Raw cookie dough bites:
1 cup raw nuts (I used almonds, the recipe originally said cashews)
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 - 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Basically put the nuts and oats and dry spices in a miller/grinder and turn it into powdery flour.
Then add the liquids and process it (I used the miller again and then used my hands for the rest) until it's dough-like.
Throw in the chocolate chips and knead with your hands just to incorporate them.
Pinch them off into small bite-sized pieces and put them on a plate. Throw them in the fridge for a little while just to harden them up, and that's it. All done. They're super yummy, taste just like cookie dough, and it's basically just grains and fat and sugar.
Juices and recipes I want to try:
Raw sushi. Just a way to eat sushi + eat vegetables. I want to try it and see how good it tastes.
6 cups roughly chopped jicama
½ cup almonds
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 Tablespoons agave
1 Tablespoon salt
Basically process nuts and jicama into shreds, press dry with towels, and add other ingredients.
Fill with whatever you want, and roll it up with a sushi roller. You could also use a cheap sushi mold and lay raw sashimi on it I suppose. I think it'd be harder to eat like that though. Who knows.
Cold brewed decaf coffee:
- 4 1/2 oz (1 3/4 cups) coffee grounds
- 3 1/2 cups cold water
Put together, let sit for 12-24 hours, strain with a mesh and coffee filter. This makes a concentrate, so you dilute it with water or milk 1:1 ratio and add sweeteners to taste.
Pink Juice: I tried this in a bottle, and it was absolutely incredible. I didn't know I could like beets that much.
- 5-6 apples
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 head of kale
- 2 beets with the leaves
Juice them in a juicer pretty much.
Same with this one:
5-6 Honeycrisp Apples
1-2 Large Beets with Tops
Thumb of Ginger
Half of One Sweet Potato
I'm curious to see if the pulp of sweet juices like this would make decent pies and raw cakes, and if the pulp of veggie juices could be used to make fresh salsas and salad dressings.. I'm sure it would work..
http://my40dayjuicefast.blogspot.com/ This girl's blog has a lot of awesome juice recipes to try, but I sort of want to go through the fullyraw ones first.
An experiment of my own. I eat these "Just Great Stuff" bars all the time because they have a bunch of freeze-dried vegetable pulps sandwiched between dark chocolate, and it just tastes really good and its perfect for school.
I'm thinking when I get a juicer of my own.. I could take those same pulps, keep them in a deep freezer for like a week to dry them all out to hell, then crush them up and cover them in chocolate. I don't know if it'll work that way, and it might be a massive pain in the D, but we'll see.
- A little less than 1 tbsp pickling salt
- A clove of garlic
- 10 peppercorns
- 5 juniper berries
- A pinch of red pepper flakes
- a few pinches of dill
- 1 to 1 ratio of vinegar and water
- Cucumbers sliced up
So I just sliced up a cucumber into pickle spears, put the salts and seasonings in the jar, and packed the jar tight with cucumbers to keep them from floating to the surface. (My first jar they floated, but I just turned them upside down for one day, and right side up the next day.) I warmed up the vinegar water until it had some bubbles at the bottom of the pan but wasn't boiling, and I poured it over the cucumbers, and tapped on the jar to get air bubbles out and let it cool off. I give the jar a good shake to dissolve the pickling salt, then I put it in the fridge for 2-3 days, and the pickles come out pretty amazing and crunchy for a lot less money than those Claussen brand pickles with a similar lovely taste. A higher quality of ingredients would produce a better product, but these cheap ones are doing fine right now for me.