Make it Stirred not Fried 🍜..Raw Stir non’Fry

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non stir fry

 

 

 

I’ve posted many desserts, how about some other dishes! Here’s another recipe I encountered in one of my many raw food websites. Your probably wondering, why don’t you have your own recipes? Well everyone has to start from something. So here’s another one of my favorite raw food websites, great for beginners, “RawAmazing”. It’s a raw veggie stir no fry! No pan, no stove, gluten free and rice free!! Your probably wondering why? Because there is much more nutrients in raw vegetables then when it’s cooked! Also, one of the main ingredient is soya sauce however if your against soy products, there is another product that serves it’s purpose. It’s natural, raw, it looks and tastes like soya sauce, but it’s not soy. This product is soy-free and made from raw coconut tree sap and it delivers! You can purchase the product in any food store or you an purchase in bulk order here, Coconut Secret, Raw Coconut Aminos, Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce, 8 fl oz (237 ml) (3 PACK)

Now go ahead and spoil yourself Raw’tn!

Quick Facts On Parsnips:

☞Related to the carrot family, they are white in color and sweeter than carrots

☞Rich in vitamin C and Vitamin B-complex such as Vitamin B-6,thiamin, and pantothenic acid as well as vitamin K and vitamin E.

☞Rich in minerals like, iron, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.

☞Great for your weight loss, immune system, heart health and high in dietary fiber.

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Non-Stir Fry

Tools: Food processor, 1 small bowl, 1 large bowl, whisk, Julienne String Peeler, knife

Ingredients:
2 parsnips
Head of broccoli
1 carrot
3/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of 1/2″ chopped pea pods
2 shallots diced

Sauce Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp nama shoyu  or tamari or “Raw Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce”
1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
Splash of sesame oil (optional)

 

Directions:

(1) Prepare the marinate by adding all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.

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Sauce

 

(2) Break apart the head of broccoli into small, bite size pieces. Add the broccoli and sliced mushrooms in a large bowl and pour the sauce. Mix and let it marinate for 10 minutes.

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broccoli and mushroom marinate

 

(3) Peel and cut the parsnips into chunks. Place the parsnips in a food processor and process until it’s coarsely chopped. It should resemble like rice.

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chopped parsnips

 

(4) Peel the carrots and use the Julienne Stringer peeler and cut into 1″ strips. If you don’t have a string peeler, just use your knife and cut the carrots into thin matchsticks  1″ strips.

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string peeler and carrots

(5) Prepare the other ingredients (carrots, pea pods, shallots, parsnips), place the remaining of the ingredients into the broccoli and mushroom marinate and mix until it’s all well coated.

This is optional but sprinkle black or white sesame seeds on top of the salad and add a splash of sesame seed oil for more taste. Enjoy!

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stir non-fry mix

 

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References:

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/parsnips.html

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/parsnips.html

Fashionably Converted 🔄 -5 Ways to do it👗-

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Short Story on my new clothing line

I’ll make this short and sweet!

You: “Where’s the raw recipe this week?”

Me: “Yes it’s a food blog but out of a million other raw food blogs I am making this a unique site by incorporating sustainable clothing, jewelry and beauty DIY!

When I was young I would design multi purpose, reversible clothing, which I enjoyed wearing.

Forward 25 years later, I am designing convertible clothing called “Fashionably Converted””

It’s spoiling yourself raw’tn from the inside out!

 

The Long story with an “Awwww…. moment”

You are probably wondering why I am posting a dress and not my weekly raw recipes. Yes it is a food blog, but somehow since there are sooo many other food blogs I had to make this site stand out. In my “About” page I mentioned that I am also a fashion designer. I make custom clothing and I do alterations for my local clients. But somehow through my raw food journey I discovered many facets about living a natural, humble lifestyle. I used to spend so much money on many items that I hardly wear or consume and I end up throwing it out. So I went back to my roots. Wearing clothes that serve a purpose and that will maintain longevity. I went back to basics.

Ever since I could remember, I grew up having my clothes made by my amazing mother. While kids would get spoiled once a week in toys stores, my mother would treat me by going to our local fabric store down the street. I would be in awe and I would run from one fabric to another knowing exactly what I wanted from each textile. And it wouldn’t be a simply apparel, I would make sure it would be practical and one of a kind! I would design clothes that were used in multiple ways so I wouldn’t make my mother break her budget. I remember one of my first designs that came to life was my “New kids on the Block” green reversible coat. I was in love with an all boy band named “New Kids on the block” and so I made my mother make a reversible coat with the name of the band on the hem of the coat. The coat itself was interchangeable, I can wear it inside and out.  I also designed many jumpsuits which back then wasn’t very modern or stylish but deep down I believed that this was going to be the norm some day.

Fast forward to 25 years and I am designing pieces that are back to basics. Multi way clothing that will accommodate your lifestyle, your body shape and your bank. It’s everyday apparel that can be extended in a weeks worth of clothing. I believe in clothing that serves a purpose, yet still be fashionable. So here I am posting my love for convertible clothing called “Fashionably Converted”. Eventually you will be to purchase my line! Stay Tuned!

