Monday, November 19, 2007

Day 20

Ooooh Lasagna (from
serves 1 if you're hungry

I have tried a LOT of different raw lasagnas, but none of them really did it for me…I guess because I was a real cooked lasgna fan, and the raw kind didn’t satisfy my craving. I think, with this recipe, I may have cracked the raw lasagna code, and I can honestly say I like this version better than the cooked one. Don’t be intimidated by the procedure or anything, it is REALLY easy.

¾ cup cashews, soaked at least 2 hours
1 squeeze of lemon juice
¼ tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 pinch Celtic sea salt
½ tablespoon onion, red yellow or green, chopped
1 small handful fresh or dried parsley and/or coriander

1 long and thick zucchini , peeled, and sliced into thin, wide strips with a peeler or mandolin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 dash Celtic salt

any olive oil left from the zucchini mix, and more if needed
nama shoyu
portabello mushroom caps, sliced into thin, wide and long slices

1 big tomato, sliced into thin, wide slices
1 small handful spinach, coated very lightly in any of the extra marinade from the mushrooms

1. To make the cashew cheez: -Process the soaked cashews, lemon juice, lemon zest, nutritional yeast, Celtic sea salt, onion, and herbs. The measurements are just approximate, so taste as you go, it should taste yummy like ravioli cheese. It should have a ricotta-cheesey texture, so add more lemon juice or water if needed.
2. To make the zucchini layers, coat the thin and wide zucchini strips with the olive oil and salt so they are coated but NOT dripping. Set aside, and reserve any extra olive oil and salt mix you have left for the mushrooms.
3. To make the mushrooms, coat the thinly sliced portabello caps in the EVOO and nama shoyu mixture, again so they are coated but NOT dripping.
4. Coat the baby spinach VERY lightly in any of the leftover marinade from the mushrooms. 5.TIME TO ASSEMBLE!! Arrange the layers like so: zucchini (slightly overlapping), cheez, tomato slices, mushrooms, spinach, and repeat. do this so its as tall as you like, and coat the top layer of zucchini with some more cheez and tomato.
6. Dehydrate at 130 degrees for an hour (this will not destroy enzymes because of the moisture content of the food at this stage), and then at 110-115 for another half hour to an hour or so.
7. ENJOY!!!!

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