I realized last night that I owe you a recipe for raw vegan sour cream for my baked butternut squash and red potato bisque recipe! This is also fabulous with raw vegan chili, which makes sense given they are both Matthew Kenney recipes and that’s exactly what he suggests :)
Category Archives: savory
I used to love cheese sauce. Love with a capital L… with cauliflower, with lasagna, with a spoon and with tuna baked on a croissant topped with paprika. My brother was my cheese sauce partner in crime. The best bonding we ever did as teenagers was over cheese sauce.
Once I went vegan, I never thought I’d be able to eat cheese sauce again. Devastated.
I love these falafel patties so they were the perfect thing to make yesterday to kick start a week of all raw food – something I haven’t done for an embarrassingly long time, and definitely something I need to do more often – I miss it and I just don’t feel as good as I used to.
These are a little sentimental for me – first made for me by my very good friend Brooke. Whenever I make them I am reminded of her, which is useful now she has moved very far away. Miss you Brooke!!
Squash is the new potato.
I just came home to the most wonderful smell of squash chips in the dehydrator and realized, as much as I used to think I loved potato chips, they ain’t got nothing on my squash chips. I also am embarrassed that I was so confused about what to with all the squash and zucchini that I had accumulated from two weeks of CSA bags from my farmer Bob and new friends at Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand yesterday, but it had been so long since I made these that I had totally forgotten about them!
You don’t have to look far for reasons as to why commercial bread is not good for you… bromide (well in the US anyway, everywhere else banned it in the 90′s!), artificial preservatives, emulsifiers, additives, bleached flour which removes the goodness to make it ‘soft’ then they pump artificial goodness back in(??), SUGAR… The list goes on.
I first tried cutting back on bread a few years ago when I hypothesised that my falling asleep in business meetings after lunch (funny but very true), might be related to all the gluten I was eating in sandwiches and pastas. I stopped for a while and it worked… no more nodding off in front of clients, my hay fever (unexpectedly) cleared up, and I felt much lighter as a result. The thing was though, that I had become so good at pretending feeling full and bloated was an indication that I was full, that the gluten-free thing didn’t really last long… salads didn’t cut it!*
Yes, I realize I used to practice insanity so regularly it makes me blush.
I think I have got to the root of my problem with raw vegan hummus… we still want to call it hummus! I have tried lots of variations to get something close to the ‘real’ thing, with and without garbanzo beans and it’s just never the same. Tonight, however I tried Raw Rose’s hummus recipe and I really liked it, if I forgot I was trying to recreate something specific in the cooked world. So I want to call it Zucchini and Sunflower Seed Dip – is that ok?
I first had Alissa Cohen’s avocado skins at her raw restaurant in Boston, Grezzo. I fell in love with them and so did my omnivore boyfriend, so I was really excited when she released her latest recipe book Raw Food For Everyone, especially since it closely followed the closing of Grezzo so I had no choice but to make my own! Continue reading
I’m working from home today which inevitably means that I’ll spend all day eating, which is not great for the progress of my Invisalign, but what can you do?? Staring into the fridge, I spotted a ripe avocado, a few grape tomatoes, some cilantro, onion and my favorite addition to most savory dishes – Real Pickles’ Tomatillo Hot Sauce.
Not so long ago, I was raving about Herbavoracious’ super-delicious (un-raw) vegan chili to cater to my cooked food cravings… well now I’m happy to say I can rave about a raw vegan chili recipe to the same extent – Matthew Kenney has done it again!! It has a great texture, doesn’t require beans and tastes like chili! When I gave it to my boyfriend to try he really liked it but didn’t realize I said it was raw, so commented that it was cold and asked if he could heat it up - funny :)
Apparently this recipe required ‘exhaustive experimentation’ so I was careful not to deviate on my first attempt (save for halving the recipe below), which took a lot more restraint than I’m used to! So get your measuring spoons out people and get in to this goodness!
My house smells really yummy this morning! I love dehydrating things overnight and really would do it just to wake up to a tasty aroma every day… especially kale chips. These things are totally awesome – cheesy, tasty and filling, and packed with goodness including the big P (protein) and fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, Vitamins A, C, K, B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese… woop, woop! I’m just sorry my Australian friends can’t seem to buy kale. Continue reading