This really does remind me of tuna salad, in both texture and appearance! It's quick and easy to make, and great stuffed into romaine lettuce wraps. Very flavorful, but delicately so. Juicy, sweet, and savory, just like tuna salad should be! Great for a snack or light lunch. It's delicious and filling, but not SUPER long-term satisfying, if you're needing something like that. Would make a good appetizer or light tea time snack for small informal gatherings where you just want a light finger food to munch on nonchalantly over conversation.
Don't skimp on the dulse flakes ;)
A fun presentation is to stuff this into tulip blossoms and serve with white rose tea or green marigold tea
Eggnog is very popular, protein rich beverage that we traditionally associate with winter festivities. And being raw does not mean we should forget all about those favorite staple foods we used to enjoy growing up.
Why dismiss eggnog entirely, when you can whip your very own raw, vegan eggless eggnog? While traditional eggnog is made with raw eggs (which are very dangerous to consume because of the risk of becoming infected with Salmonella and other pathogens), our raw is made primarily with delicious nut milk, cashews and ripe bananas.
Cashews count among a raw foodist's best allies, due to their high nutritional value. Rich in oils and fats (with over 50% monosaturated fats), cashews also provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, including thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Bananas are a renowned source of slow release carbohydrates and fiber (nuts are also high in dietary fiber), making our raw, vegan eggless eggnog a viable meal replacement.
Delicious and refreshing, raw basil and mint ice-cream makes for an interesting dessert for all seasons. On account of its invigorating taste, this ice-cream works its magic best when consumed after a festive dinner, for it can both aid digestion and freshen breath while tasting absolutely divine! The secret to this smooth little piece of heaven lies in the delicate combination of flavors from two essential oils found in basil and mint, namely eugenol and menthol.
Eugenol is a pale yellow oily fluid common to several types of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, basil and bay leaf. Its spicy aroma has been used extensively in the perfume and flavoring industries, while some scientific evidence suggest that eugenol might also kill human colon cancer cells. Moreover, it has been used in traditional medicine for generations as a local antiseptic and anesthetic.
Menthol is currently one of the most commonly used essential oils, working as an analgesic, antipruritic, nasal and chest decongestant, as well as antispasmodic and smooth muscle relaxant, especially in the treatment of gastrointestinal disturbances. Furthermore, mint is renowned for its ability to freshen breath and restore the normal ph of saliva, as well as for inhibiting bacterial growth in the oral cavity.
The fine cashew cream ice-cream base is a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which protect against cardiovascular disease by reducing bad cholesterol and increasing the blood levels of good cholesterol. Rich in healthful amino acids, just a few scoops of this heavenly basil and mint ice-cream can provide you with a large part of your daily protein needs!
These are a really easy and quick snack for when you're on the go. I made them for school as a need to have a sweet sugar pick-me-up with out being sticky or needing a time out. I'm sure you could use them in anything else, and I'll post a recipe in how to use them as a base for a dessert. Have fun!