Even though raw and live food is highly conducive to health, it is human nature to become bored with the same kind of food item taken over and over again. Food recipes remove the monotony of same food taken day and night. They lend variety and change and make the food more acceptable, interesting and tasty. Making and testing recipes with raw foods can be a good and creative pastime. Moreover in a combination of a variety of fruits and vegetables in a food recipe, the items complement each other by providing the required nutrients which a single food item may not provide in sufficient measure. Creative raw food recipes satisfy the palate, increase the appetite and provide ample nutrition.
A vegetable salad consisting of as many items as you like can be made out of all varieties of leafy greens such as romaine, endive, spinach
cabbage, shredded mushrooms, sliced carrots, grated or sliced bell peppers, all colors zucchini, grated green beans, finely sliced tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, sliced sprouts, all kinds beets, grated celery and so on.
Non-starchy Vegetable Salad
A non-starchy vegetable salad can be prepared from beets, turnips, carrots, parsnips, summer squash, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, green corn, green peas, string beans, asparagus, onions, egg plant, okra, kohlrabi, endive, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, chard, spinach, dandelion, and all plants used as greens, etc.
Here is a raw food recipe example:
FRUIT SALAD WITH SAUCE
2 Apples diced
2 Bananas sliced
1/4 cup Raisins soaked 30 minutes or overnight, drained
1 cup Raw Cashews soaked overnight and drained
1 cup mixture Apples, Bananas, Raisins
1/4 cup Nut or seedMilk or PureWater
2 Tbls Raw Agave Nectar
In a bowl mix Apples, Bananas, and Raisins. Scoop out 1 cup of the Fruit mixture and blend with liquid and Agave Nectar.
Pour on sauce. Ummmm!
Scott Jackson is a certified Raw Food Coach and Raw Foods Chef. He has been a raw foodist for over 2 years. He is the author of the book "Raw-licous Healthy and Delicious Recipes". Visit http://www.raw-licious.com and get yourself a free copy in ebook format.