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Rawlicious: A cookbook

Very excitingly, on Wednesday while I was at work a package came for me. It's always fun when packages come at work. Especially when the return address on it is not from our fulfillment house.

I tore open the envelope (ok, I cut the side off neatly with scissors after I struggled for like three minutes to tear the envelope...) to find Rawlicious a raw food cookbook by Peter and Beryn Daniel. Rawlicious was originally published in 2009 in South Africa and will soon be available in North America.

Rawlicious offers a nice sampling of a variety of dishes, from smoothies to soups to mains with a section on combining the different components to make a gourmet meal. The recipes are easy to make without many specialty ingredients, which I personally always look for in a cookbook. There are tons of recipes I'm excited to try, especially ones using sprouted legumes, such as the sprouted lentil burger and sprouted chick pea falafels. I love sprouting legumes because it's so easy and inexpensive, but I can never find enough ways to use them!

Here's a sneak peek at one of the delicious recipes in this amazing book: I tried the Cream of Celery Soup the other day, with slight variations, when we had a friend over for dinner. It was super easy to make and was a big hit. Here's my modified recipes:

5 stalks of celery (2.5c celery juice)
2c water (1c water)
1 avocado (1.5 avocado)
1/4c olive oil
2 cloves garlic (1 clove)
1/2c parsley (1/2c cilantro + 1/4c parsley)
juice from 1/2 lemon (1tbsp lemon juice)
(1tsp Himalayan salt, 2 scallions)

Blend everything together.

Enjoy with a spring of parsley and maybe a sprinkle of cayenne pepper if you want an extra kick!

Stay tuned as I sample more of the recipes in Rawlicious!


YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM soup is the perfect food for this time of year. especially served with cornbread or salad

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