Matt Amsden & Euphoria Loves Rawvolution’s Famous Raw Vegan Onion Bread Crisps6
It is DAY 22 of "Raw Food Recipes with Excalibur" and I am thrilled to be featuring the incredible Matt Amsden from Euphoria Loves Rawvolution and Rawvolution. I absolutely love Matt's books, RAWVOLUTION and THE RAWVOLUTION CONTINUES and eat at his fabulous restaurant in Santa Monica almost every week. The buddha bites, sea dragon roll, and spirulina warrior shake make me swoon! I am in NYC for the rest of the year, and am becoming a frequent visitor at the East Village location.
If you are not in L.A or NYC, Matt's book RAWVOLUTION has tons of SUPER EASY raw food recipes you can sample. I love the cactus salad, spirulina pie, raw pizza, and the signature "Big Matt with Cheese." The raw food recipes are organized by type, level of difficulty, and kitchen equipment requirements. There is also a ton of information about the benefits of raw food for newbies. Matt shares his personal story and offers advice and encouragement for adopting a raw foods lifestyle.
Matt is sharing his famous onion bread with us today. This is a delicious, soft flat bread that you won’t believe is made using only five simple ingredients. Onion Bread is a very popular recipe in raw food circles. Google "Raw Onion Bread" and you will get many, many results for variations on the theme, but Matt Amsden invented the original Raw Onion Bread in Santa Monica, California in 2002.
So who is Matt Amsden?
Matt Amsden has quickly established himself as one of the premier raw food chefs in the world. Matt's company, RAWvolution, is the first of its kind, delivering gourmet raw food meals throughout the United States. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Matt was inspired to embrace a raw foods lifestyle after listening to an interview with David Wolfe on the Howard Stern Show. Matt moved to California, the heart of the raw food movement, to learn more about raw foods, and was soon catering to celebrities such as Margaret Cho, Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Alicia Silverstone.
Matt and his beautiful partner Janabai opened Euphoria loves RAWvolution, and live as inspiring examples of a raw vegan conscious lifestyle. They are dedicated to sharing the best food possible, and are also passionate environmentalists, using only conscious, planet saving methods in every aspect of their service. From composting food scraps for fertilizer and fuel, to providing biodegradable to-go ware, to the use of non-toxic cleaning supplies and recycled office supplies, ELR is a City of Santa Monica Certified Green Business and Sustainable Quality Award Winner.
Be sure to check out their fantastic prepared meal delivery service, Rawvolution, where each week you can order a box of prepared, organic, low-calorie raw foods that includes two savory soups, four gourmet entrées, four side dishes and two delicious desserts. Susan Sarandon, Cher, Alicia Silverstone, Carol Alt, and David Wolfe are all fans of "The Box."
I am SO inspired by these people!
Matt -- thankyou for generously participating in this event and sharing your famous recipe, and a special thanks to Roy Pachinsky for coordinating Rawvolution’s participation. You guys ROCK!
Matt Amsden & Euphoria Loves Rawvolution’s Famous Raw Vegan Onion Bread Crisps
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 cups ground flaxseeds
- 2 cups ground sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup coconut aminos or Nama Shoyu (*not gluten free)
- 3/4 cups cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- Peel and halve the onions.
- In a food processor, cut the onions using the slicing blade.
- Transfer the cut onions to a mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and mix until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Evenly spread 1 ½ cups of the mixture on an Excalibur dehydrator tray lined with a Teflex sheet.
- Dehydrate at 100° for 36 hours, removing the Teflex sheet after the first 24 hours.
- Once dehydrated, cut into 9 equal pieces (2 cuts horizontally, 2 cuts vertically).
- Makes about 2 ½ trays
Piggy Cooking Tips
Avoid sticky garlic
When chopping garlic into fine pieces, it can leave you in a sticky situation. The garlic sticks to your knife, your fingers, and the board. To avoid this – simply rub a tiny drop of olive oil onto the blade of your knife and a few drops onto the garlic cloves. The oil coats the garlic and stops it from sticking.