Monday, August 27, 2007

Raw Zucchini and Green Bell Pepper Noodles..


What I used (everything is eyeballed, so bear with me)

for the noodles:
half a medium sized zucchini, peeled and thinly sliced julienne-style (I should have done thinner, but I was hungry)
quarter of a green bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced julienne-style

for the sauce:
4 medium sized tomatoes - red and orange
quarter of a red bell pepper
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
1 large clove of garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil

for the cheez:
2 tablespoons of a cup of raw pine nuts
quarter of a cup of raw cashews
1-2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon+ of water
dash sea salt

First I processed the sauce in my food processor and let sit about 30 minutes. Then I sliced the noodles and set aside. Next, I processed the cheez, - first the nuts with just enough water, to achieve my desired consistency, often scraping down the bowl, and then I added the oil, nooch and sea salt.
Lastly, I assemlbed my set up on my plate.
My first simple raw meal was quite refreshing. Sure, I'd like to make the noodles thinner, and ideally, longer, but this was a decent, pretty healthy start. My favorite part was the cheez, of course.

Just thought I'd share..



Webly said...

That looks great. I meant to show off my new julianning tool. I haven't used it yet though.

Taylor said...

Very pretty...and healthy.

Anonymous said...

pretty and so alive!

aTxVegn said...

You do raw too - you are awesome. It looks beautiful!

Peggy the Veggie said...

Mmm, looks delicious! Raw food is so amazing, so refreshing.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

the raw tomato sauce looks lovely.

Emilie said...

looks really good! i love cashew and pine nuts in these raw "cheese" recipes...they do well sweet and savory, which is awesome.

i have this (probably false) idea that if i get a mandolin to slice pretty noddles and such from raw veggies that i will eat more raw foods...

Almost Vegetarian said...

That is gorgeous. Of course, I'm going on a pine nut kick at the moment, so anything sprinkled with pine nuts just screams "Eat me!" to me these days. Of course, the pretty colors of the zucchini and other vegetables only make it all the more tempting.


erica said...

Wow, look at you now with the raw food! Did it feel awsum?

vko said...

Looks so gorgeous & good for you! You must felt amazing after this meal.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

looks so fresh and so good! funny, i was already drooling and thinking....Mmmmm must try the cheeze...before i even read it was your favorite part.

this looks just like the right kind of meal for this crazy heat we've been having.

hope you're doin well, girlie. much love to you!

eatme_delicious said...

Yum that sounds and looks very refreshing. I don't know if I'd have the patience to thinly slice vegetables like that though.

Veganista said...

I'm going to have to try this raw cashew and pinenut looks yummy. And the dish overall so healthy and fresh.

Hope life is going a bit smoother these days Jess. (I saw a comment by you on another blog that suggested things hadn't been so easy lately.)

urban vegan said...

Funny, I just posted on zuke, too. This looks marvy. You can also make raw noodles with a spiral slicer

Judy said...

So pretty and fresh. I have yet to experiment with raw food, but can't wait to start - I just got a dehydrator a few weeks ago. So much to make!

Noah Oliphant said...

Way to show off your knife skills! Beautiful pictures.

shaun.marie said...

i should get a ginormous zucchini and do this. a coworker just told me about one time when she got a 3-foot long oblong package via greyhound-bus mail from albany, ny. she was so puzzled... then opened it to find an enormous zucchini from her grandmother!! i would definitely be into that kind of mail.
p.s. let's hang when i return from the east. i could use a fresh portland perspective!

funwithyourfood said...

:) well thanks for thinking to share!
creative yet simple. i like it!


bazu said...

Now that's rawsome! Sorry, sorry, couldn't help myself. =)