Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! This week, along with our challenge to link up a raw foods dish, I want to share my new favorite raw foods cookbook! (Can you call it a cookbook if there’s no actual cooking involved?) Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish is filled with over 400 raw, vegan, and gluten-free recipes that will help everyone add more raw foods to their diet. I’ve been working my way through this book for the past month, and LOVE it! The recipes are easy follow, the dishes are simple, and the results are delicious!
I love how McNish combines healthy, raw ingredients to create unique flavors like this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Smoothie
And would you believe that you can make raw bagels in the dehydrator?
Cinnamon Raisin Flax Bagels
And I am now in love with a simple condiment and ingredient made by pureeing dates and water.
Date paste goes into such recipes as Apple Crumble, “Baked” Stuffed Apples, Sweet Chili and Pecan Pate and this incredible Buckwheaty Hemp Chocolate Granola.
Buckwheaty Hemp Chocolate Granola
I’ve enjoyed all sorts of nut pates for lunch and snacks.
Almond Mock Tuna Pate
And delicious sauces that will make any veggie come alive.
Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce
Poured over kelp noodles, who needs pasta?
Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce over Kelp Noodles
And you might remember McNish’s Yellow Coconut Curry Sauce that I served with Pakoras at our Indian Raw Foods Potluck.
With over 400 recipes, I still have hundreds that are calling my name, but I hope these pictures whet your appetite for raw deliciousness! Now it’s time to share your creations!
Here’s how you can participate:
- Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
- Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
- You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
- Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
- Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!
What are Raw Foods Meals?
- Plant-based meals that are not cooked. Dehydrators may be used no higher than 118 degrees. (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.)
- Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.
What isn’t raw?
- Anything cooked above 118.
- Anything processed. If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
This week I created a raw Kale Nori Salad.
What did you create?