Savory Noodle Soup
For the base, we made a tomato soup-sauce with garlic, olive oil and herbs. Then we add in the other ingredients. The herb mix of choice is Bouquet Garni, a classic blend made from parsley, thyme, and bay. For a little indulgence we top the soup off with a few spoonfuls of "sour cream", made from blended avocado, cashews, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Mile High Dinner Salad
The first crop of juicy Bartlett pears have come in, and they play a key role in our Mile High Dinner Salad. Crunchy greens, succulent pears, and creamy avocados, are piled high and garnished with a sprinkle of slightly bitter walnuts and sweet raisins. This creates a full spectrum of tastes and textures to enjoy while eating.
This has got to be one of our all time favorite dishes. It's thick, luscious, gorgeous, and tastes like ambrosia. Dig into mounds of velvety smooth mango pudding.
Kohlrabi Sorrel Spring Salad
Enjoy the satisfying taste of freshly grated kohlrabi with the naturally lemon-flavored taste of sorrel and your favorite greens for a delicious, healthy spring salad.
Beautiful Morning Juice
This delicious, power-packed green juice helps us start the day with the best kind of energy, and fuels our activities for hours. Freshly made juice and raw foods, coupled with daily exercise, makes a winning combination.
Chipotle Corn Salad
Sweet, juicy summer corn is here, and this hearty, spicy, raw corn salad is finding its way to our table for lunch or dinner. Organic, non-GMO corn mixes beautifully with celery, tomato, and avocado, and the spices give it a real kick.
Celery, apples, zucchini, and a touch of cilantro complement the buttery taste of avocado. Team it up with a side of sliced tomatoes and your favorite lettuce. Drizzle on a touch of balsamic vinegar or your favorite dressing.
This delicious, protein rich dish is made with lightly soaked hemp seeds, tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, and olive oil. These are the same ingredients that are in the classic tabouli made with couscous or bulgar, without any of the downside assocated with eating wheat.
Cultured Almond Yoghurt or Milk
Make your own cultured almond yoghurt or milk with the help of your favorite probiotic. After about ten hours you'll have a batch ready to use.
Apple Ginger Lime Blast
Seasonal, juicy-fresh apples are in their prime here in the North, and this juice takes advantage of the bounty. Apple-Ginger-Lime Blast packs a punch from the spicy ginger and the tangy lime juice. Its a potent, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory drink that will revive the body and clear the mind!
Sunflower and Sprout Salad
Try this living protein salad made with soaked sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and clover or alfalfa sprouts. Add in some delicious, sweet, ripe and juicy, end-of-summer tomatoes, and top with a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and olive oil
Transition Stir Fry
Enjoy this light and delicious Mediterranean stir fry for dinner. Savor the delicate flavors of asparagus, bok choy, zucchini noodles, and the slight tang of tomatoes. This is a transition dish that's partly cooked and partly raw which makes it perfect for newcomers to raw food, or for anyone looking for a slightly cooked, heated meal.
Morning Ambrosia Berry Smoothie
Delight in this utterly scrumptious smoothie thats loaded with powerful antioxidants from health-boosting strawberries, marionberries, cherries, and raspberries. Simply throw everything together with some bananas into the blender, and in sixty seconds youll have a mouth-watering, fat-free, delicious, energizing meal or snack.
This mouth-watering recipe can be made into either cakes or cookies. With sliced banana and a berry sauce drizzled on top, youve got an awesome dessert. We get a frozen berry mix, so all we have to do is thaw the berries out, and blend them into a sauce.
Vitalizing Winter Salad
The beauty in the colors of green and purple shine for a delicious meal in this hearty, super healthy, filling salad. Health-boosting ingredients make this salad rock! Enjoy the tenderness of red leaf lettuce, Vitamin A, C, and E - rich red cabbage, sprouts that are loaded with enzymes and protein, all topped with a creamy avocado-cilantro dressing.
Winter Fruit and Veggie Wraps
I watched a video by Fully Raw Kristina about her Green Burrito made with collard leaves, stuffed with bell peppers, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, arugula, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, cumin, sesame seeds, red onions, spicy peppers, and celery bits. Her recipe was the creative inspiration for our recipe here.
Pear and Persimmon Breakfast
This is a simple, refreshing breakfast, taking minutes to prepare. The taste is delicious, and the colors are beautiful. There's something satisfying too about the combined textures of the juicy, melt in your mouth pears with the firmer persimmons.
These tartlets are a real treat for Christmas morning, or a special dessert. We love all of these - Persimmon, Pear, Apple, and Cranberry.
Cranberry Juice, Sauce, and Dessert!
It's cranberry season, and these healthy, tart berries can be eaten in many ways. Right now we're enjoying them in juice with apples and pears; as a beautiful holiday sauce; and as a topping for a light dessert of sliced pears.
Chia Tortillas This latest version uses unsoaked seeds with ground veggies, and we think it has the best overall texture. These are firm and flexible like the old favorite corn tortillas! Yet every variation was good, and we enjoyed eating them very much.
Spicy Corn Chowder
Sun infused corn and tomatoes make a luscious, thick corn chowder with beautiful color. This chowder really fills us up and it's great to get really full from something that's not cooked.
