Saturday, October 24, 2015

Raw Fettuccine in Almond Bell Pepper Sauce

When it comes to making raw main courses, my go-to dish is zucchini fettuccine in a creamy cashew and basil sauce. It's a hugely popular dish among our raw food guests at Carrots and pretty much anyone who's tasted it.

People who're new to this kind of cuisine barely believe it's vegan, leave alone completely raw. :)

Last week, on my usual raw food Thursday, I became quite hungry in the evening after a bit of gallivanting with my boys. I wanted to have zucchini pasta but I wanted to push myself to create something new too.

So I switched up the ingredients in the sauce a bit and the result was GLORIOUS! You just have to taste this thing to believe it.

Raw Fettuccine in Almond Bell Pepper Sauce

You can also watch a video for the method of making Zucchini Fettuccine on an older recipe post: Raw Zucchini Fettuccine and Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cashew Sour Cream Sauce.

Here's the recipe for this one:

Raw Fettuccine in Almond Bell Pepper Sauce

1 small Green Zucchini
1 small Yellow Zucchini
1 small Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper
1/4 C Almonds
2 cloves of Garlic
2-3 pitted Dates
Juice of 1/2 Lemon

* Wash the zucchinis well and using a vegetable peeler, scrape them into flat, fettuccine noodles (including the peel) and keep them aside
* When you reach the soft, seed part at the heart of the zucchinis, chop them up roughly and keep aside
* Into a dry grinder jar, add almonds, garlic, dates, pepper and salt grind into a fine powder
* Add the red bell pepper, zucchini and lemon juice and blend until creamy (happens very quickly)
* Place the zucchini noodles in a serving dish, pour the creamy sauce over it and mix well
* Garnish with chopped yellow bell peppers, shredded basil leaves and chopped almonds
* Enjoy! :)

Friday, October 09, 2015

Raw Vegan Superfoods Smoothie

Raw Vegan Superfoods Smoothie

I've decided that every Thursday, I'm going to go completely raw. I've already done this two Thursdays in a row and am feeling pretty proud of myself. Of course, it does help to be spending most of my waking hours at a restaurant where pure juices and fresh salads are our speciality. ;)

I started this mainly with the intention to get my creative juices flowing so I can delve deeper into making more raw foods. As a friend of mine who went raw for 21 days told me, the best way to push yourself to come up with more raw foods is to go raw yourself.

Though I currently don't think I have the will power or inclination to do this strictly for even one week, leave alone three, in a row, I believe once a week could be quite easy to keep up. :)

Though I haven't been hit with any sudden inspirations to create fancy, raw dishes, there are so many cool little things I've already learnt about how my body and my mind work. I'm sure that as I keep going, I'll have a few interesting ideas for raw dishes.

And while I'm on this journey, I'm hoping to find a bit of time to share some recipes here with you all.

Here's one for a fantastic, power packed smoothie I made myself for breakfast yesterday. It was amazing how it kept me going for a few hours!

Try it yourself and enjoy! :)

Raw Vegan Superfoods Smoothie

Monday, June 08, 2015

Tatziki Sauce and Creamy Pasta Salad

We already passed the first Sunday of June and here I am now, getting around to sharing the recipe video of our demo at Carrots from the first Sunday of May! Sheesh. Talk about delaying things. I'm not even going to say anything else. Here you go, enjoy. :P

Tatziki Pasta Salad

The video features our Second Chef Gokul and I sharing a recipe for making Vegan Tatziki Sauce. Then we use the yummy sauce to make a Creamy Pasta Salad.

We just finished another fantastic demo yesterday. But the way things are going, that video is probably not going to see the light of day for another month.

Until next time. See you! ;)