Courtney Uncooked Episode 21: Raw Citrus Spaghetti Sauce with special guest Kristi Scheider
Intro theme song: Courtney…Courtney Uncooked. I’m Courtney Uncooked cause that’s how I like my food. The vitamins and the minerals, you know they all get through. Absorbed into the body so that nothing gets lost when you start eating raw of your health you’ll be the boss. Raw vegan for my health and you know that health is wealth. To help you stay your best, we will welcome special guests. So let’s go make a recipe and have lots of fun, your healthy living journey has just begun cause I’m Courtney…Courtney Uncooked. Courtney… Courtney Uncooked.
Courtney: Hi, I’m Courtney Uncooked and this is my dear friend, Kristi Schneider, and Kristi, I even hesitate to call you a friend, girl, because you family, you are like my…
Kristi: Girl we are like this.
Courtney: Older sister, yes, we are. And it’s funny because we get in fights and we make up two seconds later. But Kristi is an avid hunter and as you know me, I am an animal rights activist, vegan, a crazy animal person and so…
Kristi: I’m a crazy animal person.
Courtney: You are a crazy animal…
Kristi: I love animals.
Courtney: Yes, you do love some animals. Yes, you do. So, what’s funny about you know, Kristi and I is, you know, that we’re, you know, she’s one of my very best friends and we don’t agree on everything. But we still have mutual respect and love…
Courtney: For each other and communication…
Kristi: We’re like a married couple.
Courtney: Yes, we’re like an old married couple.
Kristi: We can argue, communicate and we kiss and makeup.
Courtney: Yes. And I think that that’s, you know, really the message of the time today is that we all need to come together. It doesn’t matter what we believe, what our differences are, all we need is love in this world today. Right now, that’s the only ingredient.
Kristi: And we need some Courtney UnCooked, Courtney.
Courtney: Yes, we do. So, I’m just so excited to have Kristi here today. Now I know you and your boys, she’s an amazing single mother of two boys, I know that they love spaghetti and meatballs.
Courtney: And so, I designed this citrus spaghetti sauce, really light and tangy for spring and for summer, that I’m going to show you to take back to the boys and I really think that you’re going love it. I hope that you love it.
Kristi: We love spaghetti.
Kristi: And we love anything citrus, which reminds me, Courtney.
Courtney: What’s that?
Kristi: What did one orange say to the other?
Courtney: What did one orange say to the other?
Kristi: You certainly are appealing.
Courtney: Ahahahahaha don’t quit your day job, Kristi. Speaking of Kristi’s day job, one of the things she does is on Instagram she promotes little ways to workout. She works out everywhere with everything, this girl is no excuses…
Kristi: And with nothing.
Courtney: She can find a blade of grass and use it as a workout tool. I’m surprised she’s not in the kitchen right now…
Kristi: I’m doing that.
Courtney: Push-ups because… you do that.
Courtney: Yes. We’ll show it. So, what should we do in the kitchen, Kristi?
Kristi: My kitchen tip is she’s the cook, I am a sort of cook, but when I am cooking at home and it says three minutes on each side for chicken, oh, sorry, I will literally find a spot on the counter and do push-ups and you can bring your elbows in.
Courtney: Okay. Alright.
Kristi: And you can do a triceps push-up
Courtney: Am I doing it right?
Kristi: Yep. And always keep your head forward just like that.
Kristi: Then when you’re done with that…
Kristi: You can do squats. You can take your mixing bowl…
Kristi: And you can mix and squat.
Courtney: Okay, okay.
Courtney: Mix and squat.
Kristi: See there’s no, excuse. I always say…
Courtney: Oh, and I like the chair hold too. That’s an easy fun one if you don’t want a lot of movement going on.
Kristi: Absolutely, and then you work up a sweat and you grab your…
Courtney: Oh yes.
Kristi: Crunchy hydration.
Courtney: I cannot wait to show you this. Okay, so what you’re going to start with are four cups of red, ripe tomatoes. And we’re going to put half of these tomatoes in our Vitamix, and we’re going to put the other half to the side in a mixing bowl. So, I’m just going to spoon these guys in…
Kristi: Oh, they are so pretty.
Courtney: And I’m going to give you the other half. And then I’m going to take a fourth of a cup of red onions and why they’re called red onions I don’t know because they’re purple…
Kristi: I don’t know. They are my favorite.
