Thursday, August 30, 2007

Who would have thought

Too busy to post! I promised myself and you that this blog would never be personal, and it won't. So I will I spare and not share the details of my busy artist life. But lets just say as the art is booming the blog is not. So I apologize and will get my ass in gear to report my raw recipe adventures. Lately with my uber busy schedule I have not been eating much at home or totally raw therefore. What I have manged to do is impact one of my friends to try a Raw Diva Detox. There is one starting this Saturday, and although I wasn't planning on doing it she convinced me to do it with her! Just what I needed, a friends support to keep me grounded and raw. So keep blogging because I will keep you posted on the culinary delights of the the detox.



Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Moroccan Apple Milk

1 tart apple
1 cup of Almond or dairy free milk of choice
3 ice cubes
1 t of liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup etc.)
A few leaves of mint (as garnish or blended)

Chop the apple into small easy to blend pieces. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, frothy, but not as thick as a smoothie consistency. Pour and serve.

Banana Cardamon Lassi

Cardamon is my favorite spice of this month. This recipe is adapted from the Lord Krishna's The Art of Vegetarian Indian Cuisine. This is not a book, it is a volume and a must for those who LOVE Indian food.

2 Frozen Bananas or unfrozen bananas with 3 or 4 ice cubes
1 cup of Almond Milk or dairy free milk of choice.
1/4 t of ground cardamon or the seeds from 2 green cardamon pods

Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Pour into a glass and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg (optional). Serves and enjoy.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jicama Fries

It seems that a lot of raw food cookbooks all have their own version of this fast comfort food like dish. This is my version. The sesame oil is what makes it nutty and reminiscent of Fried Fries. (Pic coming soon!)

Tools: Knife or Mandoline or French Fry cutting tool

Serves: 4

1 Jicama
1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
1/4-1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
Sprinkle of Paprika (optional)

Cut Jicama into French Fry Like sticks. Coat with sesame oil and toss with salt. Sprinkle with paprika serve and enjoy!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Pizza Topping Salad

I've always hated American Italian food. Never fresh, always over cooked, and pasta pasta pasta. But the fresh ingredients associated with Italian food is an endless source of yummy inspiration for raw cuisine.

Think of an ultimate supreme pizza and use what you have on hand
My favorite combination is:

Topping Ingredients:
Sun dried Tomatoes
Artichoke Hearts
Green Peppers
Cherry Tomatoes

Spinach Leaves

Pesto and Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette
1 Tablespoon Pesto
1 Lemon
1 Garlic Clove

Chop, dice, toss, as you wish all these ingredients together to make a salad. For the dressing mix together 1 tablespoon of pesto (A pesto recipe is posted in June for the Zucchini Pasta and Pesto) add 1 clove of minced garlic and the juice of 1 lemon. Pour on salad and enjoy. This is better than pizza..yum.