Monday, October 12, 2009

On Hold....

...until I get a dehydrator! I'm still making raw food recipes-however, until I get a recipes haven't been interesting enough to post about. I find myself pretty limited without one. But hey, that's what this blog is for-so you can learn from my experience. I never thought a dehydrator was important, but if you really want variety in your raw food recipes, it's definitely a must in my opionion! Oh well, live and learn!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 14...I really need a dehydrator!

Ok, so I'm not exactly following the rules here...but then again, I have never been good at that!(even if they are my own!) I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile, just haven't felt inspired to share anything I made (been making my own creations, not from a recipe book.) I bought the Carol Alt Recipe book yesterday though.The Raw 50, by Carol Alt

I am learning that if I want to make raw food recipes-I MUST get a dehydrator! Anybody know where I can get a good one at? (for a decent price!) I also probably should have prepared ahead of time what recipes I was going to do-instead of doing it on a day by day basis. Might have made things easier to stick to a daily schedule! lol Oh, well. A little late for that now!

I made the cucumber, avocado and dill soup, and the raw ravioli and goat cheese from Carol Alt's book. I guess the raw ravioli was from Sarma, of Pure Food and Wine in New York City. Her recipe book is:
Living Raw Food, by Sarma MeIngailis

Let me just say that I LOVED, LOVED the goat cheese and raw ravioli! Omg! It was soo good! I definitely need to get Sarma's book soon! I didn't exactly follow the directions though, since I couldn't find all of the ingredients, and I didn't know how to (or feel like learning!) zest a lemon! I did, however, learn what a shallot is, and tarragon! :) I couldn't find the beets, so I used radishes.

Although I didn't follow it exactly, I'm in love with how it turned out, and I definitely didn't come up with my creation without the idea from the book. Here is what I did for the goat cheese:

Squeeze half a lemon in a food processer, with half a shallot, and 1/3 teaspoon olive oil

Than put that in a blender, add in pine nuts (I used about 6 oz. from a bag and it made a TON)

Sprinkle in some garlic, and pepper to taste
Mix in some tarragon leaves, to taste..blend it all up
Put in refrigerator to cool while you cut up the radishes

Cut them in half

When its chilled to your liking, put them inside the radish pieces and enjoy :)

Sooo freakin' good, I was eating the "goat cheese" by itself lol

This would be really good cheese to use in other recipes too. I'm in love :)

As for the soup....I was kind of rushed into finishing it up, so I didn't get to mix it to my liking...but everyone said it tasted good. I guess I'm just too picky :)