Our raw food adventure has been going on for five months now. Crazy! We aren't eating 100% raw anymore, but we are trying as hard as we can. Jared is my inspiration: he is way more devoted than I am. We all feel great, and there are so many things I will keep making FOREVER! Like, for instance, raw alfredo sauce. Real alfredo sauce is so bad for you, and so expensive, and so hard
make. I've only made it a handful of times, ever. And then came raw food, and raw alfredo! I love this stuff so much. It tastes just as good as real alfredo without the heavy, want to just lie down on the couch and sleep for the rest of your life feeling that you get after you eat an entire plate of real alfredo. And the marinara sauce whips up in minutes and is so fresh and delicious, no need to eat tomatoes to from a can ever again! I like mix to the both together best.
Now, if this meal were truly raw I would make Zucchini pasta by either cutting zucchini into very thin, long strips, or shaving it with a vegetable peeler, or spinning it through a spiralizer.
The boys aren't overly fond of zucchini pasta, so we have started making them rice pasta instead (still staying away from gluten as much as possible.) There is no reason not use to the raw sauces on cooked pasta! They are delicious either way.
I'm constantly telling Jared that raw food is an art, not a science, but that's only because I'm really bad at following recipes. There are so many different alfredo and marinara sauce recipes out there, but I don't use any of them. I need quick and easy recipes, so I've made my own, and here they are for you
try out! Do enjoy, and let me know what you think. to
2 cups of white nuts (cashews, macadamia nuts or pine nuts, or any combination of
the three), soaked for 8 hours
1 1/2 cups of water, divided
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1-3 cloves of garlic
1-3 cloves of garlic
In a high speed blender mix nuts, garlic, spices and 1 cup of water. Add more water until you reach desired consistency.
For spices you can just as salt and pepper, or you can experiment with others, like nutmeg, or thyme, etc.
10-15 sun dried tomato halves
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of salt
In a high speed blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. For spices I might add pepper, oregano, onion...
And, just so you know, my taste testers approved whole heartedly.
Eli has two plates because he finished off mine before I could. He loved it!