View Full Version : what are some of your tried and true
03-08-2006, 07:27 AM
favorite recipies that are considered "staples" besides smooties and green salads? Sometimes I'm hesitant about trying a new recipe because of the time and preparation involved and then crossing my fingers that its gonna be great. One of my favorites is the raw chili that's been posted previously. I love it!!
03-08-2006, 07:33 AM
The zukini hummus is quick and easy and you do not have to plan it in advance and sprout anything. I add curry powder to mine and eat it on onion crackers.
03-08-2006, 09:36 AM
One of my all time favorites is Alissa's Almost Tuna. I haven't made it lately because it takes so long for me to get my sprouts to grow. I think it is the colder weather. I am hoping to make it lots during the summer.
03-08-2006, 10:26 AM
My favorite old standbies are Alissa's apple/turnip salad and a collard/kale salad, I'm not sure where I got.
A head of either smooth leaf kale or collards
1 cup shredded carrots
1 small red onion, sliced very thin
1/2 cup soaked pine nuts
1/4 cup olive oil
celtic sea salt
First of all, you need to learn to shave kale. I know how to do this because I'm Portuguese and we make a kale soup so I've been doing it my whole life. You stack those leaves of kale or collards about 4 or 5 thick. Then you ROLL them tightly. Then with a VERY sharp knife, you SHAVE slices off... very thin slices. If you don't do this, then you would have to chew the kale/collard a kazillion times to get the benefit, or it passes right through you.
Ok.. so you have a bowl of shaved kale or collards. Just add the rest of the ingredients and toss it. Put it in the fridge to sit a few hours or overnight. It's better the longer it sits. You CAN eat it right away though. It is YUMMY!
03-08-2006, 12:47 PM
Alissa's Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms and Corn Chowder
I could eat these every day and then some, and Green Smoothies Joz
03-08-2006, 01:27 PM
wow, you've all said some of my favorites too.
I also love her
Pizza wraps, (I make them in all sizes, from small for tortiallas to large for pizza, and in differnt textures, smooth to bumpy, and floppy to cracker crisp)
meatloaf ( I make thesse in little burger patties, my very favorite pate')
pesto stuffed mushrooms are the very best I've ever had,
everyone loves them, SAD too.
03-08-2006, 04:09 PM
My current favorite, there are so many, is taking a nut pesto and stuffing a half of a red pepper with it, then adding various sprouts for 'crunch'.
My fav Nut Pate
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup mixed nuts, I do a mix of macadamia's and pine nuts
big handful of fresh basil
a dab of olive oil, just enough to make it blend together
pinch of celtic sea salt
03-10-2006, 05:24 PM
You mentioned the zukini hummus recipe. What is the recipe for this one since I want to give it a try.
03-10-2006, 07:36 PM
you know, i tried the pesto mushrooms and they did not turn out well...the filling was sort of dried out. is this they way it's supposed to be? what texture do the mushrooms end up with? dry, chewy, soft?
03-10-2006, 08:43 PM
surfergirl, it depends on how long you dehydrate them.
I love them, and always have tons in my freezer
If I dehydrate for an hour or more, then I like them, less than that and I like them but not as much, I like them almost black, and squishy, really flavorful, and dripping with juice.
it you don't dehydrate them very long the mushroom is just kind of dry, or at least in my experience, once the mushroom starts to soften, it gets juicy and warm and yummmmmmy
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.