Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! I’m so glad to be back with you this week. Last month flew by. Hopefully I’ve been able to keep you entertained with posts that I prepared before the craziness began.
Max and I spent several weeks living with different family members while the Husband searched for an apartment in New York. Thankfully, he found one, and we move in this weekend! I’m quite anxious about the kitchen, but hey. If I can do this raw vegan thing in limited space, so can you! (There are NO DRAWERS in this kitchen!)
I want to give huge bloggy hugs to the wonderful ladies who hosted Raw Foods Thursdays last month. Thank you to Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker, Tessa of Tessa the Domestic Diva, Erin of Sift, Stir & Savour, and Amber of The Tasty Alternative. I loved being a participant as I enjoyed their weekly highlights and checked out all of your submissions. Thank you all for keeping Raw Foods Thursdays alive while I’ve been immersed in this unique moving process.
Last week at The Tasty Alternative there were 26 delightful raw submissions, and the theme was clearly Raw Summer Fun! From cool treats like smoothies and ice cream to fruity salads, sorbets, and puddings, there was something cool and refreshing for everyone.
Here are a few raw delights that caught my eye.
This week I have absolutely nothing to submit! You do not want to see any pictures or posts from my week of eating! There has been nothing creative and the raw salads and smoothies that I’ve eaten have been nothing short of nonspectacular. I’m in a holding pattern here. So show me what you’ve been up to. I’ll be living through you until I’m in my kitchen again…no matter how small.
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.