Thursday, October 9, 2008

No Cooking - But Still Creative in the Kitchen

Why no cooking? Because everything here is RAW!

Yes we've been busy in the kitchen creating some healthy fresh tasty meals.

Using fresh local vegetables, raw buckwheat groats, and some nuts, we've whipped up soup, salad, and pizza...

Our Raw Taco Soup was fresh, satisfying, and full of flavor. We found this recipe on Gone Raw, and it is definetely a keeper. Tomatoes, chives, corn, bell pepper, garlic, and onion. So easy and so good...[Ok, so our meal wasn't totally raw that day, as we had chips and salsa :) ]


Another recipe we enjoyed was Raw Mock Tuna Salad. Using two recipes we found online, we made up our own tasty version:


Raw Mock Tuna Salad

Salad Base:
3/4 cup sunflower seeds, processed semi-fine
1/4 cup raw walnuts, processed semi-fine
1-2 Tb kelp powder or dulse flakes
onion (not sure amount we used)
1 large carrot, shredded
celery seed sprinkled

Dressing:

3/4-1 cup water
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 cup + 3 Tb soaked buckwheat (overnight)

1-2 Tb nutritional yeast
1 Tb Braggs, or salt to taste
optional juice of 1/2 lemon

Combine all salad base ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Mix in dressing with the salad base ingredients.


We really loved the versitality of this salad. We served it with cucumbers, carrots, crackers, etc, and would love to change up the flavors and do a sweet version with pecans, pineapple, and shredded sweet potato, or do a Thai version with raw nut butter, pepper, and lime juice.



The freshest healthiest pizza we've ever had - raw pizza of course! Using fresh veggies such as tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, garlic, and avocado, we topped a homemade buckwheat flax pizza crust.

Soaked buckwheat overnight, then processed until smooth. Added 4-5 garlic cloves and lots of flaxmeal, then flattened ~1/8 inch thick and stuck in the oven for the day at the lowest temp possibly (for us that was 170 degrees F) .
Very hearty crust with juicy tomatoes, spicy onion and garlic, and creamy avocado! We completely raw meals for a couple of days as it made a good amount of leftovers.


So far, we've enjoyed our raw eats. It fills us up and makes us feel so good and energized.

Now, you can't have a good 'raw' time without dessert right? ... Next post you might see some raw treats!

LK

3 comments:

aTxVegn said...

Yum! One of the best pizzas I ever ate was a raw slice from the farmers market. It had the same type crust as yours - so crunchy good.

monique said...

Thankyou so much for this inspirational post! I have been thinking of making more raw food recipes in the future. Really looking forward to your future posts- thanks!

vegannifer said...

I always admire folks who eat raw. I'm a cooked food addict, to be sure! I especially love the pizza crust you made. It sounds amazing!