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“Steamed” Kale Recipe

09/27/2011

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  I enjoy this raw kale recipe every time my Grandmother makes it!  Brings to mind cool fall evenings when I was much younger, and warm steamed greens served during family meals. It’s amazing how food can be attached to so many memories. Anyway, these raw greens have a delicious, salted butter flavor and great texture, that makes them a very tasty (and healthy) addition to any raw dinner! I also really enjoy this raw kale recipe as a mid-day snack with some cheese and fresh fruit. I often forget about the many advantages that green, leafy veggies offer. I’m always needing more greens in my diet, and raw kale is one of the most nutritionally rich veggies around. So if […]

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Easy Lasagna

09/03/2011

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This easy lasagna is one of the tastiest recipes ever!!! Served warm or chilled, it’s going to be a favorite of mine for many meals to come. If have one weak spot when it comes to food, it’s lasagna. So I’m not exactly sure why it took me so long to try creating a raw version… But I guess it’s “better late on a plate, than never!” Zucchini (also known as courgette) is a handy vegetable because it’s available year round, and it’s benefits in a raw kitchen are numerous. They contain vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin A, which are all very important for good health. Regularly adding zucchini to meals may help with weight loss because of the low calorie content. […]

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Raw Ricotta Cheese Recipe (vegan)

09/01/2011

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Super great vegan recipe here! I’m a cheese freak, so this stuff makes me happy! The pine nuts used in this raw ricotta cheese recipe are filled with amino acids and also high protein and fat levels. This makes them a great source of nutrition. They are also full of B vitamins and minerals. I don’t know if it’s true, but here’s a few of the reasons I’ve heard that people are really liking raw pine nuts: -Cardiovascular Disease Prevention  -Cholesterol Reduction  -Weight Loss I love this recipe because it’s short and sweet and sweet. Great tasting food should always be like that! “Raw Ricotta Cheese” 1 cup raw pine nuts (soaked for 1 1/2 hours) 3 TBS water 1/2 […]

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Easy Spaghetti Sauce

08/28/2011

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It’s yummy. It’s super easy. I can’t believe it’s raw spaghetti sauce!!! I love all things pasta, and it was a sad thing to me that I’ve never had much luck with creating raw spaghetti sauce… it just didn’t have that full, rich flavor. Good thing  my Grandma helped me figure out what this one was missing. We just kept adding stuff until it was just right! Goes great with raw zucchini pasta too. (See our “Easy Lasagna” recipe.) “Easy Spaghetti Sauce” 1 cup pureed raw tomatoes 1 tsp raw honey 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp dried sage Pepper to taste (or substitute […]

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Greek Salad

08/24/2011

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This Greek Salad is my all-time favorite! It’s fresh, healthy, hearty and makes your taste buds go craaaazzzy! Perfect for a church picnic or family dinner. Everybody loves it. (I put a full size photo here ’cause  just looking at it makes me happy!) Greek Salad Romaine lettuce Spinach leaves Raw organic olives organic sweet onions Organic cucumber Raw goat cheese (see raw cheese recipe) Roma tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) Olive oil- cold pressed Raw organic lemon juice Sea salt Pepper (Apple chunks can also be a tasty addition) For a simpler Greek salad that tastes amazing in it’s own way, just leave out the spinach, lettuce, olives, cheese and apple.  Combine tomato, cucumber, onion, olive oil, salt & pepper […]

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Basil Tomato Soup

08/20/2011

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I think you’ll love this basil tomato soup if you try it! I’m enjoying a big bowl of it right now. It’s creamy with mild spices that add a warm and inviting flavor. Raw tomatoes are full of incredible benefits for your body. Here are a few of them: Raw tomatoes may aid in detoxing of the liver, and may help protect it from cirrhosis (liver disease). Tomatoes can be very good for your blood- they contain a high amount of something called Lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant which may prevent cell damage. One of the nutrients in tomatoes may also help lower cholesterol. Because tomatoes are so satisfying to our bodies, they can help decrease appetite and may encourage […]

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Raw Soup (cream of spinach)

07/25/2011

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This raw cream of spinach soup is completely scrumptious and satisfying even if you eat just a little! Tastes delicious warmed up, or fresh out of the frig. The chopped spinach leaves give it a pretty look and  great texture, while the raw cashews provide a delicately creamy base. This raw soup is a good way to increase your intake of raw protein, magnesium, fiber, and the important amino acid tryptophan.  Just one ounce of raw cashews contains an impressive amount of raw minerals, ready to nourish our bodies. It may even help relieve mild symptoms of depression. Maybe that’s why God shaped cashews like a smile…. Raw Soup 1 1/2 cup raw milk 1 cup raw cashew butter 2 tsp. sea salt […]

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Raw Cheese

07/23/2011

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Cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods, and learning how to make this recipe was a real treat for me. I was surprised at how easy it is to prepare. It tastes absolutely wonderful, and goes great with other foods too. We have gallons of raw goat’s milk this time of year, and my Grandmother wanted to teach me how to use it for raw cheese. Wow, I am so glad she did! (And by the way, using raw cow’s milk works just as good!) This is not a firm cheese. It reminds me of a softer version of feta… or a fine curd cottage cheese. Superb topping for salads, crackers, and other dishes. I also feel so good eating this […]

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Raw Cabbage Salad

07/05/2011

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I absolutely love this raw cabbage salad!  Sometimes I can’t get enough. My friends and family love it too. It’s a really tasty mixture of crisp freshness and rich flavor. Besides being packed with vitamin c and iodine, raw cabbage is rich in fiber (roughage).  The human body depends on the amount of fiber we feed it, to maintain good health. It is a common problem these days for people to not get enough roughage in their diets, and if neglected it can lead to serious ailments such as constipation, stomach ulcers, headaches, indigestion, and skin problems. This raw cabbage salad can be an excellent way to make sure we get the fiber (and other vital nutrients) our bodies are asking for. Raw […]

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Need Raw Food Protein?

06/10/2011

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I get excited whenever I find a new raw food recipe that tastes great and leaves me feeling full and satisfied. And since most of us who are trying to focus on eating more raw food are always conscious of getting enough protein, this raw food protein recipe has become a favorite of mine.         RAW  NORI  WRAPS 2 cups (rounded) chopped Sunflower Seeds 1 tsp. Sea Salt 2 tsp. Onion Powder 2 Tbs. Olive Oil 2 1/2 Tbs. Lemon Juice 2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 cup Lewis Lab Brewers Yeast 1 diced tomato, carrot, leafy greens, etc. (optional) 1 package Nori Wraps (raw and organic) In a bowl, mix chopped sunflower seeds and all dry ingredients […]

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Creamy Raw Salad Dressing!

06/01/2011

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I am crazy about this superb raw salad dressing!! It is a simple recipe, but it sticks to your salad and adds the perfect flavor. Just so you know,  I’m not one of those lovable people who eats avocado straight out of the peeling with a spoon (like my Mom does!)… but I love it in this dressing and have not grown tired of it even after months of making it! Sometimes I switch stuff around in the recipe – adding extra lemon juice or lots of pepper and maybe a few pieces of diced up tomato fresh onion- fora  delicious, “chunkier” version….. So go for it and try your own variations too! A ripe avocado has pale golden flesh, a light […]

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