Nut spreads and patés are foundational to sustaining a high raw and/or vegan lifestyle. Prounouced “pah-tay”, they are loaded with protein, good fats and have the unctuousness of something very rich and satisfying. They are also very filling — if you are trying to eat more raw and living foods, but find yourself getting hungry […]
Vegan & Gluten-Free w/ Raw Fusion Options I recently posed a plant-based meal challenge to students of our Natural Wellness Academy: The idea was to either create or redesign a recipe using tips and techniques they have learned in the Holistic Health and Raw Fusion areas of the course. The aim of this endeavor is […]
This is an easy nut pate, made with just a few ingredients. I wrote extensively about the benefit of eating more nuts (especially walnuts) in a former blog. This dish is ideal for “Meatless Mondays” or when you have vegan/vegetarian guests or if you are wanting to cut back on animal protein. You will be […]
Ideal Gluten-FreeVegan Sandwich When I am craving something cooked or creating a Meatless Monday meal for my family, this sandwich always hits the spot. Tempeh is made from fermented soybeans, much easier to digest and considered a better alternative to tofu and textured soy-based “meats.” Always source out organic to guarantee that the soy […]
Raw Fusion Sweet & Savory Uses for Pumpkin Wraps – Gluten/Grain Free Rounding out my Pumpkin-Palooza seasonal recipes, I decided to make a batch of dehydrated wraps, using the same basic recipe as the Curry Coconut Wraps but with the addition of some canned organic pumpkin and spices. These can be fully raw if you […]
Raw Vegan Grain and Gluten-Free with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options I hosted a Dehydration Class this past weekend at my home for a dozen intrepid women who wanted to learn the in’s and out’s of dehydrating everything from breakfast scones to garic loaves and Raw Fusion Chocolate Chip Cookies. Having a dehydrator can really […]
Dehydrator Magic with Oven-Prep Options I grew up in the midwest and spent over 25 years in Souther California so “Fried Green Tomatoes” was not something that you would see on a menu. Once the movie came out, I was very curious to try them. Who doesn’t love fried food? There is something utterly delicious […]
Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.
Michael Pollan, Food Inc.
The Raw Fusion Lifestyle aims for about 50% of your food being raw, which is a worthy way to combat inflammation and make sure that you get the maximum nutrients and enzymes from your daily food intake. Other Raw Fusion tenets include a) having at least two significant servings (1-2 cups) of greens per day; b) better food combining to avoid allergic reactions and inflammatory response; and c) meal prep should be manageable and practical so that this way of eating has staying power, which is the secret to a lifestyle vs. being on a diet.
Lettuce wraps make the ideal Raw Fusion Meal. Whenever I am able to order them in a restaurant, they are my go-to meal, and also make them often at home for the whole family. The more greens you get in and the less starch you consume (bread, rice) the better you will feel and managing your weight should be effortless.
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.
Dr. LJ demonstrates how to make organic jam using the fruits you have at home! See more of Dr. LJ’s videos at eHow.com.