Let’s face it, you don’t want to have to turn to the Internet or a “cook book” every time you are hungry in order to find raw food recipes that you are interested in eating. You want the freedom to be able to throw something together as mindlessly as you used to throw a turkey sandwich together.
The obstacles that you face are simply all within your head! The truth is that food is food and as easy as you put together your old favorite foods you can put together some new favorites. High raw food recipes don’t have to be complicated and in fact are usually easier than your favorite cooked food counter parts. Following are some simple and fantastic tasting raw food recipes that anyone will love no matter what they’re food preferences are!
Thai Carrot Salad
- 1 large carrot
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- ½ red, orange, yellow or red bell pepper-chopped
- 2 button mushrooms
- ½ cup shredded kale
- ½ tbsp nama shoyu or Braggs liquid aminos
- Garlic to taste
- Jalapeno, chopped or red pepper flakes to taste
- Fresh squeezed juice from half a lemon or lime
- 1 tsp sweetener or choice
Spiralize or peel the carrots to make noodles and set aside. Chop bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and kale and mix with the carrot noodles in a bowl. Next, put the nama shoyu, garlic, pepper, and sweetener into the food processor and blend it up with a little water until it tastes the way you prefer.
Toss the sauce with the veggies and you’re done! Let it marinate for about half an hour or eat it right away… either way it is delicious.
Salad A La Entrée
This is all about satisfying the food need without sacrificing the fat or calorie count. Salads really can fill you up and make you feel satisfied until your next meal without all the junk that most “fast foods” come with.
Here is what you need per person:
- 1 head of lettuce (Romaine, green, red, purple….)
- 2 cups chopped arugula, spinach, or kale
- 1/8 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- ½ avocado
- Handful of raisins or currants
- 1 orange
Cut the orange in half and juice one side while you cut the other into bite sized pieces to be added to the salad. Cut up the lettuce and other greens, add the seeds and chopped avocado pieces, and then finally dress the salad with the remaining orange by squeezing it over the salad. All done! Enjoy.
Easy Pasta Marinara
(Serving per 2 people)
Whiz together the following in a blender or food processor with some water to get things going and to make the consistency you prefer:
- 3 tomatoes, chopped in thirds
- ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked at least an hour
- 2 dates, soaked with the sun dried tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- Handful of fresh herbs or 2 Tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 inch ginger piece (optional)
- 4 button or shiitake mushrooms
Once you have it all ready to combine, run the food processor or blender until the sauce is a smooth marinara consistency. You can spiralize or peel zucchini, cucumber, carrots, or broccoli stalks or a combination of them all to create the pasta. Simply toss with the sauce and enjoy!