WIAW – Fresh Raw Food Love

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One of the best things about summer? Fresh produce.  I’m loving hard on this season’s bounty.

Since there isn’t a farmer’s market anywhere convenient to where I live, I haven’t been able to make it to the market this summer – but that’s not to say I haven’t had my fair share of fresh, raw goodness.  On hot days, I crave raw food.  Something about the incredible energy I get and how it leaves me feeling full but light.

So here’s my little ode to raw food, what I’m loving lately.


Breakfasts:

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chopped fruit & nut butter.  This time I added coconut.  So sad that strawberry season is nearly over!

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Chia pudding!  With fruit and almond butter.  I use Gena’s recipe/tutorial, but added a little protein powder. And used vanilla extract because I don’t have vanilla beans.

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FIGS.  I keep meaning to make things with them, but I can’t seem to get them further than fridge to mouth.  Oh well. so sweet and delicious.

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stone fruit.  I’m in love with peaches and nectarines lately.  I think I’ve eaten a total of 3 peaches so far today. Oops.

Lunches:

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Fat salad!  Ha.  But seriously – I was craving all kinds of fatty things – this salad has edamame, peppers, tomatoes with avocado, tahini (& lemon juice), and hemp seeds.  brown rice tortilla on the side.  Kept me going for hours.

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Protein-packed bowl of energy!  baked tofu, quinoa, avocado, tahini sauce, over a bed of kale.  I love this stuff.

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zucchini noodles!  I was inspired to make it look pretty.  Cherry tomatoes (aka candy), red pepper cashew sauce, lentils

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all mixed up.

Snacks:

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cashews and unsulphured(sp?) apricots.  I love dried apricots as a sweet snack/dessert.

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banana & nut butter & cinnamon.  classic.

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Mary’s gone crackers (caraway!!) and an attempt at cashew cheese.  P.S. – if you haven’t checked out Gena’s site soon, you should do it now.  It’s my go-to for simple raw recipes – especially sauces and dips.

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my current cocktail of choice – LOVE this flavor!

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and an old favorite.  I’m trying not to make this a habit. It’s not a cheap one.  I should probably brew my own.

Dinners:

Usually by the time dinner rolls around, I’m in the mood for something cooked.  Dinner is either a big mixing bowl salad, some random concoction of whatever I have on hand (veg burgers, random cooked veggies, rice or quinoa), or something like this – where I prepare double portions to take for lunch the next day.

And I don’t always snap pics, because dinners aren’t always that pretty.

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Greens, delicious smoky roasted eggplant, quinoa, fennel, balsamic and olive oil.

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Another giant bowl of who knows what.  All the fresh things and such.

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And then dessert – usually a few bites of chocolate and a scoop of nut butter.  Sometimes fruit.  Probably more than I need, but I can’t seem to kick my sweet-after-dinner cravings.  For now, i’ll stick with it.

Do you crave fresh foods in the summer?

What’s your favorite raw recipe – any I must try? Links welcome!

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8 thoughts on “WIAW – Fresh Raw Food Love

    1. Rachel Post author

      Thanks, Amy! I actually just got a new spiralizer, and it’s made a world of difference (I was using a julienned peeler before, no comparison).

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  1. Hollie

    One thing I love about summer is the abundance of produce and fresh food. I do tend to eat a lot more salads and seasoned greens in the summer time. They just taste so much better! That “fat salad” looks and sounds really good. I def think I would give a try.
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    1. Rachel Post author

      I’m so not looking forward to losing all the seasonal goodness in a few months. And that salad – so good – I would actually make it again, which says a lot. I don’t often repeat salad combos!

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