Courtney: But I take about half of these and put them in there and put the other half over here to the side in the mixing bowl. And then, so we’re going to make a nice puree’ and then mix it with that at the end. And it’s going to be great.
Kristi: So, pretty.
Courtney: And in our puree’, we’re going to put some garlic salt, and also some garlic powder. If you have fresh garlic definitely use two cloves of that.
Courtney: But right now, you know, sometimes we’re running low on ingredients or they’re hard to come by. So, this is a good time if you have, you know, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil leaves, you could use those. Don’t be afraid to use those. So, we’ve got some garlic powder here and some garlic salt.
We’re just going to dump that in and my secret ingredient today is a fourth of a cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice. And you just want to squeeze this in one of those hand squeezers and just put that right in there. And you know, a lot of people don’t know this about me, Kristi, but did you know that I actually used to work in an orange juice factory?
Kristi: No, I did not know that you use to work in an orange juice factory.
Courtney: I did. I used to work in an orange juice factory, but I got fired because I couldn’t concentrate, so yes.
Kristi: Courtney, don’t quit your day job.
Courtney: I won’t. So, then we’re going to add a little bit of oil here just a little bit. And we’ve got some fresh rosemary, a couple of stems of rosemary, just want to pull the leaves off the stem and put that in there. And then some dried basil preferably if you have fresh basil, like from a tower garden, you would use one full cup of lightly packed fresh basil, but today we’re going to use a tablespoon and a half of dry basil. Just going to put that right in there and then we’re always going to use our trusty pulse button so that we can keep control.
Kristi: Oh my gosh it looks so good.
Courtney: Yeah, you could…
Kristi: Oh, it smells good too.
Courtney: It smells great. Okay, so while I’m making this too, I’m going to get you started on these noodles. Okay, so you just want to do this enough, it’s okay that you see the pieces of basil, that’s all right but the rest of it. You really want to get into a nice puree. I think that looks really good, actually, yeah. Since we’re going to eat them right away today, we don’t have to do this, but you want to actually spin them in a salad spinner, put salt on them, the salt pulls the moisture out and then dry them with a towel. You really want to get your zoodles dry because then the sauce is going to be so liquidy. But today, you know, we’re just going to go ahead and make our noodles, eat them right away. So, I’m just going to give you this, see I’m always multitasking. All right, I’m going let you mix that up, Kristi. Yup and that’s it, that is our sauce.
Kristi: Oh my gosh.
Courtney: That’s all we do. And then I made you some meatballs in advance because I love you.
Kristi: Is there meat in them?
Courtney: No, they are made from walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds. They are delicious and you can get the full recipe if you go back and watch episode seven with my dear friend, Danilla. You can see how to make these delicious nut balls or as she calls them Noche amore balls.
Kristi: I like that.
Courtney: So yeah. So, we’re going to…
Kristi: That’s exciting…
Kristi: That there is a meatless meatball option.
Kristi: Because we eat, we actually eat meatballs quite often. So that’s very good. Thank you.
Courtney: It’s not that it’s just a meatless, there’s plenty of meatless meatballs on the market that you can buy in the freezer section, but they have additives and chemicals. Anything you buy that’s already made is going to have chemicals in it. But when you make this yourself, you know, you’re getting fresh, clean food. So healthy, it’s packed with protein, the nuts are alkaline, there are so many dense nutrients, vitamins, and minerals and these, and they taste like meatballs.
Courtney: Alright, so we’re going just give you some meatballs, give me some meatballs.
Kristi: That’s so pretty. Can’t wait to try this.
Courtney: And then I’ll let you just spoon that on there. I mean, look at that. That is just so hardy, so delicious. And if you want your tomato chunks smaller, you can definitely dice them up and make them smaller. I just like this to feel so heavy and substantial.
Kristi: See, I like mine…
Courtney: You like them a little smaller?
Kristi: Yes, that’s good.
Kristi: I have to get it all on there. Oh my gosh, that is really good, that is really good.Courtney: Making citrus spaghetti with my girl Kristi. This stuff is so good it will make you frisky. The orange juice in the sauce is my favorite part and zucchini for the noodles is really smart. This dish is really light, it’s not at all heavy, it’s the only way to yo spaghetti, you don’t need a stove or an oven to cook just a blender, dehydrator and Courtney Uncooked.