On hot days, the last thing I want to be doing is slaving over the stove. I'd rather sip a cold glass of Chardonay while assembling these simple yet surprisingly tasty dishes.
Summer is the best time to enjoy raw meals. Produce is at it's peak of freshness and readily available. Our bodies are more likely to be satisfied with uncooked meals. And these meals are so vibrant and colourful, they're a feast for the eyes as well as the belly.
Not only are raw foods (those not heated above 118 degrees F) loaded with vitamins, minerals and chlorophyl, they also contain LIVE digestive enzymes (The Sexy Spark of Life as Kris Carr calls them) that aid in digestion. As we age, sadly our bodies produce fewer and fewer of their own enzymes and it becomes more and more important to take in these energizing enzymes by eating live foods.
Since Zengarry Cashew Cheeses are made from raw ingredients and are never heated above 100 degree F. they are a delicious and convenient ingredient in many raw food recipes.
Bonus: since these dishes all use Zengarry Garlic and Fine Herbs Cashew Cheese, they pack a probiotic punch as well. Keeping your intestinal microflora in tip top shape.
Take advantage of the fresh herbs available in your garden and at your local farmers market this time of year. The shorter the time from harvest to plate, the fresher the taste. A treat you should not pass up in these 3 recipes.
These recipes come together in a snap. The beet ravioli requires a bit of advanced prep, but after that they can be assembled in minutes.
Click on the photos below for the full recipe.
Now which one will you try first?
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