Monday, May 20, 2013

Raw Food Recipes Menu: May 19, 2013


Breakfast
Pistachio Ice Cream
serves 2 ~ $1.19
ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado ($.88)
  • 4 ripe bananas ($.60)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ($.20)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios ($.50)
Fruit and nuts. That's all this is, but it feels like a treat ...
In a food processor with the "S" blade, puree the avocado, bananas, agave, vanilla, and salt until very smooth. This will take a few minutes. Process in an ice cream maker until the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Fold in the pistachios and freeze until firm.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, just freeze the puree and stir every half hour or so until it's firm, adding the pistachios just before firm.
nutritional information:       calories: 552      fat: 22 gr      carbs: 92 gr      protein: 8 gr


Lunch
Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Salad
serves 2 ~$2.75 per serving



ingredients
  • 1 apple ($.70)
  • 2 pears ($1.60)
  • 3 plums ($2.00)
  • 4 strawberries ($.60)
  • 5 oranges (we used five orange segments each, so about one orange) ($.60)

directions
  • cut the fruit
  • put into bowls
  • eat until you're not hungry anymore

Here's the recipe video!






nutritional information:      calories: 315      fat: 2 gr       carbs: 81 gr      protein: 5 gr



 Dinner

Mimi Kirk's Simple Mediterranean Salad
serves 2 ~ $3.82 per serving




ingredients
  • 4 firm heirloom tomatoes or slightly green tomatoes, cut into wedges ($3.00)
  • 2 sweet red or yellow peppers, seeded, cored, and sliced into thin strips ($2.10)
  • 1small or 1/2 medium sweet onion or red onion, sliced into strips ($.10)
  • 1/2 cucumber, coarsely diced ($.25)
  • 1 cup raw olives, pitted ($1.59)
  • good quality extra-virgin olive oil ($.30)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.30)
  • himalayan or celtic sea salt, to taste
  • freshly milled pepper to taste

This recipe is from Mimi Kirk's wonderful new book, Live Raw. This is one of the best raw food books I've read. Mimi's recipes are elegant and gourmet, but they're also very simple and easy to make.

To make the Simple Mediterranean Salad ... place the vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle generously with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Let salad rest for 15-20 minutes to meld flavors together.

Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary. Flavors should be lemony and light. 
Serve on chilled lettuce leaves.
nutritional information:      calories: 274      fat: 20 gr       carbs: 19 gr       protein: 5 gr



Dessert
Maple Bacon Ice Cream
serves 2 ~ $1.00 per serving


I recently saw an old advertisement for a maple bacon ice cream from a fast food place. That seems like the perfect example of what not to eat, for all kinds of different reasons. But, being a big fan of the sweet and savory combo, I thought I'd try to see if I could make it vegan ... and raw. It's basically just a maple zucchini bacon over vanilla banana ice cream. Super easy.

ingredients
  • 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick ($.70)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup ($.40)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ($.10)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Slice the zucchini into strips about 1/4" thick. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Toss with the zucchini until well coated, then dehydrate for several hours or overnight, until just a little bit crunchy but pliable.


Tear the zucchini bacon into pieces and serve over vanilla banana ice cream with maple syrup.  To make the ice cream, slice and freeze four bananas. When ready to use, grind them in a food processor with one teaspoon vanilla and a splash of almond milk. Process until smooth, which may take a few minutes and some scraping down on the sides. This will cost about $.30 per serving.

nutritional information:      calories: 298      fat: 14      carbs: 45      protein: 2 gr


Total cost for the day: $8.76
total calories: 1,439
total fat: 58 gr
total carb: 237 gr
total protein: 20 gr

4 comments:

  1. Breakfast pistachio ice cream?! Sign me up!! :)

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  2. Your kids are gorgeous! Lovely video (and fruit salad!). Do they eat raw too?
    The whole day's meals look fabulous.

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    1. Hi coconutandberries, those are my grandkids. They're not totally raw or anything, but they do love the food and prefer it over just about anything else.

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