View Full Version : What "staple" recipe do you always have in your fridge?
09-08-2006, 03:20 PM
I think I need to branch out, LOL - I pretty much always have RP's brownies and Raw Table's "To Live For" Guacamole with carrot sticks in the fridge as a staple meal (besides my normal whole fruits & veggies). I make a new batch of the guac. just about every day, since the next day it doesn't taste near as good as freshly made.
So what's in your fridge just about every day?
09-08-2006, 04:11 PM
I also always have RP's brownies in the fridge! Plus frozen bananas for making ice cream. But in addition to that I always have a batch of nut pate. My most favorite is...
Rich Cheddar Sauce
From Rejuvenate Your Life by Serene Allison
1 large red bell pepper
¼ c. water
¾ c. raw cashews, sunflower seeds, or almonds (I use 1 c.)
1 T. tahini
3 T. nutritional yeast (I use 2 T.)
1 ½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. onion powder (I use a small slice of onion.)
1 clove garlic
2 T. lemon juice
Whiz in blender until creamy. Add more water if it is too thick.
09-08-2006, 04:52 PM
That Nut Pate looks yummy! What do you eat it with, usually?
09-08-2006, 07:50 PM
I have just checked my fridge ;)
- onion bread
- RPs brownies (as balls with shredded coconut)
- banana leather
- banana flax crackers
09-08-2006, 08:07 PM
Well, sometimes I just put a few big spoonfuls on a green salad, or I'll have it with flax crackers.
Probably my most favorite way is to cut up all sorts of veggies and dip them into it. Actually cherry tomatoes are really good with it! Sometimes I stuff mushrooms with it and cherry tomatoes too by just cutting them in half and scooping out the middle and filling with the pate. Yum!
Let me know if you try it and what you think!
09-08-2006, 11:12 PM
No recipe really. I just make sure that I am never out of carrots, celery, tomatoes, peppers and onions. Those are the basis of most of what I eat. I also always have cashews, walnuts, pecans, macadamias, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Have some pumpkinseed bars in the cupboard from Go Raw. Have to buy more of those. Daughter has discovered them and loves them. She even asked for one as a meal this upcoming week. We're going to be very busy. Dance class right after school and then we have about an hour to eat dinner and get homework done before leaving for a dance show. We're watching it. She's not performing. Anyway... I asked her what she would like as a quick meal and her answer was a pumpkinseed bar, fruit and vegetables.
I had made several batches of RP's brownies. I couldn't seem to keep them in the frigde. I then amended the recipe to include coconut oil, a lot of coconut and extra nuts. I then rolled them into balls, rolled them in more coconut and called them fudgeballs. Those too were getting eaten like crazy and then we all got burned out on them. The last batch is just sitting there pretty much untouched. Couldn't get enough of the onion bread either. But then I changed that recipe too. Used the golden flaxseeds this last time like the recipe called for. Somehow it's just not as good. Not sure what the other flaxseeds were called but they're darker. I may have used a bit too many onions this last time or perhaps not dehydrated it long enough. It's softer than usual. The taste seems fine. I just don't find it addicting like I did before. I also usually have some kind of nut cheese. And some kind of fruit/nut snack. I have just a few left of the breakfast "cookies" I made of apples, berries, nuts and coconut. And I have the lemon chews that I just made but those were getting eaten straight from the dehydrator so tomorrow I need to make another batch!
I do need to get some more sprouts started. I kept those in the fridge all last winter and spring and then I just sort of quit making them. I started having trouble with my blood sugar and quit eating lunch. So I didn't need the sprouts. That *knock wood* seems to have been resolved and I can eat again!
09-09-2006, 12:26 AM
RP's brownies, I don't think I could live without them. Also, fuji apples, and right now- plums, miso for miso soup, coconuts, broccoli, cucumbers, and carrots!
09-09-2006, 01:18 AM
It seems to be going in phases. At the moment, work is strassful so I've constantly has a bowl of chocolate in the fridge (equal amounts of raw chocolate powder and coconut oil and agave syrup to taste.) Other wise, I know they are not recipes, bananas and avocados are the staple meals. Real fast food!
09-09-2006, 01:01 PM
frozen bananas for chocolate banana-smoothies and strawberries for strawberry "milk" (almons milk, frozen strawberries, agave nectar)
09-09-2006, 01:05 PM
Raw granola, at least two kinds. Apple cinnamon and cherry blueberry. yummmmy!
09-09-2006, 01:08 PM
green sunny patte
supplies to make guacomole
nut date balls
09-09-2006, 01:12 PM
RP's brownies, Brenda Cobb's BBQ "Ribs", Alissa's meatloaf made into Sicilian meatball flavored patties, and my flax crackers are in the freezer. Guac, and a coupla extra avocados, along with zucchini and marinara sauce are in the fridge.
