I haven’t posted a smoothie pic in a minute, so I thought I would show a picture of my smoothie today. This smoothie was
Day 9 Smoothie
1 Green Granny Smith Apple
2 Handfuls of Cranberries
1 Romaine Heart
Preparation: Place fruit in blender. Liquify. Add water to desired consistency.
*NOTE: The smoothie would be really good if you add a date or two, however I can’t since I am eating anti parasitic and I can’t have dates.
The really cool thing I have been able to utilize and really be better about is my use of plastic packaging. I go and buy most of the nuts, seeds, and grain in bulk so there is no packaging – which is positive. And then I also am able to stay away from plastic when I take my smoothies back and forth from my store. I have been using Mason Jars to take actually everything. Even in storage. I just think it’s better this way. Plastic is cheap but did we really need to start with the plastic container? Before I digress…
So…as I was saying. In keeping with the glass theme I was able to implent glass when it comes to straws as well! If any of you are interesed, leave a comment and I can send you one. They are $5 bucks suggested dontation.
This was a nice surprise! I found the following recipe on gone raw. (Where else, right?) and as usual I changed the recipe up a bit. It worked well, as it was quite savory. I have posted the original recipe and given credit where credit is due!
Submitted by linnylooloo on November 4, 2009 – 1:26pm
For the tortilla
3c peeled courgette (zucchini)
3T olive oil
2t lemon juice
1t ground coriander
1/2c flax meal*
• Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
• Add flax meal and blend again until smooth.
• Pour mixture onto 2 dehydrator sheets and spread evenly into a circle on each.
• Dehydrate for 8 hours at 105 degrees F, or until able to peel of the sheet.
• Once the dehydrator sheets are removed, return to the dehydrator for 30 – 60 mins, until both sides are dry to the touch but still pliable.
* Flax meal is flax seed that have been ground in a coffee grinder or similar, to produce a fine flour.
For the falafel
1c pumpkin seeds
2T fresh dill, finely chopped
1t ground coriander
8 sun-dried tomato halves, soaked for 1 to 2 hours and then chopped
3T fresh coriander (cilantro)
1 clove garlic
1/4c olives, stones removed
1T lemon juice
• Process all ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly mixed.
• Form into Falafel and dehydrate on a Paraflexx sheet at 105 degrees F for 6 – 8 hours.
I began the evening before preparing the batter for my wrap. Somehow it didn’t end up looking like the one in the picture. But, that’s okay nothing EVER does. Needless to say I was completly successful in making a wrap. It reminded me of the day I was attempting to make crepes filled with collard green that were lightly simmered in a curry coconut reduction. That was a good dish. I have seen on various You Tube videos and seen that there are some rather translucent wraps made with coconut meat. I think I will try to recreate the collard green “mouth amusement” in the raw. (Stay Tuned.)
So here is my version of the Wrap/Tortilla
It was nice and pliable this time. Unlike my other adventure that went from tortilla to tortilla chip! You can see that posting here.
The flax seeds are pretty prevalent visually. I need to grind them up better. I keep thinking it is more nutritious to grind them up at that moment rather than purchasing pre ground flax. Maybe I am crazy! Maybe not!
Here is the Falafel Mix in the food processor…
Falafel ready for the Dehydrator…
Here is everything out of the Dehydrator before assembly…
Ready to Roll up…
Ready to eat and plated!
This was a tasty dish if I do say so myself! I used the rest of the hummus I made the other night. I was able to make 4 Wraps and I have 5 Falafel left over. No doubt that may be dinner tomorrow!
Update: Physically I feel good. Giggly today for some reason. I have howver lost my voice. Maybe that is the universe telling me to be silent and know that I am doing the right thing. No pain or anything like that. Just no voice.
More to come….