Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Raw Food Wednesday: Beet Ravioli, Celeriac and Green Apple Soup, Cauliflower Couscous

Raw Food Wednesday 1/17

Beet Ravioli
(beets stuffed with cashew cheese and dehydrated portobello mushrooms, garlic and shallots)

Celeriac and Green Apple Soup
(from "Raw Food / Real World")

Cauliflower Couscous
(from Matt Amsden's "RAWvolution")

It's January, so we went with a raw root vegetable / earthy foods theme...

The beet ravioli contained the addition of four portobello mushrooms stems, peeled and trimmed -- then cut into 1/4" dice, tossed with 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. of nama shoyu, 1 garlic clove, minced and 1 tbs. shallot, minced. Then dehydrated for 4 hours -- the result was a delicious addition to the cashew cheese stuffed into the ravioli.

The celeriac soup really benefited from the combo of pureeing in the vita-mix and then running it through the fine mesh chinois -- resulted in a clean velvety soup. It was the best raw soup we've had in ages. We skipped the truffle oil called for in the recipe and just used a really fruity olive oil, which I think helped the mouthfeel.

And of course, the always fabulous cauliflower couscous from Matt Amsden's "RAWvolution" has become a permanent addition to our raw food repertoire...

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