Raw Tuesday recipes: kelp noodles and caramel filled brownies

For those reading this blog in the US or parts of Europe, you will be able to make this kelp noodle recipe as is. For those reading it here in South Africa, I’m afraid you’ll have to substitute vegetable noodles (made from spiralised or julienned carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips or marrows/ courgettes). Hopefully we’ll have access to kelp noodles here soon. Watch this space. Just so you know, this is what the Sea Tangle kelp noodle package looks like:

Sea Tangle kelp noodles

Kelp noodles with vegetables and sesame-ginger sauce (serves 4)

1 packet of kelp noodles (or use about 4 large marrows/courgettes to make veg noodles)

1/4 head of red cabbage, shredded

3-4 carrots, julienned

1 cup mung bean sprouts

4 pieces of baby corn/mealies, sliced thin

1-2 red bell peppers, julienned

small handful of enoki mushrooms (optional but very nice in this dish)

4 brown mushrooms (e.g. baby bella), sliced thin and marinated in tamari and olive oil

1 spring onion, chopped

sesame ginger sauce (see below)

black sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions: Toss all ingredients together with sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Kelp noodles with veggies

Sesame-ginger sauce – This sauce recipe can be found here.  I increase the ginger a bit, since fresh ginger is so tasty and so good for you. You may want to add a little extra water as well. Basically, it’s tahini, tamari, fresh ginger, water and sesame oil. Seriously addictive.

Kelp noodles with veggies and sesame-ginger sauce

Speaking of addictive, that brings us to dessert. These caramel filled brownies are a perennial hit. I think I’ll have to put them on the menu more often. Sadly, I can’t take credit for the recipe. I got it here. I did slightly modify the chocolate topping, but it’s fine the way it is on that website. Here are some shots from behind-the-scenes, making the caramel-filled brownies.

Bottom brownie layer and caramel filling

Mmmm. Raw vegan brownie base, caramel filling and chocolate top

Finished product… caramel filled brownie

In other news, we’re adding yet another collection point for raw Tuesday take-aways. From next week, you will also be able to pick up at Fresh Earth in Emmarentia. They will also be carrying our delicious raw vegan cashew cheese spread, and they will have Jozi Uncooked’s decadent raw cakes in their dessert display case. So swing by and ask for something raw.

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