Zucchini Nut Muffins

13 10 2016

These are some of the lightest, moistest muffins I have ever had. They are delicious, nutritious and not too sweet. Enjoy.

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Raw Nutty Granola

1 04 2015

I made this raw granola as a topping for a raw fruit bowl. Everyone loved it so much that I promised I would post it on my website. This is made entirely from nuts, no grains. It is easy because you do not need a few days to sprout anything. Simply soak the nuts and dates and raisins overnight and you are set to put it in the dehydrator. The whole process takes about a day and a half. Of course you can add any dried fruits to the granola after the dehydrating process if you want a more deluxe version.

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Raw Taco Meat

16 07 2014
I have recently been adding a lot more raw food to my diet. Since I travel a lot, I am always looking for something I can take on the road to boost my nutritional intake. I came up with this taco meat made from soaked and dehydrated walnuts. You can use it in place of taco meat in a tortilla shell or a romaine lettuce leaf if you want to stick with raw. My favorite thing to do with it is simply to use it as a salad topper. I just sprinkle it over whatever salad I am having. It adds a lot of flavor plus protein. This is easy to make and will last a while.

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Candied Walnuts

27 09 2011
These walnuts are perfect on a salad with beets or goat cheese. I usually make a big batch and then freeze some so I have them on hand when I want to dress up any salad. It is important to boil the walnuts first to remove any bitterness.

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Zucchini Bran Muffins

21 07 2010
My Mom presented me with a huge zucchini from her garden so I knew it was muffin making time. These muffins turned out great and they are healthy and kids will like them. You can substitute oil for the butter.

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Broccoli with Walnut-Garlic Browned Butter Sauce

10 03 2010
This is the final recipe to be posted from the first cooking class. I taught the students about browning butter to make a rich and simple sauce for steamed broccoli. This would be good on asparagus, cauliflower and broccoli rabe as well.

1/3 cup butter

5 large garlic cloves, peeled and very thinly sliced

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a small skillet until the foam subsides. Add in the garlic slices and saute until garlic begins to brown. Then add in the chopped walnuts and brown them as well. The butter should begin to brown throughout this process.  Season with salt and pepper.

Steam the broccoli and serve topped with the galicky-nutty butter.

Raw Tacos

19 02 2010

This raw food recipe came from a friend who attended the Hippocrates institute. As in many raw food recipes, it requires you to soak nuts which become the basis, or the meat, of the recipe. In this case, soak the walnuts overnight and then dehydrate to regain their crunch.  You can serve this walnut taco meat either wrapped in lettuce or cabbage leaves, or if you are not ready to be completely raw,  you can put it in traditional taco shells. Read the rest of this entry »