Tag Archives: Raw Vegan

Prashanti Yoga Event: A Day of Equilibrium Sept 23rd, 2011

Prashanti Yoga

alt

This event is being hosted by the wonderful Crystal Kemp.  Global Raw will be providing the raw vegan food options and loves to support our fellow community members. If you are in the Portland or Vancouver area check out the link below for more information.

Crystal Kemp Bio

The word equinox means equal.  “Nox” means night.  It is said that there is an equal amount of daylight and night during this time.

We have chosen to take this day to encourage balance and change within ourselves and welcome the yoga community to our home in Battle Ground, to participate with the same like-mindedness.

There are multiple myths, practices, superstitions, and rituals associated with the equinox, all of which we respect.  It is our desire to unite fellow yogi’s in thanks, food, bodywork, music, balancing asanas, meditation and entertainment.

We invite you to take a moment upon arrival to write down what you’ve been most thankful for this year, and something that you wish to let go of. Note cards and writing utensils will be provided. We will have a pot to hold the notes of thanks, which will be shared anonymously during the meditation. We are also using a fire pit to burn the writings of the things you want to let go of.

Please fill out the online form if you are planning to be in attendance of this unique yoga event. Space is limited to only 40 attendees. We are VERY dog friendly, so please feel free to bring your socialized canine along. It will have a 3/4 acre kennel with a covered dog house to play in with our dogs.


(4:30-5:00) Arrive/check in relax, enjoy the outdoors
(5-5:30) Meet & Greet
(5:30-5:45) Set Up Mats
(5:45-6) Group Guided Meditation
(6-7) Beginning Balancing Sequences
(7-7:45) Snack & Chat
(8-9) Intermediate Balancing Sequences
(9-9:30) Snack, Chat & Dessert
(9:45-?) Poi Fire Dance


Food provided by
Chef Teri Vlaskamp

 For more information and to register for this event please visit:

http://www.prashantiyogabg.com/index.php/component/content/article

/39-recent-news/82-equilibrium


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!


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.

Explore Raw Vitality Retreat @ Mt. Hood

This was from our recent event at Mt Hood


The back drop of our view was this gorgeous golf course,

which was modeled after a famous course in Ireland.


The grounds at Resort at the Mountain were breathtaking.


 

 

Friday it snowed slightly then the sun came out and gave us this gorgeous day.

 

Here is just a portion of the clubhouse, which is where our event was held.

 

This was the view from our yoga room, which had floor to ceiling windows.

Does it get any better than this?

 

Friday’s Event Agenda

 

Chef Teri’s Raw Food Demo

The “Pub” room before my class started.

Starting my class on quick & easy snacks, no dehydrator needed!

🙂

 

Making Almond Blueberry Cookies

 

Almost ready

 

Having fun with the class

 

No, seriously almost ready,,,,

 

Ready!

A couple of my attendees enjoying the: “I can’t believe this is good for me blueberry cookies.”

 

Booths & Classes

Everyone setting up their booths.

 

Bibi taught the Yoga class both mornings, which I sadly had to miss due to kitchen time ;(.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, Bibi produces these yummy kale chips!

 

Andy’s juice bar was a big hit!

 

The lovely Dr. Chapman did  foot therapy.

 

The ladies getting set up.

 

Tashi Rana’s booth, she also spoke later on “The Why and How of Raw.”

 

Thomas Chavez greeting our guests and sharing his teachings on Body Electronics.

Speakers

Raw Food Chef Eric Christiansen and Owner of It’s Alive foods did a class on “How to Make Cultured & Living Foods.”

 

Eric has mastered the art of raw kraut!

 

Stephen Bailey, ND did a talk on “What You Need to Know About Juice Cleansing.”

 

Kendra Carpenter performed her class “Tuning Your Human Instrument With Sound Healing.”

 

Dave “The Raw Food Trucker” & Tresa BE Grace did a motivational talk on “Why Raw.”

 

The amazing Gabrielle and Thomas Chavez share their teachings of  the “Compass of Grace.”

Tashi Rana speaks about “The Why and How of Raw.”

 

Friday Night Dinner

Friday nights dinner was provided by the wonderful Chef Agnieszka Zoltowski.

I had a blast working with her!

 

Getting ready to plate.

 

Who needs flower power when you could have “Rosemary Power”?

 

Must be contagious?

Chef Agnieszka Zoltowski lovingly garnished John and I with Rosemary sprigs!

 

Sun Dried Tomato Tartlets

 

Tomato Tart, Fresh Greens Salad with Marinated Portobello.

 

Packed House!

 

During dinner we had the pleasure of hearing Kendra Carpenter & Co play while Jane Archer performed  belly dancing.

 

Saturday’s Lunch

Chef Shanti Moon, prep-ing away for the Indian feast she was serving.

 

Jeremy LOVES carrot prep! 🙂

 

Coconut Rice

 

Curry Slaw

 

Rylee lending a hand in the kitchen.

 

Starting to plate,

 

& Plate we did!

 

Always a good time in the kitchen!

 

Finished plate

 

In Closing

We had this amazing day

 

An emotional closing circle

 

and all left feeling a little Euphoric and fortunate to have been a part of such a special event.

 

I’d like to thank our hosts Gabrielle & Thomas Chavez and everyone else that made this event possible!


Beat the “Winter Blues” With This Quick & Easy Juice Drink

10 Minutes or less Raw Juice

What a great way to start your day or cure a case of the wintertime blues. If you are in a rainy climate as I am, you’ll especially enjoy this simple energy boosting drink!


5 to 7 Organic Carrots

I use veggie wash and a good brush, trimming off tops


Generous Handful of Parsley

Wash & trim stems


 

1/2 inch of Fresh Ginger Root

Use a spoon or veggie peeler to remove outer shell


4 Kale Stalks or Stems

I usually have bunches of Kale Stems left over which are great for adding additional vitamins and nutrients to my juice drink.

 


Place all of the above in a juicer.

Be sure to save the left over pulp for your future cracker or bread recipes!

For those of you not into raw veggie drinks, this would be a good one to start with.

The carrots are so naturally sweet that you can’t taste the kale & the parsley leaves a clean crisp finish to the drink.

 

 


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!


%d bloggers like this: