Tag Archives: Raw Cuisine

Hardy Raw Vegan Dish Option/ No- Meat Meatballs

Hold the Meat- Meatballs!

1 1/2 C raw organic walnuts

1/2 C dried  chanterelle mushrooms, re hydrated

1 1/2 t ground cumin

3/4 t ground coriander

1 T organic tamari (gluten free version)

1 t fresh lemon juice

1/4 t pink Himalayan salt

1/4 t olive oil

Recipe Directions

Take the mushrooms and place them in warm water for 1 hr before you will need them. I will change my water out a couple of times to keep them warm and to insure all dirt is off them. I prefer chanterelles or porcini mushrooms as they take on a more meaty texture and don’t have an overpowering flavor, but feel free to sub out for whatever is in season or available to you.

Holding a gorgeous bouquet of chanterelle mushrooms 🙂

Place walnuts, cumin, coriander and salt in food processor. Using the S blade, process to a chunky consistency.

Take mushrooms and cut them to a fine consistency and add the lemon juice and olive oil. Massage mixture into the mushrooms to further soften them up.

Add mushrooms to food processor with the walnut mixture. Blend until a dough like texture forms. Form into desired shapes and place onto mesh dehydrator trays.

Place dehydrator at 145 degrees for 35 minutes and then down to 105 for 6-8 hours. If you are in a time crunch this mixture is so tasty that you can crumble it to make a quick taco or wrap.

No dehydrator, no problem!

If you do not have a food dehydrator you can place the no meat meatballs on glass or ceramic. Turn the oven on the lowest setting and preheat to 170 degrees. At 170 degrees, shut the oven off and  place the meatballs in the oven for 20 min. Another option is to skip the warming process and use as a crumble.

*Recipe variations options

Place in your favorite wraps, spaghetti or use as a meat re-placer in a zucchini lasagna.

*Replacement for dietary or preference of tamari; coconut aminos, nama shoyu or braggs amino acids. Note, coconut aminos do leave a sweeter flavoring than the other above listed items.

Remember your health is your greatest investment of all!

Eat to live, you are worth it!


Breakfast & Brunch Class

I put together a special class for my advanced raw students and I’m so happy with the results! It was an interactive hands on 3 hour workshop, where the students got full servings of all dishes, “how to” techniques, lots of one on one and personalized support information.

The Menu

Blueberry Acai Super Smoothie

Protein Pate Breakfast Scramble

Buckwheat Crispies Cereal

Vanilla Bean Almond Milk

Cinnamon Raisin “Sunday” Pancakes

Smoky Chipotle Eggplant Fake-en drizzled  with warm Cacao Sauce

The Food

Protein Pate Breakfast Scramble

Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Avocado, Orange Peppers, Green Onion and Parsley

 

Buckwheat Crispies

Cinnamon, Micro-planed Nutmeg, warm Dates, Raisins, Currants & topped with Vanilla Bean Almond milk

Cinnamon Raisin “Sunday” Pancakes

Warm Maple SyrupRaspberries and Strawberries to top with a side of Spicy Chipotle Fake-en &

Warm Cacao Sauce

*Space is limited contact me direct to reserve your seat  at one of our upcoming classes

 at globalraw@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 14th 6- 8:30PM

Class Title: All “About” Raw Vegan Desserts:

A class all about raw vegan desserts, does it get any better than this? Learn how to make quick & easy desserts using natural sweeteners, nutrient dense, practically guilt free dishes!

Class Includes: Recipes, equipment lists, lots of sampling, interactive non-cooking & question and answer time.

Dessert Menu: Blueberry Orange “no bake” Cookies, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Hazelnut Chocolate Torte.

$45.00/ Per person

Wednesday, July 13th 6 – 8:30 PM       

Raw Vegan Artisan Cheeses:

Attention all you cheese lovers out there, this class is for you! Step by step of   how to make Artisan Raw Vegan fermented Cheeses and accompanying Crackers for the tasting.

Class Includes: Recipes, equipment lists, lots of sampling, interactive non-cooking & question and answer time.

Cheese & Tasting Menu: Cashew Three Onion Cheese, Porcini Cashew Cheese, Heirloom Tomato & Herb Flax Crackers, Corn Chips and Olive Tapanade.

