I love raw food.
I love the taste, the look and especially how it makes me feel!
On those few occasions that I revert back to my evil ways of eating,
I pay the price! Here is the proof - in a previous post:
In this post, I'm featuring the recipes from the amazing, raw-chef and author,
Jennifer Cornbleet's fabulous book -
"Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People".
Here are the ingredients I used. Except for the red cabbage.
I haven't a clue as to why I put that bad-boy on the platter.
I'll also be showing two of my own recipes -
"Goji Berry Lemonade" and "Banana, Kiwi, Chocolate Pudding".
I didn't have lemons and, truth be told, was too lazy to get dressed
and drive to the store to buy them.
So I used the organic lemon juice instead.
It won't kill ya.
I had to use the curly kale, because I couldn't find the other kind.
There also wasn't any zuchini, for the Spaghetti, so I had to buy the yellow squash.
That's the beauty of raw food - nothing's written in stone.
(Don't forget to ignore that dang red cabbage.)
I buy the large bottle of Raw Agave Nectar and refill the little one, as needed.
I try to use it in moderation, like anything 'sweet'. (That's really hard for me!)
Here's what I used for the "Goji Berry Lemonade":
Two tablespoons Goji Berries
Two tablespoons Raw Agave Nectar
(Or sweeten to taste.)
Four tablespoons lemon juice
(I usually use one entire peeled lemon.)
Two cups water
Grind the ingredients in a blender until smooth -
This is Jennifer's "Spinach Apple Soup".
And yes, that is the color! Pure health in a bowl. And sooo good!!
This is her "Mediterranean Kale Salad".
No, that's not cheese! I didn't have the pine nuts the recipe called for,
so I chopped-up, (rather badly) a few Macadamia Nuts.
But, yeah, in my other life, I'd be all over the cheese!!
How good does THAT look?! And it tasted even better!
Here are the yellow squash 'noodles', topped with Jennifer's "Marinara Sauce"
and "No Meat Balls", made from her "Walnut Pate".
I'm allergic to walnuts, so I used pecans.
I couldn't believe how delicious this was!!
If you have a high-speed blender like a BlendTec,
you can make some of these sauces a little bit on the 'warm' side.
Actually, that blender has a "Soup" cycle that makes things very warm.
I love that blender!
And finally, my favorite part of ANY meal - Dessert!!
This is my "Banana, Kiwi, Chocolate Pudding":
Cut two bananas into small pieces and freeze.
Cut two kiwis into small pieces and freeze.
Place the frozen pieces in a food processor along with -
Four tablespoons Raw Cacao
Four tablespoons Raw Agave Nectar
Grind until smooth.
And dive right in!! Ohhh yeahhhhh!
Here is the link to Jennifer Cornbleet's wonderful book,
As well as her awesome DVD and newest book,
I made some of her delicious chocolate truffles in this previous post:
I do hope you'll give raw food a try. And I hope I did Jennifer's recipes justice.
I highly recommend her books and her DVD.
Well, the dishes are washed -
and it's almost time to think about the next raw meal.
What will it be??
There are SO many things to love!
Signing off for now,