View Full Version : Looking for appetizer ideas (not the ones in Alissa's book)
06-05-2005, 07:57 PM
My dad's birthday is this week and I want to include some raw food meals along with the cooked that mom is preparing.
I thought I would make the fettucini alfredo and then the chocolate cake for dessert - with some shredded coconut on top.
I'm looking for a good appetizer to really get them all excited about raw food, or atleast curious about it. This will be my first time preparing raw meals so I don't think I want anything really, really involved. Also, I don't yet have my dehydrator and it won't be here by the day of the birthday.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks so much!
06-05-2005, 10:17 PM
If everyone likes mushrooms, you can marinate them in some kind of vinagrette. You can also marinate onion slices and asparagus spears.
If you have a dehydrator, after soaking almonds, rinse well and coat with diffferent seasonings. Then dehydrate till dry.
Take a red cabbage, carefully peel off layers and cut into triangles. Then spoon on some guacamole! You can also use other toppings, here. Pesto sauce with a slice of raw olive or pineapple?
06-06-2005, 01:28 AM
Hi I like to make nori rolls for an appetizer. I make a plate of sliced very thin red cabbage, green onion, carrot, celery, micro greens, avocado, broccoli sprouts, etc. Then roll up in nori sheets. Slice on the diagonal. It is always beautiful if you make sure some bits stick out the ends so that you can display the nori rolls upright and layed down. Then serve with some noma shoyu and also you can make your own sauce. I like to take fresh apricots with some rice vinegar and sesame oil and blend until smooth. Serve this with a small bowl of sesame seeds. Dip in sauces and then in sesame seeds and chow.
06-07-2005, 05:59 AM
take a portabello mushroom, and place it on it's back, pull out the stem, pour on about 1 T of lemon juice, and spread on 2 T of almond butter, add two slices of tomatoe, and a dash or sea salt, and cayenne, voila' perfect appetizer, you may cut into bite sized pieces if you like.
Take a portabello mushrooms, and place it on it's back, pull out the stem, and take some guacamole and spread on it, add sliced tomatoes, and some black olives, I hate avocados, but use this all the time, and everyone (except me) loves it.
take some white button mushrooms, marinate in olive oil and garlic and basil for at least one hour, serve on skewers.
Take a red pepper, cut in half and pull out the seeds, fill with:
1/2 cup sunflower seeds sprouted
1 T almond butter
1 T lime juice
dash cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp sea salt
fresh parsley sprinkled on top
06-07-2005, 06:23 AM
For a minute there, I thought I was gonna "pass out" with all the mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms!!
Then...you said red bell pepper and I went, "Ahhhhhhh"
(you remember what we spoke about re: me and my mushroom "phobia" right? ;) )
06-07-2005, 06:25 AM
You funny lady you,
Well, it's just that they are soooo good, (for people who like them) and they look impressive, and are very easy to make.
Yes, I added red bell pepper just for you. :o)
06-07-2005, 06:30 AM
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