Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spelling it out for you

Go figure (hey, that's funny; I had "go"gi berries and "fig"s in my smoothie this morning); I posted about our Thursday Night Raw meal yesterday, and I'm already having requests for the recipes.

Ugh, I forgot the pen and paper again, so it will take me a little while to rethink the whole thing. But, since I already sent the recipe for the Fortune Rawkies to my friend, Holly, I guess I can just cut and paste it over here for you guys, too.

Cutting and pasting; makes me think of my son. I'm always finding little scraps of coloring book clippings and construction paper around the house. He is a wiz with the scissors (safety scissors, of course). He enjoys cutting out shapes with them so much, that I got him this book dedicated to this art.

Speaking of my son, he is just learning to sound out words. Just look at what he spelled on our refrigerator. Y-U-M! He must take after his mom :-)

Next to his letters is another project of his he made at school. It's a snowman. Oh how he wants it to snow. I think it is in the forecast today. We'll have to wait and see. Otherwise, I'll have to send him to visit Jenny, who's definitely had her share of the white fluffy stuff.

But, back to the cookies. Without further ado, here's the recipe:

Fortune Rawkies
1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, finely ground
2 Tbsp. golden flaxseed, finely ground
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1/4 cup filtered water
dash of sea salt

Blend all ingredients until smooth in a high-speed blender.

On a teflex sheet or piece of parchment, drop very small spoonfuls of the batter (it will be quite sticky) and shape into thin circles, about the size of the bottom of a standard drinking glass.

I dehydrated mine on the lowest setting overnight (due to time; you could use a higher setting, so it will only take a few hours). Pay attention to these bad boys, because you don't want them to get too dry (or they'll crack when you form them).

Then, carefully peel them away from the teflex/parchment, lay a slip of paper with a fortune on it (although not necessary) across the center of the dry side, and fold it as you would the traditional cookie (fold it in half to enclose the fortune and bend the ends to make something similar to a "c"-shape). Dehydrate until somewhat crisp and they hold their shape.

While I'm at it, I'll also give you the "peanut" sauce I used for dipping the raw veggies and tossing with the zucchini "noodles."

Peanut-free Sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 Tbsp. mirin
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1-2 garlic cloves
freshly grated ginger, to taste
1-2 chopped scallions
squeeze of lime juice
chili flakes
cayenne pepper
freshly ground pepper
sea salt
1/4 cup almond butter
1/8 cup tahini

In a blender, blend all ingredients except for the almond butter and tahini. Pour into a bowl and gradually mix in the almond butter and tahini by hand. Taste as you go, and adjust the amounts for both flavor and consistency (keep in mind that these are just estimates as to the measurements I used in my sauce. You can also add a little water to thin it, if necessary). Serve as a dip or a sauce. Enjoy!


Charissa said...

Yay! You shared some recipes! I forgive you about the recipes, lol. ;0)
I'm sorry your little boy can't see where I live right now. As I look out the window the whole wide world is covered in snow, snow, snow with blizzard warnings. It's truly a winter wonderland.

wyldegirl said...

yummy recipes. . . THANK you!
yup, lots of snow here. . .it IS too bad he can't come play here, as I adore playing in the snow and use to cut and paste like crazy when i was little. . . it'd be nice to have an excuse to do it again!!! that's pretty much why i'd have kids i think, to revisit all the fun childhood things! ;)

i posted on my blog, in response to your comments, basically lots of ethan embry gushing.

xx jenny

Carrie Cegelis said...

ooohh, can't wait to try these out, shannonmarie! looking forward to dabbling in the kitchen again....thank you for your words of support, if anyone can understand, it is surely you! i don't know how you do it.....deep love, i suppose. much of the same to you. xo carrie

little miss muddy said...

i just stumbled across your blog last week and have since read every one of your posts! i was so excited by your creativity and even more so that you have shared some of your recipes!
i was so inspired that i made the chocolate donuts yesterday, which turned out fantastically, and currently i my dehydrator is working on the samoraws and thin mints. i can't wait to try them.
thank you so much!!!!
you now have another faithful reader, looking forward to more great ideas.

outsourcingtoindia said...

My name is Prabhu, I work with Dhrumil at
We’re collecting the contact emails of people in the raw food community and I was hoping you could send me yours. Would you mind shoot me an email at
The reason I’m asking for it is that Dhrumil and the team at We Like It Raw are trying to unite all the bloggers with a common sub-site.

shannonmarie said...

Charissa, it sounds like everyone is getting snow but us. I thought it was in the forecast for yesterday or today, but now it has been moved to tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

Jenny, he'd love to play where you live. He hasn't experienced much snow. You should see his reaction to just a little dusting.

By the way, I think you'll be a great mom.

You're welcome, Carrie. Thanks for your post. It's nice to hear I'm not the only one who gets a little overwhelmed.

little miss muddy, glad you liked the donuts. I have my fingers crossed that you'll enjoy the cookies even more. Thanks for reading and for your sweet comments.

Prabhu, I've seen you making the rounds. Dhru already has my e-mail, but I'll send it to you just in case.