Going moreRaw Recipes

There is more to life than the food we eat,
but the food we eat, will either bring us life or misery!
 
I have known plenty of people who, beginning to understand the benefits of a high raw diet,
change their diet overnight! However for the most, it is a journey and process that will take time,
improving on their current eating habits. Thats ok. Be kind to yourself!
 
Dont allow yourself to feel a sense of failure if you do not follow some ideology perfectly.
The greatest cause of depression is striving for perfection and feeling bad when it is not attained!
 
Some people who dont even like vegetables may have to retrain their taste buds and this takes time!
 
TRANSITIONING MADE EASY:
 
Heres some ideas for fairly quick delicious/nutritious meals for all the family enjoy:

Wraps are so useful for many uses-(make your own healthy version )

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Pizzas (made with Buckwheat and Almonds) google the recipes!
-Spread tomato paste, mixed with garlic,herbs & grated zucchini,
-load with thinly sliced eggplant,onion rings, capsicum, mushrooms, pineapple and olives
-sprinkle a little  cheese.
-cook in Mod oven for just 10mins,
You can even make Cauliflower bases,

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Wraps (make your own)
-Spread avocado, or homemade mayonnaise as base.
-Layer tomato, capsicum,cucumber,mushrooms, grated carrot & zucchini, baby spinach or lettuce,  pesto.
-Roll and place on cafe grill for a minute to lightly toast the bread.
Great for quick/filling lunch or dinners

*Toasty dippers
-Place mountain bread in oven for 10mins till lightly toasted
-Break into smaller pieces, use instead of bread for bruschetta, or with favourite dips.
Will keep fresh in sealed plastic bag for a few weeks
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Baked Veggies in Rosemary & Wholegrain Mustard
-Chop any of the following in medium sized pieces
Eggplant,Capsicum-all colours,Onion,Zucchini,
-Toss in large bowl with Extra Virgin olive oil,wholegrain mustard,garlic and Rosemary.
-Place in ovenproof dish cook in Moderate oven 20mins
Great served as is,
or I usually make double quantity for another meal,a few nights later...

-Add a few cups of  Quinoa for something different

-Then use this mix to stuff large zucchinis or capsicums-yum
Sprinkle a little parmesan and cracked black pepper on top for optional extra!

Chinese Stir-fry veggies
-Julienne carrots,capsicums,celery,and zucchini
-Slice onions,chop broccoli,garlic & ginger and cabbage
-lightly stirfry in extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
-sprinkle in a little arrowroot powder (superior to cornflour) over veggies-mix well
- Add a cup or so of water, and a good few squirts of Coconut aminos or Braggs amino acids
Serve still crunchy with brown seasoned rice or Quinoa.

By cutting much veggies finer, you can serve them/wrap them in lettuce leaves- for something different.
Rice paper rolls are another alternative.

Stuffed Bake Potatoes are a hit in our house,served with a variety of fillings eg: Coleslaw and raw corn kernels
Sliced raw mushrooms or lightly sauteed in small amount of water
Mexican style Beans

Soups are easy to make,following the same method:
-Boil in a little water till soft, maybe with garlic & onion
-depending on which veggie, you may like to add a few tspns of
curry powder-great with pumpkin,
cumin,coriander- great with carrot
-use bar mix or blender
-you may need to add a bit more water til desired consistency.
Many traditional recipes add milk or cream. You really wont miss these when using garlic,onions and even ginger.
-Herbamare is my choice of Veggie salt if I need to use salt in soup.

*Veggie Soup with soup mix-
-Its really fool proof, just throw in chunks or finely chopped veggies of choice
after boiling soup mix in water for 20mins or so.
-Tomato puree is my favourite base-it goes well with any combo.
-Mixed herbs & parsley add an italian touch!
 
 
 
 Here's some more ideas for those of you new to a vegetable based cuisine:
 

                                      Patties and fritters

Bean and Zucchini Burgers

2 cups of cooked Red kidney beans

½ cup of mashed potato

2 grated zucchinis

1 onion chopped

1 egg

1 tab curry powder

1 tab turmeric

 

*Mash beans roughly, mix with mashed potato and all other ingredients.

*form 6 equal sized patties

*Crumb in oat bran optional

*Lightly fry in olive oil, both sides till golden or

Place on lightly oiled baking tray, turning

Bake Mod oven 20 mins

Serve on wholemeal roll or Turkish bread with salad and sweet chilli sauce.

 

Veggie Patties

1 1/2 cups red lentils, well rinsed

2 ½ cups water

½ vegetable salt

1 tsp olive oil

½ medium onion, chopped

1 medium carrot, grated

¼ of large capsicum

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp soy sauce

¾ cup Lowan wholegrain rolled oats, ground in coffee grinder

¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs

 

*Place lentils in water and bring to the boil, lower heat, simmer, cover

Until soft and water nearly all gone

*Saute onion in a little water about 5 mins

*Mix lentils, onions, grated carrot, capsicum, soy sauce and salt & pepper, then mix in the ground oats and bread crumbs

*While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties, which can now be frozen, refrigerated (for 5 days) or cooked immediately

*Either fry in a little oil until brown, 2 minutes, repeat on other side.

* Or bake in Moderate oven on greased baking sheet until light brown, about 15 mins

 

    You can eat these on a roll as a veggie burger, or serve with salad.

 

Lentil patties-alternately you can use green lentils, which require much longer cooking time but then follow same process as veggie patties

With the addition of 2 tsps of Curry powder and 2 tspns of Cumin-

Delicious!

 

Black Bean Burgers

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small onion (coarsely chopped)
1 medium red pepper (chopped)
4 medium cloves of garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 cups cooked or canned organic black beans (drained)
1 cup cooked brown basmati rice
2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
Hot pepper sauce to taste (optional)
Also optional is adding 1 tablespoon of Ketchup (from Rhonda's Recipe book)
1 1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook while stirring frequently until soft and onions are translucent. Stir in cumin, turmeric, and cook for an additional minute. In a food processor, combine beans, rice and onion/pepper/garlic mixture. Transfer to a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix well. Season with salt and hot pepper if desired. Flatten 1/4 cup amounts of mix into patties and they are ready for the outdoor grill. Cook about 3-5 minutes each side. Makes 8 burgers."

 

Quintessential Quinoa

4 med. yellow onions,chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp of sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups of rinsed Quinoa
4 cups of water
2 vegetarian soup stock cubes

 

Add finely chopped onions, minced garlic, and salt to olive oil in wok and sauté until onions are slightly brown.  Then add chopped red pepper and continue to sauté until onions are caramelized.   Add water, stock cubes and rinsed quinoa and bring to a simmer.  Stir once after five minutes then simmer for 35 minutes or until water has been cooked in. 
 
                                     ‘Most chronic medical problems can be reversed by adopting a natural diet’.. Dr Joel Fuhrman M.D www.drfuhrman.com