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
Nori wraps are a staple of mine- a main food group, almost!
They are so easy, healthy, delicious, and inexpensive.
They are also very versatile, and I'm always just putting in whatever I think will be yummy.
Mineral rich foods like seaweed(or raw chocolate, mmm)seem to really influence my general state, emotionally, mentally and physically, in a really positive way- I just seem to function better on all fronts!
I'm starting to put together a blog at livelydirt.blogspot.com, with easy, mostly cheaper, healthy raw ideas/recipes. It's just beginning:)
This mousse is packed with gifts from the jungle. The avocado, coconut, and cocao provide antioxidants such as B vitamins and vitamin C, E, A, and K, minerals like magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron, tons of fiber, healthy mono unsaturated fats, as well as Omega 3s and 6s, and the anti-fungal, metabolism-boosting lauric acid. The cacao even has a chemical called phenylethylamine that is a known mood elevator. Even those who aren't fans of avocado will love it and will never guess that this chocolaty concoction is made without dairy. My husband requests this dessert routinely; I am always happy to accommodate him due to the speediness of the preparation process, ease of clean up, and because I love him.
This recipe has some ingredients you might not expect, but they really do complement one another. If you cannot find coconut butter, you can substitute coconut oil (just be sure to use cold-pressed and not one that is hydrogenated). Coconut butter is solid at room temperature and can get quite hard when it is cold. To make the butter easier to scoop and measure gently warm it by placing the jar in a pot of hot water for a few minutes. I list 2-3 tablespoons of agave because unlike my husband--who has a major sweet tooth--I prefer a little less sweetener. I usually scoop some out of the processor for myself after 1 tablespoon of agave and then add extra sweetener for him.
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Adapted from The Balanced Plate by Renee Loux
This recipe uses collard leaves for wrapping up vegetables, such as spinach, zucchini, black olives, and avocado, with a delicious Red Pepper Hummus.
From the book Ani's Raw Food Essentials by Ani Phyo. Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright (c) 2010.
Photo credit: Tyler Golden.
A cute and fruity treat for Halloween:)