Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Super Green Creamy Raw Salad Dressing

I hope that all of you started this year in good health. Keep up with your last year's resolutions to eat  healthier foods, or make new ones for this year. Choose foods that support your immune system, balance your blood sugar, and help you maintain a healthy weight. Most importantly, keep a positive outlook on life. 

If you decided to make the transition into a raw food lifestyle, do it slowly. Add more and more raw ingredients to your meals. Get used to the increased volume of fiber in your food and possible detox reactions before embracing the fully raw diet. A large raw salad is always a good idea. Combined with a nutritious home made dressing, even the simplest diet can make a very satisfying meal. Remember to use organic ingredients whenever you can. 

~ Super Green Creamy Raw Salad Dressing ~

I created this dressing to help my husband detox and alkalize his body. I did not measure the liquids. I wanted the dressing to be very creamy and also use it as a dip for a large platter of crudites. You may want to make it a little more flowing. Measure your liquids adequately.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (remove the seeds if you want to make it less hot)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup mixed super greens (wheat grass, oat grass, barley grass, moringa, spirulina, chlorella)
  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one lime
  • raw apple cider vinegar
  • coconut water
  • virgin olive oil
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method:

  • Peel and chop the ingredients where necessary. 
  • Toss all ingredients into a bowl of your blender and whiz on high speed. Add liquids according to your preference. Add salt and pepper and blend again. 
  • Pour the dressing over your salad or use it as a dip for a platter of veggies. Enjoy in good company!

I hope you get a chance to try this recipe or create one that uses similar ingredients. Experiment! It is such a fun. 

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2022

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Festive Cauliflower Soup with Fresh Cranberries

Happy Thanksgiving! - Festive Cauliflower Soup with Fresh Cranberries by Passionatlely Raw!

If you celebrate Thanksgiving this year you probably have the whole menu set up by now; if not, this quick soup made with simple ingredients may save the day. 

I used cauliflower and ripe pear, but you might use parsnips, parsley root or celeriac, and apples or nashi pears. Add leeks or white onions, if you feel like. Use whatever you can get fresh at the market. I found a beautiful organic cauliflower and decided to make a feast. The soup turned out very mild and slightly sweet. The pear added a very nice fruity accent, the cranberries a beautifully tart touch. Both, nutmeg and pepper are warming spices that seem just perfect for a raw, late fall soup.

Ingredients:

  • florets of 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and cored
  • 1 1/2 cups almond cream 
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (add more if the soup is too thick)
  • 1 Tbsp virgin olive oil
  • generous pinch of ground nutmeg, to taste
  • pinch Celtic sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

for the garnish

  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt  
  • fresh basil or mint leaves

 

Method: 

  • Wash and pat dry the cranberries. Cut each berry in half. Toss cranberries into a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, maple syrup and salt. Mix well and set aside to marinate. 
  • In a blender whiz the cauliflower, pear, almond cream and almond milk into a silky smooth soup. Add spices and olive oil, and whiz again. Adjust the taste to your personal liking. If you are using Vitamix, follow the instructions to keep the soup temperature within the raw food range. If you are using a less powerful blender, you may want to warm up the blended soup in a pot. Use kitchen thermometer to make sure that the temperature does not rise above 118°F or 47°C. 
  • Portion out the ready soup into soup bowls, garnish with marinated cranberries and basil or mint leaves. Serve right away and enjoy in good company!

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving - Dominique


"Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude." - Amy Leigh Mercree 


Dominique Allmon©2021

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