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Raw Week Update: Rawmelettes! – swell

Raw Week Update: Rawmelettes!

Banana-coconut-flax shells stuffed with cashew cheese, avocado, carrots, red onion, and cilantro

Banana-coconut-flax shells stuffed with cashew cheese, avocado, carrots, red onion, and cilantro

This wasn’t quite as good as Ecopolitan’s version, but pretty darn near close… this is what I ate there Sunday afternoon, and it seemed too easy NOT to make it at home.  All I had was my experience eating it and the menu description for Rawmelettes: two banana-coconut-flaxseed “omelette” shells with macadamia-cashew “cheese”, avocado, carrot and cilantro.  So last night I guessed some proportions, put it in the dehydrator for a few hours and voila! It worked!  I’m really pretty proud of it, and since I ended up with five shells, I can make it again.  Or make fruit tacos.  Or just eat them plain.  They’re really tasty!

Rawmelette Closeup

Rawmelette Closeup

Rawmelette Shells (makes 5-6)

2 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped

1 c golden flaxseed, freshly ground

1/2 c shredded coconut

Place the bananas in a food processor and process until no chunks remain (it should have a sauce-like consistency).  Add the ground flaxseed and coconut and process to a uniform paste.

Using wet hands, form 5-6 balls of the mixture and place on dehydrator sheets.  Flatten with palm and fingers, pushing edges out until you have a fairly thin circle (about 1/8” thick).  Dehydrate at 95F for 3-6 hours, or until flexible but no longer wet.

(For the above Rawmelette, fill each shell with 2 tbsp nut cheese, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 carrot, 1 tbsp red onion, and 2 tbsp cilantro.  Fold shell gently around fillings and serve.)

[Don't have a dehydrator?  I bet this would work in the plain old sunshine, if you have enough of it.  (So long as it's not too humid where you are.)]

I’ve been a bundle of energy today!  I bought a new dresser and moved it inside by myself, then got to work cleaning and rearranging furniture and organizing little messes that had piled up before my girlfriend’s current absence.  I could have kept going, but I stopped myself and made a big salad for lunch which I ate outside in the gorgeous sunshine listening to the radio:

Veggie Salad with Mango Dressing, Kiwi, and Hemp Seeds

Veggie Salad with Mango Dressing, Kiwi, and Hemp Seeds

This was a bit of a what’s-in-the-fridge concoction.  It had napa cabbage, snow peas, radishes, orange bell peppers, cilantro, kiwi, hemp seeds, and a dressing made from mango, lime juice, salt, and chili pepper flakes.  I realized halfway through that the reason it tasted a little too “sharp” was that there wasn’t any garlic, onions, or ginger in it!  I added some leftover house dressing and that helped a bit, though next time I’m going to remember to add at least one of those to any future impromptu dressings!

Dinner was a purple kale salad and “peanut butter chocolate” mousse pie from Ecopolitan, because I was watching a movie with a friend and had been so busy doing stuff around the house I hadn’t thought about what I was going to have for dinner.  Delicious!  And so filling I’ve got leftovers for lunch at work tomorrow.

Green Smoothie!

Green Smoothie!

I didn’t have one today because of the fancier breakfast I made, but tomorrow morning I’ll have a pretty fantastic quart of green smoothie.  This one has a whole head of romaine in it!  And some basil and pineapple mint (yes, pineapple mint!) and kiwi and pineapple and ginger.  I read somewhere once that you should aim for two heads of romaine per day as your greens intake… I assume you can switch that up with other greens, but it seems hard to get that kind of volume without making green smoothies or eating salads at every meal.  I’ve certainly surpassed my greens quota today, and I’m excited to get a good start to my work morning tomorrow.

Fruit salad topped with cinnamon and cardamom

Fruit salad topped with cinnamon and cardamom

I’m also excited to make another fruit salad tomorrow.  This is what I had last night for dessert: a peach, kiwi, blood orange, strawberries, apple, and blackberries, dusted with cinnamon and cardamom.  The peaches were so sweet and delicious that I didn’t miss any date syrup, although I am really into the spices with fruit now.  I will have a more berry-heavy salad tomorrow as I’ve got so much in the fridge waiting to be used.  Yum!

24 Responses to “Raw Week Update: Rawmelettes!”

  1. jd says:

    Those rawmelette shells are SO cool… not that I’d expect anything less from you, of course!

    Also, I absolutely love that pic of your salad – the colors are stunning. (By the way, I think I recognize that fork and kitchen towel – the blue and white one – as being from Ikea. Am I right?!)

