The same old same old is delicious

If you don’t know much about raw food you might think it is a dull and limited way to eat but that’s not my experience now that I have a few combinations, prep methods and recipes up my sleeve. For a start, salad veggies have such a freshness to them that they taste good even if you had the same ones the day before. A squeeze of lemon and some really good quality cold pressed olive oil, preferably organic, and you already have the makings of a good meal, again. Stir up a substantial dressing with some raw nut butter […] Read more »

Miso Snow Feast Soup

A warming all-raw soup. For four people: 1/4 cup unpasteurised miso 1/4 almond butter 1/4 cup very finely chopped mild onion or spring onions (scallions to you Americans) 1 tablespoon tamari or shoyu soy sauce (optional) 1/4 cup cold pressed olive or sesame oil 1-2 cloves of garlic Plenty of sprouts such as alfalfa, clover, lentil and mung bean and very finely chopped salad vegetables, for example snow pea greens, lettuce, avocado and celery Mix together everything except the sprouts and finely chopped vegetables into a thick sauce. Boil plenty of water, preferably filtered. Pour water into each soup bowl […] Read more »

Singing Nettle Pesto

This is my most recent invention. I pick wild stinging nettles regularly to put in my green juice as they are so very nourishing. The roots go way down and bring up a rich variety of helpful minerals. Plus they have plenty of chlorophyl and other green goodies. Juicing green vegetables – celery, cucumber, carrot tops, cabbage, kale, beetroot tops, tray- grown sunflower and pea greens … – is an essential part of a raw way of eating and wild greens are especially helpful. According to Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, stinging nettle juice is as rich […] Read more »

Tuna Swimming Club Mayo

I just thought this tasted good and then a friend told me it tasted like Tuna Mayo. Then I tinkered around with it and it tastes even better. Raw sweetcorn is a delicious optional ingredient, and once you have tasted it you might start wondering why anyone cooks sweetcorn, especially at this time of year when it is relatively easy to get fresh young ears of sweetcorn. Scrape the corn off with a sharp knife onto a chopping board and stir it in. When you make delicious healthy green juice including cucumbers you have cucumber fibre left, still with plenty […] Read more »

Simple Stir-Raw – An easy raw meal for one, or two, or however many

A mistake many people eating mainly or all raw vegan food make is not eating enough – what a nice problem, making sure you eat plenty! That’s partly because of the high water content in raw veggies. It is good quality water but you have to pile your plate high. That doesn’t apply to nuts and seeds etc, which are very concentrated food even when starting to sprout. And what if you are going to be home late, not sure if you have the energy to chop things and don’t have good raw foods lined up waiting for you?  Try […] Read more »