Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Italian Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta

I was all raw yesterday.  That makes me feel good about what I am doing!  I never regret eating raw.  I always regret eating cooked....Don't worry, though.  You don't have to be 100% anything.  Everyone has their challenges with being 100% raw.  Even the raw food teachers are not 100%....except for Dr. John Fielder, my mentor and teacher.  He models the lifestyle he teaches as near to perfection as humanly possible.

I have fallen in love with Italian Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta.  I have made it three times since I discovered the recipe.  I purchased the first decent vegetable peeler I have ever owned last Friday at Company's Coming.  The brand name is Rada.  With this peeler it is possible to make fettuccine type slices of zucchini.    I also tried out my spiral vegetable slicer for the first time.  It is wonderful and super easy.  It makes three sizes of spiral spaghetti depending on the blade you select.

Another good thing about this recipe is that it only requires a peeler and a knife so this could be made very easily while traveling, either at a road-side park or in a motel room.
Italian Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta
1 or 2 zucchini per person
Fresh basil leaves - I used about 5 for two people
1/2 lemon
1 tomato per person
A little sea salt
A little olive oil

Use the peeler to make the fettuccine noodles.  Stop peeling when you get down to the seeds.  Dice the center portion of the zucchini and add it to the bowl along with the noodles.  Chop the tomatoes and add them to the bowl.  Slice the basil leaves as small as possible and add to the bowl.  Squeeze the 1/2 lemon.  Add a little olive oil.  Sprinkle with a little salt.  You can add a little garlic if desired.  Mix it up and serve.  The longer it sits, the softer the noodles become.

I like to sprout mung beans.  I buy mung beans in a 5 lb. bag from  I have always sprouted the beans for three days, then left them in the light for another day.  I heard that if you eat them only one day sprouted they will have their highest protein content.  So last night, I started sprouting some beans that we can eat tonight.

My friend, Cindy, brought me a package of hemp seeds to try.  They taste really good just by themselves.  They can also be used in smoothies or sprinkled on salads.  I see that my favorite nut/seed supplier,, carries them for $15.99/lb.  They are one of the world's most nutritious seeds...33% protein and lots of Omega 3. recommends 3 tbsp. per day.

To health and happiness.

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