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12-31-2006, 02:44 PM
I'm off to Calgary in a few days to visit my sister in law who's getting into raw. I'll be giving her an informal raw food prep mini-course. As she puts it, she's mostly interested in "dips and spreads, snacks, appetizers,
entrees, and of course, desserts! In other words, pretty much
everything!" She's expecting her Excalibur soon so we should be able to try a few dehydrator recipes as well.
I'll be staying only 3 days or so so we'll have to cram up as much as possible! LOL I have a feeling that she better invite her neighbors or we'll have food coming out of our ears! :D
OK, so I'm hoping I could get some suggestions as to what to make while I'm there. What's your favorite "must try" recipes?
So far on my list:
- onion bread
-Alissa's calzone crust made into pizza
-Zucchini roll ups
-Savory nori snacks
What am I missing?
12-31-2006, 05:23 PM
girl! you need some more desserts on that list :D
how about some banana ice cream with chocolate sauce, strawberries and nuts for a sundae? Mmmmm
and definately RP's brownies!!!!! yummy, she will love those!
oooh, and zucchini hummus!!!
Oh, and cheesecake too!
does she like soup? how bout cream of spinach??
sushi too if she likes it!
OH, and one more thing....can i fly out and have fun with you guys?! ;)
12-31-2006, 05:40 PM
shazzie's ragu sauce -
blend 2 tomatoes, 12 sundried tomatoes, 1 apple, 1 date, 1 clove garlic, 2 tbs olive oil, lemon juice until smooth. Add handful of fresh basil and a few sprigs of fresh oregano and blend until has green flecks.
Shazzie serves it with zucchini spaghetti. I add pine nuts and marinated mushrooms and serve with hijiki seaweed or chopped cauliflower.
layer of walnuts and dates, ground, placed loosely, not packed down.
layer of chopped strawberry, banana, papaya
layer of walnut/date
layer of fruit
layer of walnut/date
topping made from white nuts blended with lemon juice, water, and a couple of dates
I'd also suggest something chocolately -
this is the only thing I've made so far, and it got rave reviews but then anything that chocolatey would. I used cacao instead of carob. http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2005/10/joels_carob_mou.html
pesto-stuffed mushrooms are as good as the traditional breaded mushrooms s.a.d. people are used to, crepes look so impressive, rawkinlocks peach cobbler is as good as any cooked crumble (I made it with blackberry and cherry instead of peaches), banana icecream blended with pecans is as good as any cooked icecream, and adding raspberries and a sweetener makes it indistinguishable from normal raspberry icecream, cindy's mock tuna salad I adore, broccoli soup I can't stop craving, and Juliano's pasta marinara is wonderful, and Matthew Kenney's Lasagne, avocado blended with banana and blueberries,
Sorry if that's too many.
My favourites are the ragu sauce, pasta marinara, tuna salad, walnut cake and chocolate mousse pie.
I suppose you should show her the basics too even though they're not the best tasting - green smoothies, marinated kale, romaine wraps, cauliflower mash and gravy, soups, chillie.
12-31-2006, 05:46 PM
Thanks! I knew I could count on ya FG! ;)
You're right, I gotta work on my dessert list! What was I thinking of? Of course banana ice cream is a must! I've passed along the brownie recipe to her already and she loved them! Cheese cake sounds fabulous! Do you have a specific recipe to suggest, preferably one that doesn't call for too many cashews? I guess I could always replace those with macs though...
I'll definitely add zucchini hummus as well, oh, and sushi, and a few soups (we could just live on those! We have one every night! Yum!)
Gee! I'm starting to get the feeling that all we'll be able to do is have a spoonful of each dish or else we'll explode! LOL YES! You just GOTTA come and help us prepare but mostly wolf it all down! :D
12-31-2006, 06:01 PM
Alissa's strawberry crepes and lasagne.
12-31-2006, 06:03 PM
ooh ooh, and lasagna too!!!!!
yeah u could definately use macs instead of cashews for the cheesecake.
Here's what i did (half of alissa's recipe)
1.5 cups cashews, soaked a few hours
1/2 cup raw honey
juice of 1/2 large lemon
1/2 cup water
blend till creamy
i used an almond/date crust...poured the cheese filling on top.
Blueberry (or other fruit topping)
berries, bit of honey, lemon juice - blend and pour on the chilled cheesecake!
ok thats it, im flyin out there to help you guys eat all that delicious food!!!!!!! :D
12-31-2006, 07:53 PM
Oh wow! Thank you all so much! These are all amazing ideas!
Bobbie, it all looks so great! I was just thinking something chocolatey would be really good. Would you mind posting the mock tuna recipe? I think I remember seeing it somewhere but can't locate it.
Thanks for the cheesecake recipe! I'll definitely make it! I'm sure it will be a hit!
Oh wow... This will be quite a feast! Perhaps I'll suggest to her to stop eating now so as to build up a HUGE appetite! LOL I had the (genius) idea to make small amounts of everything, probably cut the recipes in half, that way we'll be able to cover (and eat!) more different things.
Can't wait now!
The crepes and the lasagne
Yikes!!!! Im starving now!!
My favorites are
Alissa's calzone and pizza
Gabriels chili (posted by Yani)
Rawkinloc's cinnamon pecan rolls and peach cobbler
Eachpeachpearplum's store bought chocolate frosting which makes divine chocolate covered strawberries.
01-01-2007, 01:22 PM
That fills about 8 romaine leaves so I'd say 1/4 the recipe. I like eating it with this marinated kale. The tuna salad's white and creamy, and the kale is tangy and salty.
Kale & avocado salad
· 4-6 large handfuls of kale sliced very thinly
· 1 avocado
· 3 Tablespoon Oil
· 1 teaspoon Himalayan Crystal Salt
· 5 baby tomatoes
· ½ lemon
· Large pinch cayenne pepper OR ½ - 1 jalapeno pepper finely sliced
1. Chop kale into small pieces (this makes the fibrous cells break down and therefore more palatable, so the smaller you chop you better the taste).
2. Add oil and salt and massage into the kale until kale becomes wilted and soft.
3. Add avocado and massage again so each leaf is coated.
4. Chop tomatoes into quarters, add to kale.
5. Chop sun-dried tomatoes in small pieces and add to kale.
6. Squeeze lemon over entire dish
7. Add pinch of cayenne or your chopped chili and mix up well.
8. Serve and enjoy!
02-10-2007, 01:51 PM
I'm only just now seeing your reply... In the kale salad recipe, the directions refer to sundried toms but they aren't listed in the ingredients. Do you remember how many?
02-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Alyssa's broccoli soup is very good and creamy! I added extra salt and some cayenne pepper. :)
02-10-2007, 04:04 PM
I just ate: Ariannah's banana/berry ice cream
2 bananas, 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries.
process in food processor until creamy.
Freeze for 2-3 hours or overnight.
It has the mouth-feel and taste of ice cream and contains no added sweeteners made to alter the natural taste. And it's delicious!
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