Tuesday, May 25, 2010

sea salad

I love kelp noodles, and this recipe is adapted from Ani Phyo's recipe I did it a bit differently, and now it's my go-to salad dressing! And it's pretty low-fat for a typical raw salad dressing, there's no olive oil at all. Try it, it's delicious!

1 1/2 C kelp noodles (soaked for less crunch, if you prefer)

6 mini sweet peppers (one for the sauce)
a few green onions
1 T soy sauce, bragg's, or nama shoyu
1 T lemon juice
1 T almond butter
spices-i used red pepper flakes and black pepper

Chop up 5 of the red peppers, and some green onion, and toss with your noods. Blend everything else and add water until you reach desired consistency. Toss with the noodles.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Raw fiesta!

These were inspired by the raw tacos I love from House of the Sun, though theirs were fancier. But these were just as delicious, and cheaper too!


2 Mini Red Cabbage leaves(for the taco shells)

Taco Meat:
1 grated/peeled carrot
1/2 C Sunflower seeds
1/3 C sliced red bell pepper
1 t Cumin
1 t garlic
squirt olive oil
squirt nama shoyu or soy sauce
salt & pepper
red pepper flakes

Basic Pico:
White onions
Lime Juice
Salt & Pepper

Or just buy some :)

Combine all of the nut meat ingredients in a blender/mixer type of gadget. I also threw in some pico just for a tomatoey tastes, next time I will add flax and lime juice. I made a layer of sliced carrot on the bottom of my cabbage leaf, divided the nut meat between the two leaves, and then topped both with a generous helping of pico de gallo! This would also be fantastic with avocado, but it's really effing expensive in seattle...enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dear blog world,

Honest to god, i'm just trying not to get cancer or fat. And I've read too many books and seen too many movies to let processed food kill me like it's doing to everyone else I know. Don't get me wrong, I LIKE cooked food, I like to cook, and I will never stop eating my dad's lasagna or my mum's family recipes. But I have got to get this trash out of my life.

So, the blog... I haven't got a dehydrator, a vitamix or even a food processor. I've been making raw-food recipes from ani phyo and mathew kenney for about seven months, but I feel like I'm still learning. My first interest came when one of my favorite musicians,jonsi, started a raw recipe show with his partner. I love those recipes, the whole book is fantastic.

Then I went to Thrive in Seattle, a raw restaurant that has further inspired me to create my own recipes and eat clean. Other great raw places in Seattle to check out are Chaco Canyon Café, and Healeo.

I started reading Ani Phyo and Mathew Kenney's books...the seamed so 'together,' pure and healthy people. I wanted to be like that. With a body, mind, and life that I liked. The recipe for this, it seams, is nuts, seeds, fresh vegetables and fruits, combined in all of these weird ways to make food.

So...here goes nothing!

I love to share recipes, so please, post your urls so I can check out your site!