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04-30-2007, 09:59 AM
Hello Everyone, I have a copy of Raw Food Real World and even though I know everyone's taste is different, I would be interested in hearing from those that have the book what recipes you really loved! In reviewing the recipe it would be helpful to say if you followed the recipe exactly or made changes.
Also if there is a recipe that you tried and didn't care for, it would be helpful to know that as well.
Sarah Elizabeth, thank you for sharing on another thread that you liked the Buckwheat Crispie's recipe in the book. Anyone else care to share? Thanks and have a beautiful day!
Sending blessings to all,
04-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Generally speaking, I appreciate how beautiful the food is, along with how good it all tastes. I haven't made anything bad yet, and have been "cooking" with that book for nearly a year now.
Their cranberry orange granola is just wonderful.
04-30-2007, 11:59 AM
Maraw, I know what you mean about the food being so beautiful. Last night I made the "Blue Sunset" in the Nut Milks and Smoothies chapter. In addition to it being beautiful it was soooo delicious. My husband's comment was, "I could live on this." :) I followed the recipe except for adding a little more macadamia nut milk and more banana and a little less agave than it called for. I also tried the 30-Second Nut Milk. Simple, quick and good.
Thank you for telling me about the Cranberry Maple Granola. I don't have a dehydrator yet (patiently :) waiting on Allissa's to come out), but I will put that recipe on my list when I get my dehydrator.
Thanks for taking the time to share.
04-30-2007, 12:15 PM
Today I made the carrot soup which is the nicest carrot soup I've ever tasted - cooked or raw. It's thick and smooth and has a depth of flavour that seems like more than the sum of its parts. I always have the ingredients in stock apart from the mountain of carrots that are needed for the juice. In the Vitamix, it warms up so is a lovely cold-weather dish, and it just as good chilled from the fridge.:)
04-30-2007, 01:10 PM
Regen, thank you for your review of the carrot soup. When I was making a list of recipes I wanted to try from the book, I had not considered it because I don't ususally have the coconut meat on hand or the avocado lime oil. I do have a Vitamix though (feelings of gratitude here). After your lovely review, I will add it to my list. If you happen to read this post, let me know if you make any substitutions for those two ingredients and what you else you use the avocado lime oil for besides the carrot soup. I value your (and everyones) contribution to this thread!
04-30-2007, 01:22 PM
I've tried the coconut macaroon blondies (awesome- followed the recipe exactly). I WANT to try all kinds of things, but next on my list is the pineapple gazpacho (heard good things about it, but I don't remember where) & the lasagne. Let us know your experiences as you make things, okay? Nothing like firsthand antecdotes!
04-30-2007, 01:25 PM
Our favorite recipe from that book is the banana cinnamon milkshake. The chocolate one is great too.
30 second almond milk is a lifesaver at times too!
Their tacos are incredible but a lot of work.
04-30-2007, 01:50 PM
Banana Shake, thank you for your review of the Coconut Macaroon Blondies. That recipe is on my list for when I get Alissa's dehydrator. It's interesting that you want to try the Pineapple Gazpacho next, as the recipe caught my eye and I want to make it too! Yes, Yes, Yes, I love the first hand antidotes.
faith4u, thank you for letting me and everyone reading this thread know about your favorite recipe, the banana cinnamon milkshake. It sounds wonderful and I know I will love it when I make it. Thanks too for your feedback on the Tacos for a day when one is inspired to make a more time consumming recipe.
Another recipe I have made is the Cinnamon Maple Pecan Milk. It is awesome! I didn't soak the pecans (couldn't wait) and didn't add all the maple syrup. It was slightly warm from the vitamix and it was a cold day at the time, so it really hit the spot! It tasted like mild hot chocolate.
Thank you both for sharing!
04-30-2007, 01:55 PM
I've tried the coconut macaroon blondies (awesome- followed the recipe exactly).
I made these last night and have to be careful I don't eat them all too quickly!! I ordered them from their take home store through the mail and after one bite knew I had to learn how to make them myself.. they are crazy good! :)
04-30-2007, 02:57 PM
Avocado lime oil - now - that's something that is never in my cupboard! I leave that out.:)
When I have a coconut, I use part (1/3) of a cup for the soup and and eat the rest or put it in the freezer. It freezes well and can into the blender from the freezer.
