I held a party and the food looks pretty simple – in fact it just looks like salad – but it wasn’t. The flavours were lovely and each dish was incredibly simple to prepare. So this is my dinner-party turbo blog. Enjoy! Raw food is very quick to make and has speedy clean up time. We made this in approximately 2 hours other than the bread which took 10 minutes preparation time and just 2 hours to dehydrate. People left feeling satisfied, but with no digestive burden.
Chocolate parfait – what’s nice about this is that the layer of nuts and seeds becomes kind of cakey when the coconut cream drizzles through.
Sunflower seed bread with basil pesto and fresh baby tomatoes…
Almond-ginger satay sauce – beautiful…
Zucchini/courgette spiralised noodles with tahini-coconut dressing…
Tahini-banana dessert… incredibly simple preparation – 5 minutes – absolutely delightful result.
The whole table…
Raw wraps, enjoyed with the satay sauce…
Taste as you go and adjust to taste. Recipe can be found here. This time made with maple.
Super simple: avocados, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper. You can also throw in sundried tomatoes.
Sunflower Seed Bread with Basil Pesto and Fresh Baby Tomatoes
Dough: In a food processor blend 125g LSA, two handfuls sunflower seeds, 3/4 of an unpeeled carrot, enough water to make a dough and salt generously taste. Press flat onto your dehydrater and dehydrate until desired consistency achieved (flipping half-way through the process).
Top with basil pesto: pulse 70g of cashew nuts in a food processor until powdery, add half a dry basil plant including stalks and blend, drizzle in oil until it is no longer a dough. Taste as you go to ensure you have the right oil balance, salt generously to taste; will last for a long time in the fridge.
Finish with alfalfa sprouts, chopped baby tomatoes and salt and pepper. You can even put a little cashew cheese on there if you like. This is my favourite bread recipe.
Almond-ginger Satay Sauce
This is stunning. Pulse almonds in the food processor until powdery. Add coconut milk, sweet syrup to taste, salt to taste, add generous handfuls of fresh, chopped coriander and add finely-chopped fresh ginger to taste. Enjoy with…
In large lettuce leaves wrap; mung bean sprouts, capsicum, cucumber, beetroot, coriander and sunflower seeds, salt lightly.
Zucchini/Courgette Spiralised Noodles with Tahini-coconut Dressing
Spiralise zucchini/courgette into noodles. Make a dressing from tahini, coconut milk, lemon juice and salt. Add sunflower seeds and fresh tomato.
Simply blend 2 bananas with 3 dessert spoons of tahini. Add water slowly while blending to achieve desired consistency. Mix in chopped strawberries and banana.
Lemonade & Pomegranate-tea infused Lemonade
What you can’t see is the lemonade: fresh lemon, a little maple, water. A second jug was made by soaking a pomegranate and berry teabag in the lemonade. Beautiful!