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Brownies’ Honour

Published March 12, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

Honestly, these brownies taste divine! And they are a snip to make!

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Ingredients

1 cup dates

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1 dsp/tbsp honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1 pinch sea salt

Method

Mix everything together in a food processor (with S-blade) until a fairly smooth (with a few nutty lumps) texture is reached.

Spread out in a silicone square cake pan and dehydrate for 1 hour.

Turn out, cut into 6 “fingers” and dehydrate a further 2-3 hours to create a crispy outside, leaving the centre soft and creamy.

Alternatively, try freezing the mixture in the pan, scoring the bars first and enjoy after a few hours’ firming in the cold.

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Onion Bread To Cry For

Published January 25, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

Sometimes something is required upon which one can pile leafy salads, home-made nut cheeses and pates, kimchi and olives.

Some way needs to be found to construct an open sandwich… something bread-y.

When such occasions arise, I solve my dilemma by making this delicious light onion bread:

Onion Bread

Equipment:

Food processor (optional) Dehydrator (or fan oven)

Ingredients:

2 small onions/ 1 medium

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup water

4 dsp olive oil

2 dsp sprouted flax seed powder/ milled chia seed

Method:

Soak the sunflower seeds for a few hours to soften them and release the enzymes.

Chop the onion into tiny pieces. You can use the food processor for this if you prefer. Place the onion in a bowl and set aside.

Blend the sunflower seeds with water and oil to a smooth puree.

Add the sunflower puree to the onion and mix in well.

Add the chia or flax seeds and stir in thoroughly.

Pour the mixture onto a dehydrator sheet (non-stick) and spread it out to about 1/2 inch or 1 cm thickness.

Score into slices (I use a pizza cutter) and dehydrate on 115 degrees Fahrenheit, turning the slices off the non-stick sheet when they are firm enough and continue drying until the onion bread is the right texture (approx 24 hours.)

I usually cut my bread into triangles and get 8 slices out of this mixture. You can scale the ingredients up or down to vary the quantity.

Almonds, Almonds, Everywhere…

Published January 22, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

I have neglected my blog for the past week, but I’m back now and I do have a big bag of almonds

Almonds

Image by Shelby PDX via Flickr

I made this delicious milk when I came home from work today:

Strawberry Almond Milk

Equipment

Blender/liquidizer

Nut milk bag

Ingredients

1½ pints water

1 cup almonds

2 cups strawberries (I used frozen because it is January, but fresh is probably best)

Method

Soak the almonds overnight.

Place in blender with water and strawberries

Blend thoroughly

Sieve through a nut milk bag

Save the pulp to make Almond biscuits

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Having drunk half the milk, I made the rest into this: (this is what I’ll be having for breakfast tomorrow.)

Cheery Berry Chia

Equipment

Dry grinder (optional)

Mixing bowl

Ingredients

1 pint strawberry almond milk

4 dessertspoons chia seed

1 cup cranberries (I used dried)

1 cup blueberries (I used frozen)

3 teaspoons agave or maple syrup

Method

Coarsely grind the chia seeds (you could use milled chia seeds instead)

Mix all the ingredients together and leave overnight

Options

I added 1 teaspoon baobab powder and a multivitamin, because I like to get a powerhouse in for breakfast.

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 I wanted to use the pulp from the Strawberry Almond milk to make some biscuits (cookies), but I needed this first:

Almond Butter

Equipment

Food Processor

Ingredients

2 cups almonds

Drop hemp seed oil

Pinch salt

Teaspoon agave nectar

Method

Place almonds in food processor and process for several minutes.

If the food processor is powerful enough, it should eventually form nut butter, but I had to add a drop of help oil to get the blending underway. Finally, when you have a smooth butter, add salt and agave (optional)

Keep in a sealed container in the fridge. Will last a few days.

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With all my ingredients to hand, I could proceed:

Almond Biscuits

Equipment

Food Processor

Dehydrator (or fan oven

Ingredients

2 cups almond pulp (I used almond & strawberry pulp)

6 dsp maple or agave syrup (I know, it’s a lot, but it’s worth it!)

2 dsp chia seeds

2 dsp almond butter

2 dsp coconut butter

Method

Process everything together until smooth and shape into small biscuits. I was able to make 36!

