Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Our BES Celebration Dinner

Tonight we had a celebration dinner to end The Body Enlightenment System's Mono Meal Experiment. The idea was that we would have nothing but monomeals of fruits or vegetables for every meal for thirty days. I think that just about everyone that participated in the experiment soon added in a green smoothie per day. The next thing you know, salads started popping up. And in the case of Bob and I, easily prepared meals soon followed. I know that I tried to at least keep my snacks to a monomeal, and usually breakfast was just bananas.

Just a quick note... The Walnut Burger and the Fiesta Cracker recipes are not mine. I do not know who was the original author of the recipes. The woman who gave the recipes to me said I could not sell them and that I could not use them to make money in any way. I am giving them to you for your own personal use. However, I would ask that you follow the same considerations.

Fiesta Crackers
(Makes about 12 servings)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds -- soaked overnight
1/2 cup walnuts -- soaked overnight
1/2 cup almonds -- soaked overnight
2 tablespoons flax seed -- soaked 30 minutes
1/2 cup onions
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 cup tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt -- or kelp
1/2 teaspoon jalapeno -- dried

Place jalapeno pepper, tomato and onion into processor and process until creamy. Add nuts and process until finely chopped and creamy.

Place on a Teflex sheet in dehydrator overnight at 90 degrees. Flip and remove sheet. Dehydrate until crispy. Takes two days to dehydrate.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 115 Calories; 10g Fat (70.1% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 82mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.

NOTES : Can also be used as the crust for a raw pizza.

Walnut Burgers
(Makes 20 servings)

1 cup walnuts, soaked overnight
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight
1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight
3 cloves garlic
2/3 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup onions
1 tablespoon rosemary
1/2 cup red pepper
1/2 tablespoon jalapeno pepper -- dried
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1 cup tomatoes
2 dates -- pitted and soaked 4 hours
3 basil leaves

In the food processor mix together the garlic, salt, onion, rosemary, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, cumin, tomatoes, and basil. Once this is blended add the nuts which have been soaked overnight. Dehydrate the steaks for 2 hours and serve warm or you can make ahead, refrigerate and serve cold. You can also use this as a dip or spread (Walnut Pate - not dehydrated). When you dehydrate, it becomes Walnut Burgers.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 87 Calories; 7g Fat (69.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 64mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.

NOTES : 1/4 cup patty before dehydration = 2 points Weight Watchers

Catalina in the Raw
(a dressing by shannonmarie of Rawdorable)

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for a least a few hours
1/3 cup soaking liquid (from the tomatoes)
1/2 cup agave
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. onion powder (or fresh, to taste)
dash of paprika
pinch of sea salt

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.


Banana Island said...

That looks great, Keely! Yum!

Happy Day!

Keely said...

Thanks Connie! I have to tell you, Bob and I have had the first two recipes for about ten years, now. Still making them... so they gotta be good!!! [grin]

Kathy said...

Congrats on making it thru the 30 days! Good Job! Maybe one of these days I'll sign up for the BES. Right now, have my sights set on a juice feast.

Keely said...

Good luck on your juice feast, Kathy!!! I'll be tracking your progress!!!

Bueller said...

Sounds delicious!


Keely said...

Hi Alysia!

You want to know just how good they are? Whenever I make the Fiesta Crackers (and the Walnut Burgers too, for that matter) I have to divide them into two containers. One marked for me, one marked for Bob. Otherwise... I may never get any!!! [lol]

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Kathy said...

Keely, where are you? I'm missing you :0)

Keely said...

Shhhhh... be very quiet Kathy, or they might find me! Oh, okay! I'll come out of hiding. I was just trying to get a little caught up around the house!!! [grin]