Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pathology-themed mocktails from The Vet Cook Book

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Wait - these aren't what you think! They're healthy mocktails!

Earlier this year SAT teamed up with Dr Deepa Gopinath and Asti May to compile The Vet Cook Book. The idea is to promote collegiality in a profession in which many feel isolated. We set up a facebook page and since then entries have been dribbling in.

If you’ve not heard here is how it works: any vet, nurse, technician or person associated with the profession can submit a recipe or recipes.

BUT you also need to make it and send us a photo or two – of the ingredients, the recipe, people enjoying the recipe, something related to the recipe or just your budgie if you need to.

We’re also after a bit of a story. It can be short, long or in between but something our readers can learn about how a colleague helped you through a tough time, or good advice you’ve been given, or the ways you deal with the challenges of working in this profession.

We’ve had a lot of entries but keen to have a few more, especially in the lunches, main meals and vet-themed snacks departments. If you need more info, please email us at vetcookbook[at]gmail.com

Pathology-themed healthy mocktails

The making of...
These beverages are not for everyone. I tend to cope better with reality when I know the gory details and with a dose of gallows humour. When I acquired a Nutribullet juicer I realised that many of the juices I made resembled fluids I was sending to the lab. It didn’t take a lot of tweaking to invent these mocktails, which have the dual benefit of appearing disgusting AND being healthy. Certain friends love these, certain friends run a mile from them. They’re definitely a talking point.

Mocktail name à
Ingredients
Biliary peritonitis
Chylothorax
UTI with uroliths
Haematuria
1 Banana
X
X


1 tablespoon cashews
X
X


2 teaspoons agave nectar
X
X


1 cup loose-leaf spinach
X



1 cup water
X

X
X
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds




1 cup almond milk

X


2 teaspoons white chia seeds


X
X
1 apple (peeled)


X
X
1 pear


X
X
1 handful raspberries



X

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The ingredients for the chylothorax cocktail.

Chyle, chylothorax, mocktail
The end product.
Instructions:
  • 1.   Put the ingredients in a juicer and flick the switch.
  • 2.   Serve chilled.

Serving suggestion: for the full effect, serve in sterile urine jars. But if you do this be absolutely certain to ensure these are not left in the work place or they may be confused with actual samples.

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