Dehydrate overnight on 115°F (45°C)

Keep in a sealed container in the fridge. Will keep for several days.

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Raw Mushroom Burgers

Published January 12, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

These were a hit at my birthday bash back in September, so I thought I’d share the recipe here…

Mushroom Burgers

Equipment: food processor, dehydrator (or fan oven)

Ingredients:

2 parsnips

2 carrots

8 mushrooms

olive oil

pine nuts

sundried tomatoes

Method

Soak the pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes in a little water for an hour

Break the mushrooms into tiny pieces and marinade with olive oil (add some tamari or miso if you wish)

Chop parsnips and carrots in the food processor into rice-size pieces. You can use a blender if you prefer.

Add pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes and mix again. You may need some of the tomato soak water to aid mixing.

Add the mushrooms and mix again.

Use an ice-cream scoop to measure out portions of mixture onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet and shape into burgers.

Dehydrate overnight and flip them over in the morning. Give the burgers another couple of hours dehydrating. They will keep well for a week or more in a sealed box in the fridge.

If you do not have a dehydrator, use a fan oven on the lowest setting, or fan-only and leave the door ajar to let the warm air out.

You will need to reduce the “baking” time if you are using an oven.

 

These burgers are lovely with a nice big green salad and are handy enough for packed lunches or picnics.

The Biscuits of the Oat King

Published January 6, 2012 by Polana Fowdrey

Following on from my previous post, wherein I gave the recipe for a delicious purple smoothie, here’s what I do with that lovely purple pulp…

 

Take the pulp from a Purple People Pleaser

Add: 1 cup oats

1tbs sweetener of choice

1 cup sparkling water

1 tsp purple corn flour

1 handful blueberries

Mix everything together, either by hand or in a food processor. Try not to break the blueberries up too much – they add a lovely texture.

Leave the mixture to stand for 1/2 hour. This allows the dry ingredients to soak up the moisture and the sparkling water allows the mix to “rise” a little and you get a lighter biscuit.

Spoon the mixture onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet and dehydrate on 115F for several hours until the biscuits are soft and chewy.

Carrot Bread with Banana

Published November 17, 2011 by Polana Fowdrey

I made something a bit different for supper this evening. I was going to save this for breakfast, but… oh well!

Here’s the recipe:

Raw Carrot Bread

Ingredients

4 carrots
1/2 apple
1 cup. cashews, soaked
5 pitted dates,  soaked
about a cup of date soak water
1/4 c. chia seeds, ground
1 tsp xylitol

1 tsp  salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation: 

Process carrots and apple in food processor until well chopped, Place these in a mixing bowl, while you chop dates and cashews in food processor. Now add to chopped carrot/apple. Grind chia seeds (I use the grinder on the food processor). Add ground chia to mixture and stir well. Add xylitol, salt, and cinnamon and thoroughly mix. Use about a cup of date soak water to help the mixture stick.
Spread on dehydrator sheet and dehydrate on 145 for 1.5 hours, then turn down to 110 and dehydrate 5-6 hours or until desired moisture is achieved.

I like to cut  my breads into triangles before dehydrating, using a pizza cutter. This makes it easier to “slice” when the bread is “baked.”

Serve with Sweet Coconut Butter:

Sweet Coconut Butter

Ingredients

1 tbs coconut butter

1 tbs olive oil

1 tsp xylitol or sweetener of your choice

1 tsp baobab powder

Preparation

Mix everything thoroughly together and spread onto Carrot Bread

Place some sliced banana on top and enjoy.

Yummy… now, what are we going to have for breakfast…?

Parsnip Rice

Published September 26, 2011 by Polana Fowdrey

This is one of the easiest accompaniments to many main meals.

Using a food processor, or blender chop 1 parsnip per person until it is in rice-sized pieces
sprinkle with olive oil, salt and lemon juice and set aside for about half an hour for the parsnip to soak up the flavours.
You can, alternatively, use other seasonings for a variety of flavour.
Variation: I have also successfully used cauliflower in place of parsnip. Swede also works very well, and benefits from a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Tomorrow I will share my curry recipe!

 

Originally published on www.pollyskitchen.blogspot.com

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