byon 01-07-2008 at 05:17 PM (532 Views)
So, the last time I did this, I was pretty unprepared to start with. I had been preparing raw dishes for a few weeks with Adriel and was excited about the fancy complicated raw feasts that we were making. But the first week, I didn't have time for the complicated recipes that took 2 days to prepare. I had a harder time because I was hungry and didn't have any delicous raw food to eat. I was eating raw fruits and veggies, and was just not very satisfied. The first week was the hardest. But one simple thing I learned from that month is that I just need to have my food prepared for tomorrow everyday. It's so difficult when I don't have anything I WANT to eat when I get hungry and fussy. So if I prepare for tomorrows meal today, I'll have something delicious when I first get hungry and I'll be one happy camper.:)
So last night I thre some raw oats in water with honey and cinnamon and put it in a covered dish in the dehydrator on low. It makes the oatmeal nice and thick in the morning, and it's a little warm. Yumm! I also put baby spinach, sliced onion, broccoli, sugar snap peas and sliced white mushrooms and portabella mushrooms into a little olive oil and sesame oil, with some sea salt and put that in a covered dish in the dehyrdrator as well to get it all soft and cooked-like (but juicier cuz it's still full of water!). Here's the goooood part NOODLES!! Ladies and gentleman, if you have not been introduced to raw Kelp noodles.... prepare to be amazed. We had to call a few of the healthy food stores around here before Adriel found them. She learned about them from a raw restraunt here in Seattle. If you store them in water, they stay crunchy and are delicious on salad but if you store them in any sauce you make over night, they get soft like real noodles. And they basically have no flavor so they just absorb what you leave them in. MMM.
So I looked around the house for things for sauce and I made a wonderful sauce out of pine nuts (but I think it would be great with cashews too). So this is a total approximation but this is basically the sauce I made:
1 3/4 cups pine nuts
4 tbs raw sesame tahini
1 1/2 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs olive oil (I actually used avocado oil)
small slice of onion
1 clove of garlic (I actually put another small one in too.. yum)
1 tsp chopped ginger
a pinch of cardamom
and then I added a generous ammount of red curry to taste
I blended all this in the blender until smooth and put it in a tuperware with the kelp noodles and left it on the counter over night. The kelp noodles got all soft and I mixed them with the "sauted" veggies and consumed. I was very satisfied and you guys should try these noodles. Seriously. Delicious.
This is Adriel enjoying.