Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week 2

This week, I prepared more liquid foods such as smoothies, juices and soups. They're the easiest to prepare while eating mostly raw. They're very enjoyable whether you're eating raw or not. Fulfilling, flavorful, packed with nutrients and protein, how can you not like them? My new experiences this week were Kelp Noodles and someone's Just Like Ritz Crackers crackers found on the RCF. And yes! They are close as you can get to Ritz crackers. I'm finding walnuts are so versatile. Last Christmas I made the raw version of the Mexican wedding cookies. My family enjoyed plenty of them!

I bought a package of Kelp noodles from Whole Foods and my original thought was "this might be about two servings....for 4 dollars!?" (I am on a tight budget.) To my surprise, when I let them soak in water for about 20 minutes or so they plumped up and my new thought was "Wow...This is too much!"Kelp noodles have an interesting texture. When you bite into it there's a slight crunchiness. I paired them with my ratatouille. Sooo good!

I should have taken a picture of the ratatouille before it reduced in the Dehydrator. Inspired by the movie Ratatouille, I sliced all the veggies with a mandolin.

Ratatouille Recipe: 1 peeled eggplant, 1 red and green bell pepper 
1 or 2 zucchini and sliced yellow onion. 
 Marinara Sauce: 
2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper to taste, 2 roma tomato (that's all I had) 2 tbsp olive oil, a dash of cayenne pepper, onion powder and enough sun-dried tomatoes to thicken.

From Art of living raw, green smoothie.
spinach,  hemp seeds,  mango, splash of nut milk 
maca powder.
Topped with hemp seeds.

I came up with the recipes below.

Beautiful Sunrise- peaches, mango, bee pollen, honey

Purple Perfection - grapes, blueberries, chard, bee pollen

 Pretty N Pink- Hemp seeds, raspberries, peaches, dates

Whole Pink Grapefruit Juice

Juices: from left to right
Grapefruit juice, 
blueberry grape and chard, 
carrot ginger, 
green juice:
celery parsley ginger lemon spinach; 
adapted from Art of Living raw living food- Beet, apple, carrot and ginger; 

 Ani Phyo Corn chowder w/ alterations

Just a Salad! 

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