Monday, August 12, 2013

Raw Food Recipe Menu August 11, 2013 ... plus 13 Weeks of Meal Plans and mid-Summer Sale on Spring eBook!



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Breakfast
Buckwheat Pancakes with Applesauce
serves 4 ~ $.89 per serving

1 cup soaked and rinsed buckwheat groats ($.35)
3 bananas ($.60)
1/4 cup ground flax seeds ($.10)
1 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
1 tablespoon agave ($.20)
pinch salt

2 large apples, peeled and chopped ($1.80)
2 tablespoons agave ($.40)
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
raisins

I usually make nearly everything for this blog on Sunday, and more often than not have no idea what I'm going to make until that morning ... and that's how it is most other days, too. I'm just not much of a planner. I was feeling pretty uninspired this week, too. And, I was running low on lots of things, and running out of others. But that's what's amazing about raw and vegan foods; with just a few ingredients and the smallest amount of inspiration, good meals can be made.

These are similar to other pancakes I've made here, but heavier on the buckwheat. In a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the buckwheat, banana, flax seed, olive oil, agave, and salt until pureed. This takes about three minutes. Spread the batter out in 4 in rounds on lined dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for about an hour. When the top is "set" and dry to the touch, flip the pancakes and peel the sheet off them (I flipped mine too soon ... and they were left with marks from the dehydrator). Continue to dry for another few hours until the outside is dried and the inside is still moist but not wet.

To make the apple sauce, in a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process the apple, agave, and cinnamon until pureed and smooth. Stir in a few raisins and spoon over the pancakes.



calories: 374
fat: 12 gr
carbs: 66 gr
protein: 9 gr
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Lunch
Carrot Apple Soup
serves 2 ~ $2.01 per serving

6 carrots, chopped ($1.00)
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 avocado ($1.49)
1 large apple ($.89)
1 red bell pepper, chopped ($.79)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
pinch cinnamon
pinch cumin
water for blending

This is a sweet way to take advantage of in season carrots and apples. Actually, it started out as a (rare) food experiment gone wrong ... but it worked all out in the end.

In a blender, combine all ingredients and pureed until very smooth and creamy. Use as much as necessary for the desired consistency. This soup would be awesome in a Vita Mix or a similar blender, but any blender will work ... although it may take a few minutes. If it's not smooth enough, press through a wire mesh strainer.

Serve with a few bits of chopped apples and onions and a drizzle of olive oil.
 

calories: 363
fat: 25 gr
carbs: 37 gr
protein: 4 gr
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Dinner
Green Salad with Mango Dressing
serves 2 ~ $1.55 per serving


dressing
1/2 cup mango chunks ($.40)
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
1 tablespoon agave ($.10)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar ($.10)
1 tablespoon lime juice ($.20)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


salad
1 head romaine ($1.89)
1 medium onion
4 stalks celery ($.20)
walnuts

OK, mango isn't in season. It's technically never in season where I live. But, oh my, it sure is nice to have.

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bullet type blender and pureed until smooth. (I use small canning jars with the blade assembly of my regular blender.)

Toss together the chopped romaine, chopped celery, chopped onion, and add some walnuts. Top with the mango dressing.


calories: 288
fat: 23 gr
carbs: 15 gr
protein: 4 gr
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Dessert
Lemon Basil Ice Cream
serves 2 ~ $1.12

5 ripe bananas ($.75)
juice and zest of one lemon ($1.49)
1 tablespoon dried basil, or 3 tablespoons fresh

Yes, more banana ice cream. I do love this stuff and it really does seem to have almost endless possibilities. I think fresh basil would be better, but I used dried and it worked well to ad just a bit of flavor.

In a food processor fitted with an "S" blade, process all ingredients until the bananas are liquid. Then process in an ice cream maker until firm.



calories:  263
fat: 1 gr
carbs: 64 gr
protein: 4 gr


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Total cost for the day: $5.57
total calories: 1,288
total fat: 61 gr
total carb: 182 gr
total protein: 21 gr






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  • About this meal plan …
  • There are four meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert – provided over seven days. There is a meal calendar at the beginning and detailed recipes below that.
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  • Both desserts for the week are made and then frozen in individual servings for later on.
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3 comments:

  1. so nice sharing all of these with us!

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  2. can' t go wrong with banana ice cream! it all sounds delish!

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  3. yum, i love the look of those buckwheat pancakes!

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