The chronicles of adding raw food to my diet

On this blog, I'll post about the transition to a more raw food based diet. Check back often for posts on raw foods that I'm eating!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thyme To Cook wins a Raw Food Recipe contest!


I'm proud to announce that I've won a raw food recipe contest!
I usually do not enter anything (I'm a party pooper)...

I entered my Raw Creamy Gazpacho into the Raw Food Naturals/Raw Way Bar raw recipe contest; the criteria was to use 3 in season produce items in a raw recipe.
Here is the link the announcement on FB: Yea for Gazpacho!

Here is the recipe I submitted:
Gazpacho
4 tomatoes, rough chopped
4 tomatillos, tough skin peeled off, rinsed and rough chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then rough chopped
1/2 - 1 cup coconut water from young Thai coconut
1/2 cup packed coconut meat from young Thai coconut
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 sweet onion, rough chopped
1 red pepper, rough chopped
1 handful cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp Sea Salt

Garnish
Kernels from 1 ear of corn, removed from cob
1 jalapeno, minced
1/2 red pepper, finely diced
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced

Technique
1. Place all ingredients for Gazpacho (tomatoes->salt) into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse to liquid texture. Give it a taste and correct seasoning if necessary.

2. Pour Gazpacho into a bowl and add the ingredients from the Garnish section (corn->cucumber) and stir them in.
3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

That's it :) I chose this recipe for a couple reasons, with 1 being you don't need fancy equipment for it. It can be made in an ordinary blender, food processor or high speed blender. Secondly, it really uses the bounty of what's in season: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, tomatillos, corn, jalapenos, onions, garlic, you get the idea....it can be made without the coconut water and meat as well. It just will be less creamy, but still excellent.

Try something raw today!!! :)

1 comment:

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