Raw Foods Thursdays

Raw Foods Thursdays: 6/6/13

9 Comments 05 June 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays: 6/6/13

Packing, planning, teaching fitness classes, and making raw foods. That has been my week so far. I’m not complaining. I’ve enjoyed almost every minute of it. (Why is there always a 20 minute line at the Walmart checkout? I’m comforted by the fact that there will be no Walmarts in Manhattan!) As many of you know, I’m in flux right now as I prepare for a move to New York in just a few weeks, but I’m excited to have the time to prepare the best that I can. Thank you so much for your encouraging words through Gluten-Free Cat, email, and Facebook!

Last week’s Raw Foods Thursday was another delicious event, and the theme screamed “Desserts!” Here are a few scrumptious highlights:

Chocolate Brownie Balls by newcomer Christine of The Raw Project. (Please go check out her blog, because her posts are inspiring!)

Maple Pumpkin Seed Cups by Davida of The Healthy Maven (Check out her interview at Around the Plate!)

Rawk Candy Cups by Betty Rawker (You will immediately order a jar of Raw Organic  Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions.)

Watermelon Sherbet by Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily (And a bonus smoothie for those of us who long for an ice cream maker this time of year!)

Pomegranate Macadamia Raw Cheese Cake by Apples and Ginger (This is a testimony to raw foods artistry.)

I’d love to highlight them all as they were just incredible desserts, but you’ll just have to see them all here.

What do you have to share this week?

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 #3, you still have a few hours to do so. The giveaway ends at midnight tonight!)

Your Comments

9 Comments so far

  1. FYI-My ice cream cake I posted is not completely raw but if you replace the strawberry jam with freeze dried strawberries and extra sweetener it should work out just as well.

  2. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    Happy Thursday.

    Oh my, that watermelon sherbet looks sooo refreshing. It’s so, so hot here. I’m keeping my eye out of watermelons at my Coop.

    This week I am sharing my raw lotion recipe. If the ingredients don’t look okay, please feel free to let me know. I’m happy to remove it. But I thought this would be a fun addition to raw foods Thursday.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Watermelon Sherbet??!! Yum!!

  4. After all those desserts – mmmm, those desserts – some balance with a juice recipe! Well, kinda had no choice because I’m on a juice fast at the moment. Now excuse me as I blank out while looking at those desserts a bit more :)

  5. Wow, what great highlights and wonderful recipes here this week, too! So honored to be included, Heather–thank you! It’s chilly and rainy due to the TS, but that won’t last I know. Off to Toronto for the CCA conference in a few minutes! Have a great weekend, all!


  6. thanks for featuring the pumpkin seed butter cups this week and for hosting us! I linked up with a delicious recipe for a chocolate cherry green smoothie (don’t let the colour throw you off!).

    Hope all the move preparations are coming along smoothly! Let me know if I can be a resource for anything NYC.

  7. Wow – you sound so organised for such a big move! That’s awesome =)
    I don’t think you will miss Walmart… at all ;p
    Yay – Friday! Fun recipe day!


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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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