So enough about me, here’s my first apparel post! A dress that I frequently wear long, but somehow, I made it versatile wearing it in many ways. Because of it’s single side slit, and stretchy material I can wear many ways See below!

Converting: A Long dress to short, 5 ways to do it!!

Description:
V-neckline
Fitted, stretchy fabric,
Long dress has a slit on the left side.

This long dress can be warn as is or you can play with the hem and make it any length you desire. Love this dress, since it’s great when traveling and it can be styled up or casual!

(1) Long Look: Leave as is

(2) Ankle fitted look: Take the bottom hem and tie it on the side

(3) Knee length look: Take the hem, and tie it to desired length

(4) Short look: To make it into a short look, fold the hem all the way up to your waist from the inside to make it your desired length.

(5) Angular gem look: Start from the hip level and take the fabric and pull up until desired look.

 

 

 

“Pick me up”a Tiramisu 🎂 Cake..It’s my BD!🎉

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It’s my birthday!! And I would like to celebrate by sharing one of my favorite cakes, Tiramisu! Being from Italian descent, my mother used to always make this cake for me on my birthday! And so I like to return the favor by making a healthy version of it! This is one of my first attempt into raw food recipes back in the days, so I would like to give credit too thisrawsomeveganlife. I have changed the measurements and some of the ingredients according to my taste buds, but feel free to experiment. When following the recipe, the texture is exactly the same as the original. However you can add a bit more sweetness and alcohol to make it just like the real thing. So enough about me and this recipe..scroll down and enjoy the cake.

Quick Facts on Tiramisu

☞Tiramisu in italian means “Pick me up or lift me up”
☞It’s an italian dessert that is made of ladyfingers flavored in coffee, layered with mascarpone cheese and cocoa.

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Raw Tiramisu Cake

Tools: Food processor, spatula, high speed blender, dehydrator, plastic food wrap, loaf pan (I used a loaf pan of 8 1/2″ X 4 1/2″, 2″ depth)

Ingredients:
Crust Ingredients
3/4 cup of oats or walnuts or both
1/2 cup raisins
1 Tbsp of liquid coffee* (or 1/2 Tbsp of crushed coffee beans)
1 Tbsp of agave (or sweetener of your choice like maple syrup or honey)
1 Tbsp of brandy (optional)

Ladyfingers Ingredients
3/4 cup oats
1/2 cup dates
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp of brandy (optional for taste)
1 Tbsp of liquid coffee* (or 1/2 Tbsp of crushed coffee beans for taste)

Vanilla cream Ingredients:
1 cup of cashews or young thai coconut meat or a combination of both
1 cup of water
4 Tbsp coconut oil
4 Tbsp of agave or sweetener of your choice (honey or maple syrup)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp soy lecithin (recommended to thicken the mixture)
2 Tbsp of raw cacao powder to dust over cake

 

Directions:
*Coffee Preparation:
(1) Take a couple of coffee beans and let soak in water overnight, strain and use the liquid and beans for the requested ingredients

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soaked coffee beans

 

Lady fingers Directions:
(1) Prepare your lady fingers. Add all the ingredients (I also added 2 or 3 coffee beans for more flavor) in the food processor. Process and stop occasionally to scrape the sides by using your spatula. Process until it becomes a dough like mixture.

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Ladyfingers dough

 

2) Form the dough into rectangular “ladyfingers” so that it will fit into your loaf pan. Dehydrate the ladyfingers for 1-2 hrs on 145F.

Lady fingers Dehydrating

Lady fingers Dehydrating

 

Crust Directions:
(1) Add the oats (or walnuts or both) to the food processor. Process until it becomes a fine powder.

Crust into powder

Crust into powder

 

(2) Add the rest of the crust ingredients (I also added a couple of coffee beans for additional taste, but optional) into the food processor. Stop occasionally to scrape the sides and process until it forms into a sticky dough.

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crust dough

 

(3) Prepare your loaf pan, line it in plastic food wrap. Take the dough and press firmly down onto the pan. Set in the fridge.

crust in loaf pan

crust in loaf pan

 

Vanilla Cream Directions:
(1) Add the vanilla cream ingredients, except for the raw cacao powder, into a high speed blender or food processor. Blend until it becomes thick and smooth. (Note if you use your food processor it will become gritty, therefore transfer the vanilla from the food processor to a magic bullet so it will become smooth).

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vanilla cream

 

(2) Pour a bit of the vanilla cream just so it covers the crust. Then add the lady fingers side by side onto top of the vanilla cream.

lady fingers on top of cream

lady fingers on top of cream

 

(3) Pour the rest of the vanilla cream on top of the lady fingers. Place in fridge for at least 24 hours.

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cream over lady fingers

 

(4) When you are ready to serve, gently take the Tiramisu out of the pan, dust with cacao powder, and slice into squares. Enjoy!!

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raw tiramisu cut

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References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiramisu