Eating food is more than
just taking in nutrients – it means taking in life energy (prana), too.
Raw food is highly nutritious, healthy, delicious, needs
little or no salt, supports spiritual practices and is good
for the environment. Here you will find recipes for
tasty meals made mostly of raw ingredients, without meat. The recipes are
for 1-2 portions, where quantities are specified.
I love raw eggs and I never fell ill from eating them. You should decide
for yourself if eating raw eggs is safe for you. I often eat just the
egg-yolks, because the raw egg-white interferes with the absorption of some
nutrients. However, there is no such an experience as sucking out a
whole egg through a tiny hole in the shell (if you decide to try this, make two
holes – one for air).
The secret of
a perfect fruit salad is in the right balance between soft and hard texture,
sweetness and tang, dryness and juiciness.
Mix in a bowl pieces of fruit, if necessary peeled and cubed: one sweet soft
fruit (Banana, Peach, Papaya or Mango), one firm, juicy fruit,
such as Apple or Grapes, one citrus fruit (Mandarin,
Orange or Grapefruit), one Kiwi and some Berries.
Sprinkle over with Lemon juice, Honey, and Coconut
flakes or chopped Nuts. Serve immediately.
Choose round and even Lettuce leaves for this recipe.
Lay two leaves flat, one on top of the other. Place a layer of Smoked
salmon of the same size on top, then spread over some Mascarpone
cheese and season with ground black Pepper and
fresh Dill, finely chopped. Roll the pancakes carefully and
fasten each with a few sprigs of Flat parsley, Coriander or
Another variation is to fill the doubled Lettuce leaves with a
mixture of home-made Mayonnaise and Sprouts, adding
a few shavings of fresh Chilli pepper.
Blend well in processor until creamy: two cups of Sprouted
chickpeas, one cup of ground Sesame, half a cup of extra
virgin Olive oil, Lemon juice, Chilli or
Garlic to taste, and Salt.
Buckwheat is the richest
food in rutin – a bioflavonoid, important for a healthy circulatory system.
Soak a handful of Buckwheat
for a few hours, then rinse. Add a large bunch of fresh Parsley,
chopped, one finely chopped Tomato and a piece of fresh Chilli, finely cut. Dress
with olive Oil, Lemon juice and Salt (optional)
This salad contains plenty of protein and essential fats and
makes a complete light meal.
Mix in a bowl:
a handful of bean Sprouts, such as mung bean sprouts
a few leaves of Chinese leaf or lettuce, finely cut
a few Mushrooms, sliced
1 small Carrot, chopped;
half a Pepper, red or yellow, chopped
a few cherry Tomatoes, halved
fresh Coriander, chopped
Add the dressing: 30g of Sesame seeds, ground, 1-2
tbs of Lemon juice or cider vinegar, 1-2 teaspoons of flax
or olive Oil, Salt and a few green
Adapted version of this famous recipe but still
Mix in a bowl: one stick of Celery, finely cut, half a red Apple, unpeeled and cubed, 60g
Walnuts, chopped, and some fresh
Parsley, chopped. Add the dressing: 100g of extra thick live Yogurt, 1 tbs of olive Oil, 2 tbs of Lemon
juice, Salt and Pepper
Here is my version of this lovely Mexican dip. I like it
smooth and silky, no chunks.
Avocados are wonderful food –
they are rich in easily digestible fats (similar to olive
oil), antioxidants, vitamins, potassium, and detoxifying and antibacterial
substances. Unusually, this fruit is very low in pesticides.
Avocados are an especially good food for the skin and heart.
Per two ripe Avocados – juice of one Lemon, 50
ml good quality unsalted Tomato puree, a big pinch of each Chilli
pepper, Salt and Turmeric (curcuma). Cut the avocado(s) in half,
remove the stone and blend the flesh with the rest of the ingredients using an electric
mixer, until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasoning. Use as a dip
for crudités, sandwich fillings, as a side dish or garnish. Serve
immediately, as avocados oxidise quickly.
Be careful when buying avocados. It is best to buy hard fruits and
leave them to mature at home. When already ripe they will slightly give
way (check at the top), like a soft peach. After that, avocados can be
stored in the fridge for a few days, if necessary. A good fruit should
have no dark spots or blemishes when opened.
A nice combination of colours.
