Thursday, 17 November 2011

Raw Lasagna for plenty

I have a very generous employer at Gimle Organic Perfumery who is as fond of cooking as I am. Therefore, she has made ​​sure that all employees have a copy of the book "Glød og Glæde med Raw Food" by Vibeke Amdisen.

Friend and colleague Marie, has been a few steps ahead of me to try out the recipes from the book, and invited me for dinner making her favorite recipe - Live Lasagna. It proved to be just as good and delicious as I had been told. The dish is incredibly filling because it mostly consists of different types of nut fillings in between the zucchini layers. This recipe would be enough for 6 people, or will make a good lunch the next day. 

There are quite a few ingredients needed so I recommend you to do the shopping in a well assorted vegetable store that also sells raw nuts. The very making of the lasagna is fun, and since it will not be cooked, it's ready when you are ready.

Fritz the happy dog joined us for dinner:)


Pasta Plates:
3 zucchini

Walnut layers:
3 dl walnuts (soaked)
2 dl sundried tomatoes (soaked)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon agave / honey
1 tablespoon tamari (can be omitted)
2 teaspoons dried sage

2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Nut cheese:
2 1/2 dl cashew nuts (soaked)
1 dl pine nuts
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme (or dried)
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 dl water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Tomato sauce:
2 1/2 dl fresh tomatoes (remove core)
1 1/2 dl sundried tomatoes (soaked)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 dl extra virgin olive oil
1 dried dates
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 fed garlic

Green pesto:
1 bunch fresh basil (about 3 dl leaves)
1 dl flat-leaf parsley
1 dl pine nuts
1 dried dates
1 dl olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 fed garlic
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1. Begin by cutting the squash into fine thin slices lengthwise. Then add a layer of squash in the bottom (half of squash in this layer).
2. Make the walnut filling by mixing all the ingredients in a blender. This layer should be slightly crunchy so do not run for too long in the blender. Press the blended walnuts over the squash.
3. Make the nut cheese by mixing all the ingredients into a smooth paste in the blender, and put this layer on top of the walnut filling.
4. Add a new layer of squash (the rest of the squash)

5. Mix all the ingredients for the tomato sauce in the blender and add this layer over the squash.
6. Finally, mix together the green pesto by blending all the ingredients in the blender, and add this layer on top.


3 squash

3 dl valnøtter (bløtlagte)
2 dl soltørkede tomater (bløtlagte)
2 ss extra virgin olivenolje
1 ss agave / honning
1 ss tamari (kan utelates)
2 ts tørket salvie

2 ts tørket oregano
En knivspiss cayenne pepper

2 1/2 dl cashew nøtter (bløtlagte)
1 dl pinjekjerner
1 ss ferskpresset sitronsaft
1 gul paprika
1/2 ss timian fersk (eller tørket)
1 ss frisk blad persille
1/2 dl vann
1/4 ts havsalt

Tomat saus:
2 1/2 dl ferske tomater (ta ut kjernen)
1 1/2 dl  soltørkede tomater (bløtlagte)
2 ts tørket oregano
1/2 dl extra virgin olivenolje
1 tørket dadel
1 ss ferskpresset sitronsaft
1 fed hvitløk

Grønn pesto:
1 bunt fersk basilikum (ca 3 dl blader)
1 dl bladpersille
1 dl pinjekjerner
1 tørket dadel
1 dl olivenolje
1 ss ferskpresset sitronsaft
1 fed hvitløk
1/4 ts havsalt

1. Begynn med å skjære squashen i fine tynne skiver på langs. Legg deretter ett lag med squash i bunn (halvparten av squashen i dette laget).
2. Lag valnøttlaget ved å mikse alle ingrediensene i en blender. Dette laget skal være litt crunchy så ikke kjør for lenge i blenderen. Smør / trykk deretter massen over squashen.
3. Lag nøtteosten ved å blande alle ingrediensene godt til en jevn masse i blenderen, og legg dette laget over.
4. Legg ett nytt lag med squash (resten av squashen).

5. Bland alle ingrediensene til tomatsausen i blenderen og legg dette laget over squashen.
6. Til sist blander du sammen den grønne pestoen ved å mikse alle ingrediensene i blenderen, og legg dette laget på toppen.

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