Monday, March 21, 2011

March 20, 2011


Breakfast
Pecan Pie
serves 2 ~ $1.45 per serving

1/4 cup walnuts ($.50)
1/2 cup raisins ($.50)

6 dates, soaked ($1.20)
1/4 cup pecans ($.70)
pinch salt

Maybe this is taking the idea of breakfast pie too far. But, nah, not really. It's still just nuts and fruits, which seems to be a good way to start the day. 

In a food processor with an "S" blade, process the walnuts and raisins until they are crumbly and stick together. Press into a small tart plate (the one I used is 5 inches diameter) and chill. Then in the food processor again, puree the dates with a tiny bit of the soak water until they form a gooey paste. Spread into the crust and top with pecans.

The amounts can be easily increased to make a larger pie for a more conventional dessert.

 

calories: 396
fat: 17 gr
carbs: 80 gr
protein: 5 gr
 
 
 
Lunch
Pea Soup
Serves 2 ~ $.84 per serving

2 cups peas ($.75)
1 avocado ($.88)
1 1/2 cups water
1 small onion ($.05)
salt and pepper

We're planting peas here and already I'm looking forward to the harvest. I've gotten a bit ahead of myself though, and so used frozen peas for this. They're likely not raw, as most commercial produce (except for berries and some fruit) is blanched before freezing. It still made a delicious soup and would be even better with fresh peas, although they may be more expensive than what I paid for frozen.
Set aside a half cup of the peas. In a blender, puree the rest of the peas and the avocado with enough water to blend and give the desired consistency. It takes a few minutes of blending to get this really smooth in a conventional blender. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour in bowls and top with the reserved peas and minced onion.

 

calories: 258
fat: 16 gr
carbs: 31 gr
protein: 10 gr 

 
 Dinner
Samosas with Mango Sauce
serves 4 ~ $2.05 per serving

1 head cauliflower, chopped ($1.29)
1 yam , chopped ($.50)
1 zucchini, chopped ($.80)
1/4 cup walnuts ($.50)
1/4 cup raisins ($.50)
2 dates ($.40)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 cup green peas ($.38)
juice of 1 lemon
4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoon curry powder ($.50)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, finely minced ($.05)
2 jalapeno, finely minced ($.10)

1 mango ($1.49)
3 tablespoons agave($.30)

This recipe has a few more ingredients that I usually use, but it's still quite easy to put together. It's also not going to taste exactly like a real fried samosa, but it's still spicy and yummy.

In a food processor with an "S" blade, process the cauliflower, yam, zucchini, walnuts, raisins, dates, and garlic until pureed. This is a lot and I processed this in a few batches. Mix together with the rest of the samosa ingredients.

Form into cone shapes or triangular patties and dehydrate for several hours, until the outside is a bit crispy but the inside is still soft. To make the mango sauce, simply puree a peeled and chopped mango with the agave and about a 1/2 cup water until smooth. Serve the samosas with a generous dollop of mango sauce.
 
 

calories: 415
fat: 19 gr
carbs: 64 gr
protein: 8 gr 

 
 Dessert
Chocolate Ice Cream
serves 6 ~ $.65

2 ripe avocados ($1.49)
8 ripe bananas ($1.20)
4 tablespoons cacao powder ($.80)
4 tablespoons agave ($.40)
1/4 teaspoon salt

I've been trying to get a raw vegan ice cream that's creamy, but will freeze well. The banana ice creams are awesome when first made, but become solid blocks of ice when frozen. I was looking for the creaminess and scoop-ability of regular ice cream. This will scoop out nicely even when frozen.

In the food processor with an "S" blade, puree all the ingredients until completely smooth. This won't work with unripe avocados, they just don't get smooth enough. Also, don't add any water for blending. When smooth, process in an ice cream maker until semi firm and then freeze. If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour into a container and stir every so often until it's firm.

 

calories: 311
fat: 10 gr
carbs: 64 gr
protein: 7 gr 
 
 

Total cost for the day: $4.99
total calories: 1,380
total fat: 62 gr
total carb: 239 gr
total protein: 30 gr
 
This is a repost from last April ... but I'll be back with new recipes & gardening stuff next week!

Happy Spring :)

14 comments:

  1. excited to read about your garden!xo

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  2. pecan pie for brekkie...sign me up!!!

    pea soup...i had a cooked vegan version this weekend...and for lunch today...and those samosas...wow!!! you are one incredible raw chef lady!

    =)

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  3. You have outdone yourself! It all looks amazing!
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

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  4. Everything looks so good, but the pea soup is positively a work of art!

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  5. making both the soup and samosas today!

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  6. Looks delicious! Any good raw ideas without avacado. I just do not like avacado.
    Blessings in Yeshua HaMashiach,
    Joycelyn

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  7. it all looks good but i'd love a scoop of that chocolate icecream right now!

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  8. I'm so glad I found your blog! These recipes look yummy!

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  9. I would die of hunger, not enough food for me.

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  10. I am so amazed and inspired by your blog! Thankyou!

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  11. I love your pictures it makes me want to make everything when I see your pictures!

    I am making the pecan pie today, so exctied!

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  12. That ice cream looks creamy & delicious. Looking forward to trying the recipe. :-)

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