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02-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Due to my work schedule I don't have a lot of prep time. I'm looking for recipes that take under 15mins to prepare. My current dinners are salad, fruit salad and Guacamole with tomatoes :(
I'm not 100% raw yet. I currently eat 100% raw every two weeks and cooked dinners every other. But I mostly eat raw breakfast and lunch daily.
I create this thread because I searched through a lot of the recipes thread looking for quick dinners but found a lot that required a lot of prep time.
02-07-2011, 05:10 PM
prepare a big bowl of marinating veggies which could last a few days for when you dont have much time you could throw the veggies on a collard leaf and voila, a quick and easy wrap.
Prepare a large amount of marinara and when dinner time comes shred some zucchini, that doesnt take long..
smoothies are quick and filling
coleslaws can last in the fridge, salads that dont have lettuce in it could last a few days in the fridge...
and then theres dehydrated foods that last a long time, burgers, crackers... etc
just takes an hour or a few a couple times a week to make a large batch of something to last you a few days, this should save you time on your busy days..
hope this helps some..
02-07-2011, 07:19 PM
When I'm in a big hurry, I'll just eat a few stalks of celery stuffed with raw nut butter. It's not very fancy, but I like it.
You could also make a big batch of a nut pate on the weekend and it should stay good for the week. You can serve it over greens. Of course, that's a lot of nuts so it depends how you eat.
A few times when I've been too busy to make a meal, I just eat fruit. Like a mango, a few bananas, and some kiwi or berries. Mango and banana are filling.
I really enjoy Snowdrop's Corn Chowder. I made it last night and I'm sure it took me less than 15 minutes from start to finish. Even though they're not raw - during this time of year I use frozen organic corn. I also sub. 2 tsp chia seeds for the psyllium powder.
Cheezy Corn Chowder
Posted by Snowdrop on Raw Freedom Community
1 c corn kernels
1 clove garlic
1 T onion
1/4 c cashews
2 T nutritional yeast
4 baby carrots (or 1 regular one)
1/4" ring of red pepper
2 T olive oil
1/2 - 1 t psyllium (depending how thick you wish chowder to get)
1 t cumin
1/8 t nutmeg
1 T parsley
1/2 t salt
Ground pepper to taste
2 c water
Blend in hi speed blender till very creamy.
1/4 c more corn kernels
1 T parsley
Warm up on stove till warm enough to eat.
Bowl up and garnish with additional minced parsley & fresh ground pepper.
Snowdrop's Note: You can use fresh or frozen corn -I used frozen today because it is winter and there is no fresh corn available. I didn't use miso, but a light miso would easily replace the salt & add a deeper dimension of flavor.
Carmella's Note: I didn't change a thing to the recipe and it turned out fabulously!
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02-08-2011, 03:58 AM
You should start making nut pates and keeping them in your fridge!! They are a great dinner starter and they keep well in the fridge.
I tend to make a nut pate on the weekend and it holds me over for a few nights of dinners.
02-08-2011, 07:07 AM
Definitely a Pate. We make a Sunflower seed pate that holds for 10days! It never really lasts that long but it is pretty tasty. We make it into a collar wrap which takes about 5mins to make.
Sunflower Seed Pate:
Nomi Shannon's recipe from "The Raw Gourmet"
3 cups of soaked sunflower seed
1 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of Tahini
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
1/4 cup Scallions
2-4 onion rings of your choice (I use red onion)
2-4 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/4 cup of parsley
1 tsp of Cayenne
1/2 Jalapeņo (no seeds- We added this for a kick)
Blend all ingredients in a food processor. :) We use collard greens as 'wraps' and add chia seeds, hemp seeds, avocados, sprouts and julianed cucumbers, red peppers and carrots. YUMMM! :drool: I make wraps the night before work - really good 'on the go' meal.
02-08-2011, 12:40 PM
Lettuce wraps are my "go to" meal when in a pinch. You can throw anything in them that you want. Big romaine leaves and insert your favorite goodies. Today I'm layering them with a thicker marinara that I made the other night, chopped veggies- also from the other night (onion, green, yellow & red bell peppers) and mung bean sprouts. The other day I slathered a layer of avocado and topped it with fresh salsa. It's really easy and simple, just use what you have and it takes no time at all. I LOOOOOOVE these! :heart
Another quick recipe is gazpacho. Throw all the ingredients in the blender and done! I have a recipe linked in my blog/journal if you'd like to use it. No time at all.
Chopped tomato and cucumber salad, which might be my dinner tonight. Sprinkled with a little sea salt and pepper, even some nutritional yeast instead if you like. You can experiment with the seasonings you sprinkle on top.
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