Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Monday, May 24, 2010

Recipes from the Healthy Snack Demo

In case you missed it, Friday’s event was a big hit with over 60 kids and adults making – and eating – their own healthy snacks. But you don’t have to miss out on the snacks. We have the recipes courtesy of chef Bhavani Jaroff. Visit her at

*** Hummus ***

1 can chick peas
6 T. water
½ c. tahini
4 t. lemon juice
1 T chopped garlic
1 T cumin
½ t. salt
Parsley or cilantro (optional)

In a food processor, pulse chick peas until blended. Add water, and puree until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Adjust seasonings for taste. Garnish with olive oil, pine nuts and parsley.

*** Nori Rolls with Sauteed Veggies and Brown Rice ***

1 package of pre-toasted Nori (seaweed sheets)
2 c. organic, short grain brown rice cooked w/ ¼ t. salt
1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin
2 carrots, grated
3 cloves garlic
1” piece of fresh ginger, grated
Organic Tamari or Shoyu
Aji Mirin (sweet rice wine)
Dark sesame oil
Extra firm tofu, cut into thin strips
Tahini and toasted sesame seeds (optional)

To make the Rolls: Saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add carrots, garlic (pressed through a garlic press) and grated ginger. Saute for 5 minutes longer. Add tamari and aji mirin. Add dark sesame oil. Simmer until soft. Spread one cup of cooked rice out evenly over three-quarters of the sheet of nori. Be sure to spread the rice all the way out to the edge of the nori. Add sautéed veggies in the center of the rice. Add a thin strip of tofu along top of veggies. Begin to roll from front edge. Use water, tamari or tahini to seal nori. Cut into eight even pieces.

To make Dip: Combine equal parts water and tamari in small dipping bowl.

*** Cold Sesame Noodles with Sesame Sauce ***

1 8-oz. package of noodles – udon, soba or rice

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the noodles. Cook according to directions. When done, drain and run under cold water.

1/4 c. tahini
2 cloves garlic
1 T. aji mirin (rice cooking wine)
1/4 t. hot sesame oil (optional)
1 slice ginger, size of a quarter
1/2 c. water
1 T. tamari
1 t. dark sesame oil
4 sprigs parsley

Process the above ingredients in a food processor or hand mill. Pour over noodles. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

1 comment:

  1. By the way, we found the Aji Mirin rice cooking wine among other things at the fruit and vegetable store at the corner of Downing and Glen Cove Ave - next to the Dunkin Donuts.