View Full Version : Fab food over the 4th!
07-05-2005, 10:43 AM
I had the best raw dishes over the holiday weekend and wanted to share!! First, Alissa's potato salad!!! Much better than the SAD version (imo)! Second was the red pepper & basil hummus (that someone posted on this board) with Alissa's sea wafers! EXCELLENT! Alissa's strawberry pie was third, topped with her "whipped cream" MMM! And last but certainly not least was the butter pecan ice cream (also from this board)!!!!!!! It tasted just like (if not better) than the old-fashioned ice cream you get from an ice cream shop. I kid you not!! :)
07-05-2005, 11:25 AM
Sounded great and did not have deal with fat, and garbage on that day. Your roommate still raw?
07-05-2005, 11:35 AM
Lucky you! I had to deal with a table as long as my apartment filled with every cooked delicacy you can imagine...at least over 30 trays of food.
Oh, but there was ONE bowl with fruit in it...the only thing I could eat.
07-05-2005, 01:36 PM
Yep, my roommate is still raw. This has made life sooooooooo much easier for me. We enjoy deciding which recipes to make, shopping and preparing dishes together. Now my roommate's boss is raw and even my mother has asked me for books she can read to find out more. :)
My next recipe to try is Alissa's Crunchy Thai Salad!
07-05-2005, 01:44 PM
your 4th of july spread sounds so yummy! thanks for sharing.
Ill have to try some of those recipes. i:ve made the ice cream before
and it:s sooo soo good. Havent tried the potato salad yet.
that is so cool that your
roomate has continued on the rawpath as well. kuddos!
makes life so much easier. that gets tough around here and at work with
all the *cooked* food and temptation...need more willpower :p
07-05-2005, 03:36 PM
do you know the recipe for that hummus? yum! sounds like a delicious 4th!
07-05-2005, 03:38 PM
actually, the ice cream recipe too - thanks! :p
07-05-2005, 04:23 PM
Okay, here are those recipes. I can't recall who submitted them originally, so I can't give them credit. I think the ice cream was Melissa's. I made a few adjustments to the hummus. Anyway, here they are:
RED BELL PEPPER & BASIL HUMMUS
½ cup garbanzo beans, soaked and left to sprout for 1 day (no tails yet)
¼ to ½ cup of olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs sesame seeds ground in a coffee grinder
¼ of one red bell pepper
salt to taste
3/4 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked
1 date, soaked
very small clove of garlic
1 tbs fresh basil
Blend garbanzos, olive oil, lemon juice and red bell pepper to a very fine cream. Add more olive oil if needed. Add the rest of the ingredients.
BUTTER PECAN ICE CREAM
5 frozen bananas
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
Food process frozen bananas and honey along with a splash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth, adding a teeny bit of warm water if it's not emulsifying. Then once it's creamy, add a bunch of pecans and give it a few more spins. I like some fairly big chunks of pecans in mine so I don't pulverize them. You can also top it with some pecans at the end. Hope you like it. "Real" butter pecan ice cream is a huge favorite of mine and something I always got at our local creamery. This has replaced it beautifully.
A tip: The salt is crucial. Keep tasting as you make it to check the flavor. I'm also keeping my eyes open for other extracts that will work even better (I buy organic all natural flavor extracts, perhaps not raw but really good in desserts.)
07-05-2005, 04:27 PM
thank you green girl :D
07-05-2005, 04:57 PM
By the way... the ice cream recipe make 2 nice, big servings!! :)
07-05-2005, 10:27 PM
I prepared food for myself and my parents for the 4th of July cookout that we hosted at our home (while all the cooked people ate the reg. Stuff, as it can hardly be called food) I made :
"raw slaw" just a cute name I gave it, it's the KFC slaw recipe on this page
"bella burgers" another cute name ha, ha Just drizzel olive oil and nama shoyu and dehydrate over night (better than cooked imo!)
"Vanilla Ice cream" from the book "Vice Cream" A MUST READ PEOPLE!!! especially if you have kids.
And Peached ice tea:
Use a basic tea base, mine was a horsetail and nettle tea bag that I made and soaked in about 4 cups or so of VERY warm water for about 1/2 hour or so in a water pitcher.
After that 1/2 hour add more water to fill the pitcher.
Then I juiced two DARK....RIPE.....JUICY....OH SO VERY JUICY peaches.
Peach juice is very sweet but the resturant stuff is insanely sweet so I then added agava nectar to the peach juice till it too becomes INSANELY sweet.
Pore tea to fill about 1/2 of your glass.
Now add your peach "FLAVORING" syrup to your tea to taste...add a bit of ice if you please.
I hope everyone had a RAW Holiday!
07-07-2005, 03:22 AM
That should be
"I hope everyone had a great RAWLIDAY"
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