busy busy in the kitchen!

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Had a wonderful long weekend that was filled with good times with friends and family. On Thursday night my mom and dad ordered take out from Good Karma Cafe. This was their first time trying Raw/Vegetarian food, so I was a bit hesitant on what to order for them. Unfortunately my mom did not like her meal of coconut crusted tempeh. I think next time I will order her a seitan meal since this resembles meat a little more then tempeh. My dad loved everything especially my favorite, Raw Nachos! We all shared a Gado-Gado salad which was really yummy, live lemonades, and my dad thouroughly enjoyed his TLT (tempeh, lettuce, tomato)
I enjoyed a Love Bowl, sans black beans. So good!
coconut crusted tempeh with pineapple mango salsa
raw nachos
Love Bowl with Seitan, brown rice, and mixed veggies.
Gado-Gado Salad
Freshly made zucchini bread PB&J’s To make jam, I defrosted mixed frozen berries and mashed them with a little bit of coconut butter.

Another breakfast snack – almond butter, raisins and cinnamon on apple slices. 
Salad Boats! take romaine hearts and pile high with everything. Instant hand-held salad. I smeared homemade zucchini hummus on bottom, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, sprouts, kraut and Dulse flakes.
Freshly made raw corn bead sandwich filled with hummus and veggies.

One of my favorite afternoon juices – Carrot, apple, lemon ginger, celery. 
Fresh mango going in the dehydrator
You will never buy store bought after you try these. So yummy and a good snack for the kids!

Raw Broccoli with Hoisini sauce over “Cauliflower Rice”adapted from therawchef.com Servings: 2 

Broccoli
5 cups small broccoli florets
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tamari

– Mix all ingredients together a in large bowl and massage with your hands until the broccoli becomes softer, then leave to stand for 10 minutes.

– Transfer the broccoli to a non-stick dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 4 hours at 105 degrees F. You may find it useful (but not essential) to turn the tray around halfway through as the broccoli closest to the fan will dry quicker.

For the sauce:
1/4 cup tahini
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon agave
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons tamari
1/2 a garlic clove
1/2cm cube of fresh ginger

– Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Set aside.

For the “rice”
1.5 cups cauliflower
1.5 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon light miso
1 tablespoon cold-pressed sesame oil
3 spring onions, finely chopped

– Grind all ingredients, except the spring onions, in a food processor until fluffy and rice-like.
– Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chopped spring onions

Set broccoli over pile of rice and pour sauce over top. Set back into dehydrator for about 30 minutes to serve warm.

This was soooo good. Warm raw meals are the best! 

Vegan Mac-and-cheese
You can find the recipe I followed here.
The taste was spot on, really delicious, but needed more sauce in my opinion. It was too dry for my taste. Next time I will double the batch of sauce. 
My new favorite breakfast bowl. Chia seeds, Maqui berry powder, goji berries and ground nut granola. Pour almond milk on top and let sit for 10 minutes to soften up.

 Take 2 cups of whatever nuts you prefer. Here I used pecans, walnuts and brazil nuts. Soak them for 6-8 hours. Dry in dehydrator. Pulse in processor to grind, still keeping the mixture a bit chunky. Pour nut mixture in bowl and add 2-3 Tbsp of agave nextar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of sea salt.

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3 thoughts on “busy busy in the kitchen!

  1. There are some crazy delicious food options here! What great variety. I have yet to try Russell's broccoli dish yet but seeing your version is making me keen to try it straight away. And lucky you have such a great Raw/Veggie takeout available to you. I could only hope we would have something similar here in Saudi.

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