This is the modified raw version of my Noni’s Eggplant Parmigiana, which has been a staple at our family’s holiday dinner table for as long as I can remember. The way my Grandpa tells the story, Noni made her Eggplant Parmigiana for dinner one evening when they had some cousins over for dinner. The cousins later complimented her on her wonderful “Pardon-Me-John” and requested it again the next time they came over. Since then, our family has always referred to this dish as Eggplant Pardon-Me-John. My sister and I fight over who gets to make it during the holidays. I suppose this year I will let her make the cooked version and I will make “Pardon-Me-RAWn” ...
This is the modified raw version of my dad’s famous pasta sauce. I have 75+ cousins who call my dad “Uncle Steve” and request his sauce at family gatherings. He usually makes a few gallons at a time and jars it (that’s what is in the picture). He gives his jars of sauce as gifts and to anyone he loves a whole lot – that’s why I used to get so much. :) I have pared down the quantities quite a bit though. This sauce is so flavorful and delicious, that I am so glad I don’t have to do without even though I am raw now!!!
This mimics a dish commonly served in peruvian restaurants. Its basically spaghetti in a green pesto and its usually served with a side of Aji (ahi), a delicious spicy sauce made with a special peruvian herb called Huacatay (or Black Mint), which is a little hard to find unless there is a latin market in your area. The kelp noodles don’t exactly taste like noodles so it throws it off a bit from the original taste, but it still tastes great and is a great way to get down greens in alternative to a green smoothie!
I actually don’t know the quantities, i just do it by intuition! But I will put the ingredients in order of most to least
Kelp Noodles are used in this photo, also can use Zucchini Noodles!
Basil, arugula or spinach, mint, soaked pine nuts, sprouted sunflower seeds, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, nama shoyu, water, optional herbs and spices
lettuce (iceberg or romaine), about a cup of cashews (to substitute for mayo), green onions (3 or 4), 3 tbsps Huacatay paste, (or substitute a bunch of Cilantro), mint, lots of lime juice, garlic, jalapeno (1-3 depending on how spicy you like it), olive oil or vegetable oil
I was trying to create the roll-up lasagna posted on this website, but with a white ricotta-like filling. My zucchini was ripe but a bit hard to roll it up. It always ended craking. I thought that maybe I would have to soak it first, but I did not have time to soak it, so I came up with this layer lasagna using my ricotta recipe posted on this website, and the Marinara Sauce recipe posted by another member.
An amazing recipe I found on the “from sad to raw. com” web site. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks great.