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Making Raw Fun! Monthly Newsletter for Recipes and Great Ideas!
September 01, 2015

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
As a raw foodist, we rely heavily on herbs, spices and richly flavorful ingredients to make our food taste scrumptious. Garlic, especially, is in a large percentage of recipes. But do you sometimes struggle with peeling garlic cloves? Well, I had learned a while back that if you squish the clove with the flat blade of a knife, it will be easier to peel. But that often left my garlic clove a mess and sometimes left the skin attached anyway. So the other day, I created a new trick for myself. I simply cut the garlic clove in half lengthwise, and the clove halves practically fell out of their skins! Sometimes it’s easier if you cut off the little hard top of the clove first, but try this technique for yourself and see if it works for you!

Fun In The Kitchen
Green onions are another one of those staple ingredients used in a lot of recipes. We can go through them pretty fast and we kept having to buy more. But recently I learned that if you cut off about an inch or two of the white part, complete with its roots, and stick it into a glass with a little water at the bottom, it will regrow the green tops. So I tried it with a few onion bottoms, and then a few more, and voila, I now have quite a green onion farm in my own kitchen! They will just keep regrowing tops as long as you keep the water clean and give them good light. Another great way to save money! What else has roots that you could keep growing in this way?

This Recipe Rawks
You get to be the first to try this new recipe I just created the other night! We had some beautiful avocados, and I made a nice big bowl of Guacamole – you can get the recipe for that on my website under snacks. But I wanted to go further and make a taco of sorts, and top it with the Guacamole. Since avocados have a higher fat content, I didn’t want to use more fat-laden nuts for my taco meat, so I experimented with portabello mushrooms, instead. So here you go, Guiltless Taco “Meat!”

GUILTLESS TACO “MEAT”

1 six-oz package of portabello mushroom tops

½ cup diced tomato

¼ cup diced onion

1 garlic clove

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon oregano

Mix up all ingredients in a food processor, leaving it a little chunky to resemble taco meat. Experiment with the quantity of seasoning until it’s just the way you like it. Make a taco out of a strong leaf, such as collard, swiss chard or sturdy romaine. Put the taco meat in the leaf and then top with diced tomatoes, green onions, a sunflower seed sour cream and fresh guacamole.

Didja Know?
One of the biggest concerns non-raw foodists have (unnecessarily) is where we get our protein. Seriously, this is not a problem! In fact, most people have the opposite problem – they eat way too much protein, and body-damaging animal proteins at that. But as a raw-foodist, you can get all the healthy vegan protein you need from raw fruits and vegetables. And a more bio-available kind of protein that the body can more easily assimilate. Greens, especially, are loaded with protein! Romaine, for example, contains 34 percent protein, Kale, 45 percent protein, and Spinach, 49 percent protein. So load those greens into your smoothies with some bananas, or an apple and lemon, or other veggies for a homemade V-8, and you not only have a high dose of vitamins and minerals, but a super healthy protein drink, as well.

Ask Angela
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!


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