Tomato pasta sauce

This is my favourite ‘go-to’ recipe it’s just fantastic for a quick and easy family meal.  All the ingredients are tossed into the blender and then poured over spiralized courgette or sweet potato.  My children prefer spaghetti and this is a perfect stir-in sauce too.  I’ve even had this sauce as a soup and it was delicious,  there are 4 teaspoons of sugar in a bowl of Heinz tomato sauce and its nowhere near as nice as this home made raw version.  You can garnish the dish with pine nuts and basil.

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Ingredients

4 tomatoes or several handfuls of cherry tomatoes

1 cm ginger

1 spring onion (only the white part) or a small shallot

Juice from half a lime or lemon

2 dates

1/2 tsp chilli powder

 

tomato sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beet burgers

I love the colour of beetroot and its gorgeous earthy taste.  This is another ridiculously easy meal to make that is also super healthy.  I discovered it in the pages of Raw Food by Eria Palmercrantz and Irmela Lilja.  My husband and I really enjoy this as a lunch with a raw soup.

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Ingredients

3 beets

2 carrots

1/4 cup pistachios

1/2 – 1 avocado

2 tsp lemon juice

Pinch mineral salt

1-2 tsp mustard

Some bug lettuce leaves like romaine

Capers to top

 

Instructions

Chop the beets and carrots into small cubes.

Add the pistachios and blend together.

Add the avocado and blend.

Add the lemon juice, mustard and salt  and blend again.

Place a spoonful in the middle of each lettuce leaf and garnish with the capers.

 

 

Asian Slaw

I found this refreshing salad on the pages of Raw Freedom by Saskia Fraser. Its  lovely and crunchy and has a hint of the exotic but is easy enough to make any time,  we even made it whilst on a motor home holiday with limited surfaces to work on and even fewer kitchen utensils.  Though the one thing I always travel with is my trusty blender!

 

Asian slaw

 

 

Salad

Shredded cabbage, red and/or green

Carrot grated or cut into matchsticks

Cucumber cut into matchsticks

Handful coriander leaves

3 tbsp sesame seeds

3 tbsp dessicated coconut

1 shallot diced

Mix all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

Dressing

1 clove garlic

1/2 small red chilli

2 limes, juiced

1 tbsp tamari or nama shoyu

1/4 tsp honey or agave syrup

1/4 cup cashews

75ml water

Whizz all the ingredients together in a blender to make the dressing, then simply pour over the salad.

 

 

 

Ranch Dressing

This is a hearty, full flavoured salad.   The nutritional yeast in the dressing gives it a lovely cheesy rich flavour.   I love olives and pile them on.

 

Ranch Dressing

 

 

Serves 2

Salad

2 sticks celery chopped

Olives

Shredded leaves of any kind

2 Carrots, grated

4 Tomatoes, sectioned

Toss all ingredients together

 

Dressing

1 cup cashews

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 spring onion

2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (Engevita)

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

1/2 cup fresh almond milk or water

1tbsp fresh chives (chopped)

Whizz all the dressing ingredients in a blender then add the chives.  Pour over the salad