The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake Challenge is underway! Some of you have told me that you're already busy conjuring up a wicked cake creation, and I'm excited to see what you come up with. Also, I have a little treat in store for the first cake entry... details below...
In answer to a few contest questions that have rolled in during the past few days (I've since added them to the "challenge" page):
-If you don't live in North America, you can certainly still enter. I'm unable to send the choccie prizes halfway around the world, but I'll put together an ebook package if we have a non-N.A winner.
-The recipes in the book and for the challenge do NOT require an ice cream maker. You're good to go!
If you'd like to take on the cake challenge, there's still lots of time. Check out this post and get started! If don't want to enter the contest, but want the ice cream cake recipes, check out The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake e-book!
Now, how about something savory in with the sweet stuff? Philip has recently released his new book: Raw Food Salad Bar: Simple Soups and Salads. If you're looking for recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, nutrient dense, and nut-free, this book is for you! The best part is that the book is available in print version too. They arrived in the mail the other day and I've been leafing through it non-stop ever since, picking out all the recipes I want to make.
The book is broken down into the following sections:
Autumn & Winter Salads
Creamy Comfort Soups
Summer Cooler Soups
Here are a few of the things that have caught my eye: Sweet Chipotle Mushroom Steak over Greens, Mexican Cream Soup, Avocado Corn Relish, Earth and Sea Salad, Young Thai Coconut Bowl, Gingered Dragon Bowl of Broccoli, Minted Basil and Citrus Melon Salad, Summer Minestrone, Jamaican Stew... sound yummy or what?!
Today I settled on 2 dishes for Philip and I to enjoy for dinner. I'm having fun making his recipes - I'm trying to get him to make one of my cakes, but he says it's probably better left to me. He gave me permission to share them with you!
I spoke of a prize above. I've got a Raw Food Salad Bar e-book for the first person who submits their cake for the challenge!
Spicy Sweet Slaw
This is a fun salad - best when marinated for a few hours. I don't normally add raisins or apples to my salad, so this was a nice treat. The grocery store only had really crappy napa cabbage, so I used savoy cabbage instead, and I didn't have jalapeno so I subbed a pinch of cayenne - I don't like spicy food, but Philip does, so he adds extra cayenne to his portion of food.
1 napa cabbage, shredded
1 cup raisins
3 large carrots, shredded
2 cored/shredded, 1 diced
Toss together and set aside.
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons stone ground mustard
1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped
1 Tablespoon coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 Tablespoon cold pressed olive oil
Mix all ingredients together and toss it with the salad.
Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
Southern Belles In London Soup (Named after an indie rock band song)
This soup smells and tastes like the most insanely delicious cooked, roasted tomatoes/red peppers! I am definitely making it again. The only change I made was to omit the onion, since I'm not such a fan. If you want warm soup, use hot water.
1 clove garlic
1 vidalia onion, chopped
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
(soaked in water until soft
1 tablespoon raw honey or agave
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon miso
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Philip's 2 other books are available as well... check out Raw Food Fast Food, and Raw Food Juice Bar (a few of my recipes are in it)!
Have a great rest of the week guys!