Saturday, April 21, 2012

Raw Italian Sandwiches!

Recently, my friend Kim and Jen came over for a visit.  I have a new kitchen island, and I was excited to use it with company over! I l love to entertain and share good food! This island adds so much to the kitchen. It is a central focal and gathering point, which I love. Anyway, Kim and Jen are eating more raw foods and are interested in learning all that they can from those of us eating high-raw. I was going to serve this awesome bread with a salad, but as I started cutting up the bread, I had a new idea.

I cut the bread rectangularly and spread these with cashew mayonnaise. I then topped them with shredded Romaine and avocado that was tossed in olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I added sliced tomato and some yummy raw garlic dill pickles, fresh dill  and then finished it off with some pink salt and pepper.

As I prepared everything, I was chatting with my friends who were watching this new creation unfold. One thing that I have learned from shifting to a raw lifestyle is, never be attached to the recipe you thought you were going to make... Just go with the flow and inspiration in all that you are creating. Many times, my new creations become part of my regular rotation of raw favorites. These are definitely something I will be making often. It's pure and simple and I couldn't believe how much they reminded me of the Italian Subs that I used to like from our local sub shop.

Zucchini Orion Bread

1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 cup ground almonds (I use a coffee bean mill)
1 cup ground golden flax seeds

Place the zuke, onion and oil is a food processor and puree. Remove and in a bowl add zuke puree, salt, almond meal and flax meal. Spread evenly on an Excalibur Dehydrator teflex sheet. Dehydrate on 104 degrees for 4 hours, then flip for 6 more hours.

Raw Cashew Mayo

1/2 cup soaked cashews
2 Tbl nutritional yeast
2 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl of Organic Tahini
2 tsp fresh lomon juice
1/2 cup water

Blend all ingredients in your amazing Vitamix or other blender. Will keep for 5 days in the fridge. You can make a double batch, then make a raw mock-tuna recipe the next day and use this mayo!

You can then add whatever you'd like to this basic recipe. I've added garlic and fresh herbs to mine before. I added Italian Seasoning when I made this recipe.


Catherine said...

Dayna, you can't tell us all this and don't give us the recipe!! Please! You seem like such a great raw chef!! Would love to hear how you deal with seeing your kids eat the food that you now realize were unhealthy for you (and them) and really, totally let go and buy it for them, let them eat it, complain about tummy ache, have a runny nose, without commenting and making them feel bad about eating it... This is my main struggle... I have healed so many things on raw food, I have a really hard time saying yes when my girls want to have an ice cream cone while we are out (and complain of tummy ache the rest of the day...).

Dayna Martin said...

Catherine, I wouldn't leave you hanging. Here they are! I will post an entry soon about the focus you are sharing about. It isn't a struggle for our family, as I do not look at the food they eat as bad for them. They never complain about tummy aches, or have runny noses etc from eating whatever it is that they choose. I will share more soon. Thanks for posting!

~Peace & Love, Dayna

Catherine said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe! I have been dreaming about it all day! Can't wait to be back home from Costa Rica (sounds funny, hey?)! I have missed my dehydrator and the wide variety of ingredients that I can find back home! I will be looking forward to your post about your children. Love, Catxx

Kelly said...

Hi Dayna, i've been following your unschooling blog for a long time as I am an unschooling mum too, and I was really pleased when you started this blog as I have been on my raw food journey for about 18 months. You are very inspiring and the food looks lovely. I'll have to have a go at making these. Kelly xx