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Since it's sort of turned into "I LOVE ANI" week here at Raw Food Rehab, it only seems fitting to carry the torch into today's episode of Foodie Friday! There is no doubt that the books, videos and recipes of Ani Phyo are totally inspirational. Many of us have likely made many an amazing raw food dish or meal from the contents within her first raw book - Ani's Raw Food Kitchen. And then her second book, Ani's Raw Food Desserts, was one of the most celebrated and mouth watering released of 2009!
Today I am making 3 recipes that are based on the original recipes from both of her books. I put my Penni twist on them, as to not infringe by printing her actual recipes.....I also do this in the hope that you'll make an effort to get your hands on all of Ani's amazing, inspirational books so you can get to making Ani magic in your own raw food kitchen!
Black Olive Hummus
1/2 cup dry sunflower seeds
1 large organic zucchini, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 large cloves of garlic
1 large lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
1/4 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/2 cup sesame tahini (use black tahini if possible)
1/3 cup kalamata olives
Grind the sunflower seeds into a powder and set aside. Put zucchini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini into your food processor or blender and combine until smooth. Slowly add in the sunflower powder and blend until this mixture looks like a smooth hummus texture.  Add in the kalamata olives and blend until coarsely combined. This keeps well in the frig for about 3 days.

Black Sesame Sunflower Bread
1 cup golden flax seeds, ground
1/2 cup whole golden flax seeds
3/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup + water
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup black sesame seeds (light seeds work fine)
Mix the ground and whole flax seeds with salt, garlic, onion, tomatoes and water. Add in the sunflower and sesame seeds, mixing until well combined.
Use an off-set spatula or back of a spoon to spread this batter onto two lined dehydrator trays. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for around 4 hours. Flip over the semi-dried bread onto a cutting board. Cut into desired bread or cracker shapes with a pizza cutter or knife. Return the partially dried pieces onto dehydrator trays (unlined) and continue the drying for another hour or until you reach the desire texture. 

Mango Sorbet
4 cups chopped, frozen mangoes
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 lemon, juiced
2 cup water
2/3 cup light floral honey (adjust amount to taste)
Combine the mangoes, lemon zest, juice and honey in a high speed blender, combining until smooth. Serve immediately. For an icier, more solid version, scoop into a container and place into the freezer for at least an hour.
Also be sure to check out Ani's newly released - Ani's Raw Food Essentials!

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Yay Ani!!! Yum! I have to make that bread. Right now I have raw onion bread in my dehydrator and the smell is heavenly! 12 more! I love your little talk.. "peckish" love that!!! :) Gorgeous food, I am droooooling! Olives are my favorite too, that hummus sounds perfect, glad I have both books! I'm breaking them out..ASAP! Her keylime kream bars are out of this world!
I'm so sad I can not afford a dehydrator. Is there anything else you can do to make these kinds of breads/crackers? I may sound like an idiot but I'll cross that's probably not cost effective nor "green" to leave an oven on WARM for 4 hrs. (per this recipe) plus you need special trays to do both sides thoroughly??? Ok, my bad : p
Delish! : )
Thanks for sharing! And flowers on meals are so pretty!

I LOVE ANI PHYO! I have both of her books. Has anyone made the coconut ice kreme? I have wow'd many a SAD eater with that! How about the pineapple icebox dessert? Oh my goodness of goodnesses! The black sesame bread is also very good. I like how her recipes are not complex and so yummy.

Bless your heart Penni - no electricity? WOW! Hope it's back on quickly.

thanks lovely Penni for enjoying my recipes. Great tip to keep snacks on hand and 25 go to recipes. I actually have only 5 at a time myself. i like to keep it simple.
@ Kathleen Ruhl - not economical or eco green but for now you can use your oven on the lowest setting and even prop open your door slightly. hopefully, this will tie you over until you can aquire one. Nesco has an American Harvest stackable round dehydrator that works great for $40 i believe it is.
Love you all, Love you Penni! have a great weekend. thanks for all your love and support. hugs and kisses. xoxo
Wish I kept my ice cream maker from when I got married ,but its gone......I have a champion but the look in the maker seems nicer.Might have to see if I can make it happen in what I own~Hugs
Penni, your flatbread is so beautiful! Such a gorgeous colour ... :-)

For the folks who have Ani's Raw Food Desserts, make the Lemon Kreamsicles on p. 36. Yum, yum! I always double the recipe.
Thanks Penni! I love, love , love Ani's books also. I am digging through them daily for another tasty treat or scrumptious meal. I have found out that you can get a little chubby eating too many of the tasty treats but the few extra pounds have been worth it!! (lol)
love ani's books and have made all three of those recipes. yum. the mango has a little tart that goes with it that is really good too. can't wait for her next book.
You are right, it is not green or effective to leave the oven on. Most ovens don't go down in temperature enough to really be raw anyhow. I would just look at thift stores, craigslist, or freecycle for secondhand dehydrators that are more reasonably priced.

Kathleen Ruhl said:
I'm so sad I can not afford a dehydrator. Is there anything else you can do to make these kinds of breads/crackers? I may sound like an idiot but I'll cross that's probably not cost effective nor "green" to leave an oven on WARM for 4 hrs. (per this recipe) plus you need special trays to do both sides thoroughly??? Ok, my bad : p
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen was the first raw food book I bought and her Black Sesame Sunflower Bread was the first raw food recipe I made. I have all three of her books, and they are so amazing.

Thanks, Ani.

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