Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Favorite New Un-Cookbook: The Everything Raw Food Recipe Book

I got a 40% off Border's coupon in my e-mail so I buzzed down there to pick up this little jewel of a book. On the outside it is an unassuming book with no pictures inside. Usually I am a huge fan of pictures but I had skimmed through this book at B&N before. I was so excited at it's easy, delicious, different recipes. I am all for easy and few ingredients so I picked it up on my birthday.

The Everything Raw Food Recipe Book is filled with 300 versatile, easy recipes that are sure to please even the beginner Raw food uncook. My first recipe that I tried was the Pesto Kale Chips. I jotted down the recipe the first time I skimmed through the book and I have been making them ever since. They taste just like sour cream and onion potato chips to me, yum!

Here are some examples:

Mayan Chocolate Spice Shake
Peach Strawberry Smoothie
Cherry Pomegranate Smoothie
Almond Milk
Blueberry Cream Salad
Strawberry-Pear Roll-Ups
Blueberry Muffins
Sweet Almond Oat Cereal
Pear Crepes
Raw Caesar Salad
Marinated Kale and Avocado Salad
Spring Greens and Berries
Granola Bars
Italian Crackers
BBQ Chips
Spicy Marinated Nuts
Carrot Ginger Soup
Simple Salsa
Baba Ganoush
Cashew Almond Pate
Heirloom Tomatoes w/ Spicy Pate
Vanilla Almond Butter
Almond Milk Kefir
Almond Yogurt
Almond Cheese w/ Garlic and Dill
Pine Nut Cheese
Cashew Sour Cream
Chipotle Sprout Wrap
Sprout Burgers
Pesto Tomato Stack
Oriental Spring Rolls
Tacos w/ Guacamole
Raw Foods Pizza w/ Sprouted-Grain Crust
Maca Protein Burger
Raw Pasta w/ Cream Sauce
Pad Thai w/ Almond Sauce
Taco Salad
Mushroom and Walnut Tartlets
Cilantro Pesto
Cake Frosting
Fresh BBQ Sauce
Fudge Truffles
Walnut Pecan Brownies
Raw Chocolate Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mango Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Pecan Torte
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

Okay, so maybe I gave you a bit more than some : ) I hope it entices you to at least check it out!!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do You See What I See?

Yep, it's tomato time!! So what's your favorite Raw tomato recipe? I love them in salads but I feel they need to be used with more flair. I would love to hear your ideas!! I'll be trying out new recipes so when I find a yummy one I'll pass it on. My favorite right now is olive oil, vinegar, a little agave, salt and basil. Yum! I can't wait to hear from you!!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Raw Vanilla Chip Ice Cream

I concocted my own recipe yesterday for some delicious vanilla ice cream. I threw together common Raw ice cream ingredients and it turned out fabulous! Try it, you'll like it : )


1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 8 hrs. and drained
1 cup Thai young coconut meat
1-1/2 cups almond milk or 4 oz. coconut water and 8 oz. almond milk
1/2 cup agave
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2-3 Tbsp. cacao nibs ( you can leave these out if you want just plain vanilla)

Blend all except cacao nibs in VitaMix or blender until smooth. Add cacao nibs and pulse to blend. Add mixture to ice cream maker and process until firm. (if it makes it that long;)