Raw Foods Thursday was quite torturous for me last week. At the time, I was on Day 5 of a 10-day juice cleanse, and the submissions made me long for something to crunch. So today’s theme is Raw Crunchy Goodness. The cleanse was a success, but now I’m ready to dive in and make some of the crunchy recipes that caught my eye last week.
Check out this Raw Crunchy Goodness:
Raw White Chocolate & Cranberry Crispies by The Fussiest Eater
Crunchy cashews and buckwheaties with the tangy taste of cranberries? Yes, please.
Radish Salad by Debi of Hunter’s Lyonesse
I’m craving these crispy radishes and cucumbers with cilantro and a tangy lime dressing.
Raw Granola Bar Crackers by An Unrefined Vegan
Walnuts, apples, ginger…crunchilicious!
Candy Cane Beet Strawberry and Black Plum Salad with a Ginger Lemon Honey Dressing by Amber of The Tasty Alternative
Have you ever tried Chioggia Beets? They are as delicious as they are gorgeous! And the Ginger Lemon Honey Dressing is the perfect compliment to their sweet flavor.
Throw in Whatever You Feel Like Chocolates by Ves & Mork
This easy chocolate sauce will wrap around any of your favorite treat ingredients. Gogi berries, pumpkin seeds, cashews? You can’t go wrong!
Since all I made last week was juice, I’m linking up two juice recipes that feature beets.
Note the changes in the link-up guidelines. I’m hoping that they will help you feel more comfortable about sharing those “almost raw” recipes.
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.
What do you have to share this week?