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Raw Mashed “Potatoes”

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This is a living foods version of the popular cauliflower-based mashed “potato” recipe. Scroll to the end of the recipe for a version that those in your family who aren’t interested in eating raw foods will enjoy.

Process 1 small head cauliflower, chopped in a food processor until it looks grainy.
Place cauliflower in a pot, slow cooker, or electric skillet set to the lowest temperature possible. Stir in 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil. Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper & powdered broth. Stir until warmed. If you have a thermometer, this dish should be warmed to 105 degrees but if you don’t have a thermometer, just stir until cauliflower is hot. Remove from heat immediately.

If the rest of your family isn’t into living foods you can set aside a portion for yourself and then continue cooking the cauliflower until it’s soft. If desired you can then use a potato masher or fork to make the “potatoes” creamier.

 

 

 

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Extend Your Living Foods Menu with Dehydrated Foods

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A good food dehydrator will allow you to mimic many cooked foods and yet still keep your intake raw. Set the temperature to 115 degrees or lower to preserve the living enzymes. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for family friendly ideas.

 

recipes for your food dehydrator

Zucchini Chips

Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch thick rounds.
Dry the chips in a food dehydrator set to 105 degrees.
The chips are good as is; used as a dipper for guacamole, salsa or hummus; or used in place of a cracker in a Living Foods menu or a Protein Power menu; salad or soup garnish.

If you like, before placing in the dehydrator you can season the zucchini with your choice of seasonings such as:

  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • taco seasoning
  • fajita seasoning
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder or garlic salt

Stuffed Mushrooms

Pulse in a food processor several times:

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 C fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 C fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Stop to scrape down the sides and repeat. Add 1 cup tomato, chopped or 1/2 cup dried tomato*, rehydrated and chopped. Continue to pulse until the ingredients hold together but are not pureed. Remove stems from mushrooms and spoon the filling into the cap of each mushroom. Place filled mushrooms on a dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 105 degrees for 2-4 hours.

If you don’t want to subject your family to your raw food adventure you can cook half of your stuffed mushrooms to serve along with your raw version. Place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

* I prefer using dried tomato as the flavor is much richer. If you use dried tomato you may need to add broth to the filling to get it to hold together.

Flax Crackers

Soak 4 cups whole flax seed for 4 to 6 hours in just enough water to cover seeds. Check after 2 hours and add water if the mixture is looking dry. Stir in 1/3 to 1/2 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and juice from 2-3 lemons.

Spread this mixture as thin as possible on dehydrator trays with a Teflex sheet on top. Keep your hands wet as this will help to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands. Alternately, you may find that a spatula works better.

Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 5-6 hours. Flip the mixture and remove the Teflex sheet. Continue dehydrating for 5-6 hours until the mixture is dry.

You can make flavored crackers by adding any of the following to the mixture before spreading on dehydrator tray:

  • carrot, tomato or apple juice
  • finely grated veggies such as: carrot, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper,
  • Anaheim chili, onion, or garlic
  • finely grated apple
  • taco, fajita or Italian seasoning
  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • cayenne pepper

  

serve a family friendly raw menu

Whenever you serve any of these “strange” foods serve them up with foods your family is more familiar with. For instance you can serve up a “deli dinner” with a food bar they can pick and choose from. Try:

  • crackers
  • cheese
  • pickles
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • sliced fruit
  • selection of raw veggies
  • chicken, turkey, crab, egg or ham salad
  • marinated veggies
  • whatever else you have in your fridge that would work as finger food
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Cocoa Banana Pudding

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This recipe makes either a creamy pudding or a delicious ice-cream.

Puree in blender:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 & 1/2 heaping tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

 

Cocoa Banana Ice Cream

Freeze mixture, stirring every 30 minutes with a fork until it’s the desired consistency or just toss it into an ice-cream machine.

 

 

High Protein Recipes Vegetarian

Parmesan Cheese Crisps

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When I first made these crispy treats I thought they were a unique invention. Since then I’ve found various versions for them in many cookbooks. Here’s the basic recipe along with a few variations.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper lightly brushed or sprayed with extra-virgin olive oil. Spread 1/2 cup of shredded fresh Parmesan or Parmesan-reggiano in a circle. You can make your circles any size you want. Bake until melted and browned on the underside – 7 to 10 minutes. Let crisps cool then peel off parchment paper.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

They’re great to snack on, and garnish soups and salads.

