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Falafels

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We made falafels the other day. Falafels are a really tasty vegan food and they make a great substitute to scratch the itch which asks for something humburger-like with bread.

Cause me and Roser are both salt-free in our everyday cooking, this falafel didn’t even have salt. It was made of two ingredients: sprouted chickpeas and onion.

So the chickpeas were sprouted, which took about 1 1/2 days. I don’t sprout chickpeas much longer than this because they tend to go mouldy. Anyway doing this makes them way easier to cook and much healthier (especially because you need to cook less — less heat damage to the food!). The flavour becomes more gentle and slightly sweeter than that of normal chickpeas.

I cooked the two ingredients – chickpeas and about 1/4 of the volume of chickpeas again in terms of onion – by steaming, which I have to admit is almost to show off in health terms, but I thought what the heck. The great thing about steaming, see, is it’s a lower temperature cooking method, which means less damage to the food.

When they were soft I blended the result to a dough. This didn’t need any additions, but if it’s too watery you’ll need to add some breadcrumbs or flour to get a workable consistency.

I rolled the dough into long sausages and then sliced off nice round patties from them. The patties were fried to give them a crispyness and then served with homemade flat bread (pictured), salad, and mashed avocado.

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December 14, 2010 at 11:04 am

Raw Birthday Cake

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Me and my friends made a raw cake for Tiago’s birthday. Everyone loved it.

Raw Vegan Birthday Cake with pears, dates, and hazelnuts

Raw Vegan Birthday Cake with pears, dates, and hazelnuts

This raw vegan birthday cake was very easy to make, though a little time consuming. First we grabbed a bowl which would make a good mould for the cake – not too big unless you want to spend hours preparing dates. Then we filled it with alternate layers of dates, sliced pears, and  chopped hazelnuts.

We pitted the dates and then chopped them into rough cubes about 1/2 cm to a side. We ended up needing about 1 KG of dates for this cake.

The hazelnuts we smashed up in a coffee grinder until they were broken up but not quite flour – still crunchy and nice to bite into.

We sliced the pears quite thinly and arranged them so that they fitted together nicely in their layers. We also added a generous squeeze of lime juice so the pears wouldn’t oxidize (go brown) and also mint leaves and chopped lime zest.

We pressed the whole thing down well and when the bowl was full, we just turned it over and gave it a tap – it came out perfectly.

Finally, we adorned the birthday cake with raw walnut halves and mint leaves. Yum 🙂

Check out Andrew’s main blog at www.andrewgubb.com for useful and stimulating thoughts on life, spirituality, and saving the world.

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August 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Raw Food Diet Avocado Soup

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This soup is summery and fresh, perfect both for people who adhere to the raw food diet and for people who just want an avocado soup that tastes great to cool them off and nourish them on a summer’s day. The recipe was given to me by my beloved Joy Lynn. I tweaked it just a little because I don’t have a blender X)

Raw Food Diet Avocado Soup

Ingredients for Raw Food Diet Avocado Soup

Serves one.

1 Avocado

1 small cucumber

1 head of celery

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt, olive oil and provençal herbs to taste (if you don’t have provençal herbs, a mix of oregano and thyme will do well)

A bit of briefly soaked raw wakame seaweed

More avocado and carrot to garnish

How to make Raw Food Diet Avocado Soup

Joy’s recipe was simple: blend all of the ingredients together in a blender and then garnish with extra cubes of avocado and grated carrot.

I don’t have a blender so what I did was put the celery and cucumber through my juice machine and then with a minipime blend the avocado and other things into that.

Joy says, by the way, that the salt and oil are optional because the avocado already makes it creamy and the celery already makes it salty. This is a slightly healthier version for extra points. 🙂

Raw food diet

If you just came here for an avocado soup recipe, then let me take a moment to tell you what the raw food diet is about.

Also known as the living foods diet, the raw food diet is based around foods that are edible raw. Raw foods have a higher content of enzymes and nutrients, and don’t have the toxins created by application of heat. The great thing is you can feel it! Notice how much healthier and more energetic you feel after eating a raw avocado soup compared to a heavier meal.

On this site you can find lots more raw and semi-raw recipes, as well as other recipes made with optimum health in mind.

Check out Andrew’s other site, Lightworkers‘ Connection, if you consider yourself to be a highly conscious individual. You know there is more to life than meets the eye. You are not alone.

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May 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm