Good idea, I hadn't thought of that. I was thinking of hummus or something, a dip to go on flax crackers. I hadn't even thought of a smoothie - especially the green ones.
Originally Posted by EZ rider
Don't you just love how this whole raw journey opens up the creativity...it's just a simple cucumber but man the things you come up with when you really start thinking:)
I do this all the time
.....but not with cucumbers.....
With tomatoes and bell peppers.
I put in seeds, onion, pepper, tomatoes, tahina, whatever I have around, cukes themselves.....
And put the top back on for transport. I use the insides of the tomatoes as whatever......
I think a nice bell pepper is brilliant for this, honestly. I'll do the cuke thing after I hit the grocery store in a few days. I usually buy cukes by the boxQ!!!!!!!!!!
Well, I'm not Lady Green Jeans but here is a quote from their site:
Originally Posted by sciencegal
"The good shelf life now makes it possible to market the Gorilla Sandwich in stores. It is currently sold in Whole Foods Markets, and also freshly prepared under a licensing agreement by a few selected raw food restaurants."
Ok, I'm surprised no one made a joke about not eating gorillas b/c they're endangered... :) Sorry!!! ha ha
have any of you had trouble w/ cukes this year? Mine have been BITTER!!! Store bought, organic or not organic - probably 80% of the ones I've bought have been SO bitter. I even tried peeling them but I think maybe it was the seeds.
Anyway, this sandwich sounds good, I'll have to try it!
Bitterness may be caused by the direction the cuke was cut! I remember hearing that bitterness comes from being cut from the flower end (it may be from the stem end and not the flower end). I could be backwards with the info. Hopefully someone who really knows will chime in and either verify or set me straight. All I know is that where it is cut determines whether or not it will be bitter.
I just made a gorilla sandwich and it was great! I got an extra large cucumber (I think the english variety has thinner skins) from farmers market and cut it in half and made one for tomorrow.
I used greens, dulse, olives, walnut & avocado, same as the gorillasandwich shows,though I can see endless variety with it.
This sounds amazing but rather difficult to make! I haven't seen any in Whole Foods, so I guess I'll have to give it a try!
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Vegan & wheat/gluten free since March 17th, 2007
Wow, I never even thought of that... I usually cut them into circles - are you referring to how they are picked/cut from the stem?
Originally Posted by northernstars
Anyone care to post a picture?
Will definately check out TJ's this week for these. Figure they would have them.
Good cucumber question. I grew up back east where they still do this to ensure a nice tasing cucumber: Cut both ends off the cucumber. Take the cut off ends and rub on each opposite end. Maybe three or four circular motions will do. Don't know why this works, but it does.
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I made one this weekend & it was GOOD! I wrapped it really good and put it in the cooler and took it with us to the river. It tasted really good after an afternoon kayaking. It had red bell pepper, romaine, onion, green olives and pimentos, & walnuts. It's perfect to take camping & quick & easy to eat.
I was just thinking about "how great it would be I f I found a really nice dish that I could take to work because I'm a bit bored with salads... "
and pop I just saw this post ! eeeee *jumping up and down excitedly* gonna try that for tomorrow !!!!!!!
THANK YOU !!!
I found that a grapefruit knife worked really well for hollowing out the cucumber. ;)
What is a grapefruit knife?
Originally Posted by Dakini
It's a long bladed serrated knife that's slightly curved to slice out grapefruits. I've never used it before, glad I held on to it.
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