Hello raw dinner demo participants! There were 19 of you and 3 of us
from Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center that evening at the beautiful
Honokaa green house.
It was a lot of fun sharing our medicinal gourmet food with you. We
were a bit heavy on the nut side and did not pay much attention to
food combining. We were thinking more about exciting your palate and
convert you to raw foods, than composing a balanced meal. Shame on
us! However, I actually think that we are still in line with the
laws of nature that wants us to have pleasure while eating so that we
preserve the species. So we are still in line with our nature cure
philosophy! . Fats certainly contribute a lot to taste of foods. On
the fat side we had coconut, hemp seed, sunflower seed, flax seed....
a bit too much for a common daily diet. Luckily we had high levels
of anti oxidants in our raw cacao mousse to compensate and protect us
from the possible free radical damage of rancid oils, although most
of our seeds are kept in the freezer or the refrigerator.
We posted the recipes of our dinner menu for your use. You may
reproduce them. You will need a dehydrator for the pizza crust and
the crackers or you may want to wait for our next meeting in July and
we will bring the crusts to you. All you will have to do is the
pesto and tomato sauce. For dressing and sauces you will need is a
blender. We use a Vita Mix. I encourage you to get one if you want
to get more into raw food. Next time I will bring some of our
kitchen tools so that you may see what you need to get set up.
We will meet again on July 15. The theme for this meeting will be
daily sustainable and highly digestible menu.
I am looking forward to seeing you all soon. Bring your friend with
you next time.
Friday, June 13, 2008
2 cloves garlic
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 cup chopped zucchini
1-2 Tbsp chopped onion
Blend in a food processor with s blade.
3 cups sprouted garbanzo beans
2 Tbsp. flax oil
2 Tbsp. Nama shoyu
1 Tbsp lemon, lime juice or apple cider vinegar
Blend in food processor until creamy consistency.
1 ½ cups soaked buckwheat
1 cup soaked sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp. Fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp. Fresh basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp Nama soyu
5 dried tomatoes
Place in food processor and blend until thick paste.
Spread 1 cm think on reflex sheets.
Dehydrate 6-8 hours at 115 degrees.
Then top with thinly sliced fresh tomatoes, red onion and any other desirable vegetables.
1/3-cup soft coconut meat
1 cup chocolate sapote or any other creamy fruit
1/4-cup citrus juice
¼ cup whole cocoa beans
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. Agava or Honey
Place in vita mix and blend until smooth consistency.
Serve plain or with strawberry sauce.
1 Tbsp. Agava
Place in vita mix and blend until creamy.