Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Raw Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Marinara, Nut Cheeze and Olives
This is one of those dishes that really doesn’t need a recipe. I am going to post one but believe me it isn’t necessary. Have any of noticed that many raw cookbooks make eating raw seem so time consuming or difficult? That really turned me off from raw food for a long time. Then I realized that raw food is as easy or difficult as you want to make it. This is one of those really fast dishes you can make when you are dog tired. The sun-dried tomato marinara will last for days in the refrigerator. The same can be said for the nut cheeze. The zucchini pasta is very fast. It takes longer to set up my mandoline that it does to cut the pasta. Here is what I did:
2 large zucchini, well scrubbed
1 recipe sun-dried tomato marinara
6 olives, pitted and finely slivered
Nut cheese, as much as you want (we used about 2 tablespoons)
Using your mandoline or spiral slicer cut the zucchini into thin threads. Top the zucchini spaghetti with as much sun-dried tomato marinara as you like. We tend to like ours lightly dressed. Top the sauce with olives and nut cheese. Serve cold.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (43%) - 70.78
Total Fat - 8.48g
Saturated Fat - 1.24g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 231.51mg
Potassium - 1146.66mg
Total Carbohydrates - 22.4g
Fiber - 5.94g
Sugar - 6.49g
Protein - 5.57g
This dish, including making the marinara (but not the nut cheese) took under 10 minutes to prepare. It is one of the faster that I make for dinner. Raw food doesn’t have to be time consuming or complicated. This was made from ordinary ingredients and without a dehydrator. This is a great dish to make when the weather gets warm and you don’t want to eat anything hot.
Even though this was low in calories this has a reasonable amount of nutrition. Each serving contains approximately 1,600IU of vitamin A, 80mg of vitamin C, 65mg of calcium, 90mcg of folate, 130mcg of phosphorus, and 65mg of magnesium.
Today has been a little unstructured at our house with me not focusing on any one thing for too long. Tomorrow I am going to try getting a few things crossed off my to-do list. There may not be as many posts as usual, but I will definitely post at least once.
I hope you are all having a great day. I will chat with you tomorrow.