Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Raw Combo - Week 3

Well, no soups this week! I had Carmella’s green celery soup planned, but my clients quickly realized that they don’t like raw soup. They’ve tried but enjoy blended smoothies instead.

The two smoothie combinations this week are:

-Strawberries/pineapple/orange/banana/soaked sunflower seeds

Onto the mains!

“Taco” lettuce wraps
I’ve created a variation based on the recipe from RAWvolution.

Romaine Lettuce

Walnut Meat Filling

Nama Shoyu

I tossed red and green bell pepper strips together with a little chili powder, onion, garlic powder, lemon juice, and olive oil to go on top of the walnut filling. All topped with fresh salsa!

Side Salsa
Red and green bell pepper
Red onion
Lemon juice
Sea salt
Touch of olive oil

All process together in the food processor. Couldn’t be any easier!
It's especially nice to garnish these with avocado too!

Veggie Kabob’s with BBQ Dipping Sauce

These are from Carol Alt’s book, The Raw 50…Skewered veggies marinated in a tangy sauce, served with a BBQ dipping sauce. These are fabulous!

Broccoli Cheddar Cannelloni

Again, from Carol’s book, by Chef Dan Hoyt. Bits of broccoli folded into a thick cheesy filling, all rolled up in wide zucchini noodles. Topped with a tomato basil sauce. Mmmm! I modified the recipe, removing the herbs from the filling, and because I didn't have any fresh basil, I used some of my fresh pesto. This pic was taken by my dear Carmella when she made it. Here is her review on this recipe and The Raw 50.

For dinner last night, I made a variation of this dish, using chard leaves instead of zucchini to roll the filling up with. They make a fabulous wrap- just make sure to remove the thick red vein.

Mock Chicken Salad Stuffed Bell Pepper

Rawvolution’s recipe – made with sunflower seeds, celery, creamy sauce, dried herbs, and I folded in chopped red pepper – all in a bell pepper. yum yum...even my meat eating dad said "yeah its really good, but it doesnt taste like chicken". Haha, I do agree with him and am happy to say that I'm glad it doesnt taste like chicken!!!

Side Cucumber Dill Salad

K, guess I’m on a roll with Rawvolution because this recipe also comes from there with a few additions.

Sliced cucumbers, fresh dill, and red onion (I added baby tomatoes and sunflower seeds), topped with a vinaigrette. AVC, olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt. Simply Fresh!

And finally…I ALWAYS remember dessert ;)

Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Cake

I won’t divulge the recipe yet because it will be in my dessert book (out soon), but here is a picture. I like using my clients as guinea pigs, hehe.

Orange Chocolate Dip with Fresh Strawberries

2 medium avocadoes
½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup carob powder (cacao could be used)
1/3 cup maple syrup or agave
4-5 large medjool dates, pitted
3 tbs water
1 ½ tsp orange zest

Blend ingredients until completely smooth and creamy. Serve with fresh fruit!
So that wraps things up for another week! Stay tuned for Pizza, Chocolate, and Meatloaf with mashed taters as part of next week's menu...


Anonymous said...

how long will this last in the fridge?