Friday, March 27, 2009

something warm

This is from "Everyday Raw" with TONS of yummy recipes!

Baked Mac-N-Cheese


1 3/4 c. cashews soaked 1-2 hours

2 TBsp. Lemon juice

2 Tbsp water

1/2 c. good oil (I used Hemp)

1 tsp. sea salt

1/4 c. nutritional Yeast

1/8 very finally chopped onion

1/2 tsp. chili powder

pinch of cayenne & turmeric.

1/2 clove garlic

black pepper to taste

Mix with:

4-5 yellow squash, peeled w/ends cut off and shredded. I used the spiral slicer on the food processor

sea salt

Spread in baking dish and top with:

Finely chopped walnuts

sprinkle on chili powder and paprika

Dehydrate for 2 hours

SO yummy!

I tried this recipe from the raw goddess healthy. And they were so good! Tasted just like the one's I have missed from Girl Scouts! I had to borrow her Picture as well, because mine were gone before I could get a picture! She IS the queen of desserts!
1 Cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of coconut flakes, ground
2 TBsp maple syrup
2 soft pitted dates (soak for 30 min)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
dash of sea salt
Combine almond meal and coconut in food processor. Add syrup, dates, vanilla & sea salt. Process till a ball forms.
Flatten the dough into a sheet & cut out cookies.
Dehydrate (flipping them once 1/2 way through) 24 hours.
1 1/2 cups pitted dates soaked 1 hour
soaking liquid from dates
1 TBsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
dash of sea salt
1 C. coconut flakes divided
Puree dates adding enough soaking liquid to make paste. Add syrup, almond butter vanilla & sea salt. Process till smooth. Add 1/2 c. coconut flakes. process until combined. Mix the other 1/2 cup coconut in by hand.
Top the "baked" cookies w/ the coconut date mixture and dehydrate for 1-2 hours to set. then pipe three strips of raw cho. on top then devour!!

Thot for the day...

And on this rainy dreary morning from a very wise lady (my Mom)
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cultured Vegetables

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl:

3 heads of cabbage - shredded
6 carrots - shredded
3 inch of ginger - peeled and chopped
6 cloves of garlic - peeled and chopped

Remove 3 cups of mixture and puree. Add 3 stalks of celery (for natural salt) and 1/2 apple (for natural sugar) and enough water to make think brine.
Dissolve one package of starter culture in 1/4 cup 90 degree water. Let set for 20 min. Add to brine.
Stir into veggies.
Pack mixture down into glass jars. Pack until there is no air left. Fill almost full, but leave about 2 inches of room at the top for veggies to expand.
Roll up several cabbage leaves into a tight "log" and place them on top to fill the remaining 2 in space. Clamp jar closed
Let veggies sit at about 70 degree room temp for at least three days. Refrigerate to slow down fermentation.
These are good for:
1. friendly bacteria helps inner ecosystem
2. Improves digestion
3. increase longevity(help maintain your own enzyme reserve)
4. control cravings
5. ideal for pregnant and nursing women
6. Alkaline and very cleansing

Carrot Juice!

A friend of mine was having trouble with her eyes and started drinking juiced organic carrots a.m. and p.m. Said it really helped her vision! we go!!

No more plastic bags!

Stumbled across these in whole foods. I have started using them for produce instead of those plastic produce bags. love 'em! They are just draw string mesh bags and could be easily made but don't make with "heavy" mesh to add to the weight of the produce!