By Scott Mathias Integrative Health Coach and Creator of iLifeFoods.com
Those of you contemplating moving toward a completely 100% Raw diet need not fear that life will become boring. For me the transition has been beyond anything I could describe – inspirational, illuminating and uplifting.
I can feel my complete cellular body enjoys being filled with powerful plant phyto-energies. I feel the new relationship I have with RAW is enabling me to live life in a completely different paradigm; FREE from the need to be, think or act like anyone else. I feel going RAW has enabled me to begin to live my individual form based on new and inspired ideals firmly anchored in my natural relationship with all things of nature.
I sense my DNA is changing to accommodate my original state of true self.
More on this as I bring recipes forward for your contemplation and above all, sheer enjoyment. RAW is tasty and alive!!
Here is my Appetiser HiRise which frankly is more than a tasty meal for one person let alone the four who shared this recently here at RAWHQ!!.
This HiRise2 comprises 5 layers.
The base is seed bread which I make in my dehydrator – 2 cups sunflower seeds, ¼ cup flax or linseed, 1 small onion, ¼ cup sundried or dehydrated tomatoes, 1/4 cup soaked almonds, 2 tablespoons Shoyu or Tamari – Blend until paste like. Add a few drops of water to achieve paste consistency. Lay out on heat proof board or paper and score into snack size bites.
Place in warm oven or dehydrator no more than 110F for approx 7 hrs.
First layer from the bottom Carrot and cauliflower simple Kimchi – slice carrot and cauliflower into bite size pieces and stuff into an ‘French clamp’ jar (the pull own and seal variety but a vercola will do) fill jar to just cover the vegetables with apple cider vinegar. Leave on the kitchen bench for 3-4 days until when you open the jar you get a ‘sweet ferment’ aroma. Place in the fridge or do what I do and ‘go all the way’ and leave it out until totally consumed. In this case I placed into my bullet blender which is ideal for doing small portions and ground down.
Second layer from the bottom Simple pesto but I make it with coriander and walnuts. Coriander is great for helping to remove heavy metals from the body and walnut is very alkalising or the body. I keep a tub in my refrigerator all the time.
Third layer from bottom I placed three good tablespoons of my dehydrated tomatoes into my bullet blender and reduced to paste and added the next layer to the mould.
Finally the top layer The other thing I have always available is avocado cream or guacamole. Scoop out the flesh of 2 avocados and drop it into your blender. Add the juice of two limes. Add a handful of coriander. Half a chilli and some Sea or lake salt and pepper from North Queensland!!
Then place all the elements layer by layer into your stainless steel mould. Use the little ‘tamper tool’ provided to get the layers even. In this case I garnished with chopped purples cabbage to off set the colours!! I like to serve all my Raw food on white plates and garnish accordingly.
The final move really ‘honours’ the food that has offered itself up for your nourishment.
Here is the other version I do. I call this HiRise1!
Same approach as the HiRise2. make pastes of anything you have in your fridge including totally fresh carrot, tomato, radish or whatever you fancy. I serve with my dehydrated seed bread, some extra dried tomato and some pickles which adds a lovely savoury lavour to the vegetables.
Enjoying Raw food is exciting for me and it can be for you too. Its about disengaging from any of the traditional ways of preparing food. I have all I need – proteins, fats, carbs and vital ‘whole nutrients and vitamins and minerals. ENJOY experimenting!!
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Scott Mathias is a Certified Integrative Nutritionist and Professional Health Coach. Based in Noosa, Queensland he consults to clients around Australia including conducting seminars, public speaking engagements. His special areas of interest are Life Balance and the Digestive Function – He conducts Raw Food Classes. He is also the creator of an all Australian range of 100% PURE Nutrient Cell-Foods from www.ilifefoods.com. He can also be seen at the Noosa Farmers Market each and every Sunday throughout the year.
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