November 28, 2010
2 servings ~ $.99 per serving
1 avocado ($1.49)
2 bananas ($.20)
4 romaine leaves ($.30)
pinch of salt, optional
I generally enjoy raw foods best in their simple, juicy, least refined state. This is simple and juicy and requires very little preparation while at the same time feeling just a little bit fancy.
For each serving, slice one banana and half an avocado and wrap in two romaine leaves. An optional light sprinkle of salt can bring out the sweetness of the fruit.
Garden Salad with Sweet Onion Dressing
serves 2 ~ $2.13 per serving
1/2 head romaine ($.95)
1/2 bunch (or bag) spinach ($1.50)
12 radishes ($1.00)
2 medium onions ($.30)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
3 tablespoons agave or agave ($.30)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
There was an onion dressing I remember using a long time ago and I thought maybe I’d try to replicate it to go with this salad of greens, radishes and onions. It was perfect.
For the dressing, puree 1/2 onion, the garlic, agave, olive oil, salt, black pepper and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper. It can be hard to make this in such a small batch because the blender just doesn’t work on such small amounts. I get around that by using a pint sized canning jar attached to the blade part of my blender. But, you could easily double or triple the amount and it should store in the fridge for at least a few days.
The salad is just the romaine and spinach tossed with thinly slices radishes and onions and topped with the onion dressing and some more red pepper flakes.
fat: 15 gr
carbs: 38 gr
protein: 5 gr
10 poppers ~ $.24 per popper
5 jalapeno peppers ($.49)
1 medium onion, minced ($.15)
1 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
crushed red pepper flakes
Basic Nut Cheez
1 cup nuts, soaked and dehydrated ($1.60)
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon agave ($.10)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water for blending
My son was trying to entice me the other day with some jalapeno poppers. I admit they did look good, but I knew I could make a raw and dairy free version that would just as yummy. AND I had a whole bag full of jalapenos in the fridge.
I started by making a batch of nut cheez. I used soaked and dehydrated walnuts here, but I imagine that some macadamia nuts would be good as well. In a blender, puree the nuts and all other nut cheez ingredients for a few minutes, until smooth and very creamy. Wrap in cheese cloth and let drain over a colander. Set a plate on top of the cheez and weight it with something. I used a can of coffee. Let drain overnight.
Slice the jalapenos in half, remove the seeds and ribs, and very lightly toss with olive oil. Dehydrate for a few hours until slightly softened (I actually liked them both ways, dehydrated as well as just fresh). Then fill with nut cheez and garnish with minced onion and crushed red pepper flakes. Put in the dehydrator for another few hours to warm, if desired.
carbs: 38 gr
protein: 8 gr
carbs: 92 gr
protein: 8 gr
Hooray! I actually almost purchased the book on Saturday, but remembered I had entered this contest!
Thanks for having this giveaway!
Those poppers look great. I'm excited to have re-discovered your blog too, as my new wife and I are pretty broke right now and I love eating raw. This will definitely become a valuable resource. Thanks for sharing!
Great menu. I am going to definately try these recipes:)
Congrats to the winner! Lucky! 😉
And this menu has got to be one my faves that you've posted. Everything looks so good and I love the spicy element.
ooommmyyyy, this whole post looks delicious!
The Vegetable Noodle Stew is on the menu for tonight.
Love your recipes and your photos are fabulous.
I can't wait to make the noodle stew and the poppers!! I love your recipes and that you calculate the cost and nutritional value. I was wondering how you calculate the nutritional value. Do you use a website that you can share? I would love to find out the calories, etc. of things I am making. THANKS!
Wow, I just found your blog! What an awesome concept. Thank you for sharing your very helpful and economical raw food ideas.
YUM is all I can ever think of when I see your posts. YUM!
This noodle recipe looks great! I will try to make it for dinner/ late lunch/ snack tonight 🙂
I've been reading your site for about a month now and love the variations on the recipes. You've done a great job!
My only stipulation is that where I live (South Florida), the cost of these foods in organic form is much higher than your prices, sadly 🙁 However, if I manage under 100$ for the week, I say I'm in great shape!
I just had the banana / avocado in romaine for breakfast today. No salt. I do very much like. Now, I'm thinking about perhaps a variation of an avocado soup that's made a bit sweeter with banana…
I'm starting up a site about my journey and struggles (and utter happiness) with a raw food lifestyle, and I will be sure to cite all of your great meals here!