Colorful avocado cream

Yes, I admit: I do love avocados 🙂
This plant not only delivers healthy fat and tastes lovely, due to its consistency it provides a really wide range of possibilities, same for sweet and spicy dishes.
Of course I do know that the ecologic food print is not really top in the region I live, but not eating meat, dairies and its products, grains etc. for about 30 years I with good conscience enjoy some 2-3 pieces per week, sometimes even less, depending on my mood and longings.

Here I made some colorful creams, which goes quick and easy.

For the red one I just blended
1/2 pitted avocado
a piece of heirloom violet carrot
some sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon coconut oil
some sea salt, pepper, caraway, nutmeg, curcuma

For the green one I did
1/2 pitted avocado
1 leave kale (without the stem)
2 leaves spinach
some fresh basil and marjoram
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon coconut oil
some sea salt, pepper, caraway

And ready it is!

Besides just spooning the creams I also used these colorful treat to top marinated mushrooms.
As I said, so many possibilities…….

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Zoodles with avocado cream

Finally did harvest my very first homegrown zucchini this year and from part of it prepared the most probably best known raw vegan dish: zucchini noodles 🙂

I personally never liked such a bunch of rough raw zucchini but over the years developed a way of preparation to make this valuable plant likable in raw version to me as well.

So as a first step I spiralize the zucchini, mingle the zoodles with some sea salt and apple cider vinegar and put in dehydrator for 2-3 hours.

As a further step I prepare a creamy sauce to mix up with the zoodles.
This time I did an avocado cream for which I blended
– one medium avocado
-one pitted date
-one tablespoon apple cider vinegar
-one teaspoon olive oil
-some sea salt
-some chili powder
-one small tomato
-some fresh oregano
-the leftover from the zucchini when spiralizing
And that’s all!

For serving I just mingle the zoodles with the cream, set it up on a plate and add some fresh veggies and/or other pleasures to please my eyes and taste buds. 🙂

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Blinis

My absolute favorite currently are Blinis – in my world in a raw vegan version!

For all the ones who are (still) cooking please consider that you also can bake them in an oven or prepare them the same way you do for pancakes.

For the beginning of the raw vegan version one needs to sprout the buckwheat which is quite simple: just put buckwheat in a bowl, cover with water and leave it for about 3-5 hours. (Just as a note, I usually do 500 g at once)

Next step is to put the sprouted buckwheat with the liquid in the jar of a (high speed) blender, add some apple cider vinegar (2-3 tablespoons for 500 g), untreated sea salt (1 teaspoons per 500 g), flaxseed (about 2 tablespoons for 500 g) and cedar seed oil (2 tablespoons per 500 g) – and blend! Start with low speed or pulse and slowly turn higher. You should come to a thickly liquid mass (like for pancakes), depending on the water which is given with the sprouted buckwheat it might be necessary to add a little bit more water.

I leave the ‘dough’ for about 20-30 minutes to settle, then carefully pour it on a dehydrator tray covered with either baking paper or an adequate foil to get small round ‘pancakes’ on which I spread some cedar seeds.

Then I put the blinis in dehydrator (I do at 37°C/98F) and dehydrate until they are firm enough to flip them over (which takes at least 4-6 hours, but sometimes I leave them longer during the night….). Then I flip them, remove the foil or paper and dehydrate until they are totally dry.

The ready made Blinis I store in an airtight closed glass jar in fridge.

You might also add some herbs and/or spices, or differ in salt, vinegar, oil, flaxseed – it’s up to your taste! Just be creative, experiment a bit (the first ones might not be exactly as you wish, but training is all…..) and enjoy these simple but healthy and tasty Blinis as often as you can! It’s a winner!

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Nougat treats

I prefer to make my food in general with only little ingredients. These heavenly tasting treats – especially fans of nougat will love them – are just made from hazelnuts, green raisins, salt and vanilla.
The coating is carob powder with some unsweetened coconut flakes.
Made is minutes, and eaten in ….. 🙂

Way of preparation:
First I grind about 2 cups of hazelnuts with a pinch of sea salt in my food processor with s-knife, starting pulsing and then in permanent power! As I wanted some roughly cut nut pieces in my treats I did it not totally finely.
Then I added some vanilla and about 1 1/2 cup soaked green raisins – and did the same process until the mass is properly combined.
For the case that you need some liquid to receive a smooth mixture, you can little by little add some of the soaking water from the raisins until you achieve the consistency you want.

Now there remains only to form balls and coat them in the mixture of carob powder (if not at hand you also can use cacao powder for instance) with some unsweetened coconut flakes (to make the powder a bit looser).

I store my treats in a glass jar in fridge.

Hope you all like these really amazing treats. Have fun!

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