Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fun Recipes for You and Your Spiral Slicers

 

Raw Vegan Alfredo with White Truffle Oil


This is one of our favorite recipes to serve with vegetable noodles made with our Spirooli Slicer  The white truffle oil makes this sauce a dreamy, creamy, melt in your mouth sensation!
 

Ingredients

•1 Large Organic Zucchini, cut or spiralized into "noodles
•2 cups Natural Zing  Cashews
•1 1/2 cups water
•1 tbsp Natural Zing Nutritional Yeast
•2 Organic Garlic Cloves
•juice of one Organic Lemon
•1 tsp Celtic sea salt
•1⁄2 tsp Organic Pepper
•pinch of Natural Zing Cayenne Pepper Powder
•1/2 tsp Organic Onion Powder
•1/2 tsp Orgainc Italian Seasoning

Preparation

Soak cashews in water for an hour. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor, and blend well, until the sauce is a creamy consistency. Let the sauce sit overnight for 24 hours in the refrigerator (the flavor becomes more intensified this way). When ready mix with your fresh zucchini noodles.
 
 
 
I thought I'd share another of my blast from the past recipes with you Spiral Slicer owners and those considering purchasing one soon. Enjoy!

"Zucchetti" Salad

 

Ingredients

 
3 Organic Zucchini, cut or spiralized into "noodles"
1 medium Organic Cucumber, chopped
1 medium Organic Green Pepper, chopped
1 medium Organic Tomato, chopped
2 tbsp. Bariani Olive Oil
4-6 tbsp. of your own salad seasoning

 

Preparation

 
In a large bowl, toss together the zucchini, cucumber, green pepper, tomato and olive oil. Mix in seasonings and adjust amount based on your taste. Enjoy or chill until ready to serve. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Almond & Chickpea Breakfast Bread with Dried Fruits

Ingredients

1/2 cup Warm Water
1 3/4 cup Natural Zing Almond Flour
1/2 cup Natural Zing Chickpea Flour
4 tbsp Organic Flax Meal
1 tsp Natural Zing Cinnamon
1 tsp Organic Nutmeg
1/2 cup Natural Zing Thompson Raisins
1/2 cup Natural Zing Turkish Apricots, chopped
3-4 tbsp Natural Zing Agave Nectar
3/4 cup Organic Applesauce


Preparation

1) Mix the flax meal with the warm water and set aside to “gel.”
 

2) Place flours, spice, and dried fruit in a large mixing bowl.
 

3) Whisk together the agave, flax mixture, and applesauce. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ones.
 

4) Bake in an oven set to 350-375 degrees for about 60-75 minutes. Cover with foil for the last 20 minutes to prevent burning. Check with a toothpick or fork to be sure it’s done.
 

(almond meal baked goods can cook very slowly, so you may need to add time.)

Friday, December 05, 2014

Holiday Nut Nog



Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy.[1] As I was growing up I had no idea that I was lactose intolerant.  I just thought I disliked milk.   My mother would try to get me to drink it, but I felt sick if I drank milk.   As an adult, I loved pumpkin lattes and eggnog lattes, but my stomach would make gurgling sounds after I enjoyed it.   Given the statistic, I doubt that I’m alone.  But are we go give up our nogs and specialty drinks?  No, we just need to be a little creative.  So I created the “Nut Nog”.   Really you can make your pumpkin spiced or nog spiced beverages with any milk alternative: almond milk, rice milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, you just add the spices and mix it up.   The recipe below shows how to make your own nut milk, but you can use packaged nut milks also.

Nut Nog:

Ingredients:

1 cup soaked Natural Zing Almonds, soak 8 hours or overnight
2 1/2 cup filtered water
6 medium Natural Zing Dates (soaked if firm and use the soak water for some of the water)
1/2 tsp Organic Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Organic Ground Clove
Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt

 

Preparation:  

1.) Blend the nuts and water and strain the pulp out using a nut-milk bag or sieve.
2.) Add the fruit and spices to the nut milk and mix.
3.) Chill.

Serves 8

This does not take long to make, only about 10 minutes.  However, if you want to save time create the spice mixture (nutmeg, clove, vanilla bean powder, and cinnamon) and put a ¼ tsp in your packaged almond milk or other milk alternative and mix in a blender, frothier, whisk, or spoon.   If you are lucky enough to have an espresso / latte machine at home add the spice mixture in the nut milk then froth to make your own nut nog latte.  

Wishing you abundant health,
Helen Rose
** Helen Rose is a mother of 2; wife of Natural Zing's president; raw food chef; owner of Superfoods on Main, a vegetarian cafe and superfoods store in Mount Airy Maryland; and a family health advocate providing personal coaching to women seeking health and life transformations.  www.SuperfoodsonMain.com  

[1] U.S. National Library of Medicine http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lactose-intolerance