Besides the known health benefits (and bad breath!) garlic adds punch to savory dishes. Try roasting it for even more flavor. Makes a yummy spread for bread.
The more I spend time in the kitchen, the more I realize making small pieces of a meal (like croutons) from scratch is worth the extra effort. This is a really simple recipe that will add a zesty garlic flavor (and crunch!) to any salad or soup.
A delicious pasta dish with shells, pesto and cream sauce. Make it from scratch in under 15 minutes!
In the fall I like to make a different version of this chili with pumkin and other fall spices, but as we enter the winter months I tend to make this one more often. It’s spicy and extremely flavorful! This recipe is for 2-3 servings, meaning you can eat it for lunch the next day and be quite happy! :)
Gazpacho is a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, originating in the southern region of Andalusia. It’s is widely consumed throughout Spain, neighboring Portugal (where it is known as gaspacho) and parts of Latin America. While this soup is typically eaten in the summer, it fit well into my raw food project, so I am going to post it now. Top with an avocado to add even more raw food benefits :)
I see a lot of links like these posted on Twitter, but this one struck me because it had a lot of foods that I like to eat in it. I’ve never done a side by side comparison of Sun Chips vs Potato Chips, or Odwalla Mango Tango juice and a McDonald’s cheeseburger. Have you?
There is this fabulous cafe here on the North Shore called The Atomic Cafe (locations in Beverly and Marblehead). They make one of my most favorite sandwiches – goat cheese panini with pesto and tomato. I totally stole the recipe from them when I received my Cuisinart Griddler for Christmas! For those of you who do not have panini grill at home, I recommend putting your bread in the toaster first so you still get that nice crunch.
This recipe only has one cooked element – the potatoes. It definitely fits into my 40%/60% raw diet ratio for my January raw food project. You could add other vegetables to this easily, especially if you’re trying to get more raw food in your diet. With just a few ingredients, you can create this delicious salad that will fill you up! Plus it tastes great the next day for lunch.
I did all my shopping this past Monday and made an extensive list of all the items to buy for various recipes I looked over before deciding to embark on this journey. My diet has consisted of 60$ raw foods and 40% cooked food. It was a raw food shopping spree at the store!
Fad diets – super foods, super juices, “all-natural” pills. We’ve all heard about them, seen the “amazing results”, dropped 50 pounds. But really, how many of these diets remain sustainable over a lifetime of eating? Over the holiday break I watched a documentary on the benefits of eating raw food. Of course I’ve always know that eating “the fruits of nature” is beneficial to my health, but what about all the other yummy things I like to eat….like cheese?