I have read a lot of stuff about grains being “bad” in that they cause inflammation in the body. I’m still researching. Sigh. In the meantime, I hope they are wrong wrong wrong because I cannot, cannot give up my oats in the winter time! This morning was fabulous. Oat groats (bout 1/3 cup put through the vitamix with about a 1 1/2 cups of water and left to soak overnight)… I’ve been going a bit crazy with my spiralizer and decided to put an apple through it this morning…mmmmm… apple noodles went into my oats to cook for about the last 5 minutes.. added a pinch of salt… some cinnamon… topped with leftover apple noodles and almond sauce.. mmmm fantastico!
Oats, apples, cinnamon and almond sauce!
mmmmmmmm Merry Christmas!
My first venture into rawness was Chocolate Covered Katie’s Fudge Babies which you can read about here. They were so yummy I decided to try something else in the Raw World – enter Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga – and her Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles! It was destiny because she and I have the same spiralizer… oh, I do so love gadgets…. uhhhhh and food.. I do love food.
Cukes, Orange and Yellow Bells
I followed her recipe almost exactly…
- 1 zucchini
- 1 red bell pepper (I used a mini size)
- 1 yellow bell pepper (I used a mini size)
- 1/2 cuke (again, I used a mini)
The spiralizer made quick work of turning the zucchini into noodles.
The Dressing was what drew me to this:
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (only had sugar free)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger (didn’t have any, darn it!)
- 1-2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (I used 1 tbsp of uhmm regular apple cider vinegar)
I blended using my submersion blender – there just wasn’t enough there for my vita mix to handle (gots to get me a smaller wet container … maybe Christmas??)
Combined all this loveliness and it looked scrumptious!
Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles
Averie mentioned she didn’t like onions and garlic. Me? I love me.. the more the merrier. This was really good as is but next time I make it (and there will be a next time) I’ll add some chopped onion or maybe a chopped shallot instead.
I was curious about the nutrition of this little dandy… The serving size is HUGE and if you eat the entire thing it’s a bit more than 400 calories, 21.5 grams fat, 52.5 carbs, 9.2 fiber and 13.2 protein. Not bad? It gets better… it’s got 1600mg of Potassium.. that is 2/3 of what you need for the day.. and wait for it.. waaaait for it… 1100mg of Vitamin C!! Wow. (Estimates courtesy of Sparkpeople.com)
Check out Averie’s site – She’s got a giveaway going on for The Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood Combo. I’ve never tried it but am entering and if I win.. I promise to report back!