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Raw Foods Thursdays: 8/1/13

26 Comments 31 July 2013

Raw Foods Thursdays: 8/1/13

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.

Raw Beet Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing by Megan of Allergy Free Alaska

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies by Lauren of Oatmeal with a Fork

Two Bite Smores by Ricki of Diet, Dessert & Dogs

Zucchini Pasta in a Lemon Basil Cashew Alfredo by Kris of Plants and Pages

Raw Peppermint Patties by Amber of The Tasty Alternative

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.



Your Comments

26 Comments so far

  1. Ricki says:

    Good luck with the move–hope all goes smoothly!! And no drawers, what?! Sounds SO New York!! I can’t wait to read more about it. And thanks so much for highlighting my raw S’mores, too. xo

  2. Oh my gosh, congrats on the upcoming move! :) Finding a place in NYC is a bit tricky, but all the more gratifying when you find a good home.

    Let me know if you’re free to meet up for lunch! There are lots of tasty vegan places in the city.

    Also, sharing Fig Mint Salad this week! Thanks for hosting. :)

  3. Very exciting to move into your new apartment, although I can’t imagine a kitchen with no drawers!! Crazy! I’ve never been to NY, but would definitely love to visit one day. Hugs to you and your fam… I hope you are able to get unpacked and settled with the least amount of stress possible!

    Thanks for featuring my recipe!
    Hugs,
    Megan

  4. Emma says:

    How exciting to be moving to New York!! Good luck with the move :)
    Nice to have you back hosting Raw Foods Thursdays- I’m submitting my 10-minute Raw Peanut Noodles this week.

  5. These dishes all look so delicious! I love adding new foods to my repertoire. Thanks for hosting!

  6. No drawers, oh my! How about cabinets? I figure you would have limited counter space but I’d love to see a pic of your kitchen and how you end up setting it up. Talk about creativity! The nice thing is that you wouldn’t need an oven/stove if you were 100% raw. That could be storage space, HA! :)

  7. Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a Honeydew & Lime Agua Fresca sweetened with raw honey and coconut water. Thanks for letting me know about Raw Foods Thursday.

  8. I’m sure you will conquer this latest challenge with creativity and aplomb! But that is a challenge. I’m one who likes things out in the open to better see them, but I would miss my drawers for sure. (Ooops, that sounds terrible, doesn’t it? LOL)

    I’ve linked up my Antioxidant A-Pear-Atif. It’s one from the gfe archives. Fresh cherries or cranberries (or dried cranberries for non-raw, although I suppose they could be raw, too, if dehydrated at home) give the lovely pink color to this yummy beverage. :-)

    Happy new apartment and NY living, Heather! xoxo,
    Shirley

  9. Hi Heather I have been away for a few days, too. So like you I’m now getting back into the swing of things. That’s why I have no recipe to share this week but lots of hugs and happy moving in wishes for you.

    Lack of space makes for creative cooking – I’m already looking forward to your upcoming inventions. Good luck with everything :-)

  10. Amber says:

    Hey girl…no drawers! That’s tricky. Please post pictures when you can. Would love to get a sense of your new kitchen space. I’m so excited for you though!!

    Thank you for sharing my raw peppermint patties. I don’t have any new raw recipes this week, but hopefully next week! :-)

    xoxo

    P.S. It was a pleasure helping out with RFT. Anytime.

  11. Jodi Stewart says:

    Hi Heather! Thanks so much for stopping by know gluten and for the invite! I hope your move goes well. Make sure you blog about your kitchen experience! I’m linking up my juice right now, following your blog and finding you on the social medias. :)

  12. That is so exciting that you’re moving to New York! My friend was showing me her photos today of a recent trip she made to New York. She fell in love with the place & I can’t wait to visit myself! I hope the move goes smoothly for you guys.
    I hope it’s okay for me to join in Raw Foods Thursday this week. It’s my first time! xx

  13. Mmm there are some great looking recipes this week (as always)! Glad to see you back =)
    I’m sure you’ll get used to your new kitchen, it’ll just take some time to adjust. Good luck with the move!


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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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