Mix in a bowl: one Red Pepper, chopped, one
Avocado, cubed, a handful of frozen Sweet Corn
(pour some boiling water on it to defrost, leave for a few seconds, then drain)
and a piece of fresh Chilli pepper, finely cut (optional)
Add the dressing: 1-2 tbs of Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of
flax or olive Oil, Salt (optional).
As far as I know, this recipe, or a similar one, is
a Middle Eastern delicacy. I find these sweets absolutely irresistible!
are full of goodness, containing plenty of protein, essential fatty acids
(mainly Omega-6), vitamin E, almost ten times more calcium then milk, selenium,
zinc and iron. They are one of the best foods for the brain, helping
concentration and memory and are very helpful in times of stress, fatigue and
convalescence. At the same time, sesame seeds help to keep the reproductive
system healthy, especially in men, and they enhance sexual vitality.
Grinding seeds makes the nutrients more easily absorbable.
Grind some raw Sesame seeds in an electric grinder, such as a
coffee grinder. Put the seed-meal in a bowl; add a little organic
unpasteurised Honey – just enough to make a thick paste (approximately
1-2 teaspoons of fairly solid honey per 100g of seeds). Shape into small
balls and roll in whole Sesame seeds until coated. Store these sweets in the fridge (if there are any left that is) as ground
seeds quickly turn rancid.
Even more sinful recipe then the previous one.
Mix 2 teaspoons of Cocoa, 50g ground Sesame
and approx. 2 tsp of Honey to make a thick paste. Shape
into small balls and roll in desiccated Coconut flakes until
coated. Store the sweets in the fridge.
Hide an Almond or Brazil nut
inside even-sized Dried apricots and Dates.
If using Almonds, soak them for a few minutes in boiling water, then remove the
skin and dry the nuts with a towel. When preparing the sweets, choose
nuts that would fit in nicely in the fruits size wise.
It is convenient to prepare various sweets in one go, wrap them individually
and store in a tin in the fridge, ready for your moment of indulgence.
ALMOST HEALTHY CHOCOLATE TREAT
makes a great tasting treat, rich in valuable essential fats, vitamins and
other nutrients, and it takes only a few minutes to make it. It is a
healthier alternative to chocolate but it is
still high in calories, so enjoy in moderation. For this recipe it is
important to use the best quality ingredients.
In a cup, mix some Cocoa
powder with enough runny organic
unpasteurised Honey to make a smooth creamy mixture. Add
approximately the same volume lightly roasted, or raw, Nuts –
such as Hazelnuts, Almonds, or Pecans – and mix again. If using
Almonds, remove the tough skins for a sweeter taste – soak the nuts
for a few minutes in boiling water and the skin will easily slip
away. Transfer your chocolate treat in a small pretty bowl and garnish
with a teaspoonful of unsweetened whipped cream, if you like.
Mmm!! Delicious on a cold rainy
Great cold soup.
Per portion: blend one glass of Carrot juice with 3 raw Egg
yolks, then add 30g of Walnuts, a few rings of
Leeks (or Celery), chopped fresh Coriander (a lot), a
teaspoon of Olive oil, Nutmeg, and Salt.
LEMON ICE CUBES
I find it is very practical to squeeze a
lot of lemons at a time using an electric juicer, and then freeze the lemon
juice in ice trays. When the juice is already frozen, the lemon ice cubes
can be transferred in a polyethylene bag and kept in the freezer. Using
one or two of these cubes when you need just a small amount of lemon juice is
very convenient. Two cubes will defrost for 15 seconds in a microwave
oven but you may find that defrosting is not always necessary. In the
same way, lime ice cubes can also be prepared.
This is a very refreshing drink. Adjust the amounts to your taste.
1 teaspoonful of organic Honey,
Filtered or mineral Water to 200 ml
Mix in a
glass, wait a little for the ice to melt and enjoy.
The spicy flavour of the bright green cardamom pods holds almost
magical attraction for me!
Per a small teapot, crush lightly about a dozen of Cardamom pods,
add a couple of teaspoons of Green tea and pour on boiling water.
Brew for 3-5 minutes and enjoy.
Great shakes, suitable for any time of the day.
Per one large glass blend: one ripe Banana, Kefir to 300
ml, sprinkle with Cinnamon
Or: a cup of Strawberries, Kefir to 300ml and a
teaspoonful of Honey
Or: one ripe Pear, Kefir to 300 ml and Vanilla
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