Raw Food Recipes: Preparing Quick Delicious Meals

Raw Food Recipes was something I was unaccustomed with in preparing.

My Raw Food Recipes Vision

My vision was going to the fridge and crunching on a carrot as the main meal. I may like carrots but the thought was not enticing and so I was a little reluctant to take the ‘Raw’ menu plunge. I soon realized eating raw food recipes was going to be a lot more entertaining than munching on a carrot!

A Faulty Start Leading To A Better Journey

The first cookbook I found proved raw food recipes to be anything but quick.

The first cookbook I found proved raw food recipes to be anything but quick.

  • I found myself making 3 food items which took time to prepare in order to make the one side dish I wanted to try.
  • These recipes were labor intensive and needing to start two days before you want to eat an entree.
  • I do like eating healthy and love the raw ingredients non cooking technique. Due to my steadfast ways I did find the perfect cookbook that was quick and delicious!

 

Where did I find this wonderful cookbook?

Robert Rose Books web site.

Raw Food Recipes with only 5 ingredients

Review of Raw, Quick & Delicious!

I received Raw, Quick & Delicious! written by Douglas McNish to review. Therefore I am sharing my honest opinion to confirm that raw foods can be quick and delicious.
I love this book because the recipes are written to make one or two servings. That is really great for me since my kids are grown and I’m not cooking for a family anymore.

The quantities may be easily doubled according to the guests that may come over to eat. It is perfect for bachelors/bachelorettes or for couples.

Above all the recipes are quick. How quick do you ask? 15 minutes and there are 175 creative raw food recipes to fix in your own kitchen.
But most importantly the recipes are delicious and we feel full after eating them. No matter how healthy a meal is if it is not filling, delicious and quick to fix then very rarely do I prepare it again. Not so with these recipes.

One of my favorite dishes is the Curried Cashews and Mixed Vegetables
Curried Cashews & Mixed Vegetables

Curried Cashews and Mixed Vegetables

This rich medley of crunchy cashews and fresh vegetables with aromatic seasoning is a wonderful dinner entrée. Serve this with a simple green salad.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword vegan
Servings 1 serving
Author Douglas McNish

Ingredients

  • 11⁄2 cups whole raw cashews divided 375 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water 125 mL
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice divided 30 ml
  • 2 tsp curry powder 10 mL
  • 1⁄2 tsp fine sea salt divided 2 mL
  • 1⁄2 cup broccoli florets cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces 125 mL (1 cm) 125 mL (1 cm) pieces (see Tips) (see Tips)
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded carrot 125 mL

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine 1 cup (250 mL) cashews, water, 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice, curry powder and 1⁄4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Blend at high speed until smooth. Cover and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine broccoli and carrot. Add remaining salt and lemon juice and toss until well combined. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add remaining whole cashews and cashew curry sauce to softened vegetables. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

Variations:  Replace the curry powder with an equal amount of garam masala and the broccoli with an equal amount of cauliflower.  I often add 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated ginger-root to the vegetables in Step 3.

Tips: Try substituting an equal amount of thinly sliced leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, dandelion greens or mustard greens, in place of the broccoli. I prefer to use organic sea salt. This type of salt is classified as a whole food and is said to contain many trace minerals. If salt intake is something you are concerned about, feel free to use less than called for or omit it completely.

Eating Raw just isn’t all about veggies and spices though. There are some great desserts in this book too!

Strawberry” Coconut Shortcake Tart

The Angel Hair Beets and Greens recipe would be great for a main entree

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Excerpted from Raw, Quick & Delicious! by Douglas McNish © 2013†Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission

13 Replies to “Raw Food Recipes: Preparing Quick Delicious Meals”

  1. Trisha G.

    I’m supposed to be dieting but the Strawberry Coconut Shortcake Tart sounds too good to pass up! I’m sure it’s a treat my toddler would enjoy too! It’s good to know that the recipes are written to make 1-2 servings.

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  2. Carlee C

    Raw foods are so good! I love the crunch and the fresh taste. My favorite is pasta salads with carrots, cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes. So good and good for you!

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  3. Mary

    I am by no means a health nut but I have to say when I accidentially went to a Raw restaurant I was hooked. There is just something to the flavors that make them pop. Thanks for the recipes to try at home.

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  4. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

    These are great, easy and healthy recipes. Now that I am back to eating healthier, will definitely give these a try. I also like that they are for one or two servings, I am not good in cooking for lots of people. Thanks so much!! This really helps out!

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  5. Barb W.

    All of these recipes look fabulous! I also envisioned eating carrot sticks when I first heard of raw food diets, but it is surprising how many wonderful dishes there are. Thanks for sharing, will have to try the Angel Hair Beets and Greens soon!

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