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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Raw Coconut Creme Pie

Here is a recipe that was inspired by the Cafe Gratitude recipe for Coconut Cream Pie. This one is a little different, but just a delicious.
I am now not so sure I want to do the Gabriel Cousens phase 1 diet. I am really happy with my diet right now. I could still lose my little belly, but I don't think I am ready to go there quite yet with a strict diet. I was lucky enough to be given a juicer a week or so ago, so I am juicing a lot of kale, cucumbers, ginger, carrots and celery and numerous other veggies. People keep saying to me that I look amazing, so this diet must be doing something good!
Anyway hope you are all doing well and staying with whatever diets you are choosing.
Here it my Coconut Creme Pie

Coconut Creme Pie

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:15
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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for the crust
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut meat
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
3 dates
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
For the Filling
1 whole young coconut
1 ounce irish moss seaweed -- soaked overnight
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 tablespoons raw coconut nectar sweetner
2 dates
3 tablespoons lecitin
1/3 cup coconut oil (raw and organic)
shredded coconut and mangoes for garnish

In a food processor blend the coconut with the macadamia nuts and add the dates in pieces slowly to the mixture while its blending.

Place the mixture into a pie pan with a removable bottom (can't think of the name of them right now). Push the mixture down into the pan so that it covers the bottom and sides too.

To prepare the filling open your coconut and place the coconut water into the blender with the soaked Irish Moss. Blend this together and then add the meat of the coconut, dates, coconut sweetner and vanilla essence. Then add the lecitin and the coconut oil and blend till smooth.

Place this mixture into the pie pan and place in the fridge for at least an hour. When ready to serve sprinkle with shredded dry coconut and your favorite tropical fruit.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spinach Daikon Olive Salad with Creamy Brazil Nut Dressing

Hello everyone, today I'm giving you a lovely recipe that will fill you up and is very nutritious. I am still about 90% raw and some days 100%. I feel much better than I did a few months ago and I think I am really suited to this lifestyle. My eyes are so clear and so is my skin and most of my aches and pains have cleared up. It is my intention to do this for the whole of 2011 (and probably the rest of my life). In february I am going to do the Gabriel Cousens Phase 1 Rainbow Green Live Food. (For those of you who don't know who Gabriel Cousens is, he is Raw Food Guru and an MD. He has a place called Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. People go there to rid themselves of diabetes and other chronic diseases.)This means no fruit or anything with any type of sweetener except stevia and also no coconut water!!! I feel that this will be the ultimate cleanse and I'm excited to do it, but a little apprehensive at the idea of no fruit at all. Anyway I'll keep you posted as to when I'm starting.

Here is the Spinach Daikon Recipe.

Spinach Daikon and Olive Salad

Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
Serving Size : Preparation Time :0:10
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound spinach -- washed
1/2 cup olives (your favorite type) -- cut into halves or quarters
1 ripe tomato -- cut into small pieces
1 cup daikon radish -- sliced and peeled cut into 1/4's

Mix all ingredients together in a large salad bowl.

Top with brazil nut dressing. Serve.

NOTES : Daikon is a wonderful digestive help. It has been found to contain enzymes similar to those in our own digestive tracts. It is also a powerful anti-cancer vegetable. It has also been shown to be a decongestant and a diuretic.

Here is the recipe for the Creamy Brazil Nut Dressing.


Brazil Nut Dressing

Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
Serving Size : Preparation Time :0:05
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup Brazil nuts
2 teaspoons miso paste (your favorite type)

Place nuts and miso in the blender, cover with water. The thickness will vary according to how much water you put it. The less water added the more thick it will be.

Add your desired amount of water, I find the best amount is just covering the nuts.

Blend until creamy. Add more water if it's too thick.

Serve over spinach or massaged kale.

NOTES : Brazil nuts are very high in Selenium. Miso is a probiotic.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Amazing Macadamia Coconut Drink

Well I've arrived back from the UK safely and I managed to not get caught up in the delays and snow storms of Europe. I didn't manage to stay vegan and raw for that time, but I did stay vegetarian. I was so looking forward to returning home to eating vegan and raw foods again. Ive been experimenting with some new recipes, all of which will be posted here very soon. Here is the drink I made for seeing in the new year, which I ended up sleeping through. I have now not had an alcoholic drink for over a year!! And I am so happy that alcohol is no longer something I drink. If you think about it, imagine what ingredients may be in the alcoholic drinks - after all - there is no list of ingredients. So I'm thinking it probably has lots of weird chemicals in it and also probably some genetically modified ones too.............another reason to not consume alcohol. So here ia an amazing drink that you can have instead of alcohol for a celebration.

Macadamia Coconut Dream

1 cup Macadamia nuts
1 whole coconut
12 oz pure water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 tablespoon ginger juice
2 dates
2 drops stevia

Place the nuts and coconut water, meat, pure water and spices in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Place most of the liquid into a large bowl. Reserve about 1 cup of the liquid in the blender and add the dates and stevia. Blend until smooth. Then add to the rest of the milk and mix in. Adjust flavorings to your taste and serve chilled.

Macadamia nuts are high in potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. They contain monounsaturated fats which in some studies have been shown to lower cholesterol. So do not be afraid of this divine nut. Fats eaten in moderation and good for the body. Every cell in the body is lined with fat, so we all need fat in our diets.