Pad-Thai Noodles

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium zucchinis spiralized
  • 1 medium sized daikon (radish) spiralized
  • 2 medium carrots spiralized or grated
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 red bell peppers sliced thinly
  • 1 cup of shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup of mung bean sprouts and/or alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 packet of kelp noodles
  • 3 tablespoons of dried shredded coconut
  • 3-4 lettuce leaves
  • Handful of the following herb: mint, coriander & Thai basil

Sauce:

  • 1 cup of almond butter or ¾ cup soaked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil or butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice or tamarind juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemongrass
  • 2 lime leaves finely chopped
  • 1 ‘ square of turmeric
  • A small piece of galangal
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut nectar
  • 2 teaspoons of nama shoyu or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger or miso paste
  • ¼ teaspoon of chilli powder or cayenne
  • 1 drop of lemongrass and lime essential oil
  • 1 cup of coconut oil

Method:

Mix all spiralized root vegetables and marinate with sea salt and lemon or lime juice.

Blend all ingredients till fine. Serve on top of noodles. Garnish with leaves and chilli strips.

 

Sushi Rolls

Ingredients: FILLING

  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  •  ¼ cup nama shoyu plus ½ cup for dipping
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large young ginger roots, peeled and sliced very thin on a mandoline
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups raw apple cider vinegar, or rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ½ cup beet juice *(optional)

Method:

1.) In a small bowl, toss the shiitakes with ¼ cup of the nama shoyu and the olive oil. Allow to marinate for about 1 hour. Drain well and set aside.

2.) Place the sliced ginger in a bowl and sprinkle generously with the salt. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Rinse well, drain, and squeeze out the water. Place about 2/3 of the ginger in one bowl with 1 cup of the vinegar and ½ cup of the agave nectar.

3.) Julienne the remaining ginger and place in another small bowl with the remaining ½ cup vinegar and ¼ cup agave nectar. Add the beet juice (if using) to the bowl with the julienned ginger. Be sure the ginger is fully immersed in liquid – if not, simply add more vinegar and agave accordingly. Cover both bowls and refrigerate for at least 1 day and up to 3 days. Drain well before using.

➢ If you don’t want to get your juicer dirty for only one beet, grating it will work fine instead. Just add the grated beet to the vinegar, agave, and ginger. The color from the grated beet will seep out into the liquid and color the ginger almost as well as the juice.

Ingredients: RICE

  • 6 cups chopped jicama (roughly 1-inch cubes)
  • ½ cup pine nuts or macadamia nuts or almonds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut nectar

Method:

1.) Place the jicama and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until chopped to the approximate size of rice grains. Press the jicama between clean kitchen towels or paper towels to remove all of the excess moisture.

2.) In a large bowl, combine the rice with the salt, rice vinegar, and agave nectar and mix well. Gently spread the mixture onto dehydrator screens and dehydrate at 115° F for about 2 hours to remove additional moisture. It’s a good idea to check the rice occasionally to make sure it is not getting too dry, and to toss it around a bit on the tray as the edges dry faster. If left too long in the dehydrator, it will start to turn pale brown, which is not really so bad, it just doesn’t look as nice. If this happens, just add a bit more seasoning liquid, and keep in mind that the yield will be a bit less, and the texture not as soft. The rice will keep for up to 2 to 3 days in a covered container in the refrigerator. You should have about 4 ½ cups.

Ingredients: ASSEMBLY

  • 6 to 8 sheets untoasted nori
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly julienned
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 small bunch sunflower sprouts or other long-stemmed sprouts
  • 2 green onions, white and 1 inch of green, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup wasabi
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds for garnish

Method:

1.) Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo mat with the rougher side facing up, if you look closely, one side is usually smoother. Make sure the shorter side is closest to you (in art-school words, so that the nori sheet is portrait, not landscape). Place about ½ cup of rice on the nori and spread out evenly across the bottom third of the sheet, leaving 1 inch of space clear on the bottom. Lay some of the cucumber, avocados, shiitake filling, sprouts, and the pink julienned ginger across the rice. It’s nice for presentation to let the leafy ends of the sprouts extend beyond the edges of the nori. Sprinkle with some of the green onion. If you like wasabi in your rolls, spread a small amount anywhere across the exposed nori before rolling (it is much easier to spread wasabi on the nori than to try to distribute it evenly with the rest of the filling, and it all ends up inside the roll either way).

2.) Fold the bottom of the bamboo mat up over the filling and roll the nori tightly. Wet the top edge of the nori with a little water or lemon to help seal it shut. Hold the roll in the mat for a few seconds to let it set and seal. Gently unwrap the mat, and using a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 6 pieces, wiping the knife clean with a wet towel between cuts. It helps to cut it in half first, and then cut each half into 3 evenly sized pieces.

3.) Arrange the sushi on a plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Garnish with a small pile of the pickled ginger and a bit of wasabi.