Check out the video I made with Vegetarian Times to demonstrate how easy and healthy it is to use green leaves as wraps!
Mango Sorbet-Macaroon Tartlets
Makes 4 tartlets
•2 cups shredded coconut
•1/2 cup cashews
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 cup agave syrup
•2 cups chopped frozen mangoes
•1 cup filtered water
•1/3 cup agave syrup
To make the tartlet shells, line 4 small tartlet or brioche cups with plastic wrap. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the crust into each. Using your fingertips, firmly press the crust into the tartlet cup, leaving a cavity in the center to hold the sorbet. Place in the freezer to firm up for at least 30 minutes or more.
To make the mango sorbet, combine the mangoes, water, and agave syrup in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Or, for an icier, more solid texture, scoop into a container and place in the freezer for an hour or more.
To make the mango sorbet in an ice cream maker: Chill the mixture in the freezer for an hour or so, then scoop into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
To serve, scoop 1 tablespoon mango sorbet into each tartlet shell and serve immediately.
The tartlet shells will keep in the freezer for many weeks. The assembled tartlets are best enjoyed immediately, but will keep in the freezer for several weeks. Thaw for 5 to 10 minutes before eating.
– Recipe from Ani’s Raw Food Desserts
One of my favorite foods is cabbage because it’s super versatile, has hardly any calories, is free of wheat and gluten, is great for digestion, and is beautiful in color (purple and green). It tastes awesome in salads, gives us valuable probiotics as pickled sauerkraut, plus it works perfectly as a “shell” to be stuffed with yummy fillings to make a delicious hand held treat. I’m currently reintroducing heart-healthy fats into my diet from flax and chia seeds (omega-3), some nuts (vitamin E and antioxidants), and olives to keep my skin supple and moist, especially now that autumn is upon us. I picked up a bunch of avocados at the Farmers’ Market, but am disappointed they didn’t make it into my bag!
Today, I filled up a red cabbage shell with Chiffonade green cabbage. Watch our “How to Chiffonade” video I shot for Vegetarian Times Magazine: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/video/10). Please watch on the Vegetarian Times website to help generate viewer numbers. Thank you!
I’m also embedding it below from my own YouTube channel:
Ani’s Raw Food Asia + Vegetarian Times Magazine: How to Chiffonade
I first filled up my purple cabbage shell with Chiffonade green cabbage. Next, I layered on a Black Olive Tapenade, from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen, page 155, and Candied Onions, inspired by my Buckwheat-Battered “Fried” Onion Rings, from page 116 of Ani’s Raw Food Essentials, plus I added maple syrup to sweeten the onions. I then topped it all with artichoke hearts, and would have added avocado, if I had some on hand.
Black Olive Tapenade
makes 4 servings
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced, about 1 clove
- 1/2 cup black olives, […]
Stretch your body and mind by trying a new outdoor activity this weekend!
The weather’s getting warmer, it’s staying light outside later, and summer is just around the corner.
My favorite spot for a super challenging stair climb in Los Angeles is at Baldwin Hills in Culver City, CA.
The views from the top of the climb stretch from beyond downtown LA to the east and all the way west to the ocean.
This is a book trailer for my latest book Ani’s Raw Food Essentials. In it, I show you how easy it is to make a delicious, fast, raw food Tomato Chili with Taco Nut Meat, from pages 145-146.
Video TRT: 4 min, 42 sec
Tomato Chili with Taco Nut Meat (bean-free)
Makes 4 servings
A vegetable chili made with chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, mushrooms, and corn kernels. Spiced with cumin, and oregano for a real chili flavor similar to the cooked bean version. Top with Taco Nut Meat for an added layer of texture and south west flavor.
- 3 cups tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup red and green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup celery, chopped
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup mushroom, chopped, any type
- 1/3 cup corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 batch Taco Nut Meat, below
Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl, and mix well. Scoop about 1/3 of the mixture into blender and puree. Scoop puree back into mixing bowl.
To serve, scoop into 4 serving bowls. Top with Taco Nut Meat, and enjoy.
Taco Nut Meat
Makes about 1 cup
Walnuts are ground and spiced with cumin and coriander to make this taco flavored nut meat crumble. Use it to top salads, soups, and inside wraps to add taco flavor and texture.
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon […]
We kicked off Ani’s Raw Food Certification Course, Level 1 on March 15, 16, 17th, 2013 to a packed house! It was a weekend of raw food making and eating, eco-green living inspiration, and happiness all around. Experiencing visible transformations as people detox on raw food for 3 days is incredible! The room’s happiness index kept rising up as our days passed, and people glowed.
Ani’s Raw Food Certification courses are held a couple blocks from the Saturday morning Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, where local farmers bring us seasonal produce that’s been picked just a few hours before. Sometimes, we’ll find heirloom ingredients available for only a week, or better yet…..dry farmed produce. That’s when the plants just thrive on their own, without watering nor chemicals! Fresh, local, seasonal, gluten free, vegan, and organic…what better way to detox and cleanse from urban toxins?