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 Dill
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.
If you have been on raw foods for a while, and the emotional attachment to food that you had while transitioning is over, then you might not be having images of pickles floating in your mind’s eye. But if you are a newcomer to raw, then the best way to deal with pickle cravings is with … pickles in the raw, and here’s the recipe.
A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this hearty salad offers a splash of colors arranged in circles, and features juicy jicama in the company of dark leafy greens, peppers and a tangy dressing.
This crunchy salad tastes surprisingly similar to egg and potato salad, but it doesn’t contain either. Sunchokes, which are widely available in the fall and early winter, are a good raw substitute for potatoes, while cashews and turmeric bring the color and texture of eggs to this dish.
Radish greens are super high in Vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus and happen to be my favorite greens!
Tired of traditional salads? This recipe puts a whole new spin on the salad theme. The idea for this festive layered salad comes from Russian cuisine.
Traditional Russian salad recipes often include herring, boiled potatoes and mayonnaise. But this healthy variation is chock full of raw goodness. Instead of cooking vegetables, use them in their raw state. Let mushrooms be the substitute for herring and have the avocados stand in for potatoes—more tastily, too! No mayo, either—instead, a nut-based dressing.
A decided improvement in taste and nutrition. A real novelty, too. Your party guests will never have seen or tasted this one! Guaranteed to impress.
These two recipes are rather versatile. Try crackers or “meat” balls instead of patties. Use the sauce as a salad dressing, dip for crackers and crudités, or as a sauce for lettuce wraps.
My husband, Nick, has been making this salad for us on a daily basis for many years, and I still love it! I came up with the dressing just last month, and I think it really makes a great combination. The trick to this salad is to mince all the ingredients as finely as possible. This mixes the flavors in the best way.
If you are transitioning to the raw food diet, avocado is likely a staple in your diet. You can prepare this simple, yet delicious and beautiful dish for any crowd, composed of raw foodists or otherwise.