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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:28 am 
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Hey, Jay,

Since you like raw broccoli, you might like my raw brawcamole :)

*Important* This entire recipe is done mostly to your taste. I add and subtract every time I make this; so taste as you go, etc. A few flavor enhancers I would recommend you *Not*
leave out would be the soy sauce, lime, and cilantro.

RaVen's BRawcamole-Image

In a blender, blend to smooth:

1 lb green zucchini, chopped (remove center seeds*)
1-2 TB Nama Shoyu, (or other good-quality soy sauce)
2 TB Lime juice, freshly squeezed
Salt, to taste, if needed
1 small Garlic Clove
Chunk of onion, (@ 1/2 oz -Red, white, sweet)
1 tsp. Ground Coriander, or to taste
Fresh chiles, jalapeno, habanero, etc., to taste
Optionals/ Spices

Pulse or blend in to desired texture:

1-1 1/2 lbs Broccoli tops, chopped (see notes)

Pulse in:

Fresh Cilantro,** to taste

Pour into a bowl and fold in:

3-5 Green onions,** finely chopped (tops and whites),
1-2 C chopped tomatoes
1 - 2 Avocado, chopped, mashed, or both (see notes)
Additional Garnishes

Optionals/Ideas:
Green Pepper, such as Anaheim (the kind commonly roasted) or green Bell pepper - pulsed in.
Ground Cumin; Black Pepper; Ground Coriander; Ground Cayenne or Jalapeno; Salt, if needed; additional cilantro or parsely for garnish -- all to taste.
Add some green peas, frozen or fresh; cooked green split peas.

Scoop up with a warm corn tortilla, raw crackers, an assortment of raw vegetables, or tortilla chips; fill a pita, sandwich; eat as a side dish; or top a bowl of soup or salad.

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*If your zucchini has large seeds or a lot of them, remove them with a spoon; it will reduce a weepy Brawcamole.

**Cilantro and green onions are notorious for a "soapy" flavor; this occurs when chopped ahead of time and added to a recipe; and this is why a lot of people think they hate
cilantro! Chop these right before adding; it should be fine that way. Just don't let it sit around, cut.

*Important* All of the ingredients can be blended to your preference. If you don't care for the texture -- if it's too crunchy -- then blend it well, etc.

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Lemme know if you want to try my raw pasta sauce ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:01 pm 
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It sounds good. :) I'll try it at least before Sunday.

Yes, I'd love to hear about your raw pasta sauce.

BTW, on the green smoothies what fruits do you like? I liked pears and collard greens a lot but tried apples with collard greens and really didn't care for it.


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Cool, let me know how it comes out. Regular guac is good too, but this is a good way to eat raw broccoli, since it can be a tough veg for some to eat. Plus it's a lowfat way for me to eat guacamole.

You didn't like apples, ha? Hmm...did you try a really sweet apple, like Fuji?
I think pineapple is good and mangoes! Melons are bit too light in flavor, but super-sweet ones that come in season are good, like honeydew!

I have to say most of the summer fruits are great.

I sometimes use fruit that isn't exactly great to eat straight (like ones that aren't as sweet as they're supposed to be) in mine instead of throwing them away. Freeze 'em cut up in a bag and they're easy to throw in, and nice and cold! If I need more sweetness, I add stevia; I don't consume any sugar at all anymore.
I also like oranges, tangerines; but, again, they need to be sweet or I add stevia to fix it.
Believe it or not, I also like just lemon or lime! But I'm weird like that. I also use a larger percentage of greens now (worked my up to it over time); so my tastebuds have changed a lot.

Strawberries are good too. Blueberries I only use if I buy them fresh and they turn out to be too sour; the flavor doesn't come through enough for me to use regularly.
Another hint would be that if you find your fruit flavors aren't coming through enough, a splash of lemon will bring it out, like with strawberries, for example.
Frozen fruits are also convenient! Peaches, nectarines plums are good too because they are strong flavored.
I personally don't like bananas for smoothies, but that's a textural thing for me. I know a lot of people love them in green smoothies so you might test them out. Some people put avocados in too.

Oh, yea, and pears are good! Try other greens too. I like bok choy leaves (very mild) and try kale (the one that's labeled Italian or dinosaur instead of the curyly one).
Even lettuces are good! I find them very strong though, but some people find them good. Spinach is also mild.
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Fast and easy! Plus no oil, and has healthy pecans!

RaVen's Raw Tomatoes and Pecan Sauce

1 lb. fresh, ripe, red Roma tomatoes
2 Garlic cloves, small (or to taste)
2 small or medium Carrots, chopped
1/2 C Pecans, raw
Basil, fresh, chopped or torn, to taste (@2TB or so)
Parsley, fresh, chopped, to taste
1 tsp Salt
Black Pepper, to taste

Turn on processor, add carrots and garlic and walnuts and blend.
Add tomatoes, salt and blend till smooth or to desired texture.

Add Basil, Parsley and Pepper and pulse-chop them in.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:06 pm 
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I did the brawcamole yesterday but there weren't any avocadoes within a 30 minute drive (one way). Also I forgot the cilantro. Still it tasted really good. Until I added the green onions then the onion taste was too strong. But all in all, pretty good. :D I don't mind raw broccoli at all but never cared much for zucchini. It tastes good like this though.


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Lol, you left out the avos? Blasphemy!

Oh, well, at least it was okay. It can take some tweaking to taste.


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