Archives for May 2012

Winter Delight Grape Pudding

This recipe is great during colder months, as the combination of pecans, avocado and dates is very satisfying and filling. Ingredients: 1 handful red grapes, cut in halves 1 pear, diced 4-6 dates, soaked 2 TBSP soaking water 3/4 C pecans, soaked 1 small avocado Preparation: Blend the dates, water, nuts and avocado. Stir in...

Savoury Almond crackers

Ingredients: 1 C white onions, chopped 1 C tomatoes, chopped 1 C almond flour 1 C flax seed, ground 1/2 C olive oil 1/4 C Nama Shoyu 1/4 C parsley 1/4 C coriander 2 cloves of garlic Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Spread onto dehydrator sheets, 0.5-1 cm thick. Cut into desired...

Basic raw vegan bread, gluten free

Ingredients: 2 C nut flour (e.g. the remainders from making almond milk), still moist 1⁄2 C flax seed, ground 1/2 tsp herbal salt 1⁄2 C olive oil1⁄2 C fresh herbs (parsley, chives, basil, coriander, rosemary, thyme, etc)   Preparation: Carefully mix all ingredients and spread onto a dehydrator sheet. Use a blunt knife to cut...

Asparagus Galore Smoothie

Every year, asparagus season is a delight, not only because you get asparagus ... but also because it's SPRINGTIME! Here are 2 smoothie recipes with asparagus - ENJOY!   Green Asparagus Smoothie Recipe Ingredients: 400 ml water 2 bananas 2 mangoes 1 bunch asparagus 1 handful of spinach 10 dates or 3 TBSP agave *...

Recipe: Creamy Zucchini Soup

creamy zucchini soup raw vegan recipe
Ingredients: for 3-4 3 medium sized zucchinis, washed (peeled of not organic and chopped 3 TBSP pine nuts juice of one lemon 1 TBSP nutritional yeast 1 TBSP Agave or 2-3 soaked dates or stevia (better use just a little at first and adjust after tasting) 400-450 ml water, depending on how creamy you want it 1/2...

The benefits of dates

Dates are drupes (stone fruit) from the area around the Persian Gulf. In ancient times they were brought from Mesopotamia to Egypt and then cultivated there. Later they came via North Africa to Spain – and form there in 1765 to America and California. Dates are rich in fiber and thus support the digestive system….

Broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica Oleacea) origins from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor and came to Italy in the 18th Century. Within the next few centuries, it was introduced to northern Europe. Broccoli is related to both cabbage and cauliflower and used to be called Italian asparagus. In Italian, “Brocco” means arm or branch. Broccoli is a spectacular…

Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) belongs to the pea family and is thus a legume. It can be grown around the world and throughout the year, nearly independent of temperature or climate, and it requires only 7 days until it is ready for harvest.  The benefits of Alfalfa: The tiny sprouts are the only plant that contain…

Sweet Almond Marzipan Paste

Marzipan is one of my oldest loves - the soft sweetness of almonds just does it for me! This version though is vegan and without white sugar - even better! Ingredients: 100g almonds, ground 100g Agave or honey 1 TBSP lemon zest optional: 3-4 TBSP pistachios, ground 1/2 tsp rose water Instructions: Mix all ingredients...

Recipe: Pim’s Choc-Orange-Ice Cream

PIM's Orange-Chocolate Biscuits have always been one of my favourites. That combination of dark chocolate and orange freshness is just genius. This recipe for raw vegan ice cream has exactly those flavours - enjoy. makes approximately 1 liter Ingredients for this chocolate orange ice cream dream: 1 young coconut, liquid and jelly 1 cup macadamia 3...

Blueberry Muesli

A super quick and absolutely delicious breakfast idea for anyone who loves crunchy sunshine granola with juicy blueberries - me! Ingredients: 3 TBSP Chia seeds, soaked for 30 minutes 1-2 TBSP flax seed, soaked over night 3 TBSP raw oats 2 TBSP soaked and dehydrated buckwheaties 1/2 C blueberries (frozen ones are ok too) 1...

Basics: raw vegan Almond Milk

How to make raw vegan milk - Almond Milk web
Ingredients: 1 cup almonds, soaked 3 cups water 1 pinch of salt Instructions: Combine almonds and water in your Vitamix and blend at high speed until the almonds are processed into fine flour. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth (or even a clean nylon stocking). Stored in a refrigerator, almond milk can last up...

Everything about Chia Seeds

Everything about chia seeds
Chia is part of the Mint family (Salvia hispanica), originates from Central America (Mexico) and is one of the super foods of nature - rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 to 6 with a ratio of 3:2, protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Chia seeds are a valuable part of holistic nutrition. Omega 3...