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Making Raw Fun! Great ideas, info, tips and recipes!
October 01, 2014

Here's your short and easy to read ezine full of raw food fun! Compliments of Raw Food Weight Loss Guide!

Raw foodists tend to eat a lot of salads – mainly because leafy greens are some of the highest nutrient dense foods you can eat – and also because you can create thousands of different salads by adding fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, seaweeds and of course tasty dressings. So if you know you are going to have salad most days, why not make up 3 or more salads at a time? Clean and dry all the greens at once, cut all the greens at once, prepare your toppings all at once, and just do one batch of dishes! You will be out of the kitchen for the next 3 days as you enjoy what you’ve already made ahead of time! Just store your salads in 3 separate containers in the fridge, perhaps with the date written on it. Makes life easier!

For those of you who love avocados as much as I do, I will share with you five different ways to prepare them! So choose a ripe avocado that gives slightly when you give it a light squeeze. Wash it with a non-toxic soap, then cut it in half from the long ends and discard the seed. Version One - Take each half and simply scoop out the avocado with a spoon. Then add it to your recipes. Two – Before scooping it out, score the avocado on the long axis vertically with a dinner knife, not going through the skin, about 1/4 inch apart. When you scoop it out, you will have long slices. Three - Before scooping it out, score the avocado both horizontally and vertically this time about 1/2 inch apart. When you scoop it out, you will have little cubes. Four – Sprinkle a little sea salt on an open half and just eat it in its skin with a spoon. And five – scoop out the avocado with a spoon into a bowl and then mash it really well with a fork. Add veggies and spices and make a delicious guacamole. See my favorite Chips and Guacamole snack recipe on my website!

Want a recipe that you can take to parties and nobody would even guess it was a raw vegan food? Try this Spinach Cheeze Dip the next time you have to bring something to a potluck and amaze your friends! Or simply enjoy it yourself, often, as I do!

1 cup soaked cashews
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic, remove skins
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 to 5 tablespoons water to thin, as needed
2 to 3 cups fresh baby spinach, chiffonade cut

Blend all the ingredients except the spinach until smooth and creamy. Add less water to make it a dip, or more water to make it a dressing. Place into a bowl and add in the spinach, mixing well by hand. Goes great as a cheese base for a raw food pizza, or to stuff peppers, or to add to veggie sandwiches, or use as a dip for veggies, or just to eat off a spoon!

Just because you are now a vegan raw foodist that doesn’t eat dairy anymore, doesn’t mean you have to give up eating cheese for the rest of your life. How sad would that be? Cheese happens to be one of my favorite foods, and used to be my biggest downfall, until I learned how to make Raw Vegan Cheese! What’s it made out of if not dairy? Nuts! Cashews, macadamia nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans… Most raw food recipe books have great raw vegan cheese recipes, and some are so delicious, you’ll never miss the artery-clogging fat of dairy cheese again! So eat your nut-based cheese and live it up!

What would YOU like to know about the raw food diet for weight loss? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page at to see if I may have already answered it. If not, feel free to submit your own question on that page, and I may feature it on my website with my answer!

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