$45.00/ Per person

Friday, July 29th 6- 8:30 PM

Raw Vegan Middle Eastern Meza:

Impress your friends and your stomach with these warm and inviting Middle   Eastern dishes.

Class Includes: Recipes, equipment lists, lots of sampling, interactive non-cooking & question and answer time.

Meza Menu: Crispy Falafel served with Lemon Garlic Sauce, Fattoush Kale     Salad, No- Bean Hummus with Za’atar Flat Bread.

$40.00/ Per Person


Tips & Tricks for Dining out RAW


 

  1. Try to select restaurants that serve fresh green salads. Vietnamese, Italian & Mexican restaurants are great place to dine.
  1. Mexican restaurants usually have homemade guacamole, salsas, pico de gallo and fresh salads.
  1. Italian restaurants have extra virgin olive oil, lemons and typically will offer “raw” vinaigrette and raw veggies.
  1. Steak restaurants are also a great choice; I know I did say “steak”! The higher end places that offer high quality a la carte everything. They typically do “made to order” vegetable sides and often you could order a side of lemons and olive oil, it’s delicious.
  1. Order double orders of salad.
  1. Drink plenty of water.
  1. Ask for extra veggies on the side or with your salad.
  1. When in doubt pack a raw bar or snack, which helps with temptation.

  1. Check menus and even call ahead to inquire about specials not listed to take the anxiety out of ordering.
  1. Order a fruit smoothie or juice to start. If you are driving to meet friends or clients make a super drink/ smoothie and drink it on the way to your destination.
  1. Inquire about cold soups, sometimes they are 100% raw.
  1. Bring a mini bottle of your own delicious raw salad dressing, you’re friends will end up wanting to try yours!
  1. A side of fresh avocado goes a long way accompanied with a fresh green salad.

  1. Bring your own raw hummus and order fresh carrots, cucumbers and celery. It travels well and can be discreetly placed on your veggie plate.

Portobello Burger, Warm Mash No-tatoes & Onion Straws

Portobello Burger

Delicious almond/ buckwheat hamburger bun, served with a tart Cream sauce and topped with Heirloom Tomatoes, Onions Straws and Alfalfa Sprouts.


Portobello Steaks

Portobello(s) were marinated in Fresh Lemon juice, minced garlic, Nama shoyu and cold pressed olive oil for one hour. After marinating they were transferred to the dehydrator for 6 hours. I checked them every couple of hours and applied more marinate to keep them moist and evenly flavored.


Onion Straws

Massage 5 Onions in Date Paste, Nama Shoyu & Olive Oil. Dehydrate on texflex sheet for 24 hours, remove and transfer to mesh sheet dehydrating for another 12 hours.


Warm Mash No-tatoes

In a food processor, blend Parsnips, Jicama, fresh Garlic, Olive Oil, Nutritional Yeast, Water, Salt and Pepper. Once you achieve the consistency you’d like transfer to a glass bowl and place on the bottom shelf of the dehydrator to warm.

 

Hamburger Bun

Blend together Zucchini, Olive Oil, Garlic, Red Miso, Flax Meal, Almond Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Fresh Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, Fresh Rosemary, Coriander, White Pepper, Sea Salt & Pepper.

Most of the raw hamburger/ sandwich buns we’ve had have been like little hockey pucks or terribly bland in flavor. These are so flavorful, moist and easy to bite down on. I opted to keep the skins on the Zucchini to so that I didn’t waste any of the vitamins, you could leave off which would give the bun a more golden appearance.


Onion Straws & Plating

You could really have some fun with the Onion Straws by creating some great visuals for plating.

For those parents out there, kids love these tasty onion treats and think they are onion rings! Great way to get your toddler or kids to eat these awesome cancer fighting foods.


So good they don’t know its health food!

I have never been able to get the kids to eat mushrooms. No matter how clever I am at  hiding them in a dish, my daughter finds every one and picks them out. These steaks were so flavorful that she didn’t even give it a second thought and ate it all. My Son had two helpings of the potatoes and my husband stated it was the best meal ever!


Have fun with this dish and be sure to share it with your love ones!

🙂

Enjoy!


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.



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.




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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