Sunday, 14 November 2010

Raw Muesli

Made a lovely big box of raw muesli for this season.  It's really easy to do and saves you a lot of fiddling around mixing all your ingredients separately.  I used oats, buckwheaties, bilberries, sunflowers, pumpkins, hazelnuts, coconut, apricots, raisins, cacao nibs, bee pollen.

 Served with hemp milk and a little xylitol or honey to sweeten, yum.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Nut Clusters & Hot Chocolate

In these damp and cold Autumn days, I really enjoy a cup of creamy hot chocolate with something sweet that is quick to make if I have nothing raw already made up.

To make instant hot chocolate, just blend the following:-

1 cup hot water (you can use your seed milk if you have some)
2 tsp cacao powder
2 tsp mesquite meal
1-2 tsp favourite sweetner ie honey or xylitol or agave
1 pinch sea salt (brings out the flavour)
pinch cinnamon and ginger (opt)
1 handful macademia or pine nuts or brazils

Blend until creamy and adjust sweetening, spices

Raisin/nut clusters

1 cup nuts (macs, brazils, almonds)
1/2 cup raisins
little water or orange juice
cacao powder

Process the nuts, then add the raisins and process again.   Add a little water to make a sticky dough.  Break off small pieces and roll in cacao powder.


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Potluck Postie *NEW*

Inspired by Emma's desire for pre-made raw snacks, I offer you the Potluck Postie!

This is a weekly service when I will send out a small selection/sample of whatever I have been creating in the raw kitchen.  It will mainly include things like savoury bread, crackers, cookies, chocolate, cereal, cake (although not all at the same time!).

For example, this week's selection included:-

Buckwheat garlic/tomato/onion bread
Coconut/fruity/cacao soft cookies 
Crunchy buckwheat/oat biscuits with coconut icing

You can let me know of your favourite foods for future PP's and if any ingredients are a 'no no' for you.  

Generally, the idea is that the Potluck Postie (PP) is a surprise package, however, if you would like to know in advance of the general type of food I'm making, just drop me a PM through facebook or email me at info'at' (replace 'at' with @)

All payments need to be received by Tuesday 10am for that week and food will generally be despatched Thursday.

Prices are 15 pounds per parcel including P&P mainland UK.  You can also opt to buy the Raw Christmas Hamper here instead of at the xmas site.  Price includes delivery.

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Potluck Postie Feedback:-

Was delighted to receive my Potluck Postie package – didn’t know what it was and when I opened it all these lovely little parcels fell out…. Each one was absolutely delicious and I was in danger of eating all of them at once.  I am SO looking forward to the next delivery.Vikki

I love this idea - I don't have to make any decisions and I get a surprise package!  Everything this week was great, especially the chocolate cereal bars and the almond cookies - delicious.  The food arrived in good condition, so no problems with the packaging. The food really helped me to cope with a busy schedule, and I am going to order as often as finances will allow.  Thank you so much for this.  Julia

I just wanted to send you a little email to thank you for the delicious potluck postie.. I must admit it made my day when i arrived home from a long days work to find my goodie bag waiting for me :)) and the contents topped it all off.. they were absolutely delicious..  Robert 

 Last week was my first postie. My two year old daughter loved the white chocolate flax seed crackers! Finally a healthy biscuit/treat that I can feel good about sharing with her. Tracy

Hi...Ive been meaning to email you for days to say I really enjoyed the goodies in the last postie potluck...they were delicious.  I tried to make them last as long as possible but didnt quite manage it!  Jenni 


Friday, 10 September 2010

Next Day Sprouted Buckwheat Cereal!

A tip for producing next day sprouted buckwheat cereal.

Soak buckwheat around midday (a kilo is good if you're going to be dehydrating into crunchy buckwheat cereal.)  Leave to soak for 30 minutes.  Strain over a sink.  Cover the buckwheat with a tea towel which will accelerate the sprouting time.  Next morning the buckwheat is sprouted ready for eating or dehdyrating into bucky cereal.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Tomato and Walnut Pate

This is a lovely pate to use in nori rolls or as a spread on flax bread. Enjoy!

2 whole tomatoes
4 sundried tomatoes, soaked
3/4 cup walnuts, soaked
1 carrot
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/8 tsp turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp oregano, dried
sea salt to taste

Quarter the whole tomatoes and chop the carrot. Put the spices/herbs into the food processor. Add the tomatoes, carrot and walnuts and process into a pate. Check seasoning, add more salt to taste if required.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Raw Mocha!!! Hot Chocolate!!!

I have to say this is a delicious drink throughout the long cold winter we have here in Scotland. It has kept me warm this winter and I think I am going to miss it in the summer!

1 large cup almond milk (made from blending 1 part nut to 3 parts water and then straining the pulp)
1/3 vanilla pod
2-3 teaspoons raw cacao
2-3 teapsoons mesquite meal
1 teaspoon maca (opt)
1 teaspoon purple corn extract
dash cinnamon and ginger
dash agave syrup (opt)
pinch sea salt
cacao liquor for grating on the frothy top

Blend up the almond milk with all of the above ingredients until smooth. Sweeten to taste with a little agave syrup and blend until creamy. Warm up in a saucepan and then give it another whizz in the blender before pouring into a tall glass. Grate the liquor over the top. Enjoy!!!