Monday, 21 May 2012 16:53

Spanish "Rice" & "Minestrone" Soup: Raw & Low Fat (video)

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I had the pleasure of making a meal with my fabulous new intern Junghwa of An Apple A Day and together we prepared 2 raw recipes. She picked out the Spanish "Rice" from Unprocessed by Chef AJ and I chose the Marvelous Minestrone from Ani Phyo's new book 15-Day Fat Blast. These are great recipes for summer, whether you're trying to lose weight, get healthier or incorporate more fresh, whole foods into your diet without unecessary additives like salt, oil and sugar. In fact, these are acceptable for the 80/10/10 diet as well.

While I loved both of them, my favorite of the two is the minestrone, so much so that I made it the next day, twice! I found that it's even better when fresh oregano is used, unlike how I made it in the video. Enjoy and let me know when you try the recipes!

Spanish "Rice"

Servings: 2-4

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 jalaperto pepper, diced (optional)
  1. In a food processor fitted with the grating blade, grate the cauliflower. 
  2. Mix in the remainder of the ingredients by hand.
Notes from Chef AJ: If you want your dish less spicy, omit the seeds from the jalapeno. Make sure you wear gloves when cutting hot peppers and never touch your eyes!

Marvelous Minestrone

Serving: 1 (1 pint)

  • 1 cup tomato, diced (about 1 whole)
  • 1 cup celery, dice (about 2 ribs/stalks)
  • 1 tablespoon miso (use chickpea for soy-free option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano (or 1/4 teaspoon dry)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup filter water (as desired)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

Note from Ani: recipe will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge when stored in a tightly sealed container, ideally glass.

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