Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lettuce Wraps

I just made lettuce wraps. They are good. I didn't really intend to blog about these but I am pretty happy about how they turned out. I made them all from scratch apart from the olive oil. I also didnt keep measurements.

My wraps were made out of iceburg lettuce, I like the shape and texture of the leaves but am aware they are not nutritionally dense being mostly sugar, water and fiber.
Inside I had...

-Salad leaves- baby spinich, rocket, purple sprouting broccili leaves etc...
-Grated carrot
-Red onion

The things that I "made myself" are

Tabouli which I made a heap of using:
- half a head of cauliflower
-4 leaves of parsley
-Chives (probably about 15)
-salt and pepper
-small colve of garlic
all blended in these in a blender (garlic and a small amount of cauliflower to a fine texture first) and the rest to a tabouli size. I then chopped some cucumber and red onion finely and chucked these in.

Then I decided I wanted some tahini so...
-2 teaspoons olive oil
-half a cup of unsoaked, unhulled sesame seeds
-water to desired consistency
This was then blended. As I have said previously I have a cheap blender so this wasn't smooth as I would have liked but I think it is better than pasturised.

I also made some sundried tomato hummus
-2 zucchini
-1/4 cup soaked sunflower and sesame seeds
-4-6 sundried tomato halves
-juice of one lemon
-salt, pepper, curry powder and garlic
This is delicious.

Overall this was really good. I would have liked something a bit more acid like some chopped tomatos but... I dont have any. I will def. make this again.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Golden Green Smoothie.

Best green smoothie yet!

2 small or 1 large bunch of spinich (although could be more)
2 golden kiwifruit 1 banana teaspoon of raw honey
water (to desired consistency)

Throw it in the blender and blend until smooth.

That is all. Stay well, eat green!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunflower Seed Ice Cream

Well, here I am. It is a sunny Saturday although I doubt it will last! It has been hailing this morning (a month and 10 days into spring.) I have never made raw ice cream before, I can't afford the cashews! I do however have an ice cream maker from my pre-raw days. I decided it was about time for this to change!

My recipe was a bit grainy, I could have passed the liquid through a cloth bag but... I couldn't be bothered. I like it anyway. Trouble with me is I dont measure things, I just chuck them in so the recipe is approximate. I will try and measure the next time I make this and then edit (however, it may be a while as I am keen to make a pumpkin pie (which I will also post) which I juice the pumpkin for so will probably make pumpkin pie ice cream too!

This recipe has...
about 1/4 cup of almonds about 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds 10 dates
These were soaked overnight but probably could have sone with a bit longer, maybe 24 hours. I then blended these together with the soak water (about a cup) and an extra cup of water and a banana (until it was a thinish smoothie consistency.) I then added 2 teaspoons of raw cocoa powder a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger. Then I chucked them into the ice cream maker and switched it on.

This came out pretty yummy although a little bit grainy. I wonder if it is the lack of soak time, the low wattage blender or just that I should have separated the liquid off. It could have done with some more ginger but thats just me! I also grated a little bit of raw chocolate on the top. YUM!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Green Smoothie

I have a new blender and food processor duo. I am happy to announce I have made my first... and second green smoothie. The first was a berry, banana and spinich one with a little raw cocoa. The second one which I made tonight was more of a raw soup and I heated it up in a bain-marie. It is horrible and cold here even though it is supposed to be spring. The recipe is one which I adapted from "Victoria Boutenko's Favourite" which can be found on Here is what I used...

6 large spinich leaves (not baby)
10 basil leaves
1/3 large red chilli with seeds (I like it hot)
1/3 red onion
2 celery sticks
1/4 avocado
Himalayan sea salt to season
1-2 cups of water depending on your preference

I decided to pretty it up a little with some dukkahish stuff! this was just 1 sundried tomato, 5 almonds, 4 wallnut half and some curry powder. The pictures are pretty bad cause the light is a bit off.

Anyway, it was yummy. I will def. make it again.