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Raw Recipes and Great Ideas - Making Raw Fun Newsletter
January 01, 2016

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
When you make a smoothie in the blender, always put in your liquid first, and then add your fruit or other cut up ingredients. The liquid at the bottom of the blender will help get everything moving easier so it blends better.

Fun In The Kitchen
Make the most for the money you spend on broccoli by using the stems, not just the flowering broccoli tops. It is food, after all! After you’ve cut off the tops, trim off any undesirable nubs from the stems, then simply put through a food processor with the shredding disk. Looks similar to shredded carrots, and in fact is great to mix with shredded carrots in a coleslaw. Shredded broccoli can also be used to top a salad or to add to Asian dishes.

This Recipe Rawks
A coworker of mine gets this fabulous Greek Salad at a local restaurant all the time and I walk by and smell that dressing and my mouth just starts watering! I always say, I’ve got to figure out how they make that dressing! Well, I just figured out the secret! It’s Oregano! The Greek dressing is just a simple oil and vinegar dressing, but it’s the Oregano that gives it that great Greek flavor. Here, try it for yourself!

GREEK OIL AND VINEGAR DRESSING

¼ cup white balsamic or apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

A squeeze of lemon juice

½ to 1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon sea salt or Herbamare or to taste

½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste

Mix well and use for one great big fat Greek salad, or two medium salads with romaine, tomato, cucumbers, red pepper rings, olives and red or green onions. Garnish with fresh parsley and top with a raw food feta cheese substitute made from sunflower seeds, if you know how to make seed cheese.

Didja Know?
Those of you looking for a gluten-free alternative for raw crackers, breads and even breakfast cereals may fall in love with buckwheat groats like I have! I bet you didn’t know that buckwheat is actually a seed, and not a grain or a nut. And it certainly has nothing to do with wheat, despite its name! Buckwheat is full of great raw food nutrition, too, being relatively abundant in protein and essential minerals. It is typically soaked, like other nuts and seeds, before being used. Its mild flavor can go either savory or sweet, so its use in recipes is quite versatile.

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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