View Full Version : Let's Brainstorm: Mother's Day Brunch!
04-26-2005, 07:23 PM
Just wondering if anyone else is preparing a RAW Mothers Day Brunch!
My mom is coming to visit me in Chicago that weekend, and Matt and I are going to prepare a raw brunch for her. Mom is not raw, but she enjoys the food I make, raw or not.
Wild Mushroom, Leek, and Asparagus Quiche
Fresh Salad with Edible Flowers and (insert dressing here- any ideas? nothing too heavy)
Fresh fruit salad (including strawberries!)
Juice (either mixed vegetable or citrus)
What are you making? Does anyone have ideas on what kind of dressing I could make? Or maybe some improvements to the menu?
04-27-2005, 11:58 AM
Mmmmm.... can I come to your brunch?!! Sounds yummy! :D
04-27-2005, 12:20 PM
I am going to a raw potluck. I plan on bringing marinated asparagus, pumpkins seed milk and coleslaw.
Happy Mother's Day.
04-27-2005, 12:58 PM
I got the recipe from Serene Allison's book: Rejuvenate Your Life - recipes for energy.(www.aboverubies.org) This is one of the more realistic books that I have purchased. I requested permission to post a couple of the recipes and it was received.
This is roll your eyes, swing your feet and hum -good
For the Pecan Pie Cinnamon rolls - I used walnuts, and instead of the wet sprout buckwheat - I just used the dry flour as you will see below, and mixed the oil and honey and water in the dough - it is wonderful and the yummy stuff - that is dangerous - I fell in love with it and was umm umm, licking my fingers ( A lady just doesn't do that )
For the second recipe, all I know is that people like to fight over those. Man this things are so good!
Pecan Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Simple Dough Recipe
6 cups of dry soft pastry wheat berries, sprouted for 2 days. The sprouts should have nice cute little tails, not long dangly things for this recipe. You can store the sprouts in a container of water in the fridge, changing water every second day for up to a week, if not ready to use immediately.
1.Take half of the sprouts and dehydrate until thoroughly dry and grin in Vita-Mix or blender until a fine flour.
2.Put the other half of the sprouts in the food processor with 1 tsp. sea salt, ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, a drizzle of raw honey and little spring water to get the mix moving (½ cup)
3.Process well and add a little of the raw flour while processing.
4.Remove and knead the dough on a sprout-floured countertop. Use as much sprout flour as you need to make nice elastic, but not a gooey dough consistency.
5.Roll out with a rolling pin until ultra thin - mine was thin, but not ultra ( Serene uses a smooth empty glass bottle, I used a rolling pin).
6.Spread the following Yummy Stuff on the thinly rolled pastry and roll up until a giant log. Leave some Yummy Stuff over for on top dollops.
1 cup dates, chopped finely
6 cups pecans, chopped
1 hefty tsp. sea salt
1 cup raw honey
½ tsp nutmeg
3 TBS cinnamon
7. Slice ½ inch thick cinnamon rolls ( I did about an inch)
8. Place then on Teflex covered trays in the dehydrator with a smattering of yummy stuff on top and dehydrate for 8-9 hours (or until the outside is crispy and the stick pecan innards have melted and permeated the dough.)
04-27-2005, 01:11 PM
That recipe sounds SO good. I'll have to try that whether or not it's Mother's Day!
04-27-2005, 05:50 PM
I'm too new at this to be much help, but your menu sure sounds good! How sweet of you to prepare a special brunch for Mom. I'll be with my Mom too this Mother's Day, for the first time in 6 years! (We don't usually get to travel home at this time of year.)
Here's to all the beautiful mothers on this board and their mothers too!
YO VICTORRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! :eek: :D
04-27-2005, 07:28 PM
Here's to all the mothers, indeed!
Thanks for your support all...I'd love to share, hehehe.
The cinnamon roll recipe looks awesome! What other recipes are in Serene Allison's book? I'm hearing a lot about her on this board...
04-28-2005, 04:07 AM
oh dear that sounds absolutely delicious!!!!!!! thanks for sharing! :D
Would you mind sharing the recipe for the Wild Mushroom, Leek, and Asparagus Quiche or let me know from what (un)cookbook it's from? That sounds reeeeally good :D
04-28-2005, 03:49 PM
sounds good indeed.
dressing: maybe a fruit dressing...strawberry, maybe
dessert: don't forget this :) a parfait maybe....you know, kind of dainty and feminine (parfait, that is)
quiche: this sounds like it is from renee loux underkoffler's living cuisine, yes? if not, she has some in her book. Also, Book of Raw Food (that compilation book) has at least one recipe for quiche, spinach/pecan quiche i believe. sound good....looks EASY!
good luck, hope she enjoys it as much as you do.
04-28-2005, 06:44 PM
Oooooh.....strawberry dressing! Sounds good!
Actually, the quiche is not in any uncookbook....its sort of in my mind at the moment. I plan to make it up on the spot, hehe. I have a three quiche recipes in different uncookbooks (one in Alissa's, one in Renee Loux Underkoffler's, and one in Carol Alt's) and I plan to use elements of all three in my recipe.
I will let you know how it turns out though!
05-02-2005, 03:32 PM
Sweet lips, that extravagance looks delicious... how many days in advance do you have to start that process?
Quiche is a yummy idea, Bethany. What a great Mother's Day menu. If only I were a quicker un-cooker.
Anyone have any ideas for a raw french toast? i was going to make a cooked vegan french toast for my Mum and Grandma using a recipe Whole Paycheck sent out in their last e-mail. i figured that would be an even compromise :( just the idea of frying fats makes me uneasy, though... their recipe calls for almond butter and almond milk. But, using this recipe (assuming it passes a taste test), i can also invite other mothers without spending ten hours and too much $$ in the kitchen, for people who will just be missing their usual fare!
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