Feb 19, 2012 0
Yesterday, I invited people over to cook and eat together. It’s so easy to get into the habit of making the same food over and over again, and only for events like these do I look into my cookbooks. This time around I decided to give raw food a(nother) try; raw food as in: raw food that looks like cooked food.
I don’t exactly know what’s in the stuff we came up with, partly because we just made things up, and partly because I focused on making the sushi. But, here’s details about what I remember.
I actually have no idea what went into the smoothie. Bananas, and I don’t even know what berries. One of the frozen berry mixes maybe? All I can say is that it tasted awesome, and that I’m having the leftovers for breakfast right now.
Green Squash Pasta
The pasta was made by spiralizing green squash (the spiralizer looked much like the Lurch Spiral Slicer). You get REALLY LONG pasta that way, which I love.
The sauce was, as far as I know, not much more than orange juice, avocado, and pomegranate seeds. But I really don’t know…
I love how the sushi turned out, even though none of us had ever tried to make raw sushi before. Turns out it’s not very hard to make. We concluded that it’s faster, tastier, and healthier than the cooked version
We made the “rice” out of one cauliflower head, around 1 1/2 cups of cashews that I had soaked for 2+ hours, and a little bit of lemon juice. I ground up the cashews into paste-like consistency, separately ground the cauliflower using a food processor, and then mixed them together in a bowl, with the added lemon juice. We didn’t use any salt. The filling consisted of: red peppers, cucumber, carrots, avocado (all cut into thin sticks), and sunflower sprouts.
Apple Pie with Banana (Ice) Cream
The apple pie was really something I was looking forward to trying. Fruit pies are my favorite kinds of cakes, so I was eager to have a somewhat healthy version of it.
The pie crust was made out of a mix of hazelnuts and almonds, a whole box of dates, and some added vanilla (I think). The filling was made of ground apples, lemon juice and, of course, lots of cinnamon. The pie was topped with crushed hazelnuts. The pie was really good, though I wouldn’t consider it light food. We had the pie as our first course, and I was already pretty full before even getting to pasta and sushi.
The ice cream was a one ingredient ice cream as described here. The bananas weren’t completely frozen when we processed them, so the ice cream was on the very creamy side. But still very yummy!
We also had coconut. I’m not used to having coconuts, so the process of opening it, getting the coconut water and meat, was very exciting to watch. Especially when the only tool around is an old kitchen knife. The result was super-tasty nevertheless
All in All…
Our kitchen experiments were a big success, I’d say, and I’m looking forward to trying out more (raw) food soon!