Raw food recipes with hot pepper

Spring is the time for greens - cleansing, nutritious, hydrating and alkalizing. In this savory recipe cucumber, cilantro and celery ensure all of the above, in a lovely combo with a satisfying avocado.

A novel way to serve a pate for a gathering of friends or a potluck. You can also instead simply wrap the pate into the leaves and serve the rolls as finger foods.

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.

Keep your energy up and forget about hunger with these simple burritos. This eggplant appetizer packs a load of micro-nutrients thanks to watercress, basil and cilantro to help nourish your every cell.

Coconut and hemp seeds provide a perfect marriage of complete protein and healthy plant-based fats to round up any green salad.

Portobello mushrooms never fail to give us the “grounded” feeling we sometimes seek, and their earthy flavor reminds us that spring is on its way.

Kebabs are a fun way to eat vegetables for both kids and kids-at-heart. You can customize the vegetable selection based on your family’s preferences and seasonal availability.

When we prepare raw food dishes from other cultures, it is usually the specific spices and herbs that help us achieve the flavors associated with each country’s traditional cuisine. Mexican dishes emphasize cilantro, cumin, lime, chili and jalapeno peppers, all of which are included in these tacos.

Dark leafy greens are a very important piece of a well-balanced raw food diet due to their un-paralleled nutritional profile. This appetizer offers a pleasant way to consume them.

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.

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