Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Savory Recipes, and a Prize!


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: 
Veggie Salads 
Autumn & Winter Salads
Fruit 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.

Ingredients:
1 napa cabbage, shredded
1 cup raisins
3 large carrots, shredded
3 apples:
2 cored/shredded, 1 diced
Toss together and set aside.

Dressing:
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.

Ingredients:
4 red peppers, seeded/ chopped
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!

10 comments:

Lovingraw said...

Thanks for the yummy dinner babe! : )

VeganLisa said...

I have all of the ingredients for the salad (except swapping agave for the honey) so it looks like I'll be enjoying Philip's fabulous salad for lunch tomorrow.

Thank you for the inspiration! I can't wait to see the cake creations that everyone comes up with. I really need to find some more taste testers or my freezer is soon going be full of Heathy challenge trials.

bitt of raw said...

I really want Phillips books but I have to wait awhile. So I guess I better get going on my cake making!

It was kind of unclear to me how the recipes can be made without an ice cream maker. Can you explain that a bit more?

Nelly said...

good question bitty boo!!!

the slaw looks fantabulous...i'm a huge fan of slaw!!! HUGE!!! thanks for the recipe...i am definitely going to make it soon...and then i'll post a pic!!!

thank philip for allowing you to post the recipes...was very nice of him to share...

thank you heathy...wish you could come to my first yoga class with me...i'm really freaked out!

Heather Pace said...

Babeee... it was fun to make your recipes hunny!!!

Lisa - ooh yay, cant wait to hear how you like it.
LOL... challenge trials... Im pumped for your moonies!

Bitt - The ice cream mixture is layered in the cake pan, and doesn't need to be frozen instantly as plain ol' ice cream would be... of course you COULD do it, as the airation is nice, but an ice cream maker is not required for making a cake. The steps are explained in the book.

Nelly - yes, for sure, give it a try... and the soup too!
It would be totally fun to come to your first class with you. You're gonna love it - can you go with a friend to your first one?

Gena said...

I know for a fact that the book is incredible! And that soup was one of my faves :-)

Nelly said...

hi heathy!!!

no, my friends are all lazy!!! haha...or would rather not spend their lunch hour sweating up a storm! plus i am doing it during work, and most of my friends are working too!

=)

Melissa said...

oh so delicious! Thank you for sharing some of phillip's recipes. That soup is calling my name!

Lauren said...

Looks great! Thanks for the recipe! :) XO

Lori said...

Wow! Thanks for the recipes! They all look fantastic! YUM!
I must make that soup you posted!

Anyway, since you're awesome, I present you with this little Sunshine Award!
http://www.whatrunslori.com/2010/04/busy-living-life/

:)
Thanks for providing some shine in the blog world!