Raw food recipes with tomato

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.

The recipe is easy to make, and it goes together quicker than it looks so please don’t let the list of ingredients put you off. This is a delicious dish and well worth making. For best results, plan this dish a couple days ahead so the cheese can ferment. Recipe generously submitted by Mimi Kirk of youngonrawfood.com

Pizza is on the menu today.  We will be using sliced eggplant instead of a traditional crust. Feel free to use your favorite raw toppings.

Colorful mini bell peppers take the central stage in this dish. This versatile dish is a complete meal in itself, and takes little time to put together. Soak, blend, stuff – and you have lunch to take to work with you.

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.

Don’t pass fresh okra at the farmer’s market thinking that it belongs only in your past: why not enjoy it raw? Here’s one way to do it: blend it to make soup.  This light soup with okra and tomatoes is quick to prepare and makes a perfect meal on a hot summer day.

Here’s another way to use up the pulp left over from your morning juicing. Make it a kid-friendly meal, too, by shaping the veggie sticks into fun shapes or letters and numbers. You’ll be surprised how quickly the food will disappear at mealtime!

Add a splash of color with vegetables to this cool creamy soup, and you’ll be surprised to find that your mood will brighten up as well.

Adding strawberries to the traditional salsa recipe creates a mellow yet tangy delightful dish that can be served with crackers or as a salad.

Radish leaves make an excellent addition to a salad.

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