08-22-2008, 11:41 PM
I have been asked to give a 20 minute recipe demo at my church. The goal is to give some of the young mothers quick and healthy snack/meal/dessert ideas for their families. It does not have to be 100% raw and I have been warned not to get "fringy" whatever that means...but since I am doing the demo, it will be a raw demo, I just won't call it that! Any way, 20 minutes is not that much time. I thought I'd print out 5- 10 recipes the women could take home and try and maybe quickly demo one or two, let them taste it and ask a few quick questions...that may even being pushing the 20 minutes.
Please post any quick and easy and affordable recipes that a young mother with limited time and a large family could throw together or even make with the kids...also, looking for ones I could demo that do not require any appliances- I know that limits me, but I've been surprised at how many people don't one a fp or even a decent blender. My goal is to open their eyes to eating fresh produce and not seeing it as a chore or as unappealing. Your family can be healthier and it doesn't have to drain your energy or your pocket book...right?!?! :)
08-22-2008, 11:55 PM
When my kids were little they loved "ants on a log"- celery w/ almond or peanut butter on top to make the log and then raisins on the almond butter to make the ants.
My kids also really like frozen grapes. Very simple and cheap. They put some grapes in a bowl and stick it in the freezer and eat a few hours later.
You could also do bananas cut across so they're circles and put a bit of almond butter and a raisin on top. That's really yummy.
Best of luck!!!
08-23-2008, 12:09 AM
No appliances is a tough one. How about=
-guacamole w/ celery and bell peppers
-apple cored w/ nut butter inside
-cherries or strawberries dipped in a cocoa/honey chocolate sauce (if you stir them together long enough the honey absorbs the cocoa and becomes very smooth and shiny)
-greenleaf lettuce wraps (avacado/tomato or an asian one?)
-date stuffed with a pecan or two
If you decide to use an appliance...
-avacado chocolate pudding
-very simple green smoothie like banana/spinach or pineapple/parsley etc
-banana ice cream
Yes, they might not have an appliance yet..but if you pique their interest, they may go and buy one. Good luck! Make sure you update this thread with your details!=)
08-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Here are recipes that don't use any electricity so for the most part no applicances. I haven't looked through all of them so I dont know if they are all really tagged properly but you might want to check them out. I am not sure how easy they are either.
My bf and I do raw events. My tips would be to make sure you have something prepared for people to snack on. If they taste how great it is, they will be more likely to be interested in making the things at home.
Maybe you could pre-blend some things and just demonstrate some hand mixing there. Do things that don't require a fancy blender. I think most people have a mixer or a blender and even if they don't - you can get a decent cheapie one at like Target or some place like that. (maybe you can site places to get a decent cheap blender in your neighborhood).
Wraps are a good one. Use a potatoe masher to make excellent chunky guacomole with no applicances. A marinaded item of some sort where you could make the marinade just by hand mixing. Some sort of raw dessert balls that only require hand rolling are something like that.
08-24-2008, 12:50 AM
Thank you all so much for your replies! My demo isn't until the second week in October, so any more ideas, please feel free to post. I will definitely let you know how it goes!
08-24-2008, 12:10 PM
Banana Ice Cream - I think that is the most "impressive" recipe to make. It's fast and anybody can do it. Frozen banana slices with vanilla in food processor until consistency of soft serve ice cream.
Alissa's guac stuffed portobella mushrooms. No appliances necessary (or you can use food processor to grind up avo). Garnish with chopped tomato.
Date Almond Balls - 2 c dates and 2 c of almonds. Put in food processor and mix. Form into donut hole shape and roll in shredded coconut.
A more complex recipe - found on goneraw.com - great taste!! You need food processor to make sauce. My non-raw husband even loves it. Great way to use egg plant. You could also serve this in a collard green wrap or in a green or red whole pepper.
1 medium eggplant,peeled, 1/4"dice approx 4 cups
1 cup tomato, 1/4" dice
1 sweet bell pepper,i used orange, 1/4" dice
1 celery stalk, 1/4" dice
¼ cup red onion,or more to taste, 1/4" dice
¼ cup olives of choice,i used a mix of green and black, 1/4" dice
2 tablespoons capers,optional, not raw
½ cup sundried tomato, soaked
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons agave
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 clove garlic, or more to taste
all organic if possible
prepare dressing ingredients in magic bullet or blender, pour over rest of ingredients,and mix well. good right away or can be marinated several days in fridge.note:shown pictured with caponata crisps ...i also made “caponata poppers” cut mini sweet bell peppers(red,orange,yellow) in half,remove seeds,fill with caponata and top with fresh basil and a sprinkle of pine nuts(pignoli).small tomatos may be scooped out and stuffed ,too! as mentioned below, i use the chopwizard with the dice blade to make this recipe:) it is available at kitchen stores and larger department stores at this time.i found this about picking eggplant ! the chopwizard amazon link (thanks greenie!) ...sometimes i make “not caponata”,replace the eggplant with 1 green squash,1 yellow squash and some mushrooms;)
This one you could serve with banana vanilla ice cream:
All-American Apple Pie
from pg 211 of “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen”
makes 1 pie
ALMOND PIE CRUST
2 cups almonds, dry
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups pitted dates
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 orange, peeled and seeded
splash of water, as needed
5 cups apples, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced, about 5 or 6 apples
1 cup raisins and/or cranberries
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
To make the pie crust, add almonds to food processor and grind up until it forms a "flour." Sprinkle a little almond flour in the bottom of a pie pan so your crust does not stick to pie pan. Then add dates to almonds and process until it forms a ball. Press this ball into the bottom of pie pan as your crust.
Put syrup ingredients in food processor and process. Set aside.
Slice the filling apples up into slices. Add raisins and/or cranberries and cinnamon. Then add syrup and toss together. Put this mixture on top of crust.
Serve with banana vanilla ice cream. Yum!
This is another post on goneraw.com. I really love this recipe because the flavor of the sauce when you add the olives is really makes it good! Also, no food processor required. But, I actually do use a food processor instead of chopping all the stuff up because I am lazy!
I was watching the Food Network last night and was inspired by this wonderful looking olive and tomato pasta I saw and couldn’t wait to try a raw version for lunch today. I thought it was great. Hope you do too!
1 zucchini, julienned or spiralized
1 medium tomato, chopped
6 kalamata olives, chopped
3 large green olives, chopped
3 sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 slice of red onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 handful of parlsey, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small handfull of sprouts, to garnish
1 tablespoon pinenuts, finely chopped
Julienne the zucchini and add a pinch of sea salt just to soften. Let sit while preparing the sauce. Mix the next 7 ingredients ( tomato to olive oil ) in a bowl. Drain the zucchini ( sometimes you will have some water to drain off from adding the salt.) and top with the sauce. I threw my plate in the dehydrator for 10 minutes just to take the chill of the refigerator off. Then garnish with sprouts and pinenuts ( parmesean!) Enjoy!!!
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