Raw Christmas Breakfast Attempt….

December 25, 2009

Life for a traveling raw yogi is quite interesting when it comes to food preparation.  For those of you who have a stable home and kitchen, take advantage of the amazing pantry you can create for yourself.  For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been living out of my suitcase and my “traveling pantry”.  My pantry usually consists of raw nori sheets, a few bags of raw nuts and seeds, pink himalayan sea salt, coconut oil, a few little bags of spices, spirulina, maca, cacao beans/nibs/powder, gogi berries, Health Force Nutritionals vitamineral greens and earth powder, dulse, figs (that don’t make it too far), my Vita Mix and other random goodies!

Every time I relocate, I’m almost empty of supplies.  I imagined all the possibilities of  a beautiful raw Christmas breakfast.  Should I make crepes, pancakes, muffins, porridge, granola, smoothie, raw nog, “hot” chocolate, fruit……. The possibilities are endless, until I realized that my $115 dollar grocery shopping trip left me about one ingredient shy of everything I wanted to make.  I’m always up for the challenge of creating something out of whatever is available.  So, here’s what I came up with.

A Christmas Chia Porridge!! This chia porridge was made with cashew/pecan milk, maca, sweetened with raw hawaiian honey, and spiced with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.

I’m not sure how many of you out there own a dehydrator.  A dehydrator is a beautiful thing to own, especially if you choose to venture deeper into the raw food possibilities.  It’s a beautiful thing to be a raw foodist and not use a dehydrator, as well.  Some raw foodies can begin to depend on the accessablity of making dehydrated treats whenever they choose.  Last night I spent an hour in the kitchen whipping together a yummy muffin mix for Christmas breakfast, only to find that my dehydrator was NOT WORKING!  I called Mr. Fix It (my father) out of bed for an emergency troubleshooting.  After 30 min of diligent work, the dehydrator choose to stay on a dehydrating hiatus.  What was I to do!?  I waited until morning, turned my mother’s oven to the lowest setting, inserted the muffins, cracked the door with a wood block, and watched closely!  I heard that a low temp oven w/ the door open was a possible alternative when a situation, such as mine pops up!  With all that said, the muffins did their thing and were indeed tasty.  Even my speculating family enjoyed them!  YEah!

SUNFLOWER/TANGERINE MUFFINS made w/ carrots, sunflower seeds, raisins, apple, coconut shreds, tangerine juice, tangerine zest, raw hawaiian honey, a pinch of salt, and love! CHRISTMAS SPICE MUFFINS: soaked pecans, coconut shreads, apple, carrot, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, raw hawaiian honey, pinch of salt, and loads of christmas love!

I can not leave out the most beautiful addition to my muffins!  Do you see the pile of goodness in the middle of the plate?  That’s a yummy coconut honey butter to top the muffins!  A special thanks to Simone!

Now, I’m off to borrow sista girls dehydrator to finish another batch of muffins!  Thanks B-dread!!!

Merry Christmas!  More to come……..

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