Tuesday, January 30, 2007

creamy salad dressings, recipes, Stoveless Cuisine cooking classes

I am making these creamy salad dressings lately which I am really loving. The base is almond butter.. here is the basic recipe:

1 T of almond butter
½ lemon or lime – juiced
1 garlic clove – minced
1-2 T olive or hemp oil
1T honey or agave
Salt & cayenne.

The night before last I had this salad, which reminded me of a tuna salad, but better.. it was a regular tossed salad with romaine.. but I chopped up 2 sheets of nori (wetting them 1st makes them easy to chop up) and then I added some dulse flakes. I have a blend of dulse, ground dried garlic and black pepper that I got from a market in NB last summer. I added more spice to the creamy salad dressing, some sambal oelek. It was so good.

Last night I made the same dressing but made it sweeter, added a bit of maple syrup. (yeah, I know, not raw.. but really good : ) Then I made a salad with lots of baby greens, a pear, some dried cranberries, raisins, a green onion, some celery and soaked pistachios, pumpkin and hemp seeds. It was amazing. : )

Raw food site – check out Trish’s recipes. They look amazing..
Apple pie, whip cream, burritos, salsa, granola, lasagna, pate & more.

Raw classes in To!

Stoveless Cuisine - Cooking Classes with Alexi Bracey

Salads with Pizzazz

You will learn why “greens” are the mother of all vegetables. Recipes include: Mesculin salad with cucumber ribbon and papaya dressing, spunky Szechwan slaw, spinach salad with apricot cumin dressing and marinated vegetable salad

Cooking with Super Foods

The benefits of hemp hearts, coconut oil, agave and cacao will be discussed. Recipes include: Power Blueberry smoothie, mango and macadamia coconut tarts, live sushi and cacao mousse.

Savory Entrees and Soups

Learn to prepare elegant raw recipes that will “wow” your guests. Recipes include: living borscht, gazpacho, Yam flan, and zucchini spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce

Delicious finger foods

Come see how easy it is to prepare tasty “nappies” that are loaded with living energy. Recipes include: hummus, carrot and pine nut dip, quinoa tabouleh, almond parsley pate and asparagus tomato bites

Alexi Bracey is a Life Food Educator/Chef/Trainer/Speaker. She educates and supports individuals who wish to implement healthy lifestyle changes.
Classes start Mon, February 5, 2007 running 4 consecutive Mondays from 7-9 PM
Location: Danforth/Coxwell Cost: $197 for the series or $65 per class plus GST
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pic of ripening almonds on a tree from: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/ib/363/tempfruitslide.html


Anonymous said...

Hi Robin
This is an awesome blog entry.... I am becoming more intuitive about salads lately... so this was welcome .. perhaps even synergistical (is that a word?) Thanks, I love U, Mum

Robin said...

Thanks Mom.. & another idea.. taco salad.. put some mexican seasoning in the dressing & add salsa. I love this one. & sometimes I make flax-corn tortilla chips and break some up on top. Mmmm I think I'm going some right now! : ) ~HuGs~