Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Time for a change!

I made the above Raw Cheesecake for work.... the filling was infused slightly with spiced cranberry coulis which also topped it. I love making Raw Cheesecake! The possibilities are endless...
Old pic, but representing a new dish... I've been busy and staying away from wheat, so brown rice rotini it is. I am eating it about once a week which satisfies my pasta craving.. (also, I don't really like the pasta in the same way I liked the wheat pasta)..homemade marinara sauce and fresh herbs are delicious. My sauce contains a lot of spice... so it's not your typical marinara.
I cooked a cup of black beans and used them in two dieshes... the first was a quinoa/black beans stuffed pepper on a bed or raw pico de gallo, topped with chipotle quacamole and tofu sour cream.
I turned the rest of the black beans into this chipotle lime soup.

Both of these dishes made two portions and the other portion is in the freezer for a quick meal.

I am so thrilled with the election of President Obama! I feel like our country has shifted and that things will change for the better. This is a new world we are living in.... how fabulous!

19 comments:

  1. Have you ever tried spelt pasta? I like it better than brown rice pasta--it is pretty good!

    Everything looks delicious, as usual...

    Courtney

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  2. BEYOND stunning eats.

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  3. If only I had a slice of that raw cheesecake right now.

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  4. Fabulous Blog.Images are very delicious.

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  5. Wow, everything looks delish! And I love how you use up the ingredients in totally different ways.

    Oh, and yes, Woo-hoo Obama!

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  6. Gorgeous food and pics there Mel. So good to have you back blogging.

    And yay, President Obama!!

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  7. That pepper looks decadent...yum...and I think I saw that cheesecake earlier today on your other blog...it's like deja vu.

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  8. Wow those photos are gorgeous! That pasta dish looks so mouth wateringly declicious!

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  9. I'm trying to soak up a bunch while learn and experiment on my own... The cookies/baking is my thing more than the school.. but i have learned TONS about macrobiotics, which is fantastic.. i still feel like i only know a small small piece of the pie :)

    You are doing FABULOUS... raw vegan cheesecake?? i'm jealous!!

    Teddy

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  10. I'm loving that raw cheesecake--and I see how versatile your quinoa and black beans can be!

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  11. The cheesecake is completely gorgeous!

    I like the quinoa and rice pastas, but not the corn pastas. But there are lots to try.

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  12. Mmm everything looks delicious. What brand of pasta do you use? I find Tinkyada Brown Rice pasta to be the best. I actually like it better then wheat pasta.

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  13. I wish you would come cook for me... or at least brin over a slice of that raw cheezecake. If I have a victory party (to celebrate Obama, of course), will you-- and your cheezecake-- come? ;o)

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  14. Once again, your food pictures evoke a Pavlovian response in me. :)

    Being in DC on election night was fantastic. People were literally dancing in the streets. I don't think I was prepared for the emotional impact of his win!

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    keep up the good work!

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  16. That cheesecake looks so delicious. I love the idea of it mingling with cranberries.

    I too feel a huge sense of hope for our country now that Obama has won the election. Hooray!

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  17. Ooh, the colors of these dishes just pop! I love them all.

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  18. These all look spectacular! Great pics!

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  19. thanks for the reply, Melody and thanks for the tip about the onion bread. Have a great day

    JJ

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