Sunday, February 7, 2010

High Cal for DS

He's not objecting to lack of meat as much as lack of calories. That's fair -- he's already skinny enough! I've been receiving suggestions from raw friends and thought i'd compile them here.

Spiced Nuts -- honey cinnamon pecans are the favorite so far.
Nut-based cookies & desserts (like pecan sandies!)
Fruit smoothies w/ coconut oil, protein powder & nuts for extra cals
Sweet potato chips: salt & vinegar? northwoods fire & olive oil?
Sour cream & onion chips w/daikon

After The Trucker Leaves

We had some nice dinners!
Friday's dinner was yam bisque and smashed veggies (potatoes, cauliflower, turnips, carmelized onions).
Saturday was nori rolls with gingered carrot-beet slaw.

I made 3 batches of the cookie base for Samoraws and a small baggie of honey-cinnamon pecans. Another batch of zucchini crackers is finishing up, to go with the veggie-pulp hummus i made last night. Also dehydrating (in the oven) are General Tso's almonds, banana walnuts, and corn tortilla chips.

Finished my cookbook yesterday! Typed out my favorite raw recipes from various cookbooks & websites, printed them & put into plastic sleeves in a binder. YAY!! Now i don't have to run back and forth to the computer every time i cook.

Onion bread is up next.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Raw is FUN!

...and expensive!! Since writing last, i've blown up my smoothie-maker and bought two more. Why two? Because DH has decided to go green too!! He was inspired by a video of Dave, the Raw Food Trucker yesterday -- and perhaps persuaded by the Creole Gumbo i made for dinner tonight ;) Or maybe it was the Pad Thai Salad i'm sending for lunch tomorrow! He did like the fudgy raw cookies he helped DD make from Juliano's RAW cookbook yesterday, and he's been making green smoothies for lunch all weekend :D

So we bought him a new, 4.3 cu ft fridge for his truck, shopped together for produce yesterday, and spent a cozy two evenings peeling, chopping, and blending. He's leaving with a 6-pk of romaine, 1lb of spinach, collards, cilantro, parsley, cucumber, jicama salad, cut-up pineapple, beets, celery, carrots, pad thai salad, gumbo over rice, veg chili mac (the last two are not for raw! LOL), half a dozen avocados, a case of clementines, and 2 baby thai coconuts! We have about the same stuff in my fridge.

I'll be making Candied Oranges from the last of the batch of florida oranges daddy sent. Peeled them yesterday & am giving the urchins a last chance at them :)

My friend R says i should write about the dental panic attack i had tonight -- it'll have to wait, cuz i'm beat! I also took a picture of dinner (funny!)