Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baking my life away

Yesterday, I spent the majority of my afternoon in the kitchen, baking, baking, and baking some more!

The protein bars that I made were very good!! I froze the bars in my freezer so that we would have them for a while. I also made flax seed crackers. They had a very good taste, but I should have rolled them out and made them flatter when I baked them so they would be crunchier like an actual cracker. The awesome thing about the flax seed crackers is that you can make any flavor you want. I stuck to basil and garlic to be safe this time, but I cant wait to try my own version of sundried tomato and basil next time I bake these.
The final raw food creation I made yesterday was a spanish rice without the rice! Cauliflower was used instead of rice, along with avocados, tomatoes, green onions and a wide array of spices. The recipe is below this post. It was surprisingly very good! I made a huge bowl that was more than I could eat. The entire bowl was a little over 300 calories. It was a great way to get full without going overboard on the calories.
I want to start cooking more "raw" meals, but I am also trying to be realistic about it. Right now, our family is moving at a slower pace, so I have less responsibility and more time to cook the things I would like to cook. But when we are both gone 10-12 hours of the day, its hard to want to come home and cook up foods like the spanish rice that took a little longer to prepare. So I'm going to go at it gradually, maybe one or two raw meals a week? Its honestly amazing what these raw chefs can do with a bunch of vegetables and spices, you would be amazed! This link here has some amazing recipes, but some are kind of difficult and time consuming. You could also just google raw recipes for whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Thanks for reading about my crazy journey! Hope you enjoy the recipes as much as my family and I did!

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