This was my favorite dish at a raw vegan potluck I attended, made by the hostess who ever-so-greatly shared her recipe. She says she celebrates Christmas with this dish. It's a quick and easy recipe that doesn't require a whole bunch of exotic ingredients and equipment. She originally suggests to use 1/2 teaspoon of salt - I used less than that and still found it too salty, so I would suggest starting out with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and take it from there. She also adds 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the yam / sweet potato mix but I didn't use any. The mixture is soft but it does somewhat hold its shape. I did a quick calorie estimate for those interested and it comes out to about 2400 calories, so that comes out to about 480/400 calories for each piece a 5/6-serving dish. For a picture of the Sweet Potato Casserole, go to: http://nocrapdiet.wordpress.com/s-recipes-rawism/. Enjoy! =)
*Update* I found out that what I was using was a Sweet Potato and not a Yam, so I made the change. Btw I think it's weird how someone rated this recipe with 2 stars only a moment after I posted it...
I've really been craving my mother's tuna noodle casserole lately (my childhood fave), and figured I could make something at least somewhat similar. This recipe was really pretty easy and didn't even take as long to make the real thing! All I used was a blender (blendtec) and the Joyce Chen spiral slicer set on wider setting (the opposite of the angel hair like pasta setting). You could even make the "noodles" using a plain old veggie peeler. You can also substitute mushrooms for the cubed zucchini in this recipe, and the sauce could be used all by itself as a dip! I will say, I never really measure anything and I feel this recipe should be made to each persons taste. Hope you enjoy!
With it being the dead of winter and all, I’ve been doing my best to stay warm during the cloudy rainy days. This can be especially difficult if your diet consists of mostly raw foods, so its good to supplement with foods and spices that having a warming tendency for the body. The three C’s of warming spices are cinnamon (dalchini), cardamom (elichee), and clove (laung). In my opinion, the best way to combine these heat makers is to make a nice cup of warm chai. The smells and tastes of these aromatic spices are just the thing for that cold day gloom, and are also great for your health. To go along with the chai, I’ve included a recipe for a delicious snack to enjoy, which I’m going to call chai cookie cakes. Enjoy it!