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Where can i find raw food recipes that have ingredients that I can pronounce? Please simplify my shopping!?

February 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am trying to switch to a raw diet but every recipe i find has lots of things in it that I don’t know what are, and probably will not be able to find in my small town. I need tasty recipes using common food items.
Let me re-interate i asked for recipes. I am fully capable of saying "Carrot" and I am also capable of eating a "Carrot" but "Carrot" is not a recipe. I am looking for meals to prepare for my family.

There’s a book by Jennifer Cornbleet on easy raw recipes for one or two. Many vegan shopping sites do have raw items, and there’s also a raw foods website, www.naturalzing.com. There’s also a website called From Sad to Raw that has fairly simple raw recipes.

  1. TotalRecipeHound
    February 16th, 2013 at 18:55 | #1

    I can pronounce carrots and green peppers pretty easily. Do you have a lisp or something?

    You don’t need weird foods or even recipes. Raw food means uncooked. Your basic salad without additives. My brother did a raw food diet for about 3 weeks to clear out his system while they tried to determine what he was allergic to. Everything came from his personal garden. His allergy turns out to be an additive that they spray on many grocery store foods to retain color.
    References :

  2. VeggieTart
    February 16th, 2013 at 19:06 | #2

    There’s a book by Jennifer Cornbleet on easy raw recipes for one or two. Many vegan shopping sites do have raw items, and there’s also a raw foods website, http://www.naturalzing.com. There’s also a website called From Sad to Raw that has fairly simple raw recipes.
    References :

  3. Kimberley W
    February 16th, 2013 at 19:20 | #3

    buy a book called raw food, real world.

    I have found the recioes to be easy and pronouncable!

    good luck!
    References :

  4. mamamoon
    February 16th, 2013 at 20:10 | #4

    here is a yummy dessert
    Raw- Date Nut Torte
    Base of Torte:
    2 cups raisins
    2 cups walnuts

    1 cup dates, pitted and soaked
    1/2 lemon, juiced

    For Base:
    In food processor, combine raisins and walnuts and blend until well blended and moist. (this will take a few min and you may see it forming a ball. Just make sure the raisins come out looking like a fudgey mixture and are not still grainy)
    Remove from processor and mold onto a plate in a round circle about 1 1/2 in thick.

    For Frosting:
    In a food processor, combine dates and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
    Spread the frosting on top of the torte

    Raw- Fudge Balls- These are to die for! They taste like fudge!
    2 cups dates, pitted and soaked
    2 cups almond butter
    1/2 cup carob powder or raw carob powder

    1. IN a food processor, blend the dates to a smooth paste.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
    3. Remove from processor and form into round balls.

    Raw- Spicy Cucumber Peppadew Salad
    serves 4 Active time:10min
    my store has peppadews in the salad bar as well as in jars by the pickles.

    1/2 cucumber, cut in 1/4 in dice
    1/4 cup peppadews, cut into thin match like strips
    1/2 of 10oz pkg matchstix carrots
    2 Tbs basting oil
    juice of 1 lemon (2-3 Tbs)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Combine cucumber, peppadews, and carrots in medium bowl.

    Add basting oil and lemon juice, toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Raw- Strawberry – Banana Pie

    1-1.5 cups soaked almonds
    0.5 cups dates
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    0.5 tsp. nutmeg
    0.25 cup orange juice
    3 pints strawberries
    4 bananas
    0.125 cup fresh shredded coconut

    1. Freeze 2 pints of the strawberries and 2 bananas

    2. Blend almonds, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange juice in a food processor.

    3. Form the blended mixture into a pie crust in a 9 inch pie dish.

    4. Process the frozen fruit to a sorbet consistency in a Champion juicer using the blank plate.

    5. Slice up the remaining strawberries and bananas.

    6. Layer the sorbet and fruit slices over the pie crust.

    7. Decorate with coconut.

    Remarks on the recipe:
    1) It’s an excellent pie – I had a chance to eat some at an earlier meeting.
    2) In step 4, you can use a blender instead of a Champion juicer. Just let the fruit thaw some before putting it in blender.

    Raw Sweet Corn Salad w Avacado Dressing
    1 large ear of raw sweet corn
    1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 large ripe tomato, diced
    3 Tbs. parsley, minced (45 mil.)
    1 celery stalk, diced
    1/4 cup sweet red onion, chopped (60 mil.)
    1 head leaf lettuce
    1 ripe avocado
    1 lemon, juiced

    Wash all vegetables. Remove kernels of corn from cob, dice tomato,
    dice celery, chop red pepper and onion, and mince the parsley.
    Combine in a bowl, cover and set in refrigerator while preparing
    avocado dressing.

    Mash the avocado until smooth, add the lemon juice until a creamy
    consistency is obtained.

    Place leaf lettuce on a plate, spread with avocado mixture, top
    with raw sweet corn salad.

    Raw Tacos I call them Lettuce Wraps
    Ingredients (use vegan versions):

    1/2 of an avocado
    3 slices green pepper
    2 slices each red and yellow pepper
    1 full slice of an onion
    1/2 cup broccoli and cauliflower florets
    pico de gallo
    lemon juice
    garlic powder
    3 pieces romaine, green leaf, or red leaf lettuce


    Mash the avocado in a bowl. Chop 1 slice of green pepper and half the onion slice and add these to the avocado. Season to taste with lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt, thus making raw guacamole. Cut the remaining peppers into long pieces.

    To assemble, put a layer of guacamole down, followed by the pico, peppers, onion, broccoli, and cauliflower. Top with salsa and fold in the back and roll up sides.

    Serves: 3

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Raw Tuna Fish
    3 Cups Raw Walnuts
    3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
    3 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    3 Tsp Tamari
    2 Cloves Garlic

    Soak walnuts for at least 6 hours (you can put in the fridge in a jar overnite)
    Drain walnuts completely
    Put all into a Food Process – with the S-blade.
    Scape sides down a few times
    Until you get to the consistency you want

    Add Parsley & Onions to it after it is done

    Raw-Eggplant and Avocado Salad
    (serves 4)

    • 1 Large Eggplant
    • 2 or 3 Ripe-But-Firm Ripe Avocados
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
    • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped finely
    • Juice of 3 Lemons
    • 4 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Dulse Flakes and Pepper to Taste
    • 2 Tsp. Raw Honey

    1. Pare and dice eggplant. Place in a deep bowl and immediately cover with cold water acidulated with juice of 1 lemon.
    2. Whisk together: oil, garlic, dulse flakes, pepper and juice of 1 lemon. Set aside.
    3. Peel and dice avocados. Place in bowl and toss immediately with juice of 1 lemon.
    4. Drain eggplant and combine with avocados. Add chopped onion.
    5. Whisk dressing again and add to mixture. Toss gently.
    6. Set aside for about 15 minutes. Chill if desired.
    7. Before serving, toss gently again and sprinkle with honey.
    References :
    http://thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com/2007/03/this-blogs-recipe-index.html, http://www.therawtable.com/recipes.htm, http://rawtestkitchen.blogspot.com/, http://www.rawguru.com/rawfoodrecipes.html, http://gliving.tv/greenchefs/recipes/cherry-cobbler-with-vanilla-custard-cream/http://www.living-foods.com/faq.html,

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