Hey guys! Hope your day is going well and I’m loving your feedback on my encouragement to eat post 😀 Lets all raise our forks and feast on the good stuff 😉
I woke up this morning to a delicious aroma that filled the downstairs area with a chocolaty cinnamon scent…
Waiting in the Excalibur, were raw chocolate cinnamon buckwheat crispies.
Yesterday, I soaked buckwheat groats in water for most of the day and then drained and rinsed the groats. I put them into the Vita-mix with raw cocoa powder (from One Lucky Duck), Stevia, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt. After it was fully blended, I spread the mixture onto Teflexx sheets and dehydrated for 6 hours, flipped it over, and let the rest dehydrate overnight.
I crumbled half of one of the sheets into a bowl:
Crunchy little guys:
And topped with vanilla hempmilk and sliced nanner.
Unbe-freaking-lieveable. So delicious. I have a TON leftover so we’ll see if I’m a repeater or if I can get crafty with the remaining groat crispies 😀
I went into work for a couple of hours to make some dinero, even though I didn’t have any training appointments. I had fun talking nutrition with the guy who works at the front desk and has lost about 30lbs this summer, played on the new crackberry (still have no idea how to work it), and read The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Before I knew it, it was lunchtime and I got to make a meal I had been thinking about all day.
Raw Pad Thai with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
For the noodles:
-1 mango, cut into matchsticks
-1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1/2 english cucumber, spiralized
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-1/2 tbs flax oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside as you prepare the sauce.
Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
-1/8 cup water
-1 tbs almond butter
-1 clove garlic
-1 medjool date
-hefty sprinkle of cayenne pepper
-small handful of cilantro leaves
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or Vita-mix and stir into the noodles. Top with fresh cilantro.
It came out almost perfectly. The only thing was that the cucumber made the sauce a little watery but since the flavor was so delicious and intense, it was fine. I know how to fix it for next time though 😉
Well I’m off to get things ready for dinner (so all I have to do is assemble and bake it when I get home), make CDs for tonight’s classes and teach spin and Zumba.
Hope you all have a great day!
What is a favorite dish that you’d love to see a raw version of?? For me, it’s enchiladas and I’m determined to come up with a raw version that closely mimics the real thing. I’ve seen recipes in cookbooks and online, but I’m sorry, while a nut paste wrapped in a lettuce leaf is delicious, that is NO enchilada 😀