View Full Version : What's Your fave "Alissa" Recipe?
10-26-2005, 10:57 AM
I'm trying to find some new recipes to try...I'm looking for easy stuff, plus I'm just plain ol' curious. What's your favorite recipe from Alissa's book? (just post the names not the recipe)
If anyone has pics, that would be awesome too! (hint, hint Samuel!)
The one that disappears the fastest is the pecan carrot burgers. I make a double recipe, and it's hard for me to not eat them in one day!
I've been using Gus's pesto a lot too.
But so many of them are outstanding!
10-26-2005, 11:32 AM
Saving this thread for when the book arrives! Shouldn't be too long now!
Ariannah (Atlantic Canada)
10-26-2005, 12:18 PM
I enjoy the fennel salad (try subbing mint for the parsley...AMAZING), the mock salmon pate (add some dill if you like!), the pasta marinara, the pesto stuffed mushrooms.... =)
If you are wanting something more involved, the pizza and choc chip cookies are good!
10-26-2005, 12:23 PM
Do the Pecan Carrot Burgers require a dehydrator? Because I don't own one yet.
10-26-2005, 12:54 PM
Yes, they do. Although, as with any dehydrated "burger" recipe, you can eat it "wet" -- use an ice cream scoop and scoop it onto lettuce, roll it with greens in a collard or romaine leaf, spread it on a flax cracker (oops, that right - no dehydrator), okay, then, just plop it on a salad. In fact, that way you needn't be careful of rehydrating your body by drinking added water and it's a bit easier on your digestive system. Remember, whether it's cookies or burgers, with raw, the "baking" isn't necessary -- you can eat the batter!!
If you're looking for easy, most of Alissa's recipes are super easy -- we were joking recently that many have no more than 5 ingredients. I suggest just browsing through the book and selecting some that way (sometimes herbs & spices make the ingredient list longer, but they're a no-prep addition, so don't let the actual length of the list stop you).
As others will undoubtedly say, the most popular are Mock Salmon Pate, Angel Hair Pasta with Marinara, Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms, Broccoli Soup and Date Nut Torte. Oh, don't forget Fudge Balls -- they're super easy.
10-26-2005, 01:17 PM
Mmmm..yummy! Can't wait to receive my book too! :)
10-26-2005, 02:27 PM
Pesto stuffed mushrooms are my number one favorite, although, I also love the pizza wraps, the meatloaf recipe made into burger patties, and well, should I just give the entire contents of her book? I mean is that too much to type in one thread? LOL
Actually, I have made so many of her recipes, and they are sooooo rawesome.
I don' think she can make anything NOT taste good.:o)
1. meatloaf made into burger patties, raw sausage and corn bread
2. strawberry crepes, minus the strawberries, these are lemon
3. luscious pesto stuffed mushrooms
4. pesto stuffed mushrooms, squash and tomatoes
5. pizza wraps
6. Enchiladas, with salsa, guack and cashew sour cream
7. burger patty on a pizza wrap with lettuce, tomatoe and onion
8. truffles rolled in coconut, jicama powder and carob
9. taco, pizza wrap as the shell, lettuce, tomatoe and onion, with a burger patty crumbles with tons of mexican seasoning added to it.
10-26-2005, 02:36 PM
Something sooooo easy ~ 1 banana/1 mango ~ throw in the blender and you have pudding.
I also enjoy the meatloaf recipe ~ rolled in lettuce.
Lasagne use to be my fave. Still a good one though.
10-26-2005, 03:20 PM
OMG, your pictures look soooo appetizing! Thanks for posting them! Now I really can't wait to get my book! Can't wait to try the enchilada and the truffles... and the stuffed mushrooms, and... and the rest :) I'm getting hungry!!!
10-26-2005, 11:12 PM
Oh anneley, your'e gonna' love it.
I have about 40 raw uncook books, and Alissa's is the one that I use daily.
I mean, I'm a collector, let's just accept it, (there I said it outloud) and Alissa's is the very best, number one uncook book out there.
Now, don't get me wrong thare are others that are good, but when anyone asks me, I always say, Alissa's. AND the DVD, there is so much enthusiasm in her voice, you just gotta' stay raw when you watch her.
