Rounding out my pumpkin experimentation this week are two new offerings: Pumpkin Whoopi Pies made raw fusion style with 2 different fillings and Pumpkin Walnut Hummus (see photo and recipe below.)
Raw Fusion Stuffed Pumpkin –Vegan, Gluten-Free and Paleo-Friendly Yes, there is a pumpkin theme this week and I am still in the mode, working on some Pumpkin Hummus and Pumpkin Whoopee Pies. If this seasonal squash appeals to you, stay tuned… Having a crowd over for the holidays? Chances are that at least one of […]
Raw, Vegan, with Soy and Caffeine-Free Options Believe me, this non-dairy latte is a real winner. Even if you haven’t made the leap to a vegan lifestyle, when you have a luscious alternative, it’s a no-brainer — and certainly beneficial to your body to cut back on dairy products. Over the years I have […]
Combating Carb Cravings with Cauliflower
Cauliflower has become one of my favorite foods and definitely a great alternative to potatoes, corn, wheat and other grains as the carb impact is much lower. A member of the Brassica family of vegetables, a recent study found that these crunchy veggies can lower breast cancer risk by at least 15%.
Steamed and smashed with a bit of healthy oil and either a touch of cream or nut milk, it makes a hearty substitute for mashed potatoes. Roasted over leafy greens, it’s one of my favorite Raw Fusion Meals. It even makes a nice snack, dehydrated as a popcorn substitute for movie night.
So when I heard the buzz about making a pizza crust with cauliflower, I was all over that idea!
A common misconception about eating raw foods is that everything needs to be cold. While foods retain much more nutrition and enzymatic activity when raw, you can also gently heat them to under 115 degrees F.
Although The Live Food Factor is one of the best books ever written about the raw food lifestyle, when I first saw this recipe by author Susan Schenck, it didn’t sound appealing, which was surprising considering that I love most of the ingredients. When I finally decided to give it a try, I was astounded by the flavor; In fact, I have yet to find someone in my classes who does not respond well to this soup — even those who don’t like cilantro enjoy how the flavors seems to meld perfectly in this blend.
What’s especially exciting about this soup is how creamy you can make it using tahini (sesame butter)!
Do you love chocolate chip cookies? My husband adores them but he’s very open to trying my Raw Fusion Solutions in his quest for better eating. Every since I saw a raw chocolate chip recipe in Matthew Kenney’s Everyday Raw, I had been planning on trying these out.
My first batch were totally raw — and that included making the chocolate chips from scratch, definitely a labor of love. The chips are a combination of raw cacao, soaked cashews and agave nectar piped onto teflex sheets and dehydrated over about 8 hours.
This time I decided to adapt the recipe to a “raw fusion” style by using pre-made chocolate chips.