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Raw Foods Thursdays: 1/23/14

5 Comments 22 January 2014

Raw Foods Thursdays: 1/23/14

It is freezing here in New York City. Tuesday night we had a foot of snow dumped on the city, and by morning the sidewalks were clear enough to walk to work bundled against the 9 degree air. NO, our schools were not cancelled despite the snow dances that the teachers performed in their inside-out pajamas the night before. And it looks like we’re in for a few more days of polar temperatures. Great time for a juice cleanse, right?

Last week we had a great assortment of raw goodness. And despite the cold weather, each of the recipes I’m featuring brings some kind of warmth to my soul.

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Mushroom and Nut Pesto by Cate’s Cates.


Cate is also hosting a raw foods event for January’s “Anyone Can Cook Fabulous Vegetarian Food” called “I Am Vegetarian, Hear Me Raw!” that you will want to check out. Once you link up here, head over and share your raw creations there too!

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Berry Bliss Bowl by Detached and Connected


Yes, I know it’s an empty bowl. You must watch the video to see the mouthwatering contents of this bowl. If you do, I guarantee that your bowl will be this empty when you make it!

Creamy Mango & Pineapple White Chocolate Tarts by Karen of Karen Luv’s Life


Oh for a warm trip to Australia for a bite of Karen’s goodies…

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie by Made to Glow


Rich, creamy, and dreamy.

I’m on Day 21 of my New Year’s Juicing Challenge, so I have two more juices to share!

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!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

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 are you sharing?

Your Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. amber says:

    Hi Heather

    Happy Thursday. Thanks for hosting. This week I am sharing some fresh cabbage & herb spring rolls. They are raw except for the rice wrapper. They are quite delicious! And the sauce…oh my.

    Have a great rest of your week.


  2. Catherine says:

    Hi Heather. Thanks so much for the shout-out! I’m submitting another recipe this week – a raw take on spaghetti and meatballs. I hope you enjoy it!

    Kind regards,


  3. Thanks again for hosting!! Love this bloghop =)
    The juice cleanse is almost over… I hope the weather isn’t too bad.

  4. Those tarts look phenomenal! Still thinking about your Lucuma Almond Milk. Must make that! :-)

    Stay warm, dear. Some warmer weather is coming and some real food for you, right? 😉



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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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