Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What do you bring to a pot luck???

You can make a BEAUTIFUL salad... (Easy - just put your lettuce in and layer the crudities in triangles that meet in the middle.  You can use anything you like.  In this case I used chopped celery, strawberries, onions, yellow and green peppers, pecans, apples, carrots, raisins, blueberries and mushrooms.  Frame with sliced tomatoes.

Sweet potato salad

Shred sweet potatoes, pour on the juice of 1 lime, add pecans, raisins and cut pineapple. Sweeten with agave.  Frame with pineapple circles.

Mango Coconut Banana Smoothie

Put 1 mango, 1 banana, 3/4 cup cashew milk, 3/4 cup coconut water, 3 medjool dates, and 1 cup of ice in blender.  Blend until smooth.

Salad topped with carrots, raisins, sliced onions, apples, and avocado.

Raw Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

In blender put: 1 cup of cashews, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla, 1
1 tablespoon instant coffee.  Blend until creamy and smooth.

Put mixture in the freezer for 1 hour or in the refrigerator overnight, until well chilled.

Pour the mixture in an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or transfer to airtight containers and store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Top with pecans and fresh fruit of your choice.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The BEST noodle recipe EVER!!!!

Okay, I'm not a "green" person.  Unlike some raw foodists, I don't just love vegetables.  I have to mix them up and make them amazing, or I won't eat them.

When I hear raw foodists say, "I eat my vegetables plain," I think "I could never do that!"

So here is a fun recipe!  If you love and miss spaghetti, and if you don't just love "zucchini spaghetti," here is a recipe you will LOVE!!!  (I promise!!!)

I call this "spaghetti with a savory cashew cream sauce."  It is fantastic!

I. Kelp Noodles

1. Open and rinse kelp noodles
2. Soak while you are making the cream sauce
3. I use scissors and cut the kale so the noodles won't be too long.

II. Assorted Raw Veggies

1. Cut up assorted raw vegetables.
2. Use whatever you like.  I always have onions, peppers (all colors), and lots of mushrooms... but you can use any or all of that.
3. Pour water off of the noodles and put the chopped veggies in the bowl with the noodles

III. Cashew cream sauce

1. Blend together 1 cup of cashews and about 3/4 cup water (more or less is okay too!)

2. Add: 1/2 tsp onion powder
3. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
4. 1/2 - 1 tsp salt (to taste)
5. 1 tsp basil
6. 1 tsp dill weed
7. sprinkle of cayenne pepper

Blend until creamy and pour on top of the noodle / vegetable mixture

IV. Wait

Wait for about 10 - 15 minutes.  The noodles will soak up the cashew cream sauce and will become al dente (like spaghetti).  


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Make your salads beautiful!!!

For me, it's much easier to eat a salad when it is eye appealing.

I know I'm a raw foodist... but I am not in love with salads.  Or any other green food.  So in order for me to do salads I turn them into an art project!

For me, it's much easier to eat a salad if it's beautiful.

Sometimes it's just a matter of throwing pretty things together.

Or layering ingredients in a pattern.

The key is... creativity!

Even simplicity can be beautiful.

The important thing is to find a way to make it work for you.

The next time I post I'll give you some simple salad dressing recipes.

Have a Fantastic day!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chia Variations

Use the recipes for Chia, cashew mylk, and cashew cream sauce on the previous post.
You will need those three items to make these recipes.

Chia Parfait

Chia Parfait

Alternate (starting at the bottom)

Cashew cream sauce

Keep alternating until you get to the top of the glass!

Vanilla Chia pudding

Vanilla Chia pudding

Sweeten with maple syrup instead of agave
Add 1 tsp vanilla flavoring to the cashew cream sauce

Chocolate Chia Parfait

Chocolate chia parfait

Same as Chia Parfait (above), except
Add raw chocolate (or carob powder) to the cashew cream sauce
Alternate chia, nuts, berries and cashew cream sauce from the bottom to the top.
Top with berries and pecans.

Chia with Chocolate

Chia with chocolate

Top with bananas, apples, berries pecans
Top with cashew cream sauce
Pour on a little organic chocolate syrup

Chia Breakfast

Chia Breakfast 1:

Chia pudding
Raisins or mulberries
Top with bananas
Top with pecans
Top with almond or cashew mylk

Chia Breakfast 2:

Chia Breakfast 2:

Chia pudding
Raisins or mulberries
Apple, chopped
Banana slices

Chia with blueberries

Chia with blueberries

Chia Pudding
Raisins or mulberries
Top with pecans, blueberries, bananas
Top with cashew cream sauce

Raw Vegan Coleslaw  (DeeLish!!!!)

Raw Vegan Coleslaw

Shred 1/2 Cabbage in your food processor (or by hand)
Shred 2 - 3 Carrots in your food processor (or by hand)
Add juice of 1/2 lime (or lemon)
Add 4 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil (technically this is not raw)
Add 1 Tablespoon honey
Himilayan (or Celtic Sea) salt to taste
Black pepper to taste


Monday, February 1, 2016

Basic Chia Recipe

Basic Chia Recipe

1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup of nut mylk  (I prefer homemade, it makes the chia seeds swell better))
1 tsp agave, optional
keep stirring chia with a wire whip or fork) until it thickens (maybe the thickness of tapioca pudding or oatmeal or porridge)

Nut mylk
1/3 cup cashews or almonds (or any nut or seed that you like)
3 cups of water
Blend until it turns white and looks like milk

Cashew cream sauce
1 cup of cashews
1/2 - 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup (more or less) agave or maple syrup
Blend until creamy

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Marsha's Raw Recipes

Raw Corn Off The Cob

1. Cut corn off of the cob and place in a bowl

2. Add chopped onions, crushed garlic clove, parsley, celery, rosemary, olive oil  1 T flax seed, and sea salt to taste

3. Mix quickly so corn does not break down completely