Mostly, I like raw food that looks raw. But many of us occasionally enjoy the nostalgia of when a plate of delicious and healthful raw foods reminds us, visually, of favorite dishes from our old days. Here’s a gem. This recipe will make enough for a potluck, or a big family. And it’s a great way to use up your abundant harvest of zucchinis.
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Asparagus season is here! Asparagus is rich in glutathione, an antioxidant found within our cells, which helps us to detoxify and fight cell-damaging free radicals. The avocado, also present in this recipe, helps the body boost glutathione production as well.
Along with juicing and using sunchokes in salads and soups, you can also incorporate them into “meat” balls, vegetable patties or latkes, like in the recipe below. The latkes make perfect non-messy finger foods, and can be used with a variety of dips or spreads.
Say “I love you!” with beets! Beautiful color, pleasant taste, exquisite texture and an added bonus of nutritional boost thanks to the spinach, asparagus and of course the beets. Learn more about the wonders of beets in my article Benefits of Beets: Eye Bag Remedy.
Another idea for an appetizer to add to your arsenal of quick raw food recipes – this one with the power of raw garlic to keep you healthy during the flu season.
Pumpkins are everywhere this time of the year. Start including this nutrient dense “fruit” in your recipes: one pumpkin can go a long way in raw cuisine. Ever miss the “Ramen Noodles” from your dorm-room days? Give these raw and infinitely-more-good for you Pumpkin Ramen Noodles a shot!
A hearty chili may be prepared without beans or meat. Just because you eat raw doesn’t mean that you will never eat this American classic dish again… even though it may not be in its traditional form, but it’s packed with living nutritious ingredients.
Easy and quick to make, this raw dish uses simple seasonal produce to result in a refreshing pasta-like dish. Try it as a substitute for your daily salad.
Fruits and greens enjoy each other’s company not only in green smoothies, but in rolls and wraps as well. Fresh tropical flavor of fruits in this recipe makes eating greens virtually effortless.
“Lo Mein” is translated from Chinese as “stirred noodles”. These zucchini ribbon noodles are stirred alright, but don’t expect them to look or taste like cooked. The analogy to the classical Chinese lo mein is created by the ginger flavor, sesame seeds, and taste and texture of shiitaki mushrooms.