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

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

If you’re in a hurry, on the go, or traveling light, here’s a way to have a snack without even using a bowl. Take an avocado, cut in half and discard seed, then simply cut down to the peel in a crisscross pattern and spoon out the chunks. You can do the same with a mango. Or take half a cantaloupe or one end of a watermelon and dip into it with a spoon – it makes its own bowl. Of course you can always grab a banana or an apple or a small handful of almonds and not even need a spoon!

Ready to try something new? Kelp noodles! (Ewwww!) No, really, they are tasteless, and graciously take on the flavor of any delicious sauce you add to them. I love adding them to Thai Coconut Soup or Asian Noodles and Vegetables or even Angel Hair Pasta. They are thin and flexible like cooked noodles, but of course completely raw, vegan and gluten free. Plus, like all members of the seaweed family, they are full of healthy minerals! They come in sealed packages ready to eat and need no other prep than a quick rinse.

How about a great Asian Sauce to go with those Kelp Noodles you want to experiment with? OK. I’ve got an all-time favorite to share with you! A great Asian sauce always has a nice blend of soy sauce, ginger and garlic. This one adds a little sweet, sour and spicy to pump up the flavor to maximum deliciousness!

1/2 cup almonds or almond butter
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/8 cup honey, maple syrup or dates, apricots or raisins
2 tablespoons Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy sauce alternative)
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
dash cayenne pepper, to desired spicyness

Simply blend all ingredients and drizzle over kelp noodles and vegetables such as grated carrots, thinly sliced celery, green onions and broccoli. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top for more fun. Double this recipe and share with someone you love!

Cayenne pepper is far more than just a spicy flavor booster. It’s a natural medicinal powerhouse, fabulous for heart and circulatory health, helpful when you have congestion, colds or the flu, eases the pain of arthritis when added into a cream, and quickly stops bleeding of minor wounds. (Try it for shaving nicks!) Research its various uses and keep it in mind the next time you need a natural solution.

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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