it’s raw!!….corn soup

Last week I am very interested in raw food, I think it’s very well in combination with vegan food. And nice to experimentation..I always watch who’s the chef on the Dutch television it’s a food program, 4 people are going to cook at their house for each other, but one is the real chef….so you have to guess
Last week there was also a raw food lady, she had her own garden and the raw food she made looked very delicious…
Anyway if you don’t know raw-food I’ll explain, you just eat everything raw, you don’t destroy vitamins, you can heat food like  50 degrees Celsius the other people say 42 degrees Celsius (so the food stay alive!).
Now I have for years a book from Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein, but always when I looked at it, it was taking so much time to make, but now I dared to make one soup and cashew-cheese…BRAVO!

Yes it’s very laborious and it takes a couple of days, but for this corn soup you just need 2 days!!
So I wanted to share this recipe, it’s not from my own….

Ingredients for the Indian spice mix*

1/2 tablespoons of fresh ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoons of fresh ground cardamom
1/2 tablespoons of fresh ground coriander seed
1/2 tablespoons of fresh ground cumin

ingredients for the curry oil*

the Indian spice mix
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground cayenne pepper
6 grains of smoked salt (I don’t know what it is so I just used sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2.5 decilitre olive oil

The kitchen tools

a blender
a grinder
a bowl

The start of making the curry oil, just put all the ingredients together in the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes. You put the mixture in a bowl, put some plastic on it and put it for one night in the fridge!
You must use this oil within 2 days!

The ingredients of the corn soup!*

7,5 decilitre sugar-corn-grains
2,5 filtered water (I just use normal water I just have to use to all this so I don’t have everything at my home)
grey sea salt (I used normal) and fresh ground pepper
1,2 decilitre sugar-corn-grains
4 tablespoons of palm heart
4 tablespoons curry oil

The kitchen tools

a blender
a colander
a food dryer (I didn’t do because I didn’t have one!)

How to start

Just blend the 7,5 dl corn and the water till it’s a smooth purée, get the colander and sieve the soup in a bowl. Now put in the pepper and salt

The garnish for the corn soup, you need the food dryer, just put 1,2 dl in the food dryer at 40 degrees Celsius for 2 hours (they are still soft but also dried)
I didn’t dry the corn, I can understand it gives a bite to the food, next time better!
So cut the palm heart in nice pieces and I would say make a nice decoration of the soup, with the curry oil, palm heart, pepper and corn*

Enjoy your meal

* the recipe is from the book:
Raw written by Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein

wrap it all…the fillings

The last piece of the really nice and tasty wraps! So hold on just 30 minutes and you can decorate the plate like the way you wanted too look like..and go to eat…Let the countdown start!

Filling number 1  soya chunks

The ingredients of the soya chunks

60 gram of dried soya chunks (You can also use ready to cook ones out of the shop)
1 tablespoon of tamari (Japanese soy sauce)
1 cup of water
1/2 of a big onion cut in slices
2 cloves of garlic pressed
some oil
100 gram of mushrooms

Kitchentools

a saucepan
a frying pan

What to do…

Take the saucepan and pour the water the tamari and the dried soya chunks in!
Now bring it to a boil, and let simmer for 30 minutes….stir every 10 minutes and look if the water isn’t evaporated ( pour some water extra in it when this is happening)

Soya chunks are finished? Get the frying pan, put some oil in it, heat it up! Now you can bake all the ingredients first bake the soya, then for a short time the onion and the garlic. After you put the mushrooms in The soya is browner then before, the onions are glassy and the mushrooms are tinier, it’s the sign that the filling is ready to be wrapped!

The last but not least!

filling number 2 bean party

Ingredients of the bean party

250 gram kidney beans
220 gram of pumpkin cut in little cubes (cook before use like 20 minutes in water in a cooking pan or use canned ones)
230 gram of corn
1 red bell pepper cut in little pieces
240 gram of black eyed peas
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
1 tablespoon of dried chive
1/2 cup of water

Which tools you need?

a cooking pan

What to do…?

Just put everything together in the cooking pan except the red bell pepper, and heat it up, mix well together. Till you get a coloured party inside the cooking pan. Lets stand for about 5- 10 minutes (not boiling just simmer).
On the end pour the red bell pepper in it or just put it on the plate for decoration!!

Finally after all the steps, you can start to make your plate perfect to serve for guest or family. I used also some rocket, cucumber and pepper as a garnish.
How to wrap is just easy! Just get a wrap, put the fillings or just one in the wrap, maybe some lettuce or rocket inside, fold the wrap and voila………!

enjoy you meal/ provecho