If you are new to raw foods or confused about what steps to take, Raw Food 101 is an awesome DVD to get you started. Tanya Alexseeva, Better Raw, lives in London and I absolutely love all that she is doing to help people live healthier lives. Her 2 1/2 hour DVD is a complete beginners guide to raw food. The DVD is all in chapters so it is extremely easy to follow and go back and forth between the different subjects. I love being able to actually watch the recipes being created. She starts off with the equipment she uses on a daily basis in her raw kitchen. She then goes on to green smoothies, nut milk and calcium, superfoods, the staples in her kitchen, sprouting, fermenting, dehydrating, sauces & flavors, five minute meals & desserts. I received permission from Tanya to create one of her recipes from the DVD and I picked her delicious 'Curry in a Hurry' main dish meal. Oh my goodness this was so good with flavor plus! My daughter dropped by and absolutely loved it too. The cauliflower has all the properties to help build up your immune system and cleanse your body. It also has a lot of spices to help warm you up and satisfy. The recipe makes four large servings and is good for several days in the refrigerator. I highly recommend Tanya's DVD, even if you are not a beginner to raw foods. Her recipes are excellent, nutritious and I just love her fun loving personality. I know you will too.
In Tanya’s class (RawFood101) you will learn all the basics, such as:
◈Which equipment is necessary and which is just for fun
◈What superfoods are all about
◈ The difference between smoothies and juices
◈Why dairy is not the answer to calcium
◈Why fermenting is so important
◈What on earth a dehydrator is and what you can create in it
◈Secrets to staying raw in winter time
◈Guidelines on sprouting at home
◈Practical tips and tricks to creating easy meals and snacks in under five minutes
◈How desserts can very much be a part of your diet
◈Hear truly inspiring success stories
◈Recipes include green smoothies, nut milks, hummus, granola, crackers, sauerkraut, cheese, spaghetti bolognaise, curry, sushi, chocolate, ice cream and more!
Raw Curry in a Hurry
1/2 head of cauliflower (trimmed & roughly chopped)
2 carrots (roughly chopped)
1 cup cashews (soaked until soft)
1 clove garlic
1/2 inch ginger
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp + water
Garnish with cilantro.
Place cauliflower & carrots in food processor. Process by pulsing until it looks about the size of rice and set aside.
Place remaining ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed until desired consistency.
Place cauliflower/carrot mixture on plate and pour on sauce. Garnish with cilantro and ENJOY!
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