My taste tester and I were almost going to call this raw food recipe “so good we can’t think of a name.” Fortunately, a more descriptive title came forth: Spiced Root to Fruit. Since the ingredients span roots to fruits, it too is an appropriate name. When these simple ingredients come together they create a delightful synergy. You’ll taste a little sweet, a little spice, and a hint of kapow. …So good you won’t know what you want to call it.
Sweet potato noodles are nothing more than finely shredded or spiralized raw sweet potato. It has the texture of shredded coconut and makes a good al dente noodle. You can also use a zester to create shorter pieces and use in place of rice. The tangy marinara in this recipe balances the starch present in the raw potato, leaving you with a taste of old-world Italy.
This was my favorite dish at a raw vegan potluck I attended, made by the hostess who ever-so-greatly shared her recipe. She says she celebrates Christmas with this dish. It's a quick and easy recipe that doesn't require a whole bunch of exotic ingredients and equipment. She originally suggests to use 1/2 teaspoon of salt - I used less than that and still found it too salty, so I would suggest starting out with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and take it from there. She also adds 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the yam / sweet potato mix but I didn't use any. The mixture is soft but it does somewhat hold its shape. I did a quick calorie estimate for those interested and it comes out to about 2400 calories, so that comes out to about 480/400 calories for each piece a 5/6-serving dish. For a picture of the Sweet Potato Casserole, go to: http://nocrapdiet.wordpress.com/s-recipes-rawism/. Enjoy! =)
*Update* I found out that what I was using was a Sweet Potato and not a Yam, so I made the change. Btw I think it's weird how someone rated this recipe with 2 stars only a moment after I posted it...
Autumn is here. It's yummy soup season. I created this raw soup for my Mom based on a cooked African soup recipe. It's quick, easy and delicious. The colors are very inviting as well. Your vitamin and spices will gently warm it just enough to create the illusion of a warm winter West-African wonderland! Come one, you know Johnny loves to get jiggy jazzy with his recipes... and words!
Kumara is an iconic New Zealand vegetable and a staple of traditional Maori cooking. It's also known as sweet potato in the northern hemisphere and comes in a variety of colours and flavours. It's rich in anti-oxidants and one of the top potassium rich foods. Kumara is also high in vitamin A and C and full of fibre. You could really use any colour, the orange ones are just much sweeter than the red, white fleshed kumara.