Hello! It's Day 2 of my raw journey!
FOOD: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Br: 1/2 small personal watermelon
Brunch: hungry! 3 glasses low sugar green smoothie
Blenderize in Vitamix and enjoy immediately! Makes 3 big glasses!
1/3 large cuke
2 stalks celery
1 apple, cored
3 leaves collard
2 cups water
Not delish by any means, but slightly sweet and inherently satisfying!
Linner: cherry tomatoes in yesterdays sunflower dressing. Not delish, but tolerable. 1/2 cup soaked sunflower seeds. 1/2 avocado with lemon spritz.
The rest of the thick sunflower "dressing," i poured by spoonfuls onto dehydrator teflex and will dry into seed Krackers. These will likely need to dry for 48 hours. Flip after 24 hours.
NOTE: I feel kind of dizzy now after my lunch. Too much fat? Interesting information. I'll find my way!
Dinner: Amazing Tahini Salad
OMG, this was SOOOO delish! I was SO hungry and this REALLY hit the SPOT! I was debating if i should give in and eat something bad. This was just perfect, although raw tahini is full fat and not made from soaked sesame seeds, so, it's not ideal OHI diet, but it saved me tonight. I'll experiment with making my own tahini from soaked seeds! I'm sure it won't be as good!!! But for being basically a 300 calorie low salt salad? This was freaking DIVINE!
Serves one BIG hearty salad.
In a large bowl, add:
2 Tbsp raw Tahini & 2 Tbsp water and mash together to form dressing
juice of 1 lemon
1-2 Tbsp raw vinegar
1/2 tsp of agave
Lots of shakes of garlic powder
Lots of shakes of onion powder
3 shakes of cayenne pepper
5 shakes of curry powder
Mix together again.
Add 3 huge handfuls of mixed greens
1 handful crunchy sprouts
1 handful cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
Toss with dressing and eat immediately.
I thought i would make up some veggie burgers for myself for this week. I used about 6 carrots. I wonder if that is too much sugar for what i'm doing? I don't recall OHI using carrots as the base for things... I should find out!
This burger mix happens to taste incredibly DELISH! Wow, i did good!
In Cuisinart with S blade:
2 cups soaked sunflower
6 carrots, chopped
5 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup of onion
1 large garlic clove
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 yellow squash, sliced
2-3 large Tbsp of paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 heaping tsp of Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp of ancho chili powder
(Ancho chili powder is not raw, but i'm not militant regarding spices. Alot of chili powders have hidden salt, at least this doesn't.)
Enough water to get mixture going and everything chopped very fine.
Optional: salt to taste &
Grind ingredients until smooth, adding water to help mix to move and chop everything.
Remove every other tray from dehydrator. Burgers are thick and this will make room for the burger height, without accidentally shaving off the top of the burger with a dehydrator tray in the very next slot.
Spoon out mixture into extra large burger 'plops' on Teflex sheets. Burgers shrink as they dry so no need to worry about forming mix into burger patties by hand like you do with meat. Just plop down with a spoon. (After they dry a bit, you can shape them nicer if you like.)
Dry overnight on 105degrees. Flip the next morning to dry on the 2nd side.
They should end up good hearty burger consistency. The longer you leave them in, the dryer they get. I would guestimate they need 20-24 hours total to dry depending on the size of the burger. If you overdry, you'll have Jerky!
These freeze very well. Or last in fridge at least 10 days.
xoxo michelle joy