Archive for June, 2007

Nut Milk

June 22nd, 2007

This entry is for my dad. Because he likes milk as much as I do, and he’s not supposed to drink it anymore either. He mostly drinks vanilla soy milk. Which is okay. But I’ve discovered something much better. I tried to tell him about it, but I think generally when I start talking about recipes, he gets bored. Now I have some lovely pictures…blending nut milk

Here is me making some milk out of brazil nuts. There is a lovely movie explaining how to do it on Darryl Hannah’s SHOW. I can’t decide if i like almond milk or brazil nut milk better.

This is a batch I made from brazil nuts. It’s pretty easy to make. You just throw all the ingredient into a blender, blend it, and then squeeze the milk through a bag to strain out all the nut chunks. This batch is made from brazil nuts, honey, vanilla, coconut oil, soy lecithin (which is an emulsifier), and a pinch of salt. That’s it. As you can see it’s much thicker than soy milk. I like soy milk okay in my tea and mixed with other things, but it’s not as good on it’s own. It’s kinda grainy and not milk-like. This is a little thicker. And it goes great with some granola and blueberries for breakfast!



Carrot Juice

June 11th, 2007

This is a great drink for summer, and it makes you feel like a million bucks. Plus, look how cute it looks in my guitar glass 🙂 All I did here was grind up about 6 carrots with some apple juice, ginger, and a little honey. You can add other vegetables too for additional nutrients…like kale…or celery. Celery is very CALMING. But, for the first timers I think the bright orange color is really attractive. So I just keep it simple. First, blend all the ingredients in a blender. The carrots have a lot of fiber. So the blended liquid itself isn’t really drinkable. Then, I pour the mix through a strainer bag (I ordered mine HERE) and squeeze the juice out. That’s all there is to it.


Seaweed Salad

June 11th, 2007

I had a lot of issues with this dish, but I also learned a lot from it. The first time I made it, I forgot to add the cherries and the onions. So the flavor wasn’t as balanced as the recipe intended. (This was another recipe from my RAW FOOD/REAL WORLD book). I should warn you that this salad is a good clean you out recipe. It contains beets, daikon radish, and cucumber which I discovered later all are tonic for your spleen, liver, gi tract etc (my problem areas) according to my RAWSOME book. It also contains four different kinds of seaweed which is apparently really good for helping your body purge environmental toxins. I can tell you that I had a very EXTREME reaction to this salad. So while my experience with it wasn’t altogether pleasant, it was at least telling. Because it definitely inspired me to look up all the ingredients afterwards 🙂

This wasn’t Dennis’ fave so far as he’s allergic to beets. (Not to mention I forgot some of the ingredients). Tastewise, it wasn’t as amazing as the tomato tartar. But educationally, it was way up there.

RATING (on a scale of 1 to 5):

Me (Raw Food Geek):  3

Dennis (BFF/Carnivore):  2 


Tomato Tartar

June 1st, 2007

This is the very first recipe I tried from my new book, RAW FOOD/REAL WORLD. This recipe is incredible. It’s a truly outstanding balance of flavors, and it is perfect for the summertime. It’s kind of reminiscent of a caprese salad in that it has tomato, basil, and dairy like elements. It doesn’t actually contain dairy though. The dairy is actually a bed of raw macadamia nut milk. This is great for me because although I adore dairy, it exacerbates my allergies. The sweet mango and a little ginger and shallots drizzled with olive oil go a long way in making this a balanced taste sensation. My new BFF, Dennis, declared after trying it that I’m starting to turn into an expert on this raw thing. 🙂 I like the sound of that.

RATING (on a scale of 1 to 5):

Me (Raw Food Geek): 4.5

Dennis (BFF/Carnivore): 4