Thursday, January 26, 2017

Treat Yourself * Immune Boost Drink * Recipe

Treat yourself to an immune boost!! Feeling a little under the weather? This kickin' drink will get you right back into your groove for holiday shopping and hosting your guests. Honey is well known for its antibacterial properties*. The cayenne pepper is known for  its nourishing property called capsaicin.* Try this today & let us know how you feel tomorrow! Stop by next week for another Treat Yourself Tuesday &  don’t forget to comment below and let us know how you feel after your Immune Boost.

Immune Boost Drink*:
Mix the following ingredients & enjoy:

•1 cup of warm water
•1 tablespoon of raw, organic manuka honey
•1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
•1 garlic clove, crushed (use our stainless steel press for best results)
•2 tablespoons of lemon juice (use our handheld citrus juicer for best results)
•½ a teaspoon of raw, organic cayenne pepper
•½ a teaspoon raw, organic cinnamon powder

Note: Make sure ingredients are organic for best results.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food &; Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Raw Soaked Split Pea Soup

This is a yummy, hearty soup that's quick and easy. The longest part is sprouting the peas, but aside from that it's quick and easy. Adapted from Raw: The Uncook Book by Juliano - which is also available on our website.

 Ingredients: (Makes one large serving.)
  • 1 1/2 cups soaked split green peas (can substitute lentils here or any legume you prefer)
  • 1 1/2 cups water or almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato - (use fresh or our sun-dried tomatoes work great too!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp. nama shoyu
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped dill
  • A few dashes of paprika
  • A few slices of jalapeno if you like it spicy. :)
Puree all ingredients except peas in food processor. Add peas and puree for a few seconds more. If you prefer it warm, try letting it sit in the dehydrator to warm up a bit. Yummy!

Smoked Paprika & Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus (Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan) - Great Dip for New Flax Crackers!

Try our new Raw Food Central Flax Crackers with this Smoked Paprika & Sun Dried Tomato Hummus . This dip is versatile and can be eaten with other veggie chips and crackers as well. You could even substitute this dip as a 'vegan mayonnaise' on sandwiches & wraps!

Ingredients: Yields 2 1/2 cups
  • If the dried tomatoes that you are very dry and tough, rehydrate in enough hot water to cover them. Allow them to soak for 15 minutes. Once done soaking, drain the soak water and squeeze out any excess water.
  • In a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine the zucchini, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and salt. Process until smooth.
  • While the machine is running, drizzle the olive oil in through the chute. Process just until everything is well incorporated.
  • Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle a pinch of paprika on top before serving. Keeps for 2-3 days in the fridge.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Make Your Own Tahini

by Helen Rose, Owner of Superfoods On Main

We all know that pre-made tahini can be expensive.  However it is so easy to make it your self and you can use it in a lot of recipes.  See below for some ideas.


Place sesame seeds and olive oil in a blender. Purée one minute, scrape down sides, and purée an additional minute, adding more olive oil as needed. Continue blending until smooth and pourable. Transfer to a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid and store, covered, in the refrigerator.
1. Dip raw veggies in it. For a simple snack, reach for tahini instead of ranch dressing next time you're looking for a dip for crudités. Add lemon juice, salt, and a dash of pepper or hot sauce for extra flavor.

2. Drizzle it on falafel. For a no-stress summer meal, warm up store-bough frozen falafel and stuff it a pita. Thin out your tahini by adding add a few tablespoons of hot water and lemon juice and then drizzle it over the sandwich.

3. Dress your salad with it. Give your balsamic dressing a break and try a tahini-based salad dressing instead. For an easy recipe, combine ½ cup tahini and ½ cup olive oil with 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of grated ginger in a blender. Drizzle over your greens and enjoy.

4. Lemon Tahini Dressing.  This dressing is one of our signature dressing at Superfoods on Main.   Refreshing and creamy.  1 lemon juiced, 1 tbs. tahnini, 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup apple cider vinegar. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender.
Superfoods on Main is a vegetarian cafe in Mount Airy MD