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
Like most raw foodists, we just love avocados! So when we see a good deal on them, we like to take advantage of that sale and buy a lot at once. Unfortunately, they may all tend to ripen at the same time. So here’s how you can stagger their ripening times. First, buy them all green and as hard as rocks. Second, put all but a few in the refrigerator. They will actually ripen naturally in the refrigerator, but slowly. Third, leave a few of them out on the counter to ripen more quickly, and these you will eat first. They are ripe when they turn black and have a slight softness to them when you squeeze them gently. Fourth, take a few out every few days for the next batch you wish to eat. This way, you can make a bulk purchase of
avocados last a long time!
Fun In The Kitchen
Just for fun, let’s say you were a raw food couple building a house and could design the perfect raw food kitchen. How might you design it differently than a standard kitchen? Consider what you need more of: refrigerator space for lots of fresh produce (we like having two), counter space for cutting and food prep (6 feet per person minimum), and sinks (two would be great). An additional appliance bar would also be helpful, with a long surge protector power strip and room for food processors, mixers, blenders, juicers, dehydrators, spice grinders and more. What do you need less of: cooking appliances. So omit the microwave, oven and stove. You will likely use less cupboards, too, as you won’t have many standard processed foods that come in cans, bags, boxes or bottles. By the way, if you hand wash most of your dishes, use your dishwasher as a giant two-tiered drying rack!
You know what’s fun about being a raw foodist? Creating new food ideas all the time. Just last night I spontaneously combined a few ingredients I thought might go well together and it turned out so delicious, I will make it again and again! Now I will share it with you!
SWEET CORN GUACAMOLE SALSA
1 cup fresh or frozen raw sweet corn off the cob
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe tomato
1 green onion
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 squeeze of a fresh lime wedge
Sea salt, black pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
Remove seed from avocado, and scoop out flesh. Finely chop avocado, tomato, onion and cilantro and put in a bowl with sweet corn. Drizzle with lime juice and add spices to taste. Stir up and eat on a spoon or enjoy as a dip on fresh cut veggie chips. Healthiest Mexican fast food ever!
There are some fresh produce items that are best
kept on the counter, rather than in the refrigerator. First are bananas. Putting them in the refrigerator doesn’t hurt them, but they turn brown and are less appealing. Second are whole tomatoes, as they tend to go mealy in the refrigerator. Third are uncut onions, which mold faster in the humidity of the refrigerator. For the short term, fresh melons, apples, peaches, nectarines and plums taste best when ripened at room temperature.
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!