Friday, July 29, 2011

People Are Texting & Tweeting About Zucchini Pesto in Oregonian's Food Day this Week!

Zucchini Pesto Recipe "Fixed Up" from This Week's Food Day
Hmm, it seems the recent Food Day has raised a few raw-foodie eyebrows! I was at a table today chowing down with some hard cores who actually USED the latest recipe posted "Try zucchini pesto for change of pace" under Simply Affordable by Ivy Manning.

Yes, we were all packing it in at lunch today out at Thomas and Gabrielle Chavez's in Oregon City.

A friend had just texted one of the gnoshers, John, about it and asked if he could make a raw version of it and he said thought it would be pretty easy.

Turns out the actual meal we were eating came directly from the article. Gabrielle Chavez, author of The Raw Food Gourmet merely deleted the chicken (of course) and didn't cook the zucchini. Just blending it raw is amazing we all agreed. The only other difference was she soaked the raw almonds first and strained them before blending to activate their natural enzymatic activity.

Nuts have an enzyme inhibitor which must be soaked in order to deactivate, rendering them easily digestible.

Chavez also said the Food Day recipe called for one-to-one almonds and zucchini whereas she used more like two-to-one. "After all, the whole point is to use up zucchini." Spoken like a true gardener.

The Rawprincess twist would be to use cashew instead of almond, blending it well after soaking, until very creamy. Make sure to stick with the one-to-one proportions with the zucchini as in Mannning's rendition. (Affordability be damned.) ...

For some raw gourmet action of your own, don't miss the upcoming Raw And Living Spirit Retreat: the biggest party of the year!

Tomorrow's Open House! Raw Demos Ambitiouso (Oh So Ambitious!) PLUS The Rawprincess Touch! :-)

Rawprincess Studio
Skylight Massage
1511 SW Market Street
Portland, OR 97201

Hi Angels!

4pm to 9pm~
Help bless Cindy's new space for Rawprincess Studio and Skylight Massage.

4pm-Welcome! Fresh Greeeen Juice ...
4:30pm-5:30pm Sign-up for a mini-bodywork session (10-15 min each)
5:30pm Green Smoothie Demo & Rawprincess Romaine Wrap Samples
(these ingredients will combine well for digestion as well as satisfaction)
6pm-7:00pm Sign-up for mini-bodywork session (10-15 min each)
7:00pm-8:00pm Raw Dessert Demos & Hot Tea Party
The dessert planned is a TrailMix cake w/creamy frosting. (Note: I will use nuts and coconut oil. The nuts are Trader Joe's which are likely warmed in packaging. It will also use agave.)
There will also be something wonderfully cacao, I promise. Either an elixir or truffles or brownie yumpot depending on the Muse!

8:00-9:00pm House Blessing & Hot Tea / Dessert Party
Read all about the Studio Blessing and what you might bring here.

There are drums and musical instruments at Rawprincess Studio or bring something if you'd like to share as part of blessing the space. Other ideas also welcome ... I've posted something greeeeen to be your offering but am open to your intuitive variation on that. ;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fall-Out Nice Krispies

"It's actually really good." --Sophie (age 11)

Ingredients List:
Dried Mango
Coconut Oil

Grind several handfuls of raw cashews in food processor and add agave and coconut oil while grinding.
(1 Tblspn coconut oil
2 Tblspns agave nectar, optional)

Add torn pieces of dried mango.
Add several handfuls of Emerald Cove "Ready-to-Use" Pacific Wakame.
Add several pours Raw Almonds while processing.

Press into balls. Serve.

More from Sophie: "These look kind of bad but they taste good!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hempseed-Romaine Julius

Render Unto the Blender What Is In The Refrigerator.

Back to Basics:

Filtered Water
3 Palmfuls Hempseed
1 Head Romaine
Dates or Agave to Taste
Pinch Sea Salt (Optional)

Blend Quite Well.

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