Hearty Raw Food Recipes for Hearty Climates
Posted on January 02 2012 | (2) Comments
Category:Easy Raw Meals
One of the biggest misconceptions about raw food is that it is light or ‘bunny food.’ But what many people don’t realize is that bunnies live active lives and need lots of nutrition to do all that hopping and multiplying. Fortunately the raw fruits and vegetables that bunnies prefer are filled with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and everything else a bunny’s body...and the human body...needs to function at optimum levels.
One of my favorite hearty raw food menus from Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People to serve on a cold winter’s night in my hometown of Chicago is fit for a king (or queen) as long as the monarch has a hearty appetite. This royal meal starts with a Shaved Beet Salad, followed by a Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Sun-Dried Tomato Pâté and Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Raisins.
What I like especially like about this meal is how satisfying it is. Many people call the Portobello mushroom the ‘steak’ of mushrooms. Even though they’re vegetables, Portobello’s are known for their ‘meaty’ taste and texture. I just love them.
If anyone still has room for dessert after the feast described above, you can serve Pears with Raspberry Jam. Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc, and Seckel pears all work beautifully. Just choose the one with the taste and texture you like best.
Click here for the recipe.
This is just one of many sample menus you’ll find in my first book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. Having pre-set menus to fall back on makes it ultra-easy to pull together a meal on a night when you’re not feeling inspired in the kitchen or when unexpected guests make an appearance.
Raw food is great to fall back on when you’re traveling, too. So next time I’ll share a hearty raw food recipe that’s great to take along on a winter vacation.
Related Recipes: Pears with Raspberry Jam