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IN THE RAW

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IN THE RAW

By: Beth Aldrich

Feeling tired and out of energy, I had to make a change. Then, one day a friend told me about integrating “raw” recipes into my weekly meals. She shared that the raw food diet is a diet based on unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed; that heating food above 116 degrees F is believed to destroy enzymes in food that can assist in the digestion and absorption of food. Though there are many theories to this fact, I thought I’d give it a try and see how I felt. This was the beginning of my “GREEN MOM SELF”.

The first recipe I experimented with was a delicious savory raw nut pate. It was so simple to prepare and only needed a few ingredients.  I discovered that the flavors just “popped” and I was so satisfied after only a few bites.  As the days passed, I made the delicious discovery that by adding raw food recipes here and there, I ate less, had more energy and felt, simply vibrant. I’ve shared the first two recipes I learned from my friend, below. Plan on only minutes in the kitchen to prepare two simple dishes, here’s how:

Recipe 1

-Soak ½ to 1 cup of either raw walnuts or almonds in a glass container for at least 4 hours

-Add the drained nuts to a food processor

-Add 1 (or more to personal taste and consistency) tomato and onion to food processor

-Blend mixture until fluffy-Add a few teaspoons of water if mixture appears “dry”

-Add sea salt to taste

-Always scrape the sides of the processor bowl to ensure complete mixing

-Serve with raw or grain crackers or on a lettuce leaf wrapped w/ shredded carrots, peppers, etc. to create a wrap sandwich

Recipe 2


For a special treat, try the sweet version of the nut pate:

-Soak ½ to 1 cup of raw cashews in glass container for at least 4 hours

-Add the drained nuts to a food processor

-Squirt 1-2 teaspoons (or more to personal taste) of raw agave nectar to the processor bowl

-Add ½ -1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil to processor bowl

-Sprinkle 1-2 shakes of cinnamon to processor bowl

-Blend mixture until fluffy

-Always scrape the sides of the processor bowl to ensure complete mixing

-Serve with apple slices, sweet flax crackers or eat with a spoon!

 
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