Sunday, July 25, 2010

My First Raw Soup

I like hot soup. Hot, steaming, comforting soups that warm your belly and fill you up. I never thought I would like cold soup, I have never even eaten chilled cucumber soup. I just thought it would taste like...COLD, OLD, conventional soup. But today, I made Ani Phyo's Creamy Mushroom Bisque, with a few alterations. And it was AMAZING!!
FOR 1:

Bisque Base
1/4 C Brazil Nuts
1/8 C EVOO<<<<<<<<< I only did this because I ran out of Olive Oil, but it was quite good
1/8 C liquid coconut oil<<
1 t minced garlic
1 T nutritional yeast
3/4 C water

Bisque Toppings
1 C mushrooms, I used white button
drizzles of olive oil
Nama Shoyu or Braggs for marinade
1 T fresh herbs, her recipe calls for Thyme but I used cilantro because it was what I had.

Start by marinating your mushroom pieces. Toss them with oil and nama shoyu. Set aside to marinate at least 30 minutes.

Blend nuts, oil, garlic, salt, and water, and nutritional yeast until smooth. I also added just a single mushroom here for color.

Chill soup for a bit and then pour over toppings, or let it heat up blending if that's what you're into.

It was nummy as hell.

Friday, July 23, 2010

today i rolled with a banana slathered with some nummy raw almond butter. almost out, i must buy some more :)

Yesterday I dehydrated a whole crap ton of buckwheat(that's not very photogenic) but I love to eat it with agave, raspberries and almond milk :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

quick! fast!

Tomorrow is my day off, so water fast i will do! I'm just going to take it easy, and if i feel up to it, go one more day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Get a deal!

I went to Whole Foods today and got an amazing raw sally bar mix, AND found a pretty good deal. Their house brand "365 Organics," sells a 16 oz. package of organic walnuts for just 3.49. I thought that was a pretty good deal, and alas, organic walnuts and I happily reunited. Soon they'll be soaked, dehydrated, and ready for proper munchings.

Thanks Whole Foods, for once, I don't feel totally ripped off!

Five Reasons to be Vegan from my #1 bitch!


#ONE: That may be true, about the chickens, but I don't feel great about eating highly processed soy omelettes either. I would almost rather have egg whites, they've been one of the hardest things for me to give up. But after seeing what they do to the animals, I agree.

#TWO: Milk 100% grosses me out. There are so many non-destructive, more healthy alternatives!! People become lactose intolerant for a reason. Milk makes me break out, too. Get your calcium from greens, yo!

#THREE: Go vegan, be happy! It's your life and your body, and you only get one!

#FOUR: "You'll do more good switching to a vegan diet than you will switching to an energy efficient car" This makes me feel like a fantastic person.

#FIVE: She's right, it really isn't that tough. The hardest part is explaining to family and friends, in which case you just have to tell them that you need to do what's best for you and let them accept it.


The Good Guys

I am going to take this post pay homeage to two fantastic brands...

Ultimate Superfoods, of which I used their Cacao Nibs and Goji Berries,

and especially ARTISANA! I am in love with artisana. They make the absolute best raw nut butters, and check out Lisa Paris's video on single serving packs of Artisana raw butters. I haven't seen them in Seattle yet, but I will certainly be watching for them! I'm heading to Whole Paycheck tomorrow, I'll let you know if they're there.

So all of you out there who love your bulk superfoods and nut butters as much as i do, take a moment to give your açai berries or cashew butter a hug and a kiss on the lid :D

I've got some raw corn tortillas in the dehydrator right now, I'll let you know how they turn out!

it's a chocolate kind of sunday


1 C ground cacao nibs
1/2 C agave nectar
a scant 1/4 C coconut oil
1 T Mesquite powder
1/4 C soaked goji berries
a sprinklin' of sea salt

Blend everything together while calling in ancient wisdom, longevity forces, and ecstatic states of bliss :)

Next time I'll leave out the goji berries, they made it sortof 'spicy,' which i don't like much in my chocolate.

Enjoyed with a glass of almond milk(or chocolate, like mine)...that is devine!