Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Raw portabello steaks and cauliflower mashed potatoes

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I once made my husband portabello steaks with roasted potatoes. He loved it. As in I think it's now one of his most favourite dishes ever. Well in my week of eating raw, I have discovered an even better variation of this dish!

Portabello steaks
4 portabello mushrooms, stems removed
Balsamic vinegar (is this raw? I don't think so...feel free to omit this if not)
1/3 red onion
Olive oil

Slice mushrooms into four or five.
Slice onion thinly, separate rings.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, until mushrooms are well coated.
Spread on teflex/paraflex sheet on dehydrator tray.
Dehydrate at 118F for 2 hours.
If you have more time, I would marinate and/or dehydrate the mushroom/onion mix for longer...Like marinate for an hour and dehydrate for 3 hours to really soften.

Cauliflower mashed potatoes
2/3 cauliflower head
1c cashews, soaked
1-2T nutritional yeast
water, as needed
garlic (optional), to taste
rosemary, to taste

Wash the cauliflower well and chop. I didn't really chop mine, and it would've been way easier if I had. Put in food processor with other ingredients, except water. Process, adding a little bit of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Serve with a nice green salad and enjoy!
Serves 2

Serious time week of eating raw is technically over (although I started a day late, so we'll say it's over tomorrow). I wasn't completely raw as I did use my regular olive oil and balsamic vinegar...but was definitely 90-95% raw. I'm definitely enjoying how much fun coming up with raw dishes is in the kitchen. So...I'm thinking about extending my week of raw to a month of raw. If you wish to try for a month of raw with me, or to try incorporating more raw days and meals into your life, I'm going to be posting more recipes and even some meal plans.

Ok non-serious time again...the boy and I are fostering a kitten! His name is Ryder, he's 8 months and he is so so cute! He's super snuggly and loves to play with the other kitties! If anyone in the Toronto area is looking for the best little kitty ever to adopt into their home (that already has at least one other cat for him to play with), contact Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue. They're a wonderful organization, from whom we've gotten two other super cute cats. And, they really want what's best for the cat and the adopter. Back when I had only one orange kitty, I adopted a cat from them for him to play with. He liked her but she wasn't the biggest fan. So we tried another cat instead - who ended up getting along great with Pyro. They were really nice and open about it, reassuring me that everyone/cat involved needs to be happy with the adoption and that that was their top priority and that I wasn't a bad person for not being able to keep the first cat.  Anyway, here's a picture of the little muffin:


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Blogger Iris said...

Don't think raw mushrooms have ever looked so appetizing! I never buy portabella mushrooms but maybe I'll make an exception for these...

April 7, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Anonymous oladios said...

What a cute , cute cat :))

April 13, 2010 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger Selene said...

Iris - they are delicious! I'm normally not a huge lover of portab steaks because the flavour is really strong, but these ones are very nice and mellow.

oladios - isn't he!!!?? sometimes he sleeps curled up next to my head at night. i'll be sad when he gets adopted but happy for the adopter because he's such a great little kitty.

April 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Noelle said...

I forgot noe how I stumbled on your blog, but I like your recipe for the caulifl;ower mash! Yum!

April 22, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

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