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Forbidden Pudding

Forbidden Pudding

Black Rice is also known as Forbidden Rice. Black Rice Pudding is a common breakfast dish in many parts of Southeast Asia. Using coconut water instead of the traditional coconut milk greatly reduces the dessert’s fat and calorie content, while still adding big flavor. This dessert is a deliciously easy way to eat whole grains.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Black rice
3 1/4 cups Coconut water
1/8 tsp Sea salt

PREPARATION:
Place rice, coconut water and salt in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot with tight lid and reduce to simmer. Cook 40 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed. Uncover pot, and increase heat so that rice remains at a simmer. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until pudding is thick and rice is tender (but still al dente), about another 10-15 minutes. Take pudding off heat and cool to warm or to room temperature; stir before serving.

Serves: 6


Chocolate Orange Fig Teff Pudding

clockwise, from top-left: Chocolate Orange Fig Teff Pudding with whipped cream and mint garnish; Teff whole grains; organic, dried Black Mission Figs

Chocolate Orange Fig Teff Pudding

Not only is this pudding delicious, it may be one of the healthiest desserts you have ever eaten!

I love the taste of fresh mint with this dessert, and so I usually include extra leaves on my serving. If you don’t agree with the mint/chocolate match, you can omit the mint garnish all together.

INGREDIENTS:
10 whole Figs, Black Mission, Organic, dried (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup Orange juice, fresh squeezed
1 1/4 cup  Water, plus 1/3 cup
1 cup Teff whole grains
3 tablespoons Cocoa powder (I used Droste Dutch Cocoa for this recipe)
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Orange zest
4 large Mint leaves, fresh (optional garnish)

PREPARATION:
Trim any hard stem tips off figs and cut into quarters. Place fig wedges in small bowl with 1/3 cup of water and let soak 30 minutes. Reserve soak water.

To a small pot add the orange juice and 1 1/4 cups water and put on medium high heat.  Whisk in the cocoa powder and vanilla until the cocoa powder is completely mixed in.  Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Whisk in the Teff, reduce heat to low, cover, and gently simmer the grains until liquid is absorbed, about 18-22 minutes. During cooking, occasionally whisk to make sure no grains stick to the bottom of the pot.

Remove grains from heat; let cool.  Put fig slices (without soak water) in food processor and finely chop. Add cooked grains, honey and orange zest to figs and process together until creamy; slowly pour in fig soak water while processing. Pudding should have smooth, creamy consistency. If too heavy, add some more water and continue processing until desired lightness is reached.

Serve immediately, or keep refrigerated until service.

Onion Dip

Onion Dip

Baked Taro Chips with Onion Dip on Radicchio

Very quick to assemble, and tastes much better than any processed, store-bought version.
Serve with chopped veggies or baked chips.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Cottage cheese, nonfat

¼ cup Milk, nonfat

2 oz Cream cheese, nonfat

¼ cup Onion, white, chopped

½ tsp Garlic cloves, minced

1/8 tsp Onion powder

½ tb Vinegar, rice

1/12 tsp Pepper, white

¼ tsp + to taste Salt

to taste Black Pepper

1/8 tsp Paprika

as needed Olive oil

1 tb Chives, minced (optional)

PREPARATION:

In a food processor, combine cottage cheese milk, cream cheese, onion, garlic, powdered onion, rice vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth and creamy. Garnish with chives (optional). Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

YIELD: 8 servings

SERVING SIZE: 1/4 cup

CALORIES: 40

FAT: 0

Hawaiian Patter with Veggie Rolls, Baked Taro Chips with Onion Dip, Sweet Potato Curry Yogurt Salad


Traditional Guacamole

Traditional Guacamole

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium   Avocados, very ripe, peeled and seeded

1/8 cup   Lime juice

1 tb   Cilantro, fresh, minced

1 tb   Tomato Salsa

1 clove   Garlic, sliced in half

1/2 tsp   Jalapeno pepper, minced

1/8 tsp   Cumin

1/8 tsp   Salt

1/8 tsp   Black pepper

PREPARATION:

Rub the entire inside of a medium wooden bowl with the cut side of a garlic clove half. Mince the garlic and add to bowl along with the avocado. Mash the avocado with a fork until creamy. Add the lime juice, cilantro, salsa, jalapeno, cumin, salt and pepper to bowl and stir everything into the avocado. Serve immediately.

To store leftovers, flatten the top with a spoon, squeeze some lime juice over the top, then cover with plastic wrap, making sure no air gets trapped between the guacamole and the plastic.

makes 8 servings.


Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Easy to make, and delicious to eat.
Once you make this salsa, never again will you eat salsa out of a jar!

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/4 cups Tomato, minced
¼ cup Bell pepper, red, minced
1/4 cup Bell pepper, green, minced
¼ cup Onion, minced
½ each Jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/8 cup Lime juice
¼ cup Cilantro, fresh, minced
Pinch  Sea salt

PREPARATION:
In a medium bowl, toss to combine tomato peppers, onion, lime juice and cilantro. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Sundried Tomato Ketchup

Sundried Tomato Ketchup

This ketchup is a healthier version than what’s typically sold in the condiment aisle at the average grocery store. Removing the tomato skins helps give the ketchup a great texture, but, if you want to skip the tomato concassee prep, you can also make this by using whole, raw plum tomatoes (but do cut them in half and remove all the inner seeds before adding to the blender).

Try it, and say good-bye to processed ketchup!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Sundried tomatoes

1/3 cup Water

4 Plum tomatoes, Concassee

2 tb Apple cider vinegar

1 tb Honey

2 tsp White miso

1 tb Canola oil

3/4 tsp Sea salt

1/8 tsp Onion powder

PREPARATION:

Soak sundried tomatoes in fresh water until soft, about 20 minutes.

In a blender, process the sun-dried tomatoes with the concassee tomatoes, soak water, vinegar, honey, miso, oil, salt, and onion powder until smooth. Keep refrigerated.