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Vegan or Vegetarian Options, Grain or Gluten-Free for Meatless Monday
With lots of people avoiding gluten and grains, I thought I’d invent a comforting and delicious faux sandwich in the Raw Fusion Kitchen for my sandwich-loving hubby.
Food combining has always been a tried and true way for me to maintain a healthy weight; While I believe that occasional indulgences are de riguer for a long-term successful weight management program, for the most part avoiding combining starchy carbs with animal protein is better all-around for proper digestion and weight loss.
Starting with a batch of rich Brazil Nut Milk, loaded with cell-repairing selenium, I added the sensational pistachio butter and decided to build on the “green-theme” by adding powdered greens and anti-oxidant rich green tea matcha powder.
I tried a variety of shapes, including cookies, treat balls and even a large scone but found that I preferred the cookies, which became a bit “crispier” in the dehydrator.
To celebrate our brand new (3rd) compilation edition of Raw Fusion Living, which came out only a few days ago, I wanted to make one of the great desserts from the book.
Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Pie is one of those raw desserts that make even the most mainstream eaters fans of the raw foods lifestyle. Even when you tell them that it’s made with some unusual ingredients, like Irish Moss and Lecithin some of the extraordinary products and superfoods from my favorite online store, Living Tree Community.
We’ve been on an Alkalinity Challenge since July 30th and this is one of the featured recipes. While eating a high alkaline (80%) low acid (20%) diet for a few weeks IS a challenge for most of us who are more attracted to the higher acidic (low pH) foods, this was the kind of ultra-satisfying, yet light meal where you wonder why you are not devoting yourself to a healthier lifestyle more frequently!
I have made hummus with garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 100’s of times and even used them when I first developed the recipe.