Monday, May 12, 2014

Raw Food Recipe Menu: May 11, 2014

 
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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

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Lunch
Creamy Cucumber Soup
serves 2 ~ $.77 per serving

1 cucumber ($.60)
1 avocado ($.78)
1/2 medium onion ($.05)
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
1 cup water for blending
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes

My little local grocery has had avocados on sale for the past few weeks or so and I've been making all sorts of things with them, but one of my favorites is creamy soups. The cucumber adds a summery feel, too, even here where we have a foot and a half of snow!

Finely dice a 2 inch piece of cucumber and set aside for later. In a blender, puree rest of the cucumber, avocado, 1/4 of the onion, garlic, and olive oil. Chop the cucumber and avocado first to make blending easier. Add the water as needed for blending. Let this blend for a minute or two, to get really creamy. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with a bit of the reserved diced cucumber and onion. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and add a small drizzle of olive oil, if desired.

  

calories: 292
fat: 29 gr
carbs: 12 gr

protein: 3 g

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Dinner
Baby Greens with Clementines and Mustard Dressing

serves 2 ~ $2.40 per serving

1 8 oz bag baby greens ($2.99)

3 clementines, peeled and sectioned ($.75)
1/4 cup walnuts ($.25)
1/2 red onion, chopped ($.20)

2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)

2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
2 tablespoons brown spicy mustard ($.20)

salt and pepper to taste


Lately, I just can't get enough of greens and citrus together. This is a very simple salad that gave me a much needed reminder of spring.


To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, agave, and mustard. Toss with the baby greens, clementine sections, red onion, and walnuts.


calories: 342
fat: 24 gr
carbs: 28 gr
protein: 8 gr
 
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Dessert
Strawberry Pie

serves 6 ~ $1.04 per serving

1 pound strawberries ($2.08)
3 tablespoons agave ($.60)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup walnuts, soaked and dehydrated ($1.00)
1 cup banana slices, dehydrated (about 4 raw) ($.60)
pinch salt

1/4 cup walnuts ($.25)
2 dates ($1.00)
2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt

In a food processor with an "S" blade, process the walnuts and dehydrated bananas with a pinch of salt until the mixture starts clumping together. Spread and press onto a plate for a more rustic effect, which is what I did, or use a regular pie or tart plate.

In the food processor, add about a quarter of the strawberries and process with the lemon juice and agave until well pureed. Just like chocolate needs a dash of salt, I've found that strawberries really benefit from a tiny bit of lemon.

To make the walnut cream, in a blender puree 1/4 cup walnuts, 3 dates, and enough water to process, about 2/3 cup. Puree until very smooth and creamy.

Slice the remaining strawberries and add arrange on top. Spoon on some of the walnut cream. Cut into wedges and serve.
 
 
 
calories: 327
fat: 16 gr
carbs: 47 gr
protein: 5 gr
 
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Total cost for the day: $5.66
total calories: 1,357
total fat: 86 gr
total carb: 163 gr
total protein: 21 gr

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh yes. Pecan pie for breakfast is definitely something I can get behind!

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