This recipe is courtesy of Yoko Inoue’s book, Raw, based on recipes from her restaurant in Melbourne, Australia – Shoku Iku. You can check out her website here. I discovered “Raw” while on an Australia cruise with my husband for our 20th anniversary. We stopped in at Costco in Melbourne as is our tradition to stop at every Costco in the cities we visit. I checked the books section, as I do at every Costco, even our local one, to see what cookbooks they have. I was ecstatic to discover this book! This recipe is the very first I made and it was a serious hit with us both.
The scent coming from the dehydrator was drool worthy and when I sampled it to check if it was ready, it was that delicious I called to my husband and we ate dinner right then. Taking a beauty shot completely left my mind! So here is what was left. Lol
Hope you love it too!
- 3 cups diced veggies (mix of your favs; zucchini, baby bellas, red onion and broccoli are mine)
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
In a medium bowl, toss together the vegetables and rosemary with the oil and salt. Set aside for 2 hours at room temperature before use.
- 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 4 hours, drained and rinsed
- 1 clove garlic
- 250g carrots
- 1 1/2 Tbl nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
Combine the walnuts and garlic in a food processor and pulse chop a few times until the mixture just starts to break down. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the mixture is coarsely ground.
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours or more, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbl golden raisins
- 2 tsp soy sauce or liquid aminos
- 1/2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 18 tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth.
Place 1 cup of the marinated vegetables in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with half of the cream, then half of the walnut meat.
Add a second layer: first, with the remaining veggies then the remaining walnut meat. Top it off with the cream. Dehydrate uncovered at 135º for 1 hour, then reduce to 115º for 30 minutes, until it is warm and a crust forms slightly on top. (Up to 6 hours dehydrating at 115º will soften the marinated vegetables even more.)
Serve warm right out of the dehydrator and Enjoy!