I'm working my way through the book. I also go through phases of making the lasagna twice a week. It looks fiddly but is very quick to make if you have a mandolin slicer although I sometimes use a vegetable peeler and stack the slices at it makes them too thin.
04-30-2007, 03:10 PM
My favorites so far:
The pinepple gazpacho (it's fantastic, but I had to halve the salt)
Both flavors of macaroons - blonde and chocolate
Now I've got to try the carrot soup!
04-30-2007, 03:10 PM
luna99, thanks for your culinary opinion on the coconut macaroon blondies. I know I will love these. I LOVE coconut.
Regen, thank you so much for posting again. Great, I'll leave out the lime avocado oil. It good to know that about coconut! Thanks also for sharing about the lasagna. Good to know it's not that "fiddly." Love the use of that word :).
This back and forth sharing has been fun for me. I hope for you too!
04-30-2007, 03:13 PM
drlisans, thank you for sharing several recipes that you like. It's good to know that you halved the salt when you make the pineapple gazpacho. Thank you again for contributing.
04-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Regen, if you are still reading this thread, I was looking again at the carrot soup recipe and noticed that it called for 3 cups carrot juice. Do you juice your carrots in a juicer and then add the carrot juice to the Vitamix? Thank you!
04-30-2007, 06:29 PM
The lasagne is perfect. It will become a staple in your office. We also love the granola -- one of the most satisfying raw meals -- leaves you feeling full without making you over stuffed or tired. I also love the 30 second milk. I made the buckwheat crispies and thought they were ok, but I liked the granola more.
04-30-2007, 06:50 PM
vegan1, thank you for your review of the lasagne and all that you shared. I had previously looked at the recipe and thought it looked too time consumming, but when you used the words "the lasagne is perfect, it will become a staple, I decided to re-consider. Thanks! I just looked at the recipe again a few minutes ago, and it doesn't even require a dehydrator. YAHOO! I'll bet the basil-pistachio pesto is out of this world! Thanks again!
You have all made my day. I just love this kind of sharing!
Blessings and peace,
05-01-2007, 01:19 AM
fig and grape
coconut ice cream
crunchy honey nut butter and berry jam sandwich
05-01-2007, 05:44 AM
my BIL has this book, and makes the coconut samosas and they are great, i could eat my weight in them. he says they are easier to make then they sound, but i haven't tried them yet. i have had the lasagna, too and it is awesome.
if you like sweets, try the chocolate pudding. OMG!!!!
05-01-2007, 07:03 AM
We always have a pan of Chewy Chocolate Freezer Fudge from RFRW in the freezer for a quick sweet treat. The whole family loves it. The only change I have made is grinding a rounded 1/4 c raw cacoa nibs and using that in place of the carob powder. I also love it as my 12 year old makes it all herself.
05-01-2007, 07:52 AM
I always keep the Maple cinnamon cereal in my home. I also LOVE the Chocolate Banana Shake. It is sooo amazing. It reminds me of a Wendy's frosty.
05-01-2007, 12:49 PM
SeaRose thank you for your recommendation of the Samosas, lasagna and chocolate pudding. It's so cool that your BIL makes the Samosas. The picture in the book looks yummy as does the lasagna. Also I luv chocolate, as does my husband. He has a funny sweatshirt that he wears sometimes that gets a lot of attention. It says "hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt! This sweatshirt is on the thin body of the most sweetest and most compassionate man, so the words on the tee shirt have a punch that seems to draw attention. I have the book (Raw Food Real World) from the library, and it is due on Wednesday. I ordered a copy from amazon.com but it looks like it won't be here until around the 1st of June.....sigh.......
MarciaN, thank you for letting me and everyone reading know about the Chewy Chocolate Freezer Fudge. That is so great that your 12 year old makes it all by herself!
And Petals, thank you for the long list of recommendations. We sure have quite a list of yummies from the book to consider.
Thank you all who posted and those reading for your input and support.
Have a beautiful day.
Blessings and peace,
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