Tuesday, April 10, 2012

RAW Lasagna

Raw Lasagna:
"Marinated Mushrooms" (*marinated in olive oil, balsamic, and maple syrup w/ salt & pepper)
1-2 zucchinis (sliced thin, like noodles)
Big handful of spinach for spinach sauce (*blended in food processor w/ a little water, basil, oregano, salt & pepper to make sauce)
Big avocado (sliced)
"Marinara Sauce"
Water, Olive Oil, Basil, Oregano, Salt & Pepper

Marinara Sauce:
1-2 Tomatoes
5-7 Sun Dried tomatoes
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
2 teaspoons of Olive Oil
Fresh Basil, Oregano, Cayenne, Salt & Pepper
*Blend all ingrediants together in food processor to make "sauce"

I'm sure there's more of a specific "recipe" for the layers... But I just covered the bottom of a rectangular glass dish w/ Marinara Sauce and then began layering zucchini, marinara sauce, mushrooms, spinach sauce, & avocado and repeat layers, again and again. YUM!!!!


Monday, April 2, 2012

RAW Banana Curry (OMG, YUM)!!!

RAW Banana Curry:
2-3 Bananas (sliced)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup raisins
2 mandarin oranges (segmented)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup wild rice or forbidden 'black' rice (soaked for 3 days) or cooked

Served w/ cashew Curry Dressing

Cashew Curry Dressing:
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup water
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 leek or onion
*curry, turmeric, tamari, and lemon juice, to taste.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Green Goddess Smoothie

1 Cup (ish) of Almond Milk
Handful (ish) of Spinach
1 Banana
1/2 Papaya
Drizzle of Flax Oil
A few Ice Cubes

Blend to Perfection and Enjoy!!!

My Lunch 3/26

Breakfast: Green Lemonade
Lunch: Spinach Salad w/ green apple, raisins, pumpkin seeds and drizzled w/ olive oil and balsamic. Apple Pie Lara Bar and Water!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easy Mushroom Pizza

I made a version of this upon arriving home today and it was fabulous! I had mushrooms marinating in the frige, a sprouted grain tortilla, fresh salsa, black beans, and goat cheese. I mean to tell you, it was delicious! I now can't wait to make one following the recipe - Lol!
Easy Mushroom Pizza

Friday, March 9, 2012

Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Goat Cheese & Kalamata Olives

This recipe is from Dara over at the Cookin' Canuck. These zucchini rolls are so delicious, it's maddening!
Preheat grill to high heat. 
Using 1 large zucchini or 3 small ones, slice a strip lengthwise from the zucchini to expose the inside of the vegetable. Discard or reserve for another use. Cut the 2 ends from the zucchini to make straight edges. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips. If using a large zucchini, cut each of these strips in half crosswise. (This won’t be necessary with small zucchini.) 
Thank you, Dara, for this great recipe!
Brush both sides of the zucchini pieces liberally with olive oil. Season well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lay the zucchini pieces on the grill at a 45-degree angle (for more attractive grill marks). Cook until the zucchini is very tender, but not mushy, about 3 minutes per side, moving the pieces during cooking to ensure even browning. 
Remove zucchini from the grill. Set a wire cooling rack on top of a bowl to give the cooling rack extra clearance from the counter. Drape the zucchini pieces on the rack to cool. This method will stop the zucchini from steaming while cooling.  
Place 3 1/2 ounces herbed goat cheese in a medium bowl. Roughly chop 1 1/2 ounces pitted kalamata olives (about 7 to 8 olives) and stir into the goat cheese.  
Spread a layer of the goat cheese mixture onto one side of each zucchini piece. Gently roll each piece of zucchini. Serve.  
Sadly, I am out of olives today, but this tasty little snack was plenty delicious without them. I will absolutely make these again. Perhaps next time, I'll even consider sharing.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Shredded Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken

I just piles all of the ingredients for this yummy dinner into my crock pot. Thank you, Katie of Good Life Eats, for this great looking recipe. I just need to pick up and extra lime, a couple of bunches of cilantro, and one of those beautiful purple onions before dinnertime. Anyone care to join us?