Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Raw Food Party!


...Chez Moi!

Last Saturday afternoon I invited over a bunch of people to sample gourmet raw food, watch and taste a banana ice cream demo, get answers to "why raw", and hear about my new services - including classes, and a weekly delivery service.

One of the best parts for me was all the food prep involved. Here are the items I served - for some things I only have an ingredient list because I dont usually measure.


Raw pizza on carrot pulp/nut crust and sprouted buckwheat crust, both topped with sundried tomato sauce, red/green peppers, red onion, parsley, and seed cheese.




Veggie Herb Pizza Crust
By Erica of School or Rawk

2 cups Sprouted buckwheat

2 zucchinis (2 cups)

onion powder

1-2 cloves garlic

Braggs (or salt for those who don't do Braggs)

1 1/2 teaspoon herbs de provence

1/2 - 3/4 cup ground flax

1 tablespoon oil


Process until a dough-like consistency is reached. Add more or less flax, as needed.Form into pizza crusts and dehydrate.


Sundried Tomato Basil Mushroom Caps

Lots of mushrooms with stems removed

5 cups fresh basil leaves

2 cups walnuts

2/3 cup sundried tomatoes, hydrated

3 tbs olive oil

3-4 cloves garlic

1 1/4 tsp sea salt


Whiz pesto ingredients together in a food processor.

Spoon into mushroom caps and dehydrate at 115F for 5-6 hours.

These are my all time favourite appetizer!



Seed Cheese Topped Celery



Soaked sunflower seeds

lemon juice

nama shoyu

garlic

sea salt

bit of water


Blended together until completely smooth and creamy. This firms up slightly in the fridge. Spread on celery and forget there ever was cheez wiz!



Cinnamon Raisin Cookies



pecans

almonds

cinnamon

dates

sea salt

raisins


Mix all but raisins together in a food processor. Gently mix in raisins. Form into round cookies, dehydrate 6-8 hours at 115F.



Blueberry Mango Tarts



Crust:
pecans, walnuts, raisins, sea salt

Filling:
frozen wild blueberries, mango, cashews, agave, lemon juice



Brownie Bites




2 cups walnuts

1.5 cups pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup carob powder


Mix all in food processor to combine. Press into a 9" pan. Chill.




Zucchini Bread and Almond Coconut Balls



The zucchini bread was Gabriel Cousens recipe:

zucchini, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, sea salt, and flax seeds.


Coconut almond balls:

almonds

dates

raisins

shredded coconut
pure almond extract
sea salt

Flax Crackers

Blend: soaked sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, onion, sea salt

Mix with: whole flax seeds and water

Spread thin and dehydrate 24 hours at 110F, flipping onto the mesh sheet after 6-8 hours.

Salsa

tomatoes, green and red pepper, cilantro, red onion, lemon juice, sea salt

So it was a fun afternoon and I think people got a pleasant surprise about what raw food is!

4 comments:

Sara said...

I just stumbled across your blog! You are such an inspiration!! You really do have a gift. It takes me all week to plan on making ONE thing (seriously) and you can effortlessly host parties! You can come stay with us anytime. :)

Sara (from RFC)

Anonymous said...

Hi i was just wondering if you knew of a company that would delievr fresh raw living pizza crust and othre raw/living prepared foods? email me alyssa418@gmail.com

Els said...

Hi,

Whaar these pictures look amazing!!They would have a real chance at winning this month's photo competition at raw-vegan.org (topic: raw food parties).

You find the competition page here:

http://raw-vegan.org/content/oct08-competition



Lots of love!

Dorien

Noe said...

hellow, i am noe silva, i am a doctor in medicine, i live in mexico and i want to learn to preparate the raw food. ¿could you say where are courses of it?. thanks.