In my blog article, Cultured Foods, I discussed the many benefits of fermented foods. Here is a recipe to start incorporating fermented veggies in your diet. This very satisfying soup is chock full of probiotics, is quite easy to prepare, and keeps well to boot!
Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Avocado
This unique take on the traditional Russian fermented drink – Kvass – will not only introduce you to a new flavor, but will also give you the benefits of fermented veggies: consuming them helps prevent the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in your colon while replenishing the friendly kind.
This tomato borsch, full of raw goodness, has no rivals among cooked soups. If you’re tired of raw salads, this soup offers a creative way to enjoy your health promoting vegetable juices, your greens and your veggies as never before.
In many parts of the country this soup, served slightly warm, will be very appropriate at this time of the year. Leftover soup can also double as a dip or salad dressing.
Fresh plums make a great base for sauce or salad dressing. Their sweet and lightly sour taste complements any neutral-flavor fruits and veggies.
A few days ago, my taste buds felt a strong desire for pure tomato juice from heirloom tomatoes. The question arose: What to do with the pulp? I decided to mix it with two small Hass avocados. I squeezed in a little lemon juice and a pinch of salt. The result: an incredible guacamole. I had my two meals: I drank my juice and I ate a bowl of guacamole. I haven’t eaten avocados regularly since 2007. Just didn’t feel like it. But now I’m feeling the urge to have these two meals every day. I suspect I’ll keep this up as long as I can get fresh homegrown heirloom tomatoes.
Prepare the ice cream just before serving. Can’t finish it right away? Enjoy it as a shake at a later time.
If you are looking for a way to use chia seeds in recipes, then fruit pudding is one of the best. Pre-soaking the seeds will ensure the gelatinous texture necessary to achieve the pudding-type consistency. For extra creaminess, add an avocado. Use any fruit that’s in season – you can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Enjoy the familiar taste of sushi minus the cooked rice. Our raw sushi is just as delicious as the traditional version, and a little practice will make you into a perfect sushi roller in no time.
Blend Jerusalem artichokes and sugar snap peas into this refreshing savory soup, and it will put you in the mood for spring right away. And if you have a garden, don’t forget to leave a bit of both vegetables for planting this spring as well!