Sunday, February 1, 2009

Raw Food Made Easy for 1-2

Interested in raw food but don't know where to start?

We recommend getting the book, Raw Food Made Easy (for 1 or 2 People), by Jennifer Cornbleet!
This "cookbook" includes simple delicious recipes with easy ingredients and quick preparation. Jennifer writes a good introduction on your 'kitchen setup' - equipment and raw food staples, and 'raw basic' info to help you get started.

Some recipes that look especially delicious that we want to make in the future:

Raw Fig/Date Granola and Muesli
Whole Oatmeal using soaked oat groats
Zucchini Hummus
Cream of Tomato Soup
Spinach Apple Soup
Shaved Beet Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing
Tahini Lemon Dressing
Mock Rice Pilaf
Mediterranean Kale
Apple Crumb Cake

The two recipes we've enjoyed so far was the Sunflower Herb Pate and Key Lime Mousse.

The Sunflower Herb Pate calls for soaked sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, dash cayenne, onion, and fresh herbs (like dill or basil). We also added celery seed, and some kelp granules. We used the pate to make collard green wraps and stuffed mushrooms - both very good! It was a very filling wrap and was good complimented with juicy tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. The mushrooms were so elegant yet easy and filling too!

The Key Lime Mousse (pudding) was so easy to whip up - all you need is avocado, agave, and lime juice. Awesome served with fresh berries (we used Marionberries)! Good recipe to make other variations like lemon pudding or banana pudding.

Now we don't eat raw every day, but we are trying to have more raw foods even if it's just part of our meal. So if you want to start eating more raw foods check out this book!

Have a sunny week, LK

1 comment:

Ricki said...

I love eating raw foods as much as I can (though in the winter it's less appealing--I really want warm stuff!). That lime mousse looks fantastic, though!