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Raw Foods Thursdays 5/23/13

24 Comments 23 May 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays 5/23/13

Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! This has been a crazy week for me as it’s my last week of school. Keeping kindergarteners engaged while I close out the school year has had my full attention, but a girl has to eat! Thanks for linking up 25 recipes last week that made my meal planning a snap! Here are some quick highlights just in case you missed them.

Tropical Mango Pie by Janet of the taste space

Orange and Cilantro Slaw by Trish of In Fine Balance

Raw Peanut Noodles by Quincy of Shugurcan

(I’ve made this twice now. The sauce is so delicious!)

Rawsome Nori Wraps by Kimmy of Rock My Vegan Socks

Raw Gogi Energy Bars by Apples and Ginger

Fruit or Veggie Radicchio Wraps by Sheree of Cats in the Kitchen

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 my Monday Lovin’ Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway, you still have a few hours to do so. The giveaway ends at midnight tonight!)

This week I’m linking up Raw Vegan Herbed Cheese Crumbles.

What do you have to share this week?

Your Comments

24 Comments so far

  1. amber says:

    Yeah for last week of school! Any big plans this summer? Being a little lazy and taking things slow is always a nice way to appreciate the time off. We are on such a ridged schedule everyday, I look forward to the change of pace. And I work on weekends, so I can really enjoy my time with the kids during the week.

    Anyway, this week I am sharing my raw cereal. It’s been such a treat for us all. I am enjoying it with a cold bowl of walnut milk or on top of my homemade yogurt. Yum!

    Wishing you well with your last week of school. :-)


    • Heather says:

      Amber, yay for SURE! My favorite part about summer is the reprieve from rigidity. Sleep in a little, eat meals when I’m hungry instead of from 12:35-1:05. A little freedom is so healing!

      I really can’t wait to try your cereal. I nearly flipped when I saw it on Facebook!


  2. Thanks for the shout-out. I love it when raw foods are this creative. :)

  3. great round up again! Those peanut noodles are calling my name!

    I’m finally eating more raw foods again thank to the appearance of some warm weather so I’m back and sharing my Coconut-Lime Layer Bars!

    Thanks for hosting :)

  4. Hello and thank you for the invite Heather!
    How exciting… a whole day devoted to raw foods! I am sharing a spiraled zucchini noodle dish with a spicy peanut ginger sauce. The aim of my blog (and my diet) is low fat, no salt and high nutrient vegan dishes with very little if any gluten as well. I’m going for a serious health overhaul and trying to make some pretty and tasty food along the way. Can’t wait to follow along here.

    • Heather says:

      Jodi, I’m so glad you jumped in! What a great blog focus. I know my fat intake can be quite high when making meals with lots of nuts. So I look forward to trying some of your lower fat vegan dishes. Thank you so much for joining in!!


  5. Thanks for highlighting my recipe =) Totally made my week!
    Wow – the school year is almost done huh? Bring on summer vacation =)
    Seriously… those raw cheese crumbles look insanely delicious!

  6. Linda says:

    Hi Heather. I’m a little late, but better late than never. I’m glad you suggested sharing my broccoli slaw, because I probably wouldn’t have thought of it. There are some great looking entries here! Thanks for hosting.

    • Heather says:

      Linda, you’re not late, you’re right on time! It’s funny that sometimes we don’t think of salads as raw meals. Raw meals have a reputation for being complicated, but it’s so easy to throw together a salad or a slaw with a tasty plant-based dressing. So glad you linked up!


  7. Quincy says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me! Love this round-up.

  8. Hi Heather! Thanks for the comment on my blog today! I’d love to join in on the Raw Food Thursdays tomorrow!

    Great site you have here, can’t wait to read more later :)


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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