Variations:

  • Place cookie cutters on parchment lined and oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese inside cookie cutters. Remove cookie cutters and bake cheese as directed.
  • Sprinkle over cheese before baking:
    • crumbled bacon bits (real or soy)
    • cayenne pepper
    • crushed and dried red pepper
    • freshly ground peppercorns
    • sprinkle cheese overly thinly sliced ham or corned beef, bake as directed then top with lettuce or spinach leaves and roll into a tight tube as soon as you’re able to handle without burning yourself and before the cheese completely cools

 

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Tomato with Feta and Basil

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You must have really fresh tomatoes for this salad to work. If the skin is tough then use it for a cooked tomato dish instead. I was first served this dish when on an interview for a writing job and while I didn’t take the job, I’m still eating this dish.

Top a thick slice of tomato with a leaf or two of fresh basil and a thin slice of feta cheese.

Optional: sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle with a little extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

 

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Zucchini Feta Pie

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This pie is similar to quiche with the big difference being substituting the traditional pie crust with a high protein crust.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine

2-1/2 cups Protein Bread crumbs, or ground walnuts, pecans, or pork rinds
1/2 cup feta cheese

Press mixture into oiled pie plate.

Steam 4 cups zucchini slices for 5 minutes. Press zucchini gently between paper towels until barely moist. Combine with ingredients below and arrange evenly over crust:

zucchini
1/2 cup feta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Combine and stir well with a whisk:

1 teaspoon dried mint
dash of ground nutmeg
3 large eggs

Pour over zucchini mixture. Bake for 40 minutes.

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Thick & Rich Tomato Soup

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You can use deli or canned tomato soup or make your own using the recipe below.

In the morning place 1 bag sun-dried tomatoes and enough filtered water to just cover the tomatoes in a blender jar. Refrigerate. If you’re using deli or canned soup you can skip this step.

Thirty to sixty minutes before serving remove the blender jar from the refrigerator and puree until smooth. (If using deli or canned tomato soup pour 1/2 of it into the blender container and proceed with the recipe.) Add one & 1/2 cups Tomato Onion Rice (or any leftover cooked brown or wild rice) and 1 drained jar roasted red bell pepper; continue pureeing. Add vegetable broth if needed to puree. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan adding the one & 1/2 cups Tomato Onion Rice (or any leftover cooked brown or wild rice) and 2 to 4 cups vegetable broth or the remainder of the deli/canned soup; heat over medium heat until hot, but do not boil.

Optional additions:

  • Tex-Mex: corn, green chilies, garnish with corn chips
  • Mediteranean: pesto, garnish with finely diced raw red bell pepper and/or chopped olives

 

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Veggie Burgers

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Makes: 4 servings

Preheat broiler. Line broiler pan with aluminum foil and lightly coat with oil. In a large bowl, combine and mix well

3/4 cup shredded zucchini
3/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 large cloves garlic, minced
15 ounce can fat-free refried black beans
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup egg white
2 tablespoons whole grain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

If mixture is too moist to shape, refrigerate for 1 hour before shaping.

Shape mixture into 8 patties and place on prepared pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, until lightly browned. These patties are great as a sandwich on a whole grain roll with lettuce, tomato, and mustard flavored mayo.

Try one of these condiments on your veggie burger:

  • pesto
  • tapenade
  • sugar-free pickle relish
  • other types of relishes
  • chipotle chilies in adobe sauce
  • roasted red bell peppers

 

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Tomato Onion Rice

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I’ve doubled the ingredients in this recipe so that you can use the leftovers to make a thick and creamy Tomato Soup for another meal.

Saute 2 chopped onions over medium heat in 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil until just starting to color. Stir in

4 cloves sliced garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 cup parboiled brown rice
1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
1 cup dry red wine
1/4 teaspoon each sea salt and black pepper

Place in dish 4 tomatoes cut in half and placed with cut side down. Lower heat to low and cook covered without stirring for 10 minutes. Remove lid and using a pair of tongs grab the skin of each tomato and discard. Stir the dish mashing the tomato as you do so. If the dish is too soupy continue cooking, stirring frequently over low heat until desired consistency. Remove from heat; taste and add sea salt and pepper if needed and 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley. Set aside half and refrigerate for another meal.

You may garnish with any of the following if desired:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • chopped or sliced olives
  • finely diced raw red bell pepper