Saturday, July 25, 2009

easy recipes

date nut log
1 c. dates, pitted, soaked 20 minutes
1 c. raw nuts walnuts ( pecans or almonds ok too)
1 c. dried coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla

in a food processor, process the nuts until finely chopped.
add the coconut and briefly pulse until mixed
add the cinnamon and vanilla
add the dates a few at a time, process till well mixed.
roll the mixture into a log shape.
roll in additional coconut to cover.
refrigerate till firm.
slice and eat- wasn't that easy?? :)

4 ripe avocados
2 roma tomates, diced fine
2 T. red onion, minced
3 T. cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp. garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 - 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced fine (optional)

place all ingredients in a bowl with a flat bottom and mash it with a potato masher.
stir well and keep refrigerated.
this dish will brown on the areas exposed to air within a few hours,
so serve it shortly after making it or just stir again before serving.

banana ice cream
a few frozen (peeled!) bananas
how may you use depends on how large/small your food processor is...
blend until completely creamy like soft serve

again i ask- was that easy or WHAT???

just a few easy easy recipes to start you off with incorporating raw foods into your diet.

remember to play with your food- it's sooo much fun :)

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