Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pachamama, dulse, irish moss, raw catering by Elaina Love

I am looking up Pachamama – an Earth Mother, whom Erika was talking about in her workshop. I have a list of things I want to look up and 20 min to write this blog (gotta have a time limit, yk how it is) ..but now I am in prophecykeppers radio & there is a recording of the 10 point message. ‘Know your garden’, garden being our land, the Earth - is one of the 10 points. This might be important, it’s 17 min long. Am going for it.

(It was all about this womans experiences & I didn’t get the 10 point message that I was looking for.)

Pachamama (pronounced Pawch-mama) or Mama Pacha, is the Earth Mother of the Incans of South America. She lives inside the earth and is a companion to women. The mountain peaks are seen as her breasts, the flowing rivers, her life-giving milk, and the tilled fields, her fertile womb.

Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a dragoness fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. Her husband is either Pacha Camac or Inti, depending on the source. Catholic conquest replaced her image with Virgin Mary with which she is identified in some parts of Peru.

Peru - Pachamama Raymi or Earth Mother Day / 1st August

On this day, the following festivals takes place: Pachamamaraymi in the District of Ccatca, Wataqallariy in the District of Maras, and Kinturaymi in Huasao in the District of Oropesa. This is an Andean ritual that worships and gives tribute to the Pachamama (Mother Earth) in a special ceremony called “payment to the earth” with offerings of coca leaves, chicha de jora, and huayruro seeds (mystical jungle seeds). The rite marks the beginning of the Andean New Year.

Erika orders dulse & sea vegetables from:
It comes from Grand Manan, NB
She said the dulse comes so soft, it is delicious and nothing like the harder stuff we get in packages from groc & health food stores here.

Dulse is a sea vegetable, grown at low tide and which takes root on rocks. It is harvested by hand and sun dried on a drying ground made especially for drying dulse.
Dulse is grown in several areas, but the dulse grown on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada is the most delicious and sought after.

Looking at their price list. They have irish moss. Marie was talking about that. Matt Samuelson prepared food for David Wolfe’s birthday party. She said she had the best dessert ever & he used irish moss in it.

I just found an incredible raw catering service:

I just have to post some of the dishes/meal plans:

Romantic Italian Dinner$65 per person

Beverages: Lemon-cucumber water Young coconut water Fresh "wine" juice cocktail Organic wine selection ( $10 per person extra)

Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms Eggplant Bruschetta

Salad: Field Green Arugula Salad with Pears and Candied Walnuts

Main Course: Canelloni-Tender outer wrap stuffed with spinach, macadamia cheese and vegetable sausage topped with a red pepper remoulade and cream sauce Marinated Broccoli and Zucchini

Dessert: Bavarian Custard Parfait with Raspberry and Chocolate Sauces topped with fresh Berries

Indian Summer Dinner$50 per person

All of the food this evening is organically grown, vegan, sugar free, wheat-free and of the highest quality available. We hope you enjoy your evening and our menu selection.

Beverages: Coconut water with lime Purified water with lemon and cucumber slices

Appetizer: Samosas with Mango Chutney

Salad: Organic farmers Salad Mix, Heirloom Tomato variety & thinly sliced English Cucumbers drizzled with Tangy Pineapple-Mustard Vinaigrette

Main Course: Curried Marinated Vegetables over Parsnip Saffron Rice Wilted Spinach with a delicately seasoned Cashew Cream Sauce Zu-roomasala
-Tender marinated mushroomy summer squash with a tangy masala
-tomato marinade Non-Bread
- Just like the traditional Naan Bread, substituting sunflower seeds and vegetables for flour to make a savory, soft wrap in a dehydrator

Dessert Selection:
1. Mango-Coconut Ice cream - Made using Young coconuts, Mangoes, almond milk and fresh vanilla beans. Sweetened with agave nectar $5
2. Lime Dream Pie - Coconut-Macadamia nut crust filled with a creamy-dreamy- coconut-lime filling. Tangy, fresh and light! $7
3. Peach Cobbler - A Walnut-Date Crust filled with tangy summer peaches and peach glaze topped with a Cinnamon-Pecan Crumble that tastes like buttered pecans. $6

Wines and other beverages extra

Casual Italian Dinner$40 per person

Appetizer: Mini Pizzettes with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce, Cashew Cheese, Marinated Portobello
Mushrooms and Greek olives

Salad: Creamy Caesar Dressing atop a Crisp Romaine Salad

Main Course: Spinach Lasagna with Macadamia Ricotta Cheese Corn Bread Focaccia Optional

Dessert: Black Forest Brownies aside Creamy Banana Ice Cream drizzled with Chocolate Syrup

Thai Menu$50 per person

Spring Rolls with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce: Fresh bean sprouts, avocado, basil, mint, carrots and sunflower sprouts wrapped in a dehydrated vegetable wrap served with a tangy and flavorful dipping sauce

Pad Thai Noodles: Tender zucchini noodles, snow peas and enoki mushrooms tossed in a tangy almond "peanut" sauce topped with paper thin cabbage, cilantro, lime wedges and crunchy dehydrated almonds bits

Asian Wild Rice with Winter Vegetables: Bloomed Manatok Wild Rice and tender vegetables marinating in a spicy ginger-orange sauce

Ginger-Miso Noodle Salad: This light salad is composed of English cucumber, carrot and broccoli "noodles" dressed with a sweet ginger-miso sauce atop a bed of seasonal greens

Key Lime Cream Pie: Tree ripened limes flavor this almond cream pie. Elaina uses Irish Moss (a flavorless, fat free seaweed) to make the pie firm yet light. Topped with a light macadamia cream

Thanksgiving or Christmas Feast$600 (4-6 people)

Wow your friends and family for the Holidays with this enzyme rich, comforting cuisine! Get ideas for healthy holiday gifts too.

Chai-Nog: Begin or end your day with this thick and creamy shake!

Creamy Spinach Dip with Rye Crisps: Rich flavors and blended cashews make a delicious base to a hearty dip, and the crackers are grain free and really reminiscent of a savory rye cracker

Stuffing Fantasy: A little bit of fantasy and a whole lot of flavors go into making this the best stuffing ever!

Cranberry Relish: Absolutely fabulous! The perfect compliment to the stuffing and everything else on your plate!

Rice Pilaf: Savory wild rice with succulent marinated vegetables

Waldorf Salad -Creamy almond mayonnaise tossed with crispy sweet apples, grapes, walnuts, celery and spices. It's great for a snack anytime.

"Pumpkin" Mousse Pie with Macadamia Nut Whip: We will make a pie that will remind you of pumpkin pie, only it's creamier, and much easier to digest. Topped with a decadent nut-cream. (Optional crust free version makes a great parfait or pudding)

Chocolate Haystacks: Coconut oil, which is used in this candy, has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth. These can be made with cocoa or carob powder, and will be the hit of the party. A perfect holiday gift!

Party Pepper Nut Mix: A variety of nuts tossed with tangy spices and dried to a crisp "can't eat just one" perfection. Holiday gift idea.

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