Paleo Raw Food Recipes Gourmet Raw Food

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Raw foods are unproceeded and uncooked plant foods: fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, seeds, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruit, beans, grains, legumes and seaweed. If food is cooked above approximately 116 degrees F destroys enzymes. Enzymes aids in the digestion and absorption of foods in the bodys digestion system. Cooking foods is believed to reduce the nutritional value of food.

Importance of Enzymes:
Known as Life-Force and or energy of foods. Enzymes assist in digestion and absorption of foods. Cooked food reduces enzymes or cooked foods are enzyme-less, not giving the body the maximum nutritional utilization of food.

Benefits:
-Weight loss
-Weight maintenance
-Better digestion
-Increased energy
-Reduces risk of heart diseases. Raw food diets have fewer trans-fats and saturated fats.
-Low in sodium
-Lower cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations.

Organic Foods:
It is recommended eating only organic foods. Organic foods are not grown with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers or other toxic chemical harmful to your health. Recommended to eat organic as versus to conventional food but is it 100% practical? For raw food dieters totally eating only raw organic food may not suit their life-style. Therefore, for some their raw food diets maybe a mixture of organic and conventional

The Paleo Raw Food Diet vs. The Gourmet Raw Food Diet. Both Diets are raw food diets but the Paleo Raw Food Diet restricts certain foods that are allowable in The Gourmet Raw Food Diet. Paleo Raw Food Diet is gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free. While the Gourmet Raw Food Diet is preservative free.

Foods Allowed in Paleo Diet
-Fresh Vegetables
-Fresh Fruits
-Seeds
-Nuts
-Dried Fruits and Vegetables
-Seaweed
-Unprocessed foods
-Raw organic plants
-The Paleo Diet only allows plants edible uncooked plants

Foods Allowed in the Gourmet Raw Food Diet
-Fresh Vegetables
-Fresh Fruits
-Seeds
-Nuts
-Beans
-Legumes
-Grains
-Dried Fruits and Vegetables
-Seaweed
-Raw organic plants
-Unprocessed foods

Paleo Strawberry Arugula Salad Recipe
Paleo Recipes-Quick, Easy, Healthy and YUMMY! Great Recipe of Paleo Lunch or Paleo Dinner Recipes

Ingredients:
-3 cups fresh Arugula
-1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
-3/4 cup fresh blackberries or cranberries
-1 1/2 cup walnuts soaked
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg

Preparation:
-Wash arugula, strawberries and blackberries/cranberries and set aside to dry.
-Cut strawberries in quarter or halves
-Slice walnuts in halves
-Mix arugula, strawberries, blackberries/cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg
-Top salad with balsamic dressing of choice.
Serves 4

Mini Flax Pizza Bites
Gourmet Raw Food Recipe
Raw Diet Recipes
Non Paleo Diet Recipes

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup flax seeds
-1/2 cup flax meal
-6 medium tomatoes
-1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 2 hours or more
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-1/4 cup fresh basil
-3 tablespoons dried Italian herb mix
-3 medium onions
-1 clove garlic
Grind all ingredients in a food processor
Spread evenly and thinly over 2 Paraflexx dehydrator trays, right to the edges and then use a knife or spatula to score into individual squares .
Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 3 hours then invert onto another mesh dehydrator tray to finish drying in the dehydrator for a further 10 18 hours.

Pine Nut Cheese Spread
Ingredients

-1/2 cup pine nuts
-1/2 cup macadamias
-2 teaspoons lemon juice
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
-1/4 cup water
Grind all ingredients in a food processor.

Tomato Sauce
-4 medium tomatoes, de-seeded
-1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 2 hours or more
-1 soft date
-1 clove garlic
-2 teaspoons olive oil
-1 tablespoon fresh basil
-1 tablespoon dried oregano
-2 teaspoons lemon juice
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Pesto
-2 cups basil, tightly packed
-1 tablespoon minced rosemary
-1/4c pine nuts
-1T olive oil
-1/4t salt
-2t lemon juice
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until broken down, but leaving some texture to the finished pesto.

Assembly
Start with the flax cracker as a base to which youll add a layer of the nut cheese spread.
Next comes the tomato sauce and then top off with some pesto.
Garnish with olives, capers and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.

Variation: This recipe works great using marinated whole mushrooms as a base instead of flax crackers.

Marinate 12 mushrooms in 1/4c tamari and 1/4c olive oil for 2 hours or more.
Fill the mushroom caps with the nut cheese, tomato sauce and pesto. Going heavier on the amount of pesto works really nicely with mushrooms.
Once the mushrooms are stuffed, place in the dehydrator at 105 degrees F to warm through 1 – 2 hours.
Provided: Russell James the Raw Chef

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