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07-21-2006, 06:29 PM
From the picture thread:
<<"asian noodles" that are supposed to mimic rice noodles. They're cucumbers marinated in ACV and olive oil.>>
They look delicious and I often crave Asian food. How did you do this? ACV is apple cider vinegar? How did they taste?
What might I add to give them a salty Japanse flavor? How about Thai, might I make a peanut sauce with almond butter? I'm not a cook, I never was before raw, so I have no idea where to even begin replicating flavors of other foods.
07-21-2006, 06:43 PM
ooo, I feel honored lol. Um, I peeled and spiraled the cucmbers. I put them on 2 folded paper towels and put 2 more on top to help drain the water. After that I slowly add a bit of olive oil and then the apple cidar vinegar. Maybe about .5 tbs. of each at a time. I think once I did fresh lemon juice instead of ACV or maybe a little less ACV with the lemon. Once I added a little sea salt too.
I'm sure doing miso or other questionable "raw" sauces (i don't use them since I'm allergic to tehm anyway) if you are in transition, but if you wish to remain 100% then I wouldn't do that. Hmm, maybe make a sesame sauce some how? The peanut sauce idea may work, but I've never had peanut sauce actually so I don't know how the almond would compare. As my mom says "cooking is an art, baking is a science." Just whip up small experiments of different ingredients. Make sure you write them down so after you find the perfect one you'll be able to recreate it!
I used to cook A LOT while eating, well, cooked :rolleyes: I don't really do recipes on raw so I don't even uncook. I don't like the heavy dishes and I'm allergic to the nuts/seeds and I don't do well with fat, so a lot of those recipes are out. A cucumber is a light food so I do ok with that. Actually, I havn't done it in a while. I learned that olive oil may not be raw, plus my body doesn't like that fat anymore so I havn't done it.
I tend to go on a lot don't I haha?
07-21-2006, 07:03 PM
I put them on 2 folded paper towels and put 2 more on top to help drain the water.
Did you core out the seeds? I actually tried it this evening, I just peeled the cucumber and spiral sliced it, and the seed part was a mess. And I should have drained them.
I'm sure doing miso or other questionable "raw" sauces (i don't use them since I'm allergic to tehm anyway) if you are in transition, but if you wish to remain 100% then I wouldn't do that.
Asian food is something I crave frequently, probably the one thing that will lure me to go off the diet. Finding even transitional substitutes will go a long way, I think, in keeping me on the diet.
Tonight I tried 2 plum tomatoes, some sesame seed (ground up) and ginger. It wasn't very good, I think my cucumbers are bitter. And I think I'm going to need a real recipe for a sauce, I've never been a "wing it" kind of a cook who can figure out what flavor a certain food needs - I just know it's wrong the way it is and needs help! LOL!
07-21-2006, 07:05 PM
Ah yes. It is a little messy with the seeds. I jus make sure i wipe them away when it gets too messy.
07-21-2006, 07:16 PM
Thanks, maybe I'll try the sauce for Pad Thai and use the cucumber noodles instead of bean sprouts. The color and texture is just right, although mine didn't look nearly as beautiful and perfect as your picture!
07-21-2006, 07:24 PM
haha thanks. Let me know how it works out!
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