Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quick easy RAW ideas!

So I have to be honest,  I’ve been having a hard time incorporating raw food into my diet lately because I’ve been craving bagel type goodness!!   MMM  BREAD!!!   I think maybe it’s because I just finished reading a book all about a  baker who is super passionate about baking, and some times goes into detail about how soft the bread is, how chewy and how the butter melts and drips as she’s eating it…. *drools*

Thank God that book is done!! haha

So I thought I could do a post about quick easy raw meals that you can make in a flash!!  Maybe I will re inspire myself!

Nori Rolls – Wrap up veggies of choice in nori rolls (preferable raw ones)   That’s it!! Serve with dipping sauce of choice.

DSC_1925 (2) You won’t even miss the rice I promise!  DSC_1927 (2)

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Stir fry…  or not?

This was Dave’s meal that I cooked, but I also made the same for myself raw with no chicken! (but forgot to take a pic)  DSC_1931 What’s in it – carrots, spiralized zuchinni, mango, green onion, snap peas, peppers.

Sauce was super easy and delicious (for both raw and cooked dinners)  1/2 fresh mango, 2 Tbsp peanuts (or just peanut butter), a bit of soya sauce, lime juice and chili flakes.   Then I blended it up in the blender and had a perfect creamy sauce!!

Of course salad is super easy and so versatile,  you can really toss anything you want in there!  DSC_1244the possibilities are endless.  DSC_1859

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Salad rolls are quick and easy – although the rice wrap isn’t considered raw – it’s still a great vessel for delicious veggies!!  You could use the same sauce for these as the stirfry!!   DSC_1957

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I think one of my favorite things has been veggie noodles…

DSC_1964 These are sooo good!!  Especially with the creamy cashew sauce on top, but you could top it with anything really!! 

DSC_1854  Now you do need a spiralizer for this.  I got mine from here.  Which is a great Canadian company you can buy lots of good stuff from (like a vitamix)

Of course there are always snack plates!!  Great for a little snack!

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Add whatever veggies you like, dried fruit, nuts, hummus, seaweed, raw crackers.  DSC_1965 DSC_1909

Ok that last one is a snack plate/salad combo… with nut cheese!!

Of course, last but not least, when I’m in a rush I like to make a green smoothie for my lunch – I just add an extra scoop of hemp seeds to up the protein and away I go!!

DSC_1804 DSC_1867 There should be a bumper sticker that says I heart Green Smoothies! haha

Hope this inspired you even a wee bit!!  I’d love for you to add some great quick raw meals – feel free to link drop too!!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!!   We have family coming from Austria today, so that’s pretty exciting!!!

Jessica

Monday, June 28, 2010

Partayyyyyyyy!

So D’s birthday was on the 18th, but we postponed the party until this weekend due to friends being busy the weekend before!!

I wanted to do something super fun for him, as he’s always spoiling me etc…

So I started off with organizing a group of friends to play laser tag!  It ended up being behind the museum in a big forest (SO FUN!!)  (kids weren’t actually crazy animals, but I don’t like putting kids pics on my blog without permission, as for friends, suck it up (hahaha just kiddin!!) kids cropped
You wanna mess with us?!?!?  Bring it!!

Us good lookin ladies won every game… ;)  DSC_1932
After awhile, you start to get serious about the game…
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Then everyone came over to our place for a BBQ!!  

D’s birthday request was big animals? (not sure why!!) So I did what I could!
This is Bruce – he’s kinda famous around these parts!! DSC_1959
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I also booked “MISS PIGGY” to come and embarrass D, but she totally left us hanging and never showed up…   I was so upset, because it would have been SO funny!!
But we just played up all the “big animals”

DSC_1978 DSC_1969 They just kinda crept around in the background!

There was TONS of food!!  I made some tasty goodies!

Mango salsa DSC_1956 and homemade “pickles” DSC_1955
And we got cake from my VERY favorite cake lady!!!   DSC_1930 Wheat free, vegan and 100% the best cake eva!!! (thanks Christa!)

Lots of fun was had by all…
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Lance even had a great time!!  This was his first “party” that he was allowed off his leash – and he did pretty good!! (except one bite out of someone’s hot dog!!)  He’s still a puppy and he’s doing pretty good!! (the terrible 2’s are almost past us!)   DSC_1973
Hope you guys enjoyed the recap…  I also hope you had a beautiful weekend!!!!!!
Stay tuned for some AMAZINGLY yummy eats tomorrow!!
Ciao for now!
xo
Jess

Friday, June 25, 2010

Epic fail and Mochi?

So yesterday I posted on Facebook that I was making Tina’s Rad Waffles for my comfort food meal.   I just wasn’t feeling good, and I wanted something warm and delicious. 

This is where the Epic Fail began… 

I didn’t have eggs, so I used Chia Seed Egg replacement instead…

This is what happens when you don’t use eggs…DSC_1937 I almost cried… all I wanted was a waffle… but I seized the day and went with the flow. DSC_1938 DSC_1939 Not so pretty, but it tasted alright.    Awwwh… note to self – Chia eggs don’t work for waffles!!

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Moving on.

I also made raw crackers in my dehydrator.  I noticed while doing my course that FLAX and I are not friends, so I tested out chia seeds instead. 

The crackers turned out great!!  DSC_1925

topped with hummus, avocado, cucumber, sprouts and wakame!!

DSC_1926Good stuff I tell ya!!

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Has anyone heard of or tried this stuff??

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I made it this morning.  Broke it up into small peices, and put under the broiler until they got soft and puffy….

DSC_1942 It was interesting…  I think maybe I’m missing something though?

Any Mochi tips?

Have a great weekend guys!!  We are celebrating D’s 30th birthday tomorrow with laser tag and then a BBQ…  I promise to take lots of pictures and give you a recap Monday!!

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Few More

Good morning!!

Glad you guys enjoyed the Caramel Recipe!!  I tested it out on Banana Soft Serve last night and it was pretty amazing!!

I just found a few Newfoundland pictures I thought you might enjoy, I got off track with posting with my course!!

Check out this cat!! DSC_1763 He’s a Maine Coon, and the sweetest cat around!!

Also a few pictures from Gros Morne National Park.

Watch out for MOOSE!!  Funny thing, we drove through the park, were there for about 4ish hours and didn’t see a SINGLE moose!! DSC_1632 Look how beautiful this place was… DSC_1644

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So beautiful!!!

Of course being on the East Coast – we had some lobster! DSC_1727 DSC_1740We had such a great trip!!   Hope you enjoyed all the pictures from it! :)

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We enjoyed all the food while there, but I really enjoyed coming home and doing 2 weeks raw!!! 

A few more goodies since I’ve been home.

Return on the snack plate

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Lotsssss of kale chips – I love these!!

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A yummy raw chocolate from Zen Zero!!  Thanks Marrissa for the yummy treat!! :)   It may have melted in my car a wee bit ;)  DSC_1961

Another snack plate – I love these for lunch!!  DSC_1965

Do you make snack plates???  What are your favorite things to put on it?!!?

Have a great Thursday

I am off to figure out a bunch of stuff for school today – wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

CARAMEL – this will change your life!

No big blog post from me today, but let me tell you about something delicious… and life changing…    seriously!!

Tahini + Maple Syrup = CARAMEL DELICIOUSNESS!!

DSC_1929 I haven’t had any caramel since becoming dairy free… and I read about this deadly combination online the other day and seriously, it’s pure heaven…. 

I sliced up some apples, drizzled on the “caramel” sauce and covered it with pecans and raisins. 

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I can’t wait to try it over banana soft serve….

 

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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