Welcome To Making Raw Fun!
Here's your short and easy to read ezine full of raw food fun! Compliments of Raw Food Weight Loss Guide!
What A Great Idea
Time to branch out into new directions with your raw food! Experiment now and then with unusual combinations and you often get some fabulous new creations! We paired fresh fennel (which looks feathery like dill) with pineapple in a smoothie and it was so delicious! Also try fruit on salad, like grapefruit sections on a spinach salad with an oil and vinegar dressing, or strawberries and walnuts on a spring mix salad with a sweet raspberry viniagrette. Also try pairing the spice coriander with cinnamon and nutmeg. This goes great with nutmilks, or a granola mix or even with bananas or banana smoothies. Yum!
Fun In The Kitchen
The next time you have to bring a dish to a family gathering,
make it a healthy one! And not only that, make it a fun one! Cut the top off a big ripe pineapple or twist it off by the bottom of the stem. Wash the outside skin of the pineapple and rinse. Then carefully cut the pineapple in half the long way, from top to bottom. Cut it in half again in the same direction, so you have 4 long quarters. Then slide your knife between the fruit and the peel. Leaving the separated pineapple still sitting on the peel, make slices across the short direction of the pineapple so you have a series of wedges all lined up in a row for people to pick up and eat! Do this with all 4 pineapple quarters. A beautiful presentation and fun to both make and eat!
This Recipe Rawks
Enjoy this super quick and easy no-dairy raw cheesy sauce over broccoli, spiralized zucchini noodles, as a dip for veggies or even as a salad dressing!
EASY CHEESY SAUCE
1 cup cashews
Juice of 1 lemon
1 / 2 cup nutritional yeast
(or more to taste)
1 / 2 to 1 cup water, for desired thickness
Sea Salt to taste
Optional - add Mexican spices like cayenne pepper, chili powder or cumin
Soak nuts 4 hours, then drain and rinse. Put all ingredients in a powerful blender and blend. Add more nutritional yeast to make it cheesier. Put in less water to make a thick cheesy dip, or more water to thin it out for a salad dressing. Ah, cheesy comfort food!
When at all possible, store, transport or eat food from glass or ceramic dishes or containers. These containers will not react with the acids in foods like pineapples or tomatoes, or with citrus essential oils. Avoid using aluminum, copper, and iron which can leach metals into your food. And please try to stop using plastics! Since plastics are generally softer than metals, the chemicals that the plastic is composed of are even more easily leached into your foods, especially when heated!
What would YOU like to know about the raw food diet for weight loss? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page at www.rawfood-weightloss-guide.com/raw-food-faq.html 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!