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RAW VIBRATIONS COOK BOOK

I just finished making a raw food recipe book. I know a lot of you would like to incorporate some raw recipes into your diet or want some new raw food recipes, so I put all of my recipes on the computer & will print them up on recipe cards. I bought paper & it wasn't cardstock. oops. But it is yellow & it all looks nice.

I have these available printed for students who come to my house for classes, or as an email attachment .pdf, both are $10.

It has over 30 recipes, some instructions on raw food eating, appliances you might want to get, transitioning from a standard diet to raw. I have included cookies, raw pie, crackers, pate, curry, other main dish recipes, how to make your foods a little more warm & filling too.

As it says on the cards: · I am assuming you have a good handle on cooking creatively & don’t rely on lots of measurements & detailed instructions for this book, I don’t give a lot of measurements, just the basic ideas for you to play with


I found my first year of making raw foods really difficult, it was hard to learn a new way to create food that tasted good. So this is most of the recipes I have used over the last 2 years.


 

 

 

 

JUICES

Base your fruit & veggie juices on apple & cucumber & as much greens as you can tolerate. Start out slow with the greens, maybe just a leaf or 2 & build up from there.

Greens: kale, leaf lettuce, chard, I use wild greens too, but I am an herbalist so I know where to pick & what to pick

Use lots of apples & a cucumber.

Then whatever else appeals to you or is in season: oranges, grapefruit, carrots, ginger, garlic. I put a mountain of fruits & veggies through the juice & put it into glass jars with a bit of coconut milk for some fat, this also slows the aborption of the sugars in the fruits, and is filling.

SPICY MEXICAN JUICE

tomatoes, red orange yellow & green pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, a lime. SO GOOD!

SMOOTHIE

Add some of the juice you made in your juicer, or just water.

As much greens as you can tolerate.

Apple slices.

optional: Banana or avocado to make it filling.

Any other fruit or berries for flavor

Hemp oil, acidophilus, any supplements you use. When they are ground & blended you absorb them better.

 

MUSHROOM BURGERS

In a food processor, blend: mushrooms, celery tops, sage, thyme, oregano, garlic. Form into patties & dehydrate.

When the burgers are a bit dry on top, pour on BBQ sauce made from: tomato, onion & garlic blended well. I dehydrate things like this on parchment paper cut to fit the dehydrator tray & a hole cut in the center.

Dehydrate until you can pick up the burgers off the tray.

Wrap them in a lettuce leaf, a big slice of tomato & onion.

BLISS BALLS

These are full of protein.

Soak a bunch of raw nuts & seeds for about 4 hours:

  • walnuts
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • pecans
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds

Drain them & put them into a food processor. Add some dried coconut, hemp hearts. Some almond butter & flax seeds will help it all hold together. You can add other supplements like spirulina.

Blend until they are still a bit coarse. Let it sit until the flax get moist. Add a bit of water if needed, or flax oil.

When the mixture will stick together squeeze them into small balls or small cookie shapes.

Topping:

Melt together:

  • cacao powder: I keep adding more until the mixture gets thick.
  • honey
  • coconut oil

Spread on top of each cookie.

I keep mine in the freezer.

 

RAW COOKIES

For these you need a food dehydrator.

Soak 2/3 cup raw almonds in a bowl, and soak 2/3 cup dates in a different bowl.

Soak overnight for for several hours, throw away the soaking water from the almonds. Keep the water from the dates for another use.

Grind the dates & almonds in a food processor until they are coarsely ground.

Put them in a bowl & add:

  • 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit: cranberries, dried apricots, etc.
  • 1/2 cup seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, chia, make sure all are raw
  • 2-3 grated apples
  • other things you can add are carrot pulp from the juicer, cinnamon, coconut, spirulina, cacao nibs, flax seeds, hemp hearts

Mix it all together, add a little water if won't stick together. Wet your hands, and form these into cookie shapes & put on food dehydrator trays. I line mine with parchment paper (cutting out the hole in the center & poking some holes in it here & there). Dehyrate until they are dry on the outside. Its best to freeze most of these & thaw them out a few at a time.

KELP NOODLES

http://www.kelpnoodles.com/products_seatangle_noodles.html

You can order these by the case directly from this company, or find a store near you that carries them.

These were introduced to me recently by a friend who also eats raw food. They are soft (yet very crunchy sounding) noodles made from kelp that have no flavor at all, so they will take on the flavor of any marinade you choose to put on them.

I made an oriental salad:

Dressing: olive oil, garlic, grated ginger, tamari, umeboshi plum vinegar

On the kelp noodles I put: thinly sliced red pepper, green onion, cucumber, and sesame seeds.

They were so good I ordered 2 cases from this company right away. They last 6 months & dont' need to be refrigerated until after you open a package.

Raw zucchini noodles are great too. With a little tamari on them, most people can't tell that they aren't noodles. Make raw zucchini noodles with your spirooli.

Spiralizing a cucumber makes noodles that are great in an oriental salad.

 

 

 

Any information presented here is for informational purposes only and not intended to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a medical practitioner.

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