Sistahintheraw’s Super Otaheite Bites

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Inspired by my recent trips to Jamaica and Zambia, I just fell in love with Otaheite apples. They are also known as Jamaican apples, Coco plum, Rose apple, or for some, Ethiopia apple in some regions of Jamaica.

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 tbsp dried grated coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp baobab fruit powder
1 tbsp ground flax/linseed
i tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp otaheite jam

To make otaheite jam:
Wash, core and cut 2 otaheite apples into chunks, blend with 4 dates until smooth. You may also add spices to this mixture.

To make otaheite snacks:
Pulse the seeds in a food processor until broken down to desired consistency, but not too fine. Add in other ingredients and process until well combined and mixture is coming together like dough. If the mixture is too wet add 1 tbsp coconut flour or other nut or seed flower. If too dry add 1 tbsp more jam, or a little water.

Spoon mixture one spoonful at a time and roll into balls. Place in fridge to set, then place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Serve as a snack or dessert with fresh sliced star apple fruit or kiwi fruit.
 
Options:
You can use pears or apples if you can't get hold of otaheite apples

See also:
https://www.sistahintheraw.com/raw-soul-food-food/2017/4/23/coco-plum-juice


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Sistahintheraw's Pumpkin Pudding Pie

 Sistahintheraw selecting pumpkins in Miami, Florida

Sistahintheraw selecting pumpkins in Miami, Florida

Its 14° in the beautiful UK autumn season right now and getting cooler. I know that in many parts of the parts of the world though, you are also enjoying the spring and summer weather. One of the things I love about multicultural London is the absolute diversity of foods available from many different cultures. 

I’m enjoying the warming flavours we raw foodists use to warm up from the inside at this time of year, from warming herbal teas to the comforting, flavoursome ingredients of the season which come from spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, veggies like squashes and autumn fruit. Team them together for an array of gorgeous nutrient rich raw dishes to help you stay on track during the winter months.

Do you gain 5 pounds just thinking about that holiday pumpkin pie? Here's a delicious, easy to prepare recipe to get your body feeling great... 

Filling:
1 ½ cups peeled pumpkin pieces
1 cup cashew pieces
2-4 Tbsp fresh orange or lemon juice, a bit at a time
2 Tbsp raw honey or agave (optional)
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cardamom powder
½ cup finely shredded coconut (fresh or dried)
1/4 cup raisins, soaked

Crust:
2 cups nuts or seeds
1 cup dried fruit

Blend the first 7 ingredients, then add coconut + raisins. If filling is too thick, blend in more pumpkin pieces and fruit juice. If too thin, add more ground nuts. The mixture will firm up when refrigerated, but it should have a thick, pancake batter texture before being chilled. Put aside.

For crust, use any mix of 2 cups nuts to one cup dried fruit. Grind together in food processor. My favorite pie crust is almonds with dates, but you can also use other combinations like dried figs, or walnuts, or pumpkin seeds. Don't grind walnuts for too long to prevent them becoming oily.
The crust mixture is ready when it clumps together, but not too smooth.

Evenly press the crust mixture into a pie dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then add filling mixture. Chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle coconut shredded coconut ver the top just before serving. Serve with nut cream or spiced mango puree.

This is a very rich tasting recipe.

Benefits of pumpkin
"Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health. Studies suggest that consuming enough potassium may be almost as important as decreasing sodium intake for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure."  -https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/279610.php

 

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Escovitch Vegetables

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'Escovitch' is a term used in Jamaica to describe a tart, spicy and slightly sweet sauce usually accompanying a fish dish. The combination of spices and vinegar make for a delightful flavour and it's really easy to make. Basically all you need to do is julienne your selection of vegetables (red and yellow bell peppers, white onion and carrots) and instead of cooking with heat, allow the veggies to marinade in the spices and vinegar for a hour.

Scotch bonnet pepper is used in all sorts of Caribbean cuisine, it's a small but very hot chilli, similar to the habañero. Scotch bonnet, also known as bonney peppers, or Caribbean red peppers, is a variety of chili pepper named for its resemblance to a tam o' shanter hat. Whatever you do, make sure that you wash you hands and utensils thoroughly after handling cut Scotch bonnets!

You can have this dish as along side raw burgers, as raw pizza topping and with salads and raw soups. It's a great warming winter dish too!

You can also peel carrots into ribbons by using a vegetable peeler.

 A juicy scotch bonnet pepper

A juicy scotch bonnet pepper

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Spicy Avocado Soup

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Sometimes I just love to drink my food, so having a range of tasty and satisfying soups that I can make is a must. Here's a quick & easy recipe to try out on an at home day. You can vary the seasoning according to what you have available in your kitchen, start with a small amount to test the taste and increase if needed.

2 avocados, flesh removed from skin
1/2 white onion
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vegetable masala seasoning
Handful spinach
1-2 cups cucumber juice
1 carrot peeled and cut into chunks
small piece fresh peeled ginger
Tbsp lime juice
Salt to taste

Blend avocado flesh and other ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
Garnish with torn spinach leaves & hulled hemp seeds.
Can be gently warmed through if needed.

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Magical Coriander

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Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) also known as cilantro in English and Dhania in Hindi, is one of those culinary spices used for flavouring and garnishing and should be a part of your daily diet. Coriander leaves are traditionally used for flavouring curries and soups in Asian dishes. 

Nutritionally, cilantro is rich in minerals that include copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Vitamins present in cilantro include vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Potassium is an important component for cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

In Ayurvedic medicine, coriander leaves are used as a carminative, refrigerant, diuretic and aphrodisiac. In household medicines, it is used to treat stomach disorders and nausea.

"Cilantro extracts, seeds, stems and leaves are reservoirs for phenolic compounds which carry potent antioxidant activities which consequently help in maintaining good health by counteracting the damage caused by oxidative stress present at different locations in the body." HHI

Antioxidants are beneficial for health because they have cancer protective properties, which are manifested through various pathways including triggering immune cells against tumor cells. The The minerals and vitamins in cilantro helps in improving the immune system, bone health, heart health, the nervous system, oxygenated blood circulation and overall cellular and tissue growth in the human body; which collectively all impacts human health. 

Creamy Avo Coriander Raita

A lovely refreshing dressing great with your salads and wraps.

1 cup dairy free raw vegan yogurt
1 tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
1 Handful Coriander/Cilantro, finely chopped
1 1/2 Avocados, mashed
1 Cup Water
1 peg Garlic
1 Pinch Cayenne
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 Tsp. ground Kelp

Blend all ingredients gently together on a slow setting until smooth.



ENJOY!
 

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