Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Living Food Recipes for Labor Day

Spicy Raw Vegan Chili

Ingredients (4 servings):

•1 1/2 cups raw, organic sun-dried tomatoes
•3 cups avocados, chopped
•1 1/2 cups raw, organic almonds
•2 tomatoes, chopped
•1/2 cup carrot, chopped
•1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
•1/2 cup lemon juice (use our handheld citrus juicer for best results)
•1 tablespoon chili powder
•1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
•1 tablespoon cumin
•1 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper powder
•1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt
•1/8 teaspoon raw, organic aji amarillo pepper powder

Cover sun-dried tomatoes with water and soak for at least 15 minutes. Transfer sun-dried tomatoes and their soak-water to a blender or food processor. Add remaining ingredients, pulse the blender briefly, until the ingredients are just chopped and mixed. Should be thick and chunky. 

Raw Curried Cabbage Salad Recipe


•1 head green cabbage, chopped
•1/3 cup raw, organic shredded coconut
•2 tbsp lemon juice
•1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
•1/4 cup Nama Shoyu or Coconut Aminos
•3 tbsp raw, organic sesame seeds
•1/3 tsp raw, organic turmeric
•1/2 tsp curry
•1/2 tsp cumin 

In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients, making sure cabbage is evenly coated.
If possible, chill for at least an hour and toss thoroughly again before serving. This will allow all the flavors to mingle and blend.

Fruit Cobbler


Walnut Crust – Bottom
•2 cups raw, organic walnuts
•2 oz date paste made from our raw, organic dates
•1/4 teaspoon raw, organic cinnamon
•1/4 tsp liquid vanilla
•1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Pecan/Walnut Crust – Top
•1 cup raw, organic walnuts
•1 cup raw, organic pecans
•2 oz date paste made from our raw, organic dates
•1/4 tsp raw, organic cinnamon
•1/4 tsp liquid vanilla
•1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt

Fruit Filling
•8 cups sliced fruit of your choice (any combo of fruit or berries)
•2 tbsp lemon juice (use our handheld citrus juicer to get the most amount of juice from your lemon)
•2 tbsp raw, organic agave nectar
•1 tbsp liquid vanilla
•1 1/2 tsp raw, organic cinnamon
•1/8 tsp raw, organic nutmeg
•1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt

  1. Process all ingredients for the bottom crust in a food processor until walnuts are still slightly chunky. When ready, sprinkle evenly on the bottom of a 9″x9″x2″ pan and lightly compact.
  2. Process all ingredients for the top crust in a food processor until walnuts and pecans are still slightly chunky. Set aside.
  3. Slice your fruit of choice and combine all the ingredients for the fruit filling in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Evenly distribute the filling on top of the crust.
  5. Crumble the top crust on the fruit and gently press.
  6. Decorate with fresh fruit slices.
Notes: A few of our favorite combinations of fruit for late summer are:
  • Cherries, sweet apples & strawberries
  • White peaches, raspberries, mango
  • Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries

Monday, August 05, 2013

Tasty Chia Seed Pudding (Kid Approved)

Our tasty chia seed pudding is kid approved! Have them help you make it - it's soo easy!

• 2 cups of coconut milk made with Natural Zing raw, organic shredded coconut
• 1/2 cup raw, organic chia seeds
• 2-3 tablespoons of raw, organic cacao powder
• 1 teaspoon of raw, organic vanilla bean extract or powder
• 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener of choice, we use raw, organic honey

Put in a blender & blend until smooth. Will thicken in about 10 minutes in the fridge.
There are endless flavor variations. You can omit the cocoa powder & vanilla and add a cup of strawberries for a strawberry version, or add cinnamon and nutmeg for a Chai Chia Pudding!