Raw Food Expense
- Dear Raw Readers,
I have been an avid organic foods eater for years but I am just now
getting into raw foods. I would really appreciate your favorite tips
on low-cost yummy recipes, foods, and products. I'm unable to afford a
dehydrator just yet so I am especially looking for meals that are
simple to prepare. I'm open to tips, shopping lists, menus, or even
just your favorite snappy recipe.
Thank you in advance for any and all advice. And I especially
appreciate your time.
- Hi Shamira,
The Portland Raw & Living Meetup Group has recipes posted on our
Message Board, as well as in the Files section of the website. You
might want to check it out.(Membership in the group is free. The url
is www.rawfood.meetup.com/206) We also have monthly potlucks and
other events (restaurant meetups, book discussions, etc.
I'll also offer you my new favorite, simple recipe from Jennifer
Cornbleet's "Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 people". It makes one
very large bowl of soup, so it could be 1 or 2 servings, depending
on how hungry you are.
In general, anything with mostly greens is going to be healthier and
less expensive than nut-heavy dishes. I was also thinking of trying
to replace the avocado with celery, since that is a thickener as
well when you blend it, but I haven't tested that variation yet.
Spinach Apple Soup
2 cups spinach leaves (tightly packed)
1/2 apple, peeled & chopped
1/2 cup water, plus 1/4 cup water to thin, if necessary
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
Blend the spinach, apple, water, lemon juice and salt together until
smooth. Add the avocado slices and process until smooth. Add the
remaining 1/4 cup of water to thin, if necessary and blend briefly.
Serve immediately (for chilled soup, refrigerate 2 hours before
Variation: Replace spinach with 2 cups chopped chard or kale
Note: I used 1 cup spinach, 1 cup chard each time I've made it. I
also served it with some additional apples slices on top.
--- In RawPortland@yahoogroups.com, "Elesia Ashkenazy"
> Dear Raw Readers,
> I have been an avid organic foods eater for years but I am just now
> getting into raw foods. I would really appreciate your favorite
> on low-cost yummy recipes, foods, and products. I'm unable toafford a
> dehydrator just yet so I am especially looking for meals that are
> simple to prepare. I'm open to tips, shopping lists, menus, or even
> just your favorite snappy recipe.
> Thank you in advance for any and all advice. And I especially
> appreciate your time.
> Best wishes,