Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quick Raw Breakfast

Delicious and filling porridge that's great for breakfast or anytime!

about 8 medium pitted dates(I used medjool)
1/2 handful almonds
1/2 handful walnuts
1/2 handful raw oat groats
2 apples, peeled and cored
1/4tsp almond extract
1/4tsp vanilla extract
1tsp lemon juice
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/8tsp ginger
1tsp maca powder*optional
pinch sea salt *optional

Put first 4 ingredients in food processor and process until nuts are in small pieces.
Add the rest of ingredients and process until well combined.
Serve by itself or with some almond milk drizzled on top.
You can even "warm" it a bit in the dehydrator if you like.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Spanish Brown Rice

Today, I had an intense craving for spanish rice. I threw the following things into a pot and out came some of the most flavorful rice I've ever eaten!

2 cups of brown rice
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup yellow onion
1 cup chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup green chilis
1 heaping tbs tomato paste
1/2tsp chili powder
1/2tsp smoked paprika
1/4tsp celery seeds
1/4tsp cumin
1/8tsp salt (depends on how salty your veggie broth is)

Bring water and vegetable broth to boil and then add all ingredients except tomatoes and lemon juice.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
Stir in lemon juice just before serving.

Lately, I'm into all things spicy, so I enjoyed mine with black beans and jalapenos!