The Raw Cooked Vegan

Sunday, September 30, 2012

In the Juicer


Most likely one of the best juices I've made for a morning energy boost. Packed with potassium, vitamin A (from beta carotene), vitamin C and vitamin K.

In the juicer:

5 medium organic carrots
1 package of organic celery hearts
1 small orange
1 small organic apple





Sunday, September 23, 2012

Penne Primavera


What is pasta without vegetables? I believe if pasta does not have deliciously prepared vegetables with it, then there is no use eating it at all. Not everyone will agree, but I like using pasta as my side instead of my main dish.

PENNE PRIMAVERA

1 Head of organic broccoli, rinsed in hot water
15 baby bell bell peppers, washed, left whole
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
2-3 large garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 and 1/2 TBS olive oil
Sea salt
Pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
5-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Slice grape tomatoes in half. Put in bowl and add chopped basil. Drizzle with 2 tsp olive oil and 2 tsp balsamic vinegar. Set aside.

Cut broccoli florets leaving 2-3 inches of stems.

Combine 2 TBS olive oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp smoked paprika. Pour oil mixture over broccoli and toss to coat.

In a cast iron pan over medium heat, add broccoli. Pan-roast until broccoli is browned, adding sliced garlic in the last five minutes of cooking. Remove from pan. Add 1/2 TBS olive oil to empty cast iron pan. Add baby peppers, sprinkle with sea salt and cook over medium heat until semi-blackened. 

In large serving dish, spread a thin layer of pasta noodles. Top with broccoli, peppers and tomatoes.