So I hate Soy and i’m trying to cut out meat for both ethical and health reasons. Came across this on Facebook, The Rawfoodfamily posted it, and I was like what a perfect meat substitute! 🙂 will try soon and let you know, in the meantime here is the recipe so you can try it yourself 🙂
Raw Walnut Taco Meat (Vegan + Gluten Free)
This raw taco meat tastes surprisingly like mince meat with taco seasoning. This is a delicious and light raw meal that is easy to put together. Serve with simple cheese sauce & guacamole.
2 cups walnuts, soaked overnight
2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp chipotle OR cayenne
Throw everything in the food processor and process until the texture of mince meat (roughly ground).
Raw apple pie …
1 Raw Apple Pie Crust, recipe follows
3 apples, peeled and cored
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 dates, soaked for 1 hour and then drained
1/2 tablespoon vanilla powder
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
Prepare the pie crust according the recipe and press into a 9-inch pie plate. Place 1/3 of the apples and all the salt, cinnamon, dates, and vanilla powder in a food processor. Process the mixture until it is almost the consistency of applesauce. Continue adding apples, processing only until apples are chopped into small to medium sized pieces. Add raisins to the mixing bowl. Stir in ground flax seeds, mix well, and set aside for 15 minutes. The raisins and flax seeds will soak up the juice from the apples. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie crust.
Raw Apple Pie Crust:
1 cup almonds, soaked in water for 12 hours, then drained and dehydrated for 12 hours
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon vanilla powder
1 cup pecans, soaked in water for 12 hours, then drained and dehydrated for 12 hours
1 cup walnuts, soaked in water for 12 hours, then drained and dehydrated for 12 hours
1 1/2 cups pitted dates
Place almonds in a food processor and process until mixture resembles flour. Add salt and vanilla powder to the almonds and process well. Add pecans, walnuts, and dates to the food processor and process just until combined. Press the mixture into a 9-inch glass pie pan. The crust may be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.
Hemp Pesto (raw, vegan, gluten and soy free)
Yields approx 1 1/3 cup
1 cup shelled hemp seeds
2 tightly packed cups of fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced (2 cloves if you’re a garlic fan)
2/3 cup water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1) Place hemp seeds in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Grind till they’re powdery.
2) Add basil and pulse to combine well.
3) Add salt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and pulse again.
4) With the motor running, add water in a thin stream, as if you were making a nut pate. Stop once in a while to scrape the bowl. Keep adding water until the pesto is still quite thick, but not pasty.
5) Keep motor running, and finish the pesto by drizzling in the 2 tbsp EVOO. This isn’t necessary, but it’ll give the pesto a more traditional mouthfeel and flavor!
Raw Spicy Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
2 large tomatoes
5 or 6 grape tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
a few cilantro, parsley or basil leaves
a few chives
pinch of red pepper flakes
himalayan salt to taste
Quarter your tomatoes. Core and de-seed your bell pepper, cut into slices. Place all ingredients in food processor/blender and blend until a soup consistency. Taste for flavor adding extra ingredients to suit your taste. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice over top and some chopped chives, parsley or basil. Serves one or two small as an appetizer. Feel free to warm gently.