • Soothe
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