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Raw Foods Thursdays: 5/16/13

33 Comments 15 May 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays: 5/16/13

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.

Red Sunset

Sunshine Juice

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?

Your Comments

33 Comments so far

  1. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    Thank you for highlighting my salad! Such an honor. I loved your other picks too.

    I’m catching up on some emails here. My poor daughter is sick with a nasty flu bug and sleeping now. My son is having some quiet time. Mommy is “relaxing” on the computer for a bit. Ha ha.

    I will have an awesome new recipe for you next week (raw peppermint patties). Look forward to sharing.

    Have a great weekend.


    • Heather says:

      Raw peppermint patties, Amber? You must be joking. I can’t wait to see them!!! And I hope your daughter feels better soon. What a terrible time to be sick. Snuggle up, enjoy the family time, and I hope she’s on the mend soon!


  2. Hey Heather–I’ve linked up my latest beverage creation, a Chocolate Milkshake. It fits so many categories and is just delicious! :-)

    There are several here that are appealing to me today … crackers, chocolate, ice cream, pie … YUM!

    Thanks for hosting, dear!

    • Heather says:

      I’m always to happy to see a submission from you, Shirley! Your Chocolate Milkshake sounds so good! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert? Yes, please!

  3. I’ve linked in an Asian coleslaw salad I fell in love with this week :)

  4. Lauren says:

    Hi Heather! Thanks for hosting and for inviting me over. I’m adding my Maple Almond Gelato today. Have a great day!

  5. Sandra from says:

    Hi Heather,
    fair play for doing a juice cleanse! Go girl go! Or have you finished yet?

    If you haven’t, you’ll be pleased to hear that my submission this week is a refreshing (totally cleanse safe) smoothie/ rehydration sports drink.

    I found it incredibly hard not to share my apple almond cake with you last week. I had already entered it in Raw foods Thursday when it dawned on me that the cake had little “raw” elements. Probably a good thing I didin’t share it – looking at cake pics during a cleanse can be a bit demoralizing 😉

    Thanks for hosting.
    Take care,

  6. Thanks for the invite! I’ve added Orange and Cilantro Slaw.

  7. Quincy says:

    Hey Heather! I shared a raw pad thai this week (:

    • Heather says:

      Quincy, I’m so glad you did! I had this for dinner Friday night and it was a winner! The sauce was so good with the kelp noodles. I’m trying it over zucchini noodles this week too!

  8. Hi Heather, thanks so much for the invite to link up to your party! I posted my mushroom and radish sprout salad. It is really yummy with the lemony vinaigrette!

    Glad you stopped by my blog for a visit. Have a great weekend!

  9. Annie says:

    Thank you for featuring my crunchilicious granola bars! I wish I had something wonderful to share this week! I look forward to everyone else’s submissions.

    • Heather says:

      Annie, you are so welcome! I have a cup of walnuts soaking so I can make them later. I’m so intrigued by the ginger! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something delicious to try!

  10. Hi! I nominated you for a Liebster award. I want even more people to link up! Have some fun with it if you feel like it!

  11. Joanna says:

    Hi Heather, thanks so much for inviting me to your linky party! I linked to a green smoothie recipe, as these are my specialty (smoothies as well as juices), but next time I’ll have something different, maybe a dessert…


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