Archive for the ‘organic’ Category

Archive for the ‘organic’ Category

Red Rocks of Sedona

I recently spent a week in Sedona visiting a friend. It is always good to get away on vacation, but I was especially happy to find myself catching up on important self-care - hiking, feeling my connection with nature, breathing the fresh clear mountain air and eating lots of healthy good food. It’s easy to forget how much I need these things!

I had a lot of yummy food inspiration while I was there. We made a trip to the Bliss Cafe almost every day. Their food is organic, vegan, mainly raw and made with love - absolutely delicious! Their raw sushi and nut cheeses were amazing and the raw cacao was to die for!

I’ve been particularly fascinated by nut cheeses since I’m always trying to balance my love of cheese with my need to eat less dairy (it makes me congested!). My first foray into the world of nut cheese was a delicious sunflower seed cheese that was a big hit at a recent girlie get-together (see recipe below).

Since there isn’t any raw cacao in my neighborhood, I’ve also been experimenting in my kitchen with making my own raw cacao treats. When I discover the best combination of flavors I am looking forward to spreading my newfound love of raw cacao around Boston. Oh yes, the taste tests are going well so far! Maybe a little too well…

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Sunflower seed cheese
Sunflower Seed Cheese

This recipe is raw, vegan and a great dish to bring to a party! It is also super easy to make. It can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

Ingredients
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Nama Shoyu
3-4 garlic cloves, peeled
3 cups raw sunflower seeds, very finely ground in a food processor

Directions
In a food processor combine all of the ingredients, adding the sunflower seeds last. Blend thoroughly until the resulting cheese is smooth and uniform.

Wrap with kale or collard greens. Dip with carrots. Spread on rice crackers. Yum!

Note:
Low sodium tamari can be substituted for Nama Shoyu.

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