Monthly Archives: January 2011

Apple Buckwheat Granola

Sprouted Granola

2 C Sprouted Buckwheat Groats

2 C Raw Organic Almonds

1 C Sprouted Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds

1 C Organic Flame Raisins

¾ C Chopped Dates

2 Bananas

6 Small Apples

½ t Nutmeg

1T Ground Cinnamon

½ t Sea Salt

1 T Vanilla Extract

1 T Dried Orange Peel Granules

Sauce

2 C Dates

½ C Fresh Orange Juice

 


Two days before, soak the nuts and Buckwheat to sprout. Be sure to rinse sprouts and Buckwheat every 4 hours, keep covered, and away from any direct heat.


Core and peel all Apples then cut them into the desired size. I like to make smaller cubes.


Transfer Buckwheat, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds and Apples to a large bowl.


Cube the two Bananas and set aside, to be added later once all ingredients are incorporated.


Add Cinnamon, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Dried Orange Peel, Sea Salt and stir well.


Add Raisins and Dates then start your sauce.

In a high speed blender add the 2 C of chopped Dates and Orange Juice, blend until smooth.


Stir into the granola and then fold in Banana chunks.


Place on Dehydrator trays for 12- 16 hours at 105. This should fill 2 ½ trays.


Variations

You could add: Strawberries, Blueberries, other fruits, nuts or seeds. Have fun and make it yours. This Granola is amazing all by itself or accompanied with a Pro-biotic (vegan) Coconut Yogurt or fresh nut milk.


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Garlic Corn Cakes

Nothing is better on a cold rainy Portland day than raw “comfort food”.

Below is a favorite in my house.

At the time of this photo the cake had only been on the trays for 30 min. Upon completion, they form yummy crunchy edges and the fresh corn gives them a kick.


4 C frozen or fresh Corn

2 Green Onions

1 3/4 C Zucchini

2 Cloves Garlic

1/2 t Fine Pink Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt

1/2 t Ground Pepper

1/2 t Mustard Powder

1/2 t Nutritional Yeast

1/2 C Flax Meal


Place Zucchini in the food processor and use the shred/ grate blade attachment and set aside the 2 Cups in a large bowl.

Use fresh or frozen Organic Corn, whichever is available to you. Take 2 Cups of Corn, 1/2 Cup of Zucchini, Garlic, Salt, Nutritional Yeast and Ground Pepper, blend well in food processor.

Take the 1/2 Cup of Flax Meal and slowly add to mixture blending well.

Transfer mixture to the 2 Cups of whole Corn , 1/2 Cup of Zucchini chopped Green Onions, mix by hand.

I use a large ice cream scoop to make uniformed patties and then pat down to your desired thickness.

Dehydrate for 4 to 6 hours at 105 degrees. Once done you could top it with your favorite raw sauce. I like to top my Garlic Cakes with a Raw Chive & Sour Cream sauce.




Alinea, Pictures of Perfection

I just wanted to share some visually stunning photos. Food is art and passion that should be celebrated and shared. Lara Kastner’s representation of Grant Achatz genius works of art invokes all the senses at first glance. These photos are not all raw or vegan, but non the less are an amazing representation of cutting edge modern plating. So let your imagination go and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Brioche

Bean

Beef Short rib

Chestnut

Coconut

Potato

Rhubarb

Salsify

Sorrel

Tomato

Watermelon

Blackberry

Alinea Restaurant, Chicago Illinois

Executive Chef and Owner, Grant Achatz

Photographs by, Lara Kastner


Benefits of Raw Garlic & a Recipe for Garlic Relish

Benefits of Raw Garlic

 

Raw Garlic has been used for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the plague within the arterial system. In addition, there has been evidence that it can even assist in managing high cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.

 

As some of you may know I am a HUGE supporter in Cancer prevention through diet and lifestyle, for these reasons I am always on the hunt for more knowledge pertaining to this topic. Here are a few benefits to including Raw Garlic in your everyday diet.

  • Helps prevent certain types of, esophagus, stomach and colon cancer
  • Immune enhancer
  • Helps remove heavy metals from the body
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps reduce plaque within the arterial system
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Helps prevent blood clots from forming, reducing the possibility of strokes.
  • Dramatically reduces bacterial infections.
  • For my world travelers out there; it expels intestinal parasites and worms
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Anti-fungal and anti-viral properties
  • Anti-Oxidant properties and is a source of selenium

*Cooked prepared garlic is less powerful but still reputedly of benefit to the cardiovascular system.

* I am not a doctor or a nutritionist and as a result am not providing medical advice. If you have any health concerns consult with your healthcare provider prior to adding raw garlic to your diet. As always, enjoy!


OK,,,, now the FUN stuff! During my recent travels I came across this awesome recipe for


Raw Garlic Relish

(Warning! This is addictively delicious.)

 

1 Bunch of chopped Parsley

¼ C Chopped Garlic

2 Tablespoons of Vinegar

1 Teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt

Olive Oil to cover (less is better, this is a health article)

Recipe by: The Stinking Rose

The waitress said “say garlic”! I was laughing so hard.

🙂

Remember that although garlic is potentially beneficial for some people it is also very strong. Some people are intolerant of or even actively allergic to it.

 

 

 

 

 


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