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Raw Foods Thursday: May 30, 2013

19 Comments 29 May 2013

Raw Foods Thursday: May 30, 2013

Happy Summer! Well, I know that the calendar doesn’t say that it’s summer yet, but for all students and teachers in the South, school is out! And for us, that’s the definition of summer!

While I was enjoying the 23 submissions to last week’s Raw Foods Thursdays I realized that many of you are ready for summer too. Check out these cool, summery submissions.

This Fresh Fruit Tart on a Chocolate Brownie Crust by Jodi of Purely Nourished caught my attention immediately. What a beautiful creation for the Memorial Day weekend! I’m thinking we all need to bookmark this one for the 4th of July celebration ahead!

Have you made the summer switch to iced coffee yet? Mellow of A Life Unprocessed shared how to make Cold Brewed Coffee for those hot summer days.

How many summer nights do you keep the stove off and just eat cereal? Come on, you can admit it. We all do it! But here’s a cereal that you can feel good about serving your family for dinner. Amber of A Tasty Alternative shared a Raw Apple Cinnamon Cereal that is packed with seeds and appley goodness.

And what could be more summery than a cold wrap filled with spicy flavor? Johnna of In Johnna’s Kitchen submitted these mouthwatering Living Foods Pad Thai Wraps that I’m crazy for!

And it wouldn’t be summer without a Frosty or two? Can you believe Raia’s Chocolate Peppermint Frosty has avocado and spinach in it? Check out Raia’s Recipes for this summertime smoothie and a host of other delicious creations.

This week I’m sharing my Raw Red Velvet Cake with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting.

Now it’s your turn. What do you have to share?

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.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated 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!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

(And if you haven’t already entered Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway #2, you still have a few hours to do so. The giveaway ends at midnight tonight!)

Your Comments

19 Comments so far

  1. Betty Rawker says:

    I can’t wait to make your Raw Red Velvet Cake!! It looks so incredibly yummy!!

  2. Yay for being out of school!! I’m not out yet (till mid July :S) but I’m happy for you :)

    Great submissions from last week! I’m eyeing those Pad Thai Wraps.

    This week I’m sharing my shredded brussels sprout salad. Hope you like it 😉

  3. What sweet dishes! That raw red velvet cake looks enticing.

    I’m excited to share a frozen treat, Cherry Berry Cardamom Popsicles.

    Have a great week!

  4. Raia Torn says:

    Thanks for featuring my frosty! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  5. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    What a fabulous list of recipes. Many thanks for featuring my raw cereal!

    And we are almost there. Next Thursday is the last day of school. So excited. I know I won’t be a stay-at-home mom during the week forever, so I am treasuring these precious years with my kiddos. I remember how exciting summer break was as a child, and I still feel giddy over the change of pace and transition to bathing suits, watermelon, warm nights, and BBQs.

    Enjoy your break my friend. You deserve it!!


  6. Hey Heather!–I didn’t plan to link up today, but when I saw all the grand recipes including that red, white, and blue dessert, your raw red velvet cake, and Amber’s cereal, I had to join in the fun. 😉 So I’m linking up my Watermelon Sherbet with the bonus milkshake recipe. So easy and good! :-)

    And Happy Summer, my friend! There is so much in store for you this summer! :-)


  7. Hi Heather and thanks for showcasing the berry tart recipe and yes it’s perfect for the 4th of July or anytime with the random topping of berries.

    We here in the California desert are a little skewed. When we get over 90 degrees, it’s officially summer. We are at 108 today and not even JUNE! oh my word….

    Thank you also for the award nomination. So sweet! I will get right on that! Still catching up on my short week and it’s almost over- yikes!

    Thanks again for the shout out! 😉

  8. pasta time!
    although I predict that somewhere in the future it will be red velvet cake time :)

  9. Yay for raw food Thursdays! So many great ideas… too many to choose from almost ;p


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