Saturday, January 28, 2017

Go meatless, go raw (go bra-less, for that matter) every chance you get...

I read this recipe on the website of The Natural Food Market in Midland, Texas. I have a friend who lives there, and I was looking for a place that offers fresh vegetable juices. I shared the info with her, then I absconded with this recipe for you. I googled the recipe trying to find out where it came from... I found all sorts of variations. So I took a few liberties with this recipe and made it my own. Try it and let me know what you think. This is a great raw and meat-free meal.

All-Raw Thai Coleslaw

The slaw:

1 ripe mango, cut in small diced cubes
1 head white cabbage, shredded
1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
1 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup green onions
1 handful cilantro leaves
1 handful torn basil leaves

The Thai dressing:

2 tablespoons raw honey (or 1 tbsp and few drops stevia)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
1 large clove raw garlic
1 tablespoon red chili pepper (fresh)
2 tbsp Braggs Amino Acid
1 cup raw almond butter (or raw almonds)--with either being sprouted
Himalayan sea salt to taste

Garnish with whole raw sesame seeds and whole raw cashews (preferably sprouted)

Cut the mango into small cubes. Shred the cabbage and carrots. In a Vita-Mix or high-speed blender, puree the honey, lemon juice, ginger and red chili. Add the raw almond butter and blend at low speed to combine, to get a thick, cake batter-like consistency. Add water to thin if necessary. In a bowl, mix the cabbage and the raw almond butter dressing mixture really well. Add the raw cashews, sesame seeds, cilantro, basil and mango pieces. Stir well but don't overdo. Top with a few leaves of cilantro and basil and a few pieces of mango and/or carrots for colorful garnish.

Here's a great source for sprouted nuts and sprouted nut butters, all organic. If you call or order, tell them Donnagail sent you. Maybe they'll send me a bag of nuts or something. Click on this link: