I've decided to create this blog for those people who are embarking on a low fat raw vegan journey (including me) and need a little inspiration.
I know monomeals are ideal and strive for this most of the time. However, I feel that while I'm feeling my way through this new way of eating, I need something a little more complex than a monomeal. The recipes I will share with you are recipes that I use myself when I am wanting a little something more. And instead of eating cooked food or too much fat, I make a tantalizing lfrv dish. My goal is to create and share recipes with you that are interesting but at the same time simple and properly combined. This being the case, I do encourage you to work towards eating more and more monomeals and I will do the same!
My meals during the day are almost always monomeals of sweet fruit. My dinner meal is usually a vegetable meal with some fat if I'm eating any for that day. I'm still very new to this way of eating, however I'm not new to getting creative with new foods. So I thought I could offer some help to people who are in my same shoes and need new ideas. I've found that there is a lack of lfrv recipes on the internet so I thought I'd share mine.
A note about the recipes...if they have overt fat in them, the amount of fat I use is under 10% calories from fat for the day (that being your only overt fat) if you are eating around 2000 calories/day unless noted otherwise.
So let's cut to the chase...recipe #1
- 8 oz zucchini, about 2 small, peeled*
- 2.5 Tbsp sesame seeds, or tahini, I grind them to a paste in my mortar and pestle
- juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
- cumin to taste, optional
1. Blend all in blender or food processor
2. Serve with sliced veggies and lettuce
Yields about 1 c
Ratios according to Nutridiary.com (hummus only) - 167 calories (30/14/56)
*I made this hummus again after making this post and used same amount of sesame, 12 oz zucchini, and a little more lemon juice. Came out great. So more volume with same amount of fat...good!
*Another note - I posted this recipe on goneraw.com and a member there, daniefon, said that she grates the zucchini and squeezes out the water to make the hummus thicker. Haven't tried it, but if you want a thicker hummus I think this would work really well.