Haven't had Alissa's corn tortilla/chips for a while but am going to make some and they'll be a staple too, like they were a while ago.
Oh yeah, and almond butter and honey. :) and black oll cured olives.
Raw abundance! :)
09-09-2006, 03:24 PM
Hi... Great question! I hope more people have a chance to share... with recipes would be great too! It is such a help to get more ideas... it is easy to get in a rut with what we eat. :rolleyes:
I make a variety of juices, green smoothies, lots of veggies, fruits, lots of salads with lowfat dressings... (I make a variety of dressings while standing at the blender.) I try to eat in the spectrum (rainbow) of fruits and veggies... as the colors have different nutrients... and it makes the salads look great too...
*I almost always have a dip for veggies in the fridge... the ones I often make:
SPINACH DIP: (from SAD to RAW)
(I sometimes puree zucchini with this and add dill... easy to vary flavors)
SUMMER ONION DIP: (from SAD to RAW) (easy to vary spices and flavors)
RED BELL PEPPER DIP: (can vary these amounts and flavors easily)
3-4 red bell pepper chopped
1-2 green onions with tops chopped
1 corn cob kernels removed (or 1/3 C frozen thawed drained corn)
1/2 C sesame seeds (soaked 4 hours, drained)
2-3 Tbl Braggs (or Nama Shoyu to taste)
*Blend all ingredients smooth.... chill and let flavors blend
SPINACH APPLE SOUP: (I make this a lot... and eat room temp) Serves 1
2 C spinach leaves
1/2 apple peeled, chopped
1/2 C water
1/2 avocado peeled, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
sea salt to taste
*Place water and apple in blender... blend smooth
*Add spinach blend smooth
*Add rest ingredients... blend smooth
I usually have pesto made... to stuff mushrooms and cherry tomatoes... you can just scoop out cherry tomatoes w/ small melon scoop. You can eat mushrooms raw or dehydrated. I make a variety of pestos... easy to vary. You can use basil, spinach, cilantro, sundried tomatoes and more. You can use walnuts, pinenuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds and more. There are a lot of pesto recipes and variations you can create.
BASIL PESTO: (this is lower fat than many pestos... I make it the most... you can substitute spinach for part of the basil)
4 C packed basil leaves
2 lg cloves garlic minced
1/4 C walnuts or pinenuts
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 Tbl olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
*Blend basil and spinach (if using) till leaves finely chopped
*add garlic, nuts, sea salt and puree
*gradually add oil while still blending... to a smooth paste (can add more oil)
*add lemon juice
SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO: (make a day ahead) great on zucchini slices
2 oz, sundried tomatoes
1/4 C pinenuts
2 sm garlic cloves chopped
1/4 C olive oil
1/2-3/4 C packed basil leaves
1 small handful parsley
2-3 Tbl fresh oregano
*Presoak tomatoes in water 1 hour... then dry... next, mix w/ garlic and olive oil and marinate for one day or overnight
*Presoak pinenuts 2-3 hours, drain excess
*Blend tomato mixture with basil, parsley, oregano till smooth
*add pinenuts and blend until smooth... chill and let flavors blend
I usually have a TRAIL MIX made... I soak and dehydrate nuts and seeds ahead of time. I dehydrate fruits like chopped apples, pineapple... and also add in raisins, goji berries, dried cranberries etc. I usually make a big batch when I do it. The mix I make usually has this proportion... (3 C variety of nuts, 2 C dried fruit, 1/2 C seeds) any amount and combination is great... I usually make several batches.
Spicy nuts are good too... and can easily be done by putting soaked nuts and seeds in large bowl or ziploc and mixing them with any seasonings you like... cayenne, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, nutritional yeast, Braggs etc... then dehydrate.
09-09-2006, 03:55 PM
I ALWAYS have (in my freezer)
Alissa's rawviolies (& marinara in the fridge)
Rawkinloc's cinnamon rolls
Alissa's pizza wraps
Alissa's meatloaf (made into burger patties)
onion bread (don't know who to credit for this)
Alissa's pesto stuffed mushrooms
my chocolate ice cream sandwiches YES!!! (can't live without them)
09-10-2006, 08:41 AM
In my pantry dehydrated.
I always have enchilada sauce. Maw in the raw recipe
Used it daily for quite a while I finally made up 10 batches and dehydrated it when the ingredients went on sale. Its always there and rehdyrates great.
Veggie soup mix Raw family recipe modified. Again dehydrated keep it on shelf makes a great cup of soup to take with you.
Pizza fixings and pasta fixings.
