2 years ago
Orange-Miso Sauce

From Eating Well.

Orange-Miso Sauce

From EatingWellSummer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Mild, nutty flaxseed oil, the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, provides the perfect base for salty miso and sweet orange juice. This sauce is delightful over grilled eggplant, fish and chicken or used as a salad dressing.

Orange-Miso Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sweet white miso, (see Ingredient notes)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil, (see Ingredient notes) or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mirin, (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine miso, orange zest and juice, oil, ginger, rice vinegar and mirin (if using) in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended.

Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Notes: Made from fermented soybeans, miso is a common ingredient in Japanese cooking. There are different types of miso, in shades ranging from white and yellow to reddish brown and dark brown. Available at health-food stores and Japanese markets.
  • Flaxseed oil, pressed from flaxseeds, is a valued as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is highly perishable, so store in the refrigerator and use as soon as possible. Available at natural-foods stores.
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Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad

From Eating Well.

Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad

From EatingWellSummer 2004

Fresh corn and tomatoes make an especially attractive and delicious summer salad. Sweet corn balances the peppery arugula and tart tomatoes.

READER’S COMMENT:

"Great salad! But too much oil (much more than necessary). I used 2 tablespoons and next time will use only 1. "

Corn, Arugula & Tomato Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups loosely packed arugula, (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 cups corn kernels, (about 4 ears)
  • 1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

Preparation

  1. Combine vinegar and shallots in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk oil into the vinegar mixture until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Add arugula and toss to coat. Arrange the arugula on serving plates. Add corn and tomatoes to the bowl, toss to coat with the dressing that remains, then spoon the mixture over the arugula and serve.
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Raspberry Vinaigrette

From Eating Well.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

From EatingWellSummer 2004

Mild-tasting grapeseed oil is the ideal foil for fruity raspberry vinegar. This simple dressing offers an especially nice finish for a salad of mixed greens, fresh peaches or berries and chicken. For an exquisite appetizer, drizzle the dressing over melon wedges (or fresh figs) draped with thin slices of prosciutto.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil, or canola oil

Preparation

  1. Whisk vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.
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Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

From Eating Well.

Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

From EatingWellSummer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Here is a great, all-purpose salad dressing. The pleasing pungency of Dijon mustard makes it a good match for slightly bitter greens, such as escarole, chicory, radicchio or Belgian endive. It also makes an irresistible dipping sauce for crunchy vegetables (especially fennel) and crusty whole-wheat bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, (coarse or smooth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil

Preparation

  1. Whisk garlic, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.
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2 years ago
Carrot Chips

From a post on Ask MetaFilter.

Carrot Chips! Slice thin with a mandoline or make long ribbons with a vegetable peeler. Spice as you wish and then dehydrate/crisp in a low oven or dehydrator. Smoked salt makes them almost baconlike in flavor.

(Source: ask.metafilter.com)

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2 years ago
Spicy Carrot Soup

From a post on Ask MetaFilter.

Do you have a Vitamix?
I love spicy carrot soup
2 cups (256 g) chopped organic carrots
1 cup (128 g) chopped organic celery
1 tablespoon chopped organic garlic
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt or Nama Shoyu raw soy sauce
1 small organic jalapeño pepper or
1/4 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
preparation: 10 minutes • processing: 2 minutes
yield: 2 cups (480 ml) (2 servings)
1. Place all ingredients into the Vita-Mix
container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Press Start and quickly increase speed
to High.
4. Blend for 2 minutes or until warm.
Serve immediately.
posted by ibakecake at 10:29 AM on March 26

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2 years ago
Carrot-Sesame Dressing

Using a high-speed blender would probably result in the smoothest possible dressing. Use your favorite mild-flavored oil if (like me) the idea of otherwise-unspecified “vegetable oil” makes you a bit leery. From a post on Ask MetaFilter.

Carrot Sesame Dressing

½ cup white miso
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup packed finely grated peeled carrot
2 tablespoons finely grated peeled ginger
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey

Mix everything together in a jar. Seal tightly and shake hard. Use it in a day or two, it doesn’t last long in the fridge.
posted by Splunge at 9:56 AM on March 26

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2 years ago
Spicy Walnut Taco Meat

From Gone Raw.

Spicy Walnut Taco Meat

This is a hearty meat-like recipe that only takes a few minutes to grind and mix. I often take this taco “meat” with me when the family is having a taco night. Pictured here with lettuce leaf, Pico de Gallo, Groovy Guacamole and Macadamia Sour Creme. If I’m planning ahead, I also like to make raw tortillas.

Based on a recipe by Matt Amsden. I’ve cut down on the Nama Shoyu, as this taste was a bit overwhelming for me, and added some cayenne for an extra spicy kick. This recipe is best with soaked walnuts!

Ingredients: 

1½ cup raw walnuts, ground in food processor
1½ teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoon Nama Shoyu or Braggs
pinch cayenne

Preparation: 

Mix and serve.

From the comments:

  • I used a similar recipe (Ani Phyo’s) tonight but didn’t want it so nut heavy so I used brocolli stems as I forgot I had a head of brocolli in thefridge which was well past its best BUT it made a great taco meat with a small amount of walnuts to top a plain salad. Yum yum yum!

  • I felt this was a bit nut-heavy for me, so I cut it half and half with babybella mushrooms, and and used white pepper instead of the cayenne. Even my non-raw bf was incredibly impressed!

  • So simple and delicious! I had them for dinner last night, as a midmorning meal and then later in the afternoon today. I let diced tomatoes marinate in the nut mixture overnight and they became even more incredible.

  • I used a small bunch of fresh cilantro instead of coriander, one garlic clove, a splash of lime juice, more than a dash of cayenne, and plumb forgot the shoyu and it was still delish - served on a beautiful romaine leaf with sliced tomatoes and avocadoes.
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2 years ago
Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie

Blackstrap molasses isn’t raw, but it’s such a good source of iron it may be worth making an exception. From Oh She Glows.

Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie

As women, we’re about twice as likely to suffer from iron deficiency as compared to men. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, you’re even more likely to suffer from an iron deficiency at some point in your life, especially because plant-based sources of iron are more difficult to absorb than animal-based sources. This gingerbread smoothie is packed with blackstrap molasses which is a wonderful vegan source of iron. One tablespoon has 3.5 mg of iron and I like to sneak in two tablespoons into this smoothie. Add in some chia seeds and you will up your iron even more. Just be sure to take iron-rich foods with Vitamin C to help increase the iron’s absorption.

Adapted from my Gingerbread Vegan Overnight Oats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (I use Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • 1-2 tbsp blackstrap molasses (I use 2, but add to taste as it’s strong)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (also high in iron!)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Peanut Butter Graham crackers + coconut, for garnish (optional)

Place all ingredients except for molasses into the blender and blend until smooth. Now add the molasses, a bit at a time, to taste. You may find that you only want 1 tbsp of molasses or maybe 2 tbsp if you like the flavour like I do. Serves 1.

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