Maybe I’ve got Spring Fever or maybe Kris Carr’s book Crazy, Sex, Diet hit me way too hard but I’ve been on a raw food kick lately. No, I haven’t become a full-force raw foodist, but I do happen to believe in the cleansing, healing and nourishing properties of raw foods especially when the weather is warmer or in warmer climates. Raw foods are heated below a certain temperature (somewhere around 104-110 degrees F) so that the benefits of the foods’ live enzymes are fully utilized by the body.
To learn more about raw foods and their benefits, I went to a cooking class at The Natural Gourmet Institute, called Healing with Living Foods, taught by Andrea McNinch. I’ll leave the more detailed explanations up to her as she is very well-versed in this way of eating, so check out her web site here.
Check out some of the tasty (and beautiful), raw recipes she prepared for us. Guess who’s putting a food dehydrator at the top of her wish list?
|Fresh Cashew Milk|
|Broccoli and Macadamia Cheese Sauce|
|Champion Chili with Cilantro “Sour Cream”|
|Superfood Chia Porridge|
|Asian Stir Fry with Thai Noodles & Wild Jungle Peanut Sauce|
|Herbed-Broccoli Seed Burgers with Avocado Chipotle Fries|
|Brazil Nut Milk Shake|
|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream & Triple Layer Fudge|