Caesar Salad Raw Food Diet Recipe

Dressing
1/2 C soaked sunflower seeds
2 T raw tahini
3 T lemon juice
1 T olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tsp miso
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp kelp powder
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 C filtered water
Parmesan
1/4 C pumpkin seeds
1/4 C nutritional yeast
dash or two of sea salt
Assembly
1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped.

Dressing

In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Parmesan

Process all ingredients in a food processor, or, I use my magic bullet.

Assembly

In a large mixing bowl, dress lettuce with a few spoonfuls of dressing and toss well.

Sprinkle Parmesan on top (store leftover parm in a glass container).

Note- The dressing makes an amazing dip as well!

Turtle Pumpkin Squares Raw Food Diet Recipe

 

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This is a wonderful winter vegan treat utilizing pumpkin. Create this melt in your mouth pumpkin dessert today!
Serves
6-10
Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
1 1/2 cups shredded dried coconut
1/2 cup Raw Cane sugar
1/2 cup raisins
6 medjool dates, pitted
pinch of sea salt
Pumpkin Filling
2 cups raw pumpkin, diced small
1 cup raw cashews soaked
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
1/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted and packed
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon Tumeric powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon Lecithin powder
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted in hot bath
Turtle topping (caramel and nuts)
2 tablespoons lucuma powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons raw pecan pieces
Graham Cracker Crust
Place the walnuts, coconut and raw sugar in processor fitted with an s-blade and process until finely ground. Add raisins, dates and salt and process until it begins to stick together. Do not overprocess. Transfer crust mixture into a 9X12 baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly and press down with hands to compact.Pumpkin Filling
Place pumpkin, cashews, coconut milk and agave nectar in a high-speed blender and blend until creamy. Add dates and spices and continue blending until incorporated and smooth. Add lecithin and coconut oil until completely incorporated and pour evenly over graham cracker crust. Using a spatula, spread evenly. Cover lightly and place in refrigerator on a flat surface for at least 2 hours.Turtle topping (caramel and nuts)
In a small bowl, mix lucuma powder and maple syrup together with a spoon until a creamy caramel is made. Drizzle over firmed pumpkin squares and decorate with pecan pieces. Cut into squares and serve with raw cashew whipped cream if desired.

Berry Smoothie

Fruit smoothie recipes are my favorite!
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup fresh organic cantaloupe
1/2 frozen banana
1 T flax oil
1/2 T coconut nectar (opt)
Blend until blended. Can add ice too! Serve in your favorite glass.

 

Kale Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Everything about this delicious salad screams summer time from the juicy strawberries to the fresh greens coated in a light dressing of avocado, lime, olive oil and a hint of cilantro. With added pumpkin seeds and avocado, you won't be left feeling hungry after devouring this salad. This recipe can surely be eaten as the main part of your meal or as a side salad!
Serves
2
For the Salad:
6 C. Baby Kale (or regular kale chopped into bite-sized pieces)
6 Medium Sliced Strawberries
1/2 Large Avocado, peeled and chopped
1/4 C. Raw Pumpkin Seeds (Hemp Seeds would also work well)
For the Dressing:
2 Tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of 1 Lime
1 Tbs. Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 Tbs. Agave Nectar (or Maple Syrup)
1/8 Tsp. Sea Salt

Place the kale, sliced strawberries, chopped avocado, and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl and set aside.

Prepare the dressing by adding the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, agave, and sea salt to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.

Pour the dressing over the salad.

Toss to combine and enjoy

Hemp Pesto Pasta Raw Food Diet Recipe

Quick, easy and packed with omega's! Add a salad and your set with this raw food recipe.
Hemp Pesto:
Hemp Oil (approx. .25 C)
1-2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2-4 T hemp seeds
2 T nutritional yeast
pink salt (be generous!)
1 large bunch of fresh basil
Noodles:
Kelp noodles (rinsed and chopped)
Julienned zucchini
1. Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor and pulse until texture is smooth.
2. In a large bowl combine zucchini and kelp noodles.
3. Cover noodles with pesto and toss generously.Enjoy!

Make Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes

Dehydrate Tomatoes
Every summer I take advantage of all the garden tomatoes and make my own sun dried tomatoes. So it probably isn't too late to take advantage of some of those garden gems.
I slice about 1/4 thick with a mandoline and place on a dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate until dry. I store them in a glass jar. Easy, easy, easy and very inexpensive to make.
Enjoy them in your raw food recipes!! Any recipes calling for sun dried tomatoes, use these. You can also grind these into a powder and have many uses for a tomato flavor base. Chop up and top salad and also use in salad dressings.
I usually soak them first for certain recipes that are going to be blended. It makes blending easier.
Hope all this helps you learn more about making great inexpensive raw food gourmet dishes!