I am officially 1/2 way through my cleanse! Yeah!
As noted I haven’t been enjoying my smoothies. However, I am going to try the opposite side of the spectrum. I am going to make some smoothies with vegetable juices and nut milk now. Maybe the problem had been me trying to add fruit to sweeten. I suppose that will be next weeks task.
Today, I brought lots of fruit. I have been really good at using what I buy until it is all gone. I am very happy about that. If I’m cooking with heat, I usually have left overs. And then the left overs go bad. On goes the cycle of waste. BUT with the RAW food diet, I know the exact amount I am going to need. I haven’t thrown anything away and thus far, I haven’t wasted anything. Great for the planet! Great for the home! Great all around!
Last night I decided to try my hand at a sort of casserole, use the buckwheat I had sprouted and use some of the nuts I have had soaking.
The recipe for the cereal is in the Matthew Kenny & Sarma book called RAW FOOD REAL WORLD. I made both the coco cereal and the cinnamon cereal.
Cocoa Buckwheat Cereal & Cinammon Buckwheat Cereal before the Dehydrator….
Zucchini Pasta Casserole
I had made pesto earlier in the week and wanted to do something with it. I figured I would attempt to be creative with the zucchini pasta again since it was so good. I also had some cashews soaking and spinach in the fridge.
Spinach Cashew Pesto
1/2 cup premade pesto (Recipe here)
1 1/2 cup spinach
1 cup cashews, soaked
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup water
Preparation: Place cashews in the food processor. Process until creamy. Add all other ingredients except water. Process a few times until you see a bright green color. If it is too thick add the water a little at a time.
15 Cremini Mushrooms
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 Lemon
3 Garlic cloves
2 T. Oregano (Fresh)
Preparation: Place all liquid ingredients in a good sized bowl. Slice mushrooms and add to bowl. Mix up and allow to marinate for 1 hr or more.
To put casserole together:
1. Place zucchini on a teleflex sheet. (I spiralized 3 Good sized zucchinis)
2. Form a flat mount on sheet. Roughly 8 x 10 sized square.
3. Scoop the Spinach Cashew Pesto onto the zucchini noodles. Spread the pesto all around the top.
4. Add marinated mushrooms.
5. Place in the Dehydrator at 115 degrees for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hours. Just until warm.
So that was my culinary adventure for the evening. The cereal should be ready by the time I get home. I also have a sundried tomato crust in the Dehydrator. I will update those pictures tomorrow!
Update: Very positive feelings. Happy to be alive! Thankful for all the wonderful food! Health, Spirit, Life!