Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 1-and a pepper smoothie??

Helloooo! Candice here.

It looks like today is THE DAY to start eating totally live, totally raw. I know I said in the last post that we were going to just do about 3-5 recipes a week, but we just kinda dove in during our shopping and are ready to go! I think we will still cook about 0-20%...I mean, we got some awesome cooking stuff for our wedding! :)

Our first raw disaster happened two days ago: Andrew and I attempted to make a veggie/fruit smoothie out of peppers and clementines. Yeah, I said it... Ok, I know...but we used red, yellow, orange peppers and cucumbers to make it taste fresh and clean and the clementines were thrown in to uh, well, make it taste less like peppers and cucumbers. I don't know why we thought randomly throwing stuff together (in a FOOD PROCESSOR that does NOT blend) was a good idea. Here is the picture evidence of our chunky, not smooth, pepper smoothie:

Now, we totally thought that we would be able to blend this and that it would taste great! Luckily, we still had a couple gift cards from the wedding so we left to the store. After embarrassing myself by asking the lady, "so, do any of these blenders, like, break down vegetable cells?" and confusing 2 different people in the store, we were able to leave with a nice looking machine. We blended the smoothie and it looked a little better, but still kinda ...uh... peppery... Next time, I need to stick to SOME KIND of recipe. Any recipe...eek!

Well, here's a picture of our live/raw veggies and some raw unleavened bread (not live, but we're not there yet in our adventure)

...pretty exciting! So much produce! Tonight, we will have stuffed red peppers. The recipe is as follows:

* 2 red bell peppers
* 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes (we are using regular tomatoes as a cheaper substitute)
* 1 stick of celery
* 1/2 tsp cayanne powder, paprika, basil, oregano, and garlic
* 1/2 small onion (chopped)
* 2 tbs lemon juice
* 1 tbs olive oil
* A pinch of salt.

Process the ingredients in a food processor (S blade) and put mixture onto/into bell peppers. I might make some seasoned rice to go with this. mmmm!

Easy and yummy! Full review coming soon! :)

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