Here's a sneak peak into one of my favorite recipes from my new book, "Ani's Raw Food Essentials" (available June 1st) for a raw "Tomato Chili" and a raw, vegan "Taco Nut Meat"...
My new book, Ani's Raw Food Essentials, will be available everywhere May 3rd! I was dropped shipped an early copy fresh off the presses, and this is a huge book. With over 250 recipes, it's my first hard cover. It's always amazing to hold the finished book in my hands. And, it takes 9 months for the book to be designed, printed, and distributed before it shows up in bookstores. A long journey.
This is a recipe I taught during my workshop in Phuket, Thailand, to a packed room full of locals. My raw vegan version of their traditional Thai soup.
Baja Fresh Taco Boats Filled with Cilantro Cashew Cheeze, Fresh Corn and Tomato Salsa, and a Ground Almond Taco Meat
A delicious recipe I taught at the first ever raw food workshop in Phuket, Thailand. It was a packed house, standing room only. A great day of fun, food, and new friends.
I'm in love with durian. I love the flavor, texture, and yup, even the scent. So, I flew myself to the other side of our planet, all the way to beautiful Bali, Indonesia, to visit during their 2 month durian season. There, I was able to enjoy a fresh durian daily, and even visited a durian farm where I ate fresh durian straight off the tree. This was the highlight of almost all my gastronomical adventures in life. Many people in the USA have not yet seen or tried durian fruit. So, I shot this video in Seminyak, on the West Coast of Bali, as an introduction to the King of Fruit. I hope this video may encourage you to give this delectable fruit a try.
A delicious save-the-fish style pate made with almonds and cashews, flavored with ginger and lemon. The orange salmon-like color comes from sweet carrots full of beta carotene. Use this pate inside nori rolls, lettuce wraps, and scooped on top of a bed of greens.
Mango Breakfast Cobbler adapted from p 215 of Ani's Raw Food Kitchen (serves 4) CRUST 1 1/4 cup almonds 1 vanilla bean, scraped 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup pitted and packed medjool dates 2 Tablespoons coconut oil or butter FILLING 4 cups Mango, pitted and diced 1/4 cup agave syrup To make crust, place almonds, vanilla, and salt into food processor. Lightly process into small pieces. Add dates and coconut butter, process to mix well. Sprinkle half of the crust onto bottom of a loaf pan. To make filling, toss together all ingredients. Scoop onto crust. Top with remaining crust.
A recipe for Pineapple Icebox Dessert. Cashew kream with fresh pineapple chunks are frozen before serving. A great treat for hot days.
Thai Spring Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce (makes 4 servings) Thai Dipping Sauce 1/4 cup olive oil 4 kaffir lime leaves 1 Tablespoon Nama Shoyu 2 Thai red chilies, to taste 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons raw almonds 1 lemon’s juice 1 cup water, as needed Fillings 1 zucchini, julienne 1 cup mung bean sprouts 1/2 bunch basil, de-stem 1/2 bunch cilantro, de-stem 1/4 bunch mint, de-stem 1-2 Thai chili, finely chop Wrapper 3 large collard green leaves, de-stem and half To make dipping sauce, place sauce ingredients into your blender, adding water as needed. Blend smooth. To wrap, place leaves onto flat surface. Layer with fillings, and roll. Serve with dipping sauce.
One thing we need more of in the USA are cultured foods. In Korea, we have fermented and probiotic rich pickles like kimchi and sauerkraut, which aid our digestion while helping rebuild healthy bacteria we've destroyed through stress and antiobiotics. Fermented raw foods are the highest form of living foods. The probiotics and friendly bacteria predigest this food for us.