Monday, August 19, 2013

Raw Food Recipe Menu August 18, 2013 ~ plus, 13 weeks of meal plans and ebook sale ...


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Breakfast
Apple Slices
serves 2 ~ $1.75 per serving

4 apples, sliced thinly ($2.00)
2 tablespoons agave or other liquid sweetener ($.40)
 tablespoon lemon juice ($.10)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

4 dates ($1.00)
2 tablespoons water

For the apple slices, it works out well to toss them in the dehydrator the night before. By morning, they're done. Just whip up a bit of sauce, if desired, and enjoy. 

Slice six apples about 1/8 inch thick, removing the seeds and any hard bits in the center. In a medium bowl, whisk together the agave, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Add the apple slices and toss to coat well. Lay out on dehydrator sheets (I used unlined ones) and dry overnight. They'll be leathery when warm and will get crisper as they cool off.

The sauce is just a couple dates and water for blending. I used a small bullet type blender and processed them until smooth. 


calories: 380
fat: 1 gr
carbs: 100 gr
protein: 2 gr
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Lunch
Waldorf Salad
serves 4 ~ $2.10 per serving

3 red apples, crisp variety, chopped ($1.77)
4 stalks celery, finely chopped ($.20)
1 cup pecans ($1.00)
1 cup dried cranberries (or raisins) ($1.00)
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved ($.89)
1 cup raw mayo* ($1.65)
1 head Boston lettuce leaves ($1.89)

This salad really got rave reviews around here. The cashew mayo adds just the right amount of creaminess. It's super easy to make, too. 

Combine the apples, celery, pecans, cranberries, grapes and mayo in a large mixing bowl and gently toss to combine. This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator, but it is recommended to eat within 8 hours of making. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.

*for the cashew mayo:

1 cup cashews, soaked for at least one hour ($1.00)
3/4 cup water
1 large garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ($.30)
2 tablespoons agave nectar ($.40)
1 cup cold pressed olive oil ($1.60)

Add everything but the oil to a Vita Mix or other blender, processing on high until creamy. Starting at a lower speed, drizzle the olive oil through the hole in the top of the blender lid. This mayo should keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator or for several months if stored in a freezer bag in the freezer.


calories: 473
fat: 40 gr
carbs: 31 gr
protein: 5 gr

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Dinner
Bok Choy Stir Fry
serves 2 ~ $2.86 per person

1 head bok choy, chopped ($1.89)
8 oz mushrooms, sliced ($2.29)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced ($.79)
1 medium onion, sliced ($.05)
3 tablespoons olive oil ($.30)
2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ($.20)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Bok choy is my new favorite vegetable, and we've been enjoying it both raw and cooked very often lately. Again, this is a super simple recipe. Add the bok choy, mushrooms, red bell pepper, and onion to a lidded container or bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, agave, balsamic vinegar, and salt, and pour over the veggies and toss to coat.

Spread out on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate for about an hour until the veggies are warmed and wilted.


calories: 335
fat: 21 gr
carbs: 33 gr
protein: 8 gr

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Dessert
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

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 sized dessert.

 

calories: 396
fat: 17 gr
carbs: 80 gr
protein: 5 gr
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Total cost for the day: $8.16
total calories: 1,584
total fat: 79 gr
total carb: 244 gr
total protein: 20 gr





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2 comments:

  1. I'm guessing you just copy-and-pasted an old recipe, or is it actually snowing and Christmas-like in August?

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    1. Hi Anon ... you are correct. I have reposted an old recipe :)

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