View Full Version : Hey all you crazy celery lovers! This one's for you!
I put up a post a few days ago about "new" favorite foods since going raw. Apparently, celery is a big hit. Now, I'll be honest, I usually have bought celery only because I was in the mood for something light, bland, and crunchy.
Well, I was inspired. I bought some celery. Either this was "special" celery or indeed, it has some tang to it. Here is what I had for lunch:
Guac with equal parts celery, tomato, and avocado. I put the avocado in the food processor first, let it get nice and liquidy, put the tomato in next, then at the very end I put in some chopped up celery so that it kept some of the crunch from the celery.
It was good! I used celery for dipping. AND I ate the leaves on the end of the celery. I have never done that, but I sort of dug it. I wonder if anyone else eats that part too? Maybe just you kooky celery LUVAHS.:D
03-23-2007, 11:51 AM
I eat the leaves too.
Want something crunchy in the morning - slice some up with a banana and add some raisins. ~ Cathy
03-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Why do most people NOT eat the leaves? :confused:
03-23-2007, 12:02 PM
Why do most people NOT eat the leaves? :confused:
Because itís hard to spread peanut butter on the leaves!
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tinystrawberry: I guess because they're looking for celery to be bland, light, and crunchy. The leaves are none of those things. I think I have grown new taste buds since going raw, though!
lafsalot: When I get off of my green smoothie kick, I think I will try that for b-fast one day. It sounds really good. Of course I have no idea where to get raw raisins...
03-23-2007, 12:08 PM
"Because itís hard to spread peanut butter on the leaves!"
Lol, makes sense.
EvaRB- i've tried the leaves, and after my Aunt telling me not to eat them or i'll have diarrhea , i didn't eat them very often. I do like them though, and I dont believe my aunt, so I guess I will start eating them more! :)
03-23-2007, 12:10 PM
Val, You're a card!:D
EvaRB You have discovered one of my favorite ways to eat avocados!
I love celery and I regularly add celery to my guacomole. But then I am one of those wacky celery lovers, who add celery to just about everything!
Another celery fave:
I make a mostly celery & sweet apple soup in my vitamix with an occasional touch of tomato, cuke or parsley, as the mood and availability strikes.
Don't tell the food combining police!;)
Luckily, I've never had any trouble digesting this concoction!
soulstar: no food combining police in these parts! my husband will have a guac with everything (even nuts! he's a nut!), use carrots for dipping, then have a smoothie with 5-10 different fruits and veggies for dessert. i watch in agony, but nothing happens. he's just more full.
i am SO curious how you do this soup. i might have it for a snack in a couple or few hours! do you just toss it in? do you put water too?
03-23-2007, 12:37 PM
The celery is pretty high water content, so just add enough water to please you.
You can start with half a cup to 3/4 and see if you like the consistency, and if it's too thick, just add another half cup or cup of water.
My recipes , amounts change almost everytime I make something. Consider the celery apple the base and add things from there.
Sometimes, I like the soup to be more sweet flavores and I focus on enhancing that. At other times, I try to accent the veggie side by adding more veggies, a little at a time.
For a start, let's say you have 4-5 clery stalks, 1 apple, (and possibly some other veggie you have on hand you want to experiment by adding a little bit of, or a sweetner, or sea salt) It's up to YOUR taste buds!
So after you vitamix the celery, apple and water- taste- if you want to add more savory flavors you could try a a bit of carrot, tomatoes, or some spinach, etc,
If it's not sweet enough you can add a couple of dates or whatever sweetener you prefer.
You can substitute a pear, too.
I love the sweetness the fruit adds to the celery brew!
Let me know how it goes!
I wish I was hungry right now so that I could run to the kitchen and make it!
Thank you so much! I'll try it as soon as I'm hungry again :)
Well, I don't know why, but I decided to add some oil and apple cider vinegar. Not a good idea. I liked the texture, though, so I think I will try this again without the vinegar. Maybe tomorrow, it was really easy. :) This would be a nice snack on a hot summer's day. Now for the hot summer!
03-23-2007, 04:36 PM
Personally, I do not like to add anything sour (vinegar/lime/lemon) to the celery/apple stew. Or oil.
Cukes and tomatoes are enjoyable within the soup.
I could see a bit of avocado, sea salt, and possible a little bit of added sweetener of choice.
It is refreshing on a warm summer day!
03-23-2007, 10:50 PM
I read in one of the posts here about raw raisins. Is there such a thing? i have been using the normal raisins
03-24-2007, 12:45 AM
I LOVE CERELY, all of it........
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