Monday, April 29, 2013

Raw Black Olive Recipes

Raw Spiced Olive Artichoke Medley Recipe : This recipe is a beautiful toss of Italian herbs & spices with salty olives & a sprinkle of hemp seed. The artichokes can also be lightly steamed for a softer texture.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
¼ cup red onion, sliced into very thin strips on a mandoline
¼ cup chopped parsley, well packed
1/3 cup lemon juice, juiced using our handheld citrus juicer
3 medium artichokes
2 tablespoons raw, organic hemp seeds, plus additional for garnishing
10 Peruvian black dried olives (pitted with sea salt), sliced

Directions: Begin by making a marinade, whisking together the olive oil, garlic, salt & crushed pepper flakes. Set aside. Prepare the onion and parsley; set aside. Juice the lemons and place remaining rinds in a large bowl of cold water. Prepare the artichokes by removing & discarding all of the sharp outer leaves. Stop when you reach the pale inner leaves. Peel the stem with a vegetable peeler. Place the artichokes in the lemon water bath to prevent browning. Removing one artichoke from the bath at a time, slice the tender parts, including the stem, very finely into thin strips. Remove the fuzzy choke and any sharp inner leaves and discard. Place the sliced artichoke in a large bowl and immediately drench in the lemon juice to prevent browning. Toss with the onion, parsley and the prepared marinade. Mix in the hemp seeds and olives. Top with additional hemp seeds & pepper flakes to garnish when serving. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Raw Black Olive Hummus  (Bean Free) - Our bean free hummus makes a delicious substitute to the traditional hummus option. Our Peruvian black dried olives give this dip a salty tang!

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

1/3 cup raw, organic sunflower seeds
2 cup, fresh zucchini, sliced
2 cloves, garlic
1 lemon, juiced using our hand held citrus juicer
1/4 cup, raw, organic olive oil
1/2 cup, raw, organic tahini
1/4 cup, raw, organic peruvian pitted olives

Process sunflower seeds into a powder & set it aside. Process zucchini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini & black olives until smooth. Slowly add sunflower powder back into food processor. Process unitl mixture reaches a smooth hummus consistency. Pour mixture into a bowl and serve with homemade tortilla chips, flax crackers or your favorite veggies.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Recipes

Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Cashew Cheese Spread

•1 cup raw, organic cashews soaked for at least 6 hours & drained
•1/2 shallot coarsely chopped
•juice of one lemon, use our handheld citrus juicer for this
•1 clove garlic
•pinch of celtic sea salt
•1/2 cup raw, organic sun-dried tomatoes

Directions: Turn on food processor and while blade is running, drop the clove of garlic in. Once it is chopped, add the cashews, shallot, lemon juice & a pinch of sea salt. Process until a thick paste forms. Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes & process until tomatoes are incorporated into the mixture. There will still be some chunks of tomato.

Tip: Add a handful of fresh basil for a new twist!

Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Salsa

•2 large tomatoes, diced
•1/2 medium red onion, finely minced
•2 garlic cloves, pressed with our stainless steel garlic press
•1/2 jalapeno, finely minced
•1 lemon, juiced, using the handheld citrus juicer
•1/2 cup cilantro leaf, chopped
•1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
•2 tablespoons raw, organic sun-dried tomatoes, pureed
•1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions: Mix ingredients in a bowl. For best flavor, let sit 1 hour or more so flavors meld.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Sprout Recipes for Earth Month!

Celebrate Earth month by growing & sprouting your own sprouts! We sell an array of sprouting seeds, sprouting equipment & books to help you! Sprouts are fun & easy to grow, very inexpensive, & great added to your favorite juices, salads & recipes. Check out some of our favorite sprout recipes below...

Sprout Cereal - we love this with buckwheat groats, raw oats, & quinoa. Ingredients:

*Your favorite nut or coconut milk (to taste)
*Raw Honey or Coconut Nectar, or Agave Nectar
*Raw, Organic Fruit (try fresh berries or dried work great as well! We love goji & incan berries with this!)
*Raw, Organic Nuts (almond pieces are great!)
*Cacao Nibs
*Hemp Seeds

Preparation : Put your favorite sprouts in a bowl. Add your favorite milk, natural sweetener, fruits, cacao, nuts, seeds, etc. Mix up. Serve.

Sprout Hummus - delicious & super easy & fast to whip up!

*1 cup raw, organic Sprouts (our garbanzo bean sprouts are great for this!)
*1 Tbs. raw, organic tahini
*1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
*1 Tsp. raw, organic olive oil
*1 clove garlic (use our garlic press for easy preparation!)
*1 tsp. ground cumin
*1/2 tsp. salt
*1/2 tsp. aji amarillo pepper powder

Preparation: Mix all ingredients to desired consistency using a food processor.

Serve : Spread hummus on serving platter drizzle olive oil + sprinkle paprika over top. Slice cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, etc. and place around hummus. Or try rolling it up in your favorite veggie wrap!

Tip: Add Olive Oil, more Tahini or hot H2O for smoother hummus.

Curried Lentil Sprout Salad -  If this recipe doesn't prove that you can do anything with sprouts, I don't know what will.

*1 cup raw, organic Lentil Sprouts
*1/2 cup chopped parsley
*1/4 cup vegannaise
*2 Tbs. raw tomato concentrate
*2 Tbs. raw, organic olive oil
*1/4 tsp. dill weed
*1/2 small red onion - diced
*1/2 - 1 Tbs. curry powder
*pinch of pink salt
*3-5 raw, organic sun dried tomatoes - diced

Preparation: Mix all ingredients together. Sprinkle diced tomato on top & serve. Serves two.

Tip: Use our ceramic knives to make chopping the herbs a breeze.

Herb Sprout Snack Mix - sprinkle on anything & everything. Makes a great snack or flavorful addition to other recipes.

Ingredients: (Depending on your taste this amount will cover 1 - 5 pounds of sprouts. Use your favorites, whether it's our crunchy protein powerhouse mix )

1 Tbs. each:
*ground oregano
*ground basil
*ground thyme

1 tsp. each:
*Himalayan Pink Salt
*Aji amarillo pepper powder
*garlic powder
*onion powder
*ground rosemary
*ground marjoram

*Raw, Organic Olive Oil
*Nutritional Yeast (to taste)

Preparation: Mix all ingredients together. For each pound of sprouts add: 1 tsp. olive oil. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top. Serve.

Tip: Try adding raw, organic hemp seeds or our raw, organic sproutable almonds for extra flavor!