But the food I put up there I eat weekly, I mean, I love them so much, and the pizza wraps you can make into anything that you need bread or a wrap for, and the burger (meatloaf recipe) is like any kind of ground meat recipe, I just add spices or herbs or whatever to it, to make it into burgers, or taco meat, or I stuff the enchiladas with it too, mmmmmm
Also the mushrooms, and dehydrate, and well, you can just experiment, I eat it with everything. mmmmmmmmmmm
10-27-2005, 06:23 AM
I stand alone on this one, but I like Avocado Chutney the best. It is one of the most flavorful recipes in Alissa'a book. I add jalapenos and cayenne and it has plenty of fire, I promise you that.
I just got Alissa's book two days ago, and just finished the DVDs last night. It was fun to watch Alissa make stuff, but I gotta say, one of those ladies in the videos just drove me nuts! Ahh...on to the recipes.
So far, all I have made is the date nut torte which is ssssssoooooo good, especially topped with frseh berries in season (Saskatoon berries are my favorite with it), and the mock tuna, which I must admit looked gross to me when I watched Alissa make it. But then those ladies (yes, the ones I Found annoying) really seemed to like it, so I thought, what the heck, it will get me to eat more sprouts. And I have to say that I ate an entire batch of it on romaine leaves in one sitting last night. Nothing like tuna as I remember it, thankfully, but awesome! I can't believe how good this food is, and I can't wait to try more recipes!!
And thanks for the pictures, RP. They really inspire me. :D
Sharon in Colorado
10-27-2005, 11:02 AM
So far I like the enchilada one, except I make a chili lime sauce with the filling and not so much oil.
10-27-2005, 11:26 AM
I am a very happy woman. I am trying to give the book and some of the recipes a read so I can make out my shopping list for tomorrow! DH and I will watch the dvds this evening.
Yippeeeee and thank you Alissa!
10-27-2005, 11:51 AM
I just got Alissa's book two days ago, and just finished the DVDs last night. It was fun to watch Alissa make stuff, but I gotta say, one of those ladies in the videos just drove me nuts!
10-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Thank you guys for all your input! I've had Alissa's book for a few months now and have made a lot of the more popular recipes like date nut torte (that's a staple in my house) and the mock tuna, for my b-day my mom made the meatloaf it was delic!
The only problem I have with dehydrating stuff is that I have a round dehydrator and don't think I can make the pizza wraps...trust me, I'd LOVE to! and I try making crackers in it...but they NEVER come out well... Thanks Samuel for reminding me about the avocado chutney...based on some of your other threads, we seem to have the same taste...I add cayenne to EVERYTHING. When I was SAD I use to add hot sauce to everything...I found my equivelent!
If anyone has any other suggestions of the lesser knowns in the book, please let me know...like which is your favorite salad dressing? I have a hard time just doing lemon and oil...I need a bit more...I do like to use the light pesto for dressing...looking forward to more input!
10-27-2005, 01:25 PM
Everything I have made from Alissa's book I have really enjoyed a lot:
carrot pecan burgers (very addicting!)
--I made these with the curry sauce to go with them and very yummy too.
the burgers are good without the curry sauce as well.
the falafils (no beans, made from almonds)--this would fit into your round
dehydrater well I think --very good
maranara w/zuchini noodles (made this for a lunch with a friend who ate 2nd and 3rds of this)
blueberry pie--also made this for my friend who LOVED it. So easy.
a staple in my house, everyone in my family loves it.
the banana/papaya pudding is delicious and so easy to do.
My youngests sons favorite!
I have my cashews soaking now to make the faux mashed potatoes from califlower w/the mushroom gravy. I've made this before and it's
stuffed pesto mushooms--excellant
strawberry crepes--really good
I made an awesome lasagna I threw together, so not really from Alissa's recipe, but I used her macadamian nut cheese that was so close to ricotta I couldn't believe it.
hope I typed the names right; pulling them from memory :p too lazy to go downstairs and get the book out.
Anyways, sorry I couldn't pick *one* favorite ;)
10-27-2005, 01:46 PM
The whole book looks and sounds yummy! I have flipped through all the recipes and want to try everything! I am still just waiting on the dehydrator (and the spirooli too for more variety of textures). And boy, having the angel hair maker makes ALL the difference as to which veggies my children like! They weren't terribly fond of my attempts at slicing them thin myself... so this is going to be very kid-friendly. I demonstrated to the kids how the rawvioli noodles are going to look, too, and they seem happy with that!