    PS Thanks for sharing what you included in your green smoothie. I’ve been making them for a while now, but haven’t gotten too creative with the ingredients yet. Plus, it always seems like when people post their green smoothies they don’t say what’s in them for some reason. Now I have another option to try. Yay!

    • a-k says:

      You’re right about the Ikea-spawned fork and kitchen towel ;-)

      Glad to be of green smoothie service! I’m planning a tutorial post on them soon, actually. So stay tuned!

  2. Vegetation says:

    Mmmm I am intrigued by Rawmelettes!

    And what a beautiful salad! Yum!

  3. Nicole says:

    That is one gorgeous salad!

  4. shellyfish says:

    I’m enjoying these posts ak. You make it look so easy, and maybe it is. I do wish I had a dehydrator…or that it wasn’t so freaking humid here! I am thinking more and more about detoxing…this is good inspiration.

  5. Shelby says:

    Those rawmelettes look amazing! So creative and delicious.

    Mmm, and that salad with the kiwi is so colorful!

  6. Lauren says:

    I am loving your raw week! Great meals! Now I am hungry!

  7. Zoe Poeschl says:

    I’m so excited you came up with a recipe for those shells! That’s quite possibly my fave meal at the Ecopolitan, so I’m definitely going to give this recipe a shot :)

    And all of those pictures are beautiful. I really want a big fruit salad now…

  8. Tara says:

    All of your food looks so interesting and delicious, but that salad is especially gorgeous! I’ll have to try romaine lettuce in my daily smoothie, thanks for the tip!

  9. amanda says:

    Yea Rawmelettes! Looks good. You’ve been such a busy bee lately with your “rawjects”. I’m so funny…

  10. krunsdogs says:

    I love your raw posts. These shells are made with simple ingredients that I would have never thought to use. I am going to try these. I think the family would really enjoy these as well. Thank you so much! I have green smoothies for breakfast, but I have not had a whole head of lettuce yet. I will have to work up to that. I like your combo in the smoothie; something else I can try.

  11. I’m bookmarking your post so I can keep coming back to look at the pictures. Yum! Everything looks so awesome.

    For your green smoothie, did you just blend it up and store it in a jar for later drinking?

    • a-k says:

      Yes, I work early in the mornings and I don’t think my neighbors (or I) would like to hear a Vita-Mix at that hour. If I have the day off or work later I make it in the morning, but usually I will make tomorrow’s smoothie before heading to bed.

  12. Wow! I’m doing raw day today too, and all that stuff looks amazing! I wish I could have a bite of that omelette right now! My big ole lunchtime salad is already wearing off.

  13. kim says:

    Love the idea of the rawmelette shell! I’ve made raw sprouted flax crackers before with just water and added other seeds/etc in the dehydrator, but those seem to lack the heft of your rawmelette shell. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to banana (a major bummer when it comes to playing with raw foods) – do you have any suggestions for substitutions? Would some other pureed fruit work just as well?

    • a-k says:

      I’d think substituting another raw fruit would work; something that makes a thick puree that would end up flexible when dehydrated. Maybe mango? I think I’ve heard of similar shells even made with apple though, so if you make a small batch I think just about any fruit would do.

  14. Courtney says:

    Wow–I am super impressed with your re-creation of the rawmlette! It looks delish. I NEED to use my dehydrator more this summer…especially since I don’t have AC and cooking is just about the last thing I want to do when it is hot :o )

    I love cinnamon on my fruit salads too! It just adds something…yum!

    Courtney

  15. Melisser says:

    You make raw look so good!

  16. necesseaties says:

    You are so creative! I really wish I had a dehydrator now, grr. Your photographs are so crystal clear and appetizing :)

    Awesome job on your raw escapades

    -Natalie

  17. [...] I had an AMAZING breakfast, as you can probably see!  I used the Rawmelette shells to make a fruit crepe.  Or is it a fruit taco?  I can’t decide.  The early morning intense [...]

  18. [...] my own (like how they taste terrible the next day).  I think there might be a way to combine the rawmelette shells with these in a way that doesn’t require a dehydrator, which would be happy news to all of [...]

  19. stacy says:

    I cannot wait to make this! Thanks for sharing the Ramlette shell recipe!!!

  20. veganlisa says:

    I’m going to give the ramlette shell a try for a sweet fruit crepe for a New Years Day Brunch. I will take pictures!

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