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Showing posts with label Quinoa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quinoa. Show all posts

March 22, 2017

Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes)


 I love creating healthy, raw vegan versions of recipes that are connected to "comfort foods" from my childhood. Potato Latkes were a favorite that mom used to cook up. They always make me feel happy, and  remind me of a connection to family when we all lived nearby and could celebrate together. With my mom just passing recently, I'm revisiting some of her Traditional Recipes, and challenging myself to make a raw version. SUCCESS! While they look a little dry, they are moist, chewy and full of flavor. Once you put the raw applesauce on top, they soften and rehydrate the outside of the pancake.  The onion flavor and texture tingle my taste buds and really remind me of Grammy's Latkes!

March 22, 2016

Mocha Almond Fudge Crunch - Breakfast Cereal

I LOVE sprouted quinoa. Once it's sprouted (which is very simple and only takes a day or so), this recipe is quick and easy! See below for sprouting instructions.

Note- don't like mocha? Eliminate coffee extract. Want to avoid cacao? Replace it with carob powder.

August 11, 2012

Sprouted Quinoa and Sprouted Quinoa Flour

Quinoa is a great food. Sprouted Quinoa is even better! Ancient Incas used Quinoa as a grain. It's gluten free, and a rich source of amino acids and protein.While many people boil and eat like rice, this wonderful ingredient can be sprouted and sprinkled on salads, soups and wraps. You can also  dehydrate it  into lovely crunchies, which can be used in cookies, brownies and other treats, or dehydrate and grind into a lovely flour. I have both whole dehydrated Quinoa and ground Quinoa flour at all times in my freezer. Quinoa sprouts are a abundant sources of vitamins C and E, as well as phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. It takes less than 24 hours to grow. Soooo easy!

January 1, 2012

"Rye" Wraps

Last week I made an Onion Wrap and it was delicious. This time, I wanted to experiment with the recipe. Getting just the right thickness is a little tricky,  but they really are pretty easy to throw together.

These are very similar to the Onion Wrap, however, I added 1 cup of veggie pulp from juicing (carrots, celery, kale, dandelion, apple, cucumber, etc). I also cut down on the onion a bit, and added a couple of teaspoons of caraway seeds to the batter, which gives this recipe a lovely "rye" bread taste that W and I both adore.. 

December 2, 2011

Onion Wrap

One of the very first foods I gave up when I started eating raw living food, was bread. I learned how the gluten acts like "GLUE" in the gut, sticking to it, fermenting, clogging, and wreaking havoc on my body. Here's a lovely way to enjoy a good wrap without the negative side effects.

June 3, 2011

Veggie Pulp Burgers With Wasabi Guacamole

Don't know what to do with all of that juice pulp? Here's an easy fix to that problem. Only thing missing in this photo are the broccoli sprouts, and maybe a slice of raw bread.  I plan on freezing anything that is left, which makes last minute dinner prep super easy. Just remove from freezer and let defrost, or pop in dehydrator. Cut up some fresh veggies, a nice salad, sprouts and you have a feast!

June 2, 2011

Red Hot Fire cRAWkers

These are somewhat similar to Veggie Crisps, but spicier, with a strong cumin/lime flavor. Great with salsa!!! Just like the Veggie Crisps, the flavor POPS in your mouth and really titillates your taste buds!! They are loaded with kale, celery tops, parsley, hemp, flax, and other nutrient dense foods. Unlike flax crackers, these are light, and can be spread thin to create a potato chip consistency, or  a little thicker, to make a crunchy cracker. I LOVE THESE!  Use your own veggie pulp and seasonings and create your own version.

April 13, 2011

Sprouted Quinoa Tabbouleh


If you have never used quinoa before, you should consider giving it a try. Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all eight essential amino acids. It also contains magnesium, iron and calcium, is gluten-free, easy to digest and very low on the glycemic index. (Great  for people who suffer from migraines).  When sprouted, it has a delicious, nutty flavor that has many applications. It can be used in crackers and breads or dehydrated and ground into flour. It can also be used in salads or as a garnish for many dishes.  This salad is light and refreshing. Be creative and create your own version!

Check out my Sprouted Quinoa Breakfast Delight for a yummy way to start your day!

February 18, 2011

Zippy Veggie Crisps



This started as an experiment. I was actually trying to make a ravioli shell. Wellllllll, I overslept this morning, and came down to these crispy sweeties!!!! They are awesome, super thin, super crispy, and super satisfying. Love em!!!! These are going to be one of my new favorites!!!

January 29, 2011

Cuckoo for Cacao Pops?

I found this recipe for Quinoa Cocoa Pops. They are a wonderful munchy snack, excellent to pack if you are traveling. They are loaded with nutrients and such a creative way to prepare sprouted quinoa. I added a little more cacao powder than the original recipe called for, along with a dash of cinnamon. This treat is such a nice change as It's hard for raw foodies to find sweet  and crunchy snack. She suggests serving it with nut milk as a cereal. That sounds delish!

October 29, 2010

Quinoa - Another Breakfast Favorite

So what do you do when you want something other than a green smoothie? Here is a yummy and nutritious recipe idea that I adapted from an awesome Gone Raw recipe. It does require some advanced preparation, but I actually found it fun and fulfilling to watch my little quinoa buddies sprouting. They're cute!

October 21, 2010

Vanilla Strawberry Cupcakes

This was my very first raw cupcake. Pretty tasty, especially if you are a strawberry fan. W LOVES them! I still want to do some tweaking on the cupcake part, and I'd make mini cupcakes next time. These things are pretty dense.They'd make a great breakfast!

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