Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Raw foods

Wow, raw foods are so amazing. A glimpse into the raw food world will really turn your thoughts about food upside down! Personally I don't believe that a complete raw food diet is naturally healthy but many many people do and those people pump out amazing recipes!
Incorporating raw food into your diet though is a MUST. Especially fruits and vegetables. We don't have a problem with raw fruits around here so I am always on the lookout for great raw food vegetable recipes (and dessert ones too but that is another story!)
Anyway, I stumbled upon this recipe that is the best raw food veggie recipe I have yet to find. I'll type out the recipe for you (since I have made a few changes) and attach the link (which sometimes works and sometimes not for some reason) to the original recipe. It's from Russell James' Raw Food Blog. He includes a cucumber raita (blah not a cucumber fan in this house!) and the wrappers which call for a dehydrator which we don't have, so I just made the filling and put it into pita bread.

1 cup chopped zucchini
3 Tbls water
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp nama shoyu (naturally fermented soy sauce)
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1/4 tsp ginger
2 Tbls garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp agave nectar
8 sun-dried tomato halves
1/2 tsp salt

• Grind all ingredients in a food processor

Add these next ingredients. My food processor couldn't handle this so I will just chop it all and stir it in next time.

1/2 cup tightly-packed spinach, chopped small
2 sliced spring onions (green onions) <--I used a bit of regular yellow onion)
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 cup peas

His picture... not mine!


  1. Is this that stuff we ate while I was over there? That was SOOO good! My magic bullet can't handle making this, but hopefully a good food processor is in my future. :)

  2. Yes it is! Try your blender, I used my blender for everything before Jana bestowed the processor to me

  3. My doctor recommends raw foods for 2/3 of my diet. It's like eating salads twice a day but i think I would like this for a change up.

  4. Well then have I got some website for you!!!