Deep Dish Pudding Pie
Normally, our traditional anniversary pie is made with blueberries, and when we lived on the island we would eat the pie on the beach. This year we didn't have any blueberries on hand, but we did have one mango, and some nectarines. So the decision was made, and a new pie was born. The crust had a butterscotch flavor which complemented the fruit perfectly.
Transitional or Raw Dinner Salad
This is a wonderful, restaurant quality, transitional (or raw) dinner salad to make when you want something substantial. Steamed green beans and broccoli florets combine with fresh baby greens, tomatoes, onions, pine nuts, and sunflower sprouts. for a partly cooked, mostly raw dinner.
Papaya Avocado Salad
Papayas and avocados make a delicious mix layered atop fresh greens, along with some zucchini angelhair pasta or grated jicima, and topped with a Coconut-Lime Juice Dressing.
Power Smoothies, Oh My!
We have two favorite smoothies: one that's nourishing, easy to digest, and loaded with EFA's, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and protein. The second drink we've dubbed "body food", because it's a pure protein power kick that keeps us going strong for hours and helps us move through our day with energy, mental clarity, and grace. It's not as flavorful, but wow!
Spinach, Avocado, Basil Soup
This beautiful green soup is quite different with a delightful, unique taste. If we'd had it in a restaurant we'd have been amazed. It's very satisfying, with delicate flavors and a smooth and creamy texture.
Almond Butter Coconut Truffles
When a craving comes for a little taste of sweetness, these truffles can be whipped up in five minutes for a yummy treat. Simple ingredients make them so easy to prepare: shredded coconut, crunchy almond butter, and honey.
Spring Rolls with Almond-Lime Dipping Sauce
These are so delicious - the flavors of the ingredients and the flavors of the sauce are mouth-wateringly good, and our friends just love them. Plus, they're so much fun to eat!
This refreshing juice, made with carrots, tomatoes, celery, and cucumber, is delicious to drink plain, and also makes an awesome base for gazpacho soup.
Napa Cabbage Wraps
We just love these delicious little wraps that are great to make for a quick lunch. They're filling and fun to eat. Small leaves of Napa cabbage act like a piece of bread for the toppings of avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and a sprinkle of walnuts and raisins.
Make fresh applesauce any time of the day with this simple recipe. The ginger adds heat and spiciness, raisins add chewiness, and the apples are loaded with texture and fiber. The fresh orange juice squeezed on top adds a wonderful, almost exotic flavor.
Here's a delicious little recipe to use as a topping for your favorite salads, or to load onto thick slabs of juicy ripe tomatoes: chunky guacamole with a twist. Avocado and celery team up to make a textured and crunchy guacamole that adds a refreshing touch to what might be an ordinary meal.
Savory Jicama Appetizers
Here's a unique and delicious appetizer to serve at a dinner party to awaken the appetite and delight the tastebuds. It would also make a lovely little side dish to enjoy, or a light lunch or dinner. Jicama makes a sturdy base to hold the piquant, herbed toppings, and it's crunchy, mildly sweet, and juicy.
Holiday Raw Food Feasts!
Holiday meals can be wonderfully healthy, brimming with vital nutrients to keep us feeling our best. The following menus have been created to make sumptuous raw food feasts! Use as they're presented, mix and match recipes, or combine them with your own specialties for a totally new and exciting menu.
Almond Persimmon Cookies
These cookies have a delicate flavor which provides a perfect base for a mouth-watering, delicious blueberry sauce that's heated on the stove and then spooned on top. Serve on pretty plates or bowls, and enjoy every last bite!
Veggie Ribbon Salad
The inspiration for this tasty side dish began while I was looking at the fruit bowl and saw one last ripe persimmon. This was accompanied with a desire for a salad with veggie ribbons. I wondered, what can I do with just one ripe persimmon, and what kind of salad could I make?
Green Green Salad
Here's a salad that's as green as green can be, and it's saturated with mineral rich nutrients. The directions look like there's a lot of effort involved, yet it only takes me about 15 minutes to make. This was created utilizing intuitive food preparation and eating.
Provence Veggie Warm Fry
Looking for something warm (yet not cooked) for a lovely entree or side dish? Try this juicy dish of veggies that are quickly "warm fried" for 2 minutes in herbed garlic oil, with very little loss of nutrients.
Fresh Almond Butter!
Delight your taste buds with creamy almond butter made with organic raw almonds, a touch of Himalayan salt, and a little oil. It's lovely to serve with some sliced apples or celery to nourish ourselves, or friends and family.
Peaches and nectarines are some of summer's great pleasures, and we've been blessed to have a wonderful crop this year. This luscious pudding can be frozen for 2+ hours, so that an icy crust forms on the top for a real cool down on blistering hot days. Or, enjoy the pudding at room temperature for a delicious, tangy-sweet snack or dessert, made in minutes.
Grape, Nectarine, and Plum Smoothie
Fall is already here and it seems all too soon after another unusually short summer in northwestern Washington. Yet, there are still some delectable fruits in the stores, such as grapes, nectarines, and plums, to name a few.