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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!

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Tasting Menu for August 20th, Russell James Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to update you on our upcoming tasting menu. See you there! 

Tempering chocolate

– Learn chocolate techniques from Russell on how to get that nice glossy finish and ‘snap’ to your raw chocolate and how to make buttercups with even thickness all the way around.

 

Buttery Shortbread with Sous Vide Peaches & Hazelnut & Anise Ice-Cream

– Russell will also be showing you how to make a beautiful crumbly shortbread, which we’ll top with sous-vide peaches and ice-cream.

 

Garlic Bread

– Lastly Russell and Teri will be pairing the tree nut cheese with Russell’s brand new recipe! Russell is excited to share with you his never before published garlic bread, that’s spongy and moist and will be sure to satisfy those bread cravings.

Heirloom Lasagna with Macadamia Ricotta, Savory Pesto & Sun-dried Marinara

-Teri will be sharing a hearty classic. Learn how to make this seasonal dish, served with a pine nut pesto macadamia ricotta and sun dried marinara sure to please the most discerning of pallets.

Pepper Jack Cashew Cheese

-Teri will show you how to easily and simply culture cashews into a nut cheese that will be sure to satisfy those cheese cravings without going anywhere near dairy products.

 For more information on Russell James go to http://www.therawchef.com

 


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!


My Favorite Acai Smoothie

Acai Immunity


1 C Frozen Blueberries

2 C Coconut Water

1 Frozen Acai packet

2- 3 Frozen Bananas

1 Vanilla Bean (inside/beans only)

Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)

This recipe is Matthew Kenney’s from his Everyday Raw book.

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender

Coconut water is a great source for electrolytes, the Blueberries & Acai are also an amazing source of vitamins & antioxidants

Lets taste test this super drink on an unsuspecting toddler

SUCCESS! No high fructose corn syrup, added sugars, artificial sweeteners or chemicals and he loves it!


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.




How to open a Thai coconut & harvest the meat

Coconuts are to the “raw” food industry as potatoes are to the cooked food industry, a necessity and labor intensive. So roll your sleeves up, be ready to make a mess and lets harvest some coconuts!

Step 1

I got two cases= 18 coconuts

You also will typically be given a case discount, so keep that in mind when shopping.

 

Step 2

Use the back/ bottom  portion of your cleaver blade to hit the coconut. Be sure to keep your left hand (or right) out of harms way of your yielding cleaver.

I dare you not to sneak a glass 🙂

 

Step 3

Once water is drained (through a stainer) use your knife to hit the coconut in the middle. Once your knife has a good grip in the coconut, use the coconut with cleaver attached to strike the cutting board as one unit . Usually three hits will split the coconut down the middle.

 

Step 4

Let’s take a moment to sit and marvel at all your hard work! Once you have all the coconut meat, you now need to clean it by removing all the inner husk. I know, NO fun! I use a small off set spatula and a bowl of water to clean off all the unwanted husk.

 

Step 5

Measure out, label, date, and separate by size into freezer bags. Now you will be ready for all your delicious holiday recipes!

 

Step 6

You’re not done yet! Let’s not forget about all that yummy fresh coconut water. Date, measure out, and freeze in freezer safe bags for your smoothies and other amazing raw recipes.

 

As always, be sure to share your raw creations with your loved ones. Happy Holidays!!!

 


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