My parents, brother and brother's girlfriend came to my house for mother's day dinner. Everyone brought some food so I didn't have to fix everything (that, and I'm the only vegetarian so I think they did it for their own sake). I'm not very raw, but by a friend's suggestion I decided to try a couple of raw things for dinner.
From "How we all went raw" and I just discovered that one recipe I used is on their site (http://www.toprawmen.net/recipes/index.asp).
But here it is in case they change that:
"FETTUCCINI NOT ALFREDO
time: 20 minutes
In a bowl, add:
5 large zucchini
2 Portobello mushrooms, diced
Peel green skin off zucchini with potato peeler and discard. Continue peeling zucchini until reaching the core and save these peelings for the pasta.
Not Alfredo Sauce
Place the following into blender:
1 clove garlic
5 vine ripened tomatoes
¼ cup water
¼ cup fresh oregano
¼ cup fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon scallions
3 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
Blend sauce well. Pour sauce over zucchini peelings and mushrooms."
**Ok, so this sauce was fantastic! Only the recipe in the book only called for 3 tomatoes. It also said 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper. I used one and it had a lot of kick to it. I could have used less for myself. But my meat eating family raved about the sauce and we decided you could use it on most anything (I suggested other veggies, but it was apparently good on the turkey...). Either way, I highly suggest trying out the sauce. I think it would be very good on broccoli and the like.
I also tried making the Peppermint Patti recipe from the same book:
"In a food processor with the S blade place the following:
2 cups pecans
2 cups dates
2 cups fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup powdered carob.
Blend several minutes until the ingredients form a dough ball. Remove a small piece of dough, roll into a ball, and flatten into the size of a peppermint patti. Refrigerate until served."
This says it takes 30 minutes to prepare and makes 4 dozen. I think it took about that long to prepare as you do have to blend it for ages. I didn't have 4 dozen but I don't know how big peppermint patties are, so mine were more like small cookies. They did pretty much look like something I went and got out of the yard after the dogs had been out, but they actually aren't bad. I used cocoa powder instead, as that's what I had on hand. But I didn't actually think my family would enjoy them, but they all really did and even took some home with them! As Sabrina said about them, "They're surprisingly refreshing," as she took another. :)
This experiment has actually made me more interested in actively pursuing more raw foods. I keep saying I'm interested in it but haven't broken out of my eating habits to try much of it. Hopefully I'll be posting more recipes as I try them. :)