Where can I find this onion bread recipe I have heard so much about :confused:
09-10-2006, 12:32 PM
Although there are a lot of links for the famous Onion Bread, this one seems to be the main thread. Included are comments and suggestions as eveyone tried it. And yes, it is awesome!
04-29-2007, 12:29 PM
Hey Lay Lay,
I'm new to the board, and was wondering if you could post your hummus recipe. I've been craving hummus for a while, and since this is my first day raw, I'd love some raw hummus to start off right.
04-29-2007, 01:13 PM
Kale... even though I need to stop eating it all the time! Stupid thyroid! :eek:
I usually have avocados, bananas, coconut water and frozen berries for daily smoothies :)
04-29-2007, 08:25 PM
Zucchini Hummus. (FINDING MYSELF - do a banana search - this is an awesome recipe!!!!)
A couple types of salad dressing. (currently ranch and sweet and sour onion)
tapenade stuffed mushrooms
04-29-2007, 09:46 PM
Mmmm, Beckla, can you point me in the direction of the sweet and sour onion dressing?
For me, I ALWAYS have a batch of the filling from the Spicy Almond/Mango rolls from Raw Food Real World. It's cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots in an almond butter, lemon juice, maple syrup, ginger and spicy pepper sauce. I always have a bowl in the fridge along with some cut up mango. I don't even bother rolling it up, I eat it with a fork like a coleslaw! So, so, so good!
I also always have lots of fruit and veggies. And lots of young coconuts - I can't live without those! And I usually have either the Coconut Caramel Cookies (from Living Cuisine) or the Macaroons from Raw Food Real World.
04-29-2007, 10:09 PM
Here ya go, Crysin - my Grandmom's recipe gone raw. ;)
Sweet and Sour Onion Dressing
1 med. yellow onion
1 tbsp. honey
1 T celery seed (this is key)
2 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 C apple cider vinegar
3/4 C olive oil
Blend in food processor until smooth and enjoy!
04-29-2007, 11:01 PM
What's a staple in my fridge?
04-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Lately it's been pizza and pizza crust! Yummers!!
04-30-2007, 08:56 PM
Golly! How have I gotten along without RP's brownies??!! Where is that recipe!? It's very popular!:p
Other than lots of fruits and vegetables, I like to keep a recipe of something sweet to snack on in the evenings. Alissa's fudge balls are good (but pricey to make!). Brenda cobb has agood recipe for carob raisin truffles that I like also. I also like to have at least one pate` going, or a cheese recipe -- something to put on flax crackers for lunch at work to go with my salad. Right now I have one of my favorites going--Sunny pate`--I made a big batch over the weekend. It keeps very well.
05-01-2007, 11:13 AM
[QUOTE=Beckla;264987]Here ya go, Crysin - my Grandmom's recipe gone raw. ;)
Thanks so much, Beckla! That sounds great.:D
05-01-2007, 11:39 PM
leafy greens and roots with olive oil, black pepper, and vitamineral green just about everyday.
05-02-2007, 12:43 AM
Right now it's avocado, mango, red peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes...they make my nightly salads spectacular.
Chocolate pudding made from nature's first law chocolate powder, avocado, agave and coconut butter! yammy yummo!
homemade power bars to take on the go - good recipes in "Thrive" by Brendon Brazier (although I caught him on TV the other day and he looked like the walking dead...absolutely no interview skills either :( Kinda ruined my love for his book a little!)
This isn't necessarily a recipe, but I always have green/red romaine, spinach, green cabbage, peas, cilantro, parsley, garlic, dill, italian seasoning, grapeseed/sesame oil, and white and green onions available to make salad and dressing.
05-03-2007, 01:44 PM
I had made several batches of RP's brownies. I have the lemon chews that I just made but those were getting eaten straight from the dehydrator so tomorrow I need to make another batch!
Can anyone tell me where to get this famous brownie recipe? Is it in Alissa's book?
And those lemon chews sound fabulous- where can I get that recipe? Would they work with lime, too?
05-03-2007, 02:27 PM
Hey everyone, I did a little searching and found it:
Here is the recipe
1 cup walnuts
1 cup medjool dates (pitted) not soaked
1/4 cup raw cacao or carob
blend in food processor until it holds together, if it doesn't hold together, blend longer
shmoosh down i nto the bottom of a 9 X 9 pan, (I use a pyrex) and then pop into the freezer or fridge to set, then cut with a knife, I then place them into a baggy and freeze, so I have them when I want them, many just eat them LOL
hope you like them
you can add nuts on top or frosting if you like
I personally add Rawkinlocs cinnamon roll frosting on top as my choice.
Where does everyone buy their raw carob powder? I can't find it at Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's doesn't carry it... I'm not sure if a smaller health-food store would. Any thoughts?
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