Is everyone more excited about the vibrant fresh produce in my previous post? There’s more to the Inner Food Journey..
In 4 days, we made more than 40 raw recipes, enough for a newbie like me to have a whole month of daily raw dishes.. from Breakfast to Desserts, from Japanese sushi to Bombay Curry. What I love is that most of the recipes are easy to follow (even a child can do it, just need a lot of chopping) and related to our Asian diet. The dish that got everyone going back for more are Vegetable Lagsana and Chinese Lo Mein, however I would reserve Vegetable Lagsana only for special occasion (it’s just too much work).
When mentioned about dehydrator, my immediate thoughts was RAW cookies, pastries and pancakes that I kept seeing on raw food blogs. Actually these transition food is to use as a raw food introduction to our loved ones. The primary use of dehydrator is to preserve excess fresh produce to home-prepared dried tomatoes, dried herbs, coconut flakes and flours, spiced seeds and corn flakes. In fact, a dehydrator is not really necessary as we can do it the traditional way through air-drying and sun-drying, with enough sunlight in our tropical weather.
After 4 days of learning new food preparation methods & “playing” with various kitchen gadgets, I still prefer to keep it simple with just a knife and blender.
Here’s another simple dish – Pomodoro Pasta. We made the zucchini spaghetti using a spirooli, or you would just use a grater to grate the zucchini lengthwise.
A sense of relief as the workshop ended, a new hope arises that a group of people are now more conscious about their food intake and spreading this beautiful new knowledge.
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- 3 big zucchini
- 12 Tomatoes - deseeded and chopped into small pieces
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- 3 Garlic cloves - minced
- 1 medium Onion - salted while mincing then press out juices
- ½ tablespoon Garlic Powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Palm Sugar (Coconut sugar)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut aminos
- ½ tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 1-2 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Chili Flakes
- 1 cup Fresh Basil - thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon psyllum husk
- Nutritional Yeast
- Dehydrated Tomatoes
- Dehydrated Eggplant
- Spiralize 3 big zucchini to make spaghetti (using a spirooli). Or you can grate the zucchini lengthwise.
- Place zucchini on a plate, served with pomodoro sauce and garnish as desired.
- Place all ingredients except psyllium husk into a bowl, stir with a spatula for a few minutes until the tomatoes release their juice
- Blend half of the mix and add in psyllium husk add the end of blending.
- Pour the blended sauce into the chunky mix bowl, and mix well. Let the mixture sit for 5-10minutes. If it's too liquid, add in 1-2 tablespoon psyllium husk.