Summer is just around the corner and the menu is getting a little update… cooling healthy raw light foods are great to keep you healthy and to beat the heat. Here is a fresh menu that I’m going to put together tomorrow… Yum 🙂
For Starters: Vegan Raw Sushi
cucumber – julienned
carrots – julienned
red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
pea shoots or sprouts of your choice
hemp hearts & sesame seed mix, about 1 tbsp each
use as much of each vegetable as you wish
1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu, tamari, or soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vineagar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon scallions, sliced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
Start by spreading your miso paste along the edge of the nori sheet. Add some of the hemp hearts & sesame seed mixture to the miso paste, gently press so the seeds stay put. Next add some avocado and all the other ingredients as you wish. Finally, roll your roll and slice. After the first one, you get the hang of it!
For Main: Raw Pasta With Basil Cream Sauce
3 medium zucchini (spiralized)
1 cup young coconut water
1 cup raw macadamia nuts
or pine nuts
1 large handful basil
Spiralize the zucchini into angel hair type pasta with the spiral slicer. Blend in a high speed blender the macadamia nuts, coconut water, and basil. Pour the sauce over the pasta and garnish with the suggested garnishes of your choice.
For Dessert: Raw Chocolate Covered Kiwis Popsicles
Kiwi – peeled and cut in 1 inch thick rounds, with a popsicle stick in each round. Freeze on a tray in the freezer.
1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp.
Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.
One serving of KIWI: * contains the same amount of fiber as a BOWL of bran cereal. * contains the same amount of potassium as a banana * provides the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C and… Folate (good for pregnant women), Lutein (helps prevent age-related blindness), Zinc (healthy hair, skin, teeth), Vitamin E (antioxidant and immune system booster) AND…the enzyme found in green kiwifruit makes a natural meat tenderizer. Yummmy!!! 🙂