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Collard Wraps with Sunflower Seed Tu-No salad

spring crocusGreetings Health Fans,

Happy spring to everyone. The gardens and greenhouses are coming alive here at Camp Rawnora. I’m really enjoying the wild foraging, looking forward to finding some morel mushrooms. The retreat season is underway here at the camp. Here are a few of our upcoming events:

Here’s a timeless classic the Tu-No salad collard wrap.

The recipe is pretty simple. Dulse, which is a sea vegetable, gives it the “tuna” taste. Other sea vegetables can be substituted. Sea veggies are a great source of trace minerals including iodine which is important for thyroid function.

Tu-No Salad

2 C sunflower seeds – soaked

1 – 2 T miso (organic, unpasteurized)

2 T apple cider vinegartu-no salad

2 T lemon juice

1/4 – 1/2 C olive oil

1/2 C onion – diced

1/4 C dulse flakes

1 C celery – diced

2 T capers – add at end

1 – 2 t paprika

1/2 t salt or to taste

Place all ingredients except the capers, onions and celery into the food processor and process smooth.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the onions, celery and capers.

Serve in romaine lettuce or collard leaves with other fresh fixings.

 

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Winter Travels 2013/2014

Carl in KitchenTime flies when you’re buried in snow. It seems like only a few weeks ago I was down in Florida enjoying the ocean and the sun. Months have passed but the memories remain. I took a road trip with my former girl friend and now good friend Stacia down to Bradenton, Florida in mid December. We spent Christmas with her cousin Tess Challis and family. Tess is a vegan chef and author who is also the co-founder of Get Waisted, a healthy vegan version of weight watchers. Tess’ husband Carl is the head chef at a raw food cafe in Sarasota called Ionie. I spent a day in the kitchen Tess and Carl… tasty good times.

 

raw pizzaNow I’m back in Michigan at Camp Rawnora. There’s no shortage of snow in these parts. I’m looking forward to the start of the 2014 season here at the camp. We still have 2014 Raw Recipe calendars available. It’s never too late to pick one up.

2014 Raw CalendarOur first event this year is the March Maple Water Fast beginning on Wednesday March 19th through Sunday March 23rd.

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Raw 2014 Recipe Calendars are here!

2014 Raw CalendarGreetings Health Fans,

Chef Adam checking in from Jacksonville, Florida. I had to escape the cold and snow of Michigan for a bit. Unfortunately the sun is hiding where I am in Florida but at least the temperatures are warm.

I want to let everyone know that the new 2014 Raw recipe calendars are available. They’re just as good as our past 2 calendars withAvo_apple_gadget 13 great recipes and beautiful color pictures. You can pick them up at Rawnora.com

Here’s a sample of one of the featured recipes… Avocado Apple Gadget

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Banana Pecan Breakfast Gadget – Porridge

This was an inspired creation using Irish moss blended with water, banana, pecans… nice little breakfast gadget. For those of you not familiar with Irish moss, it’s a see vegetable that can be used as a thickener. Flavor wise it doesn’t taste very good so you need to rinse it and then soak it for at least 2 hours prior to using it. I rinsed, soaked for 3 hours, then rinsed and stored 2 cups of Irish moss in the fridge for use through out the week. Even after all of that the Irish moss is not very appetizing. Irish moss works great as a thickener for pie fillings and for ice cream. The combo of Irish moss and blended chia make this porridge nice and fluffy. The recipe below serves 2.

1 C hot water
2 bananas
1/2 C pecans, almonds or pumpkin seeds – try a combo
1/4 C soaked Irish moss

1 TB chia seeds

1 TB maca
2 TB mesquite powder
2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Irish moss needs to be rinsed and soaked in advance. You can’t just throw Irish moss in the blender without prepping it first.

Blend water and Irish moss until smooth
Add remain ingredients and blend
Top with pecans, cacao nibs, raisins, bee pollen… whatever you like.
Enjoy

Banana Pecan Porridge
Banana Pecan Porridge