Carnival of the Recipes

Falando pelos Cotovelos hosts this week's carnival of recipes. Be sure to check out Dr. Fuhrman’s post Nutrient-Rich Comfort Food. *Don't forget, not all recipes in the carnival are Fuhrman-friendly.

Fudge for the Soul

Almond-Carob Fudge
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup soy milk
1 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup raw carob powder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chop dates and cover overnight with the soy milk to soften. Mash and mix all ingredients, including the soy milk soak, together and press in glass dish. Chill in refrigerator or freezer before cutting to serve. Serves 4.

Vanilla-Carob Fudge

1 1/2 cups almonds
1/2 cup raw tahini
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon raw carob powder
Process almonds in food processor and then add tahini, honey, and vanilla. Process until well mixed. Press half the mixture in a square baking dish and then add the carob powder to the rest of the mix and process. Drop spoonfuls of the carob mixture on top of the plain mixture and then carefully spread it over the top until evenly distributed. Refrigerate for at least an hour and enjoy! Serves 4.

Nutrient-Rich Comfort Food

Baked Apple with Cashew Raisin Cream Sauce
4 large apples
1 cup raw cashew nuts
1 cup soy milk
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Core apples and place on silver-foil-covered baking pan. Blend cashews, soy milk, and raisins to make cream sauce and chill. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and bake at 200 for 20 minutes in oven. Move from baking dish to serving dish, pour chilled cream sauce on top, and serve.

Apple Walnut Surprise

1 cup raisins or currents
1/2 cup water
9-10 apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
4 heaping tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 1/2 heaping tablespoons ground cinnamon
Soak raisins or currents in the water in a container with closed top overnight in the refrigerator to soften. Poor off the water into a pot with a tight led and add the peeled and cored apples. Let simmer over a low flame for 7 minutes. Pour the apples and the little liquid that remains off into a chopping bowl or hand chopper and dice up the softened apples into small pieces. Mix the apples, raisins, walnuts, flax seeds, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Store in refrigerator to serve for meals and snacks.

Soaked Oatmeal Supreme
1/3 cup raw oat flakes
1 Tbsp. flaxseed
6 walnuts halves, crushed
1 pint fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced in half
Put the oat flakes in a cup, fill the cup with water, and place it in the refrigerator. In the morning, the oat flakes will be softened. Cut in the fruit, mix in the flaxseed, and sprinkle the crushed walnut on top.

Carnival of the Recipes: 2006 Thanksgiving Edition

The BBQ General hosts this week's carnival of recipes. Be sure to check out Dr. Fuhrman’s post Feeling a Little Goji? *Don't forget, not all recipes in the carnival are Fuhrman-friendly.

Feeling a Little Goji?

Goji Oatmeal Clusters
1 1/2 bananas
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup date sugar
2/3 cup ground walnuts
2/3 cup whole grain flour
1 1/4 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup Goji berries
1/4 cup raisins (or currants)
6 pitted dates (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Blend bananas, applesauce, vanilla, and date sugar in blender until creamy. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add the blended moist ingredients and mix. Stir in oatmeal, chopped nuts, dates, and raisins. Use a large spoon to drop mixture on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Orange Goji Bars

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup unsulfured dried apricots
1 cup Goji berries
1/4 dried apricots 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup oatmeal (finely chopped in food processor)
1 tsp. orange zest (fresh from organic orange)
1/4 cup sesame seeds (hulled)
Place dates, raisins, apricots, and Goji berries in food processor. Process until the mass forms one large ball, then remove to a mixing bowl. Process the oatmeal until it is a fine meal. Process nuts until they are finely chopped but not powder. Knead all ingredients thoroughly by hand. Press out on a cutting board, flipping and pressing evenly until about 1/2 inch thick. Trim edges and make a rectangle and slice in bars. Knead Together leftover edges and more bars.

Carnival of the Recipes, Breakfast and Brunch Edition

Men in Aprons hosts this week's carnival of recipes. Be sure to check out Dr. Fuhrman’s post Flax to the Max. *Don't forget, not all recipes in the carnival are Fuhrman-friendly.

Flax to the Max

Apple Surprise
6-12 peeled apples
1 cup raisins or currants
1/4 cup water
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 heaping Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 heaping Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. of date sugar or maple syrup (optional)
Remove the seeds and cores from the apples, and cut into chunks. Place the currants (or raisins) in the bottom of a small pot and barely cover with water. Add the apple chunks on top and steam on lowest flame possible for seven minutes, until raisins are soft and apples are still a little firm. Mix with the remaining ingredients and chop into smaller pieces.

Strawberry Banana Freeze
1/4 cup soy milk
4 frozen bananas (peeled and frozen in advance)
6-10 oz. frozen organic strawberries
4 heaping Tbsp. of ground flaxseed
¼ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
Add to VitaMix or food processor and blend into a smooth ice cream consistency. Stir in the flaxseed. This recipe serves four people—one banana and one tablespoon of flaxseed per person.

Dr. Flax’s Sesame Seasoning
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp. ground sesame seeds (raw, unhulled)
1 tsp. onion flakes
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. VegiZest
Grind the seeds in a VitaMix dry container or use a coffee grinder. Mix it all together and put in seasoning shaker. Store in refrigerator or freezer, but always put it out on the table so your family and guests can season their food to taste without using salt.

Carnival of the Recipes

RDoctor Medical hosts this week's carnival of recipes. Be sure to check out Dr. Fuhrman’s post Eat to Live Italiano. *Don't forget, not all recipes in the carnival are Fuhrman-friendly.