Raw Fusion Recipe – blending the incredible health benefits of the raw foods lifestyle with the comfort and convenience of mainstream meals.

 Over the past few years the raw foods lifestyle has gained quite a following.  Eating primarily raw foods does not necessarily mean that you subsist on a boring diet of carrots and celery; or even that the food is always cold and completely uncooked.  In fact, gourmet raw food recipes are some of the most sophisticated-tasting foods that I have ever experienced.  The premise of this lifestyle is that you eat mainly whole foods that have not been exposed to heat over 118 degrees, which destroys most of the vitamins and minerals and virtually all of the digestive enzymes, making these meals very easy on the body.  Dr. Oz said this when asked about raw foods:  “There are immeasurable health benefits to maintaining a raw foods diet.”

The key word here is “maintaining.”  Because there are specific ways of preparing raw foods,  as well as certain equipment, many people would find it challenging to sustain a high raw foods diet over a prolonged period.  While there is nothing that I have personally experienced like the raw food diet that can almost miraculously transform a number of chronic food allergies and other health issues, I am also keenly aware of the human need for comfort, convenience and camaraderie in their eating habits – as well as getting certain cravings satisfied.

Over the years I have found ways to integrate the two lifestyles in very appealing combinations..  My first recipe offering is deceptively simple, yet everyone who has tried it is astounded by the tantalizing variety of tastes and textures of flash-sauteed veggies served over greens, which become semi-wilted and ultra-delicious.   Although other oils can be used for flash-sauteeing, there is none that imparts such a rich and nutty taste as virgin coconut oil.

This can be served as a main course or a side dish, however, one of the tenets of the raw fusion philosophy is proper food-combining.  Corn is a starchy, high carb food.  If you are seeking to lose weight, it combines favorably with the greens and other veggies and makes for a very fulfilling dish.  However, if you combine corn with a protein (meat, chicken, fish, tofu) it does not support weight loss.

Buy fresh corn on the cob for this dish and whenever possible, from organic sources so that you can be confident that it is not genetically modified.

Fricassee of Corn, Asparagus and Shitake over Spinach and Arugula

VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE

Serves 6–8

 Ingredients:

4 ears of corn

1 cup of fresh shitake mushrooms, rinsed and dried (stems removed)

1 bunch of asparagus

3–4 TB.virgin coconut oil

3 scallions, diced

Bag of organic baby spinach and 1 cup of arugula leaves (can be mixture)

Celtic sea salt, to taste

Garlic Gold granules, fresh or powdered garlic, to taste

Directions:

Divide spinach and arugula leaves among the serving plates.

Cut away the kernels from each cob and reserve.  Break off bottom of each asparagus stalk – if they are the thin kind, chop into ½ inch pieces.  If these are the thicker stalks, peel up from bottom to remove fibrous skin.  Then chop into small slices.  Tear or cut shitake caps into small pieces or slices, use stems if they are not withered.

Heat coconut oil in a wok or deep frying pan – starting with the shitakes, brown them slightly.  If using fresh garlic, add it now.  Add more coconut oil if needed.

Toss in the asparagus and quickly sauté, then the corn, adding the garlic granules or powder and salt to taste.  Cooking time should be short for these 2 ingredients in order to maintain their essentially raw state.

Spoon warm vegetables over the greens, including any of the remaining coconut oil.

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LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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(2) Comments

  1. Dear Rawfusionliving,
    Interesting Thoughts, I am not where by I would like to be in my uncooked food journey, but I am not in which I use to be. At this time, I am working on cutting the junk food items out of my diet program. Every thing has an order and I guess junk foods are the last foods on my list to get the boot. Right here are some steps that I use to assistance me remain on my uncooked meals eating plan.
    Nice One!

    • Thanks for the comment. This is one of my favorite recipes and one that many meat-eaters love for having a vegan meal. While I always do better on a high raw vegan diet, I find that having some cooked compromises makes the journey much easier and engages people in a more gentle manner. Make sure to get the free ebooklet for more ideas and we have 2 volumes of Raw Fusion philosophy and recipes. Once a month we put out a free newsletter. Happy weekend!

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