I guess you all can tell I'm just a teeny weeny bit excited ;)
10-27-2005, 06:06 PM
Kris, You are welcome.
Please don't let the roundness or size of your dehydrator keep your from making good raw foods.
I have helped many people with their first attempt at dehydrating in one of these guys.
Just put down your round (with a hole in it teflex sheet) OR use parchment paper cut to size, and when you make your round pizza wrap, just make it about 4" in diameter,and you can still wrap with it, or you can make it kind of like a fan, and that makes a perfect wrap, actually easier than the round ones.
If you wish to make a full size pizza, you can still do this, it will just have a hole in the center, but looks perfect when cut into wedges.
So, PLEASE try some of these great things, and let us see what you are up to.
We all love to see pics, and hear the stories and the foibles of raw food prep.
10-28-2005, 01:27 AM
How could I forget the basic flax cracker -- the one with lemon, ginger, and garlic. They're the absolute best. So simple. Spread really really thin, they dehydrate quickly and go with everything. Fulfills the "crunchy" cravings quite well. Also, the pizza wrap/bread.
And, even though it's not in Alissa's book, I have to say the onion bread from this forum is a winner for everyone (don't let people's warnings about the onion-y smell get to you -- if you like strong flavors like it seems you do, this won't stop you!) and is fabulous to use for a avocado, tomato & sprout sandwich ... or adding the eggplant bacon in it. Yummy.
10-28-2005, 01:47 AM
YOU GUYS ARE ALL MAKIN' ME HUNGRY!!!
Thanks, RawPriestess, for all those fabulous ideas and wonderful pictures.
I just went thru a rough detox, so haven't been able to eat solid food for 3 days, but as soon as I get back to eating again, I can't wait to try some of those delicious food combination ideas. I love especially the tacos and pizza hamburger -- they just look scrumptous! You just made it look so delicious --it's truly an art to make food (esp. raw food) look like that. Thank you.
And thank you, everybody else, for your input on this thread. It's helped give me ideas I hadn't thought of. And, yes, I agree, you cannot go wrong with Alissa's recipes. I haven't tried one yet that didn't taste delicious.
Can't wait to eat again.
10-28-2005, 01:55 AM
Oooooh, Vicki - a bit of the old detox, ed? What a contrast to the last couple of weeks of eating for you, huh!! It must be something in the air around here because I had a day of it, too. Can't go wrong sticking to pure water when our bodies do that! I'm so glad you identified it for what it is and didn't start thinking that this is the wrong path for you -- so many people do that when their bodies unexpectedly release toxins. You're so solidly in tune now -- I'm so proud of you! And ... when you're ready, we'll get together for that long-promised lunch, okay?
10-28-2005, 02:55 AM
Her pesto is the best I have ever had it is great in shrums,,,, but I love it in young squash or tomatoes i have served to to many non raw ppl and the all have loved it lol only one who didnot like shrums lol but they ate all the pesto
And my fav Raw treaters are the truffles mmmmmmmmmmmm they dont last long lol
10-28-2005, 07:34 AM
You guys rock! This is exactly what I was looking for.
RawPriestess- thank you for your ideas...I never thought to just make it with the hole in it! I'm going to get the ingredients sprouting!
Samuel- I made avocado chutney last night...yu-um! And my agave came in the mail so I decided to try your lemonade recipe from the original avocado chutney thread. I would've kissed you if you had been around, I FINALLY found a lemonade that taste like the lemonade I grew up with! My boyfriend drank most of it...LOL I'm ordering more agave today...that little bottle will go fast. I'm starting to think your my raw-food-taste soulmate! ;-) I know right now that the chutney will be a staple for me!
Raw Truth- what do you use to spread your cracker batter? my crackers are always too thick and sticky...I haven't made a good cracker yet.
Thanks for the input, this is great!
10-30-2005, 10:26 PM
What GORGEOUS pics! Thanks for posting!
11-07-2005, 11:50 AM
Stuffed Portobella Mushroom Caps
Marinated onions on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I'm hungry
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