Archive for October, 2010

Savory Raw Dressings And Sauces Now Available

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Savory CoverI like a good salad.

I’m not really the type to just chomp on a head of lettuce by itself -it’s gotta have something savory or sweet on it to dress it up.

When I first went raw I missed the oil-and-vinegar-based dressings I’d grown accustomed to, but soon I realized that you can easily make some really amazing low-fat, salt-and-toxin-free dressings using only fresh ingredients.

I usually whip up one of these babies every night to go on top of 1-3 heads of lettuce or some other leafy green. I now realize that the ability to make good dressings played a big role in getting me settled into the steady adherence to raw.

Since a lot of raw foodists haven’t figured out a good replacement for processed salad dressings, I created, “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces.”

In it, I walk you through how to make good dressings that won’t violate 80/10/10 principles.

I also include my eight favorite salad dressings recipes, including this one: Corn Medley: 

And this one: Mango Delight

Find out more about Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces here.


Last Chance To Win A Free Copy of “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

You’ve got less than a week left to submit your favorite raw food recipe for a chance to win one of three free copies of my upcoming ebook, “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”.

I will stop accepting entries on Sunday, October 17 at 12 a.m.

What Is “Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces”?

Sometimes, tomatoes and cucumbers just won’t cut it. You need something with some pizazz to spice up your salad, but traditional processed dressings are full of fat, salt, and unneeded calories.

In the “Savory Raw Dressing and Sauces” ebook, you’ll learn how to make delicious and healthy toppings for your salads.

Besides teaching you how to creatively come up with your own recipes using what you have on hand, The ebook features my favorite eight low-fat dressing and sauce recipes with photos of the finished products and a calorie information for each. I also include information on why traditional oil, vinegar, and salt-based dressings are harmful.

The Contest

I’ve received a number of entries so far, and while most of them are great, some did not meet the requirements. If you did not include a picture of your recipe or inserted an ingredient listed as unacceptable, feel free to resubmit with the corrections. I will select my three favorite submissions and award the prizes to their authors soon after the end of the contest.

How To Win

Head to this page and submit your favorite healthy raw recipe (any type recipe is fine). The submissions will all be available free to visitors of the site after the contest is over.

What the recipes must contain:

1) A coherently written set of directions and an ingredient list.
2) At least one photo of the finished product.
3) You must include your full name and email address if you want to be considered for the prizes.

What the recipes must not contain:

1) Animals products of any kind.
2) Any cooked ingredients
3) Salt, pepper, honey, agave, garlic, cacao (the fruit is fine, but not the seed), chocolate, grains, nutritional yeast, oil, nama shoyu/tamari, seaweed and/or other “sea vegetables”, vinegar, sauerkraut, or any other fermented food.


A Different Take On Vitamin D

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Vitamin D and what to do about it is a frequent topic of discussion among raw foodists, and it’s understandably a big concern for anyone who doesn’t eat processed food that’s been supplemented with D.

I certainly respect the opinions and expertise of the other contributors, but I feel that D supplementation is being oversold without regard to what the consequences may be.

There’s significant reason to believe that D supplements are not effective in preventing problems associated with D deficiency, and that they bring on additional medical problems themselves, as is often the case with vitamin supplements of many types as well as drugs and cures in general.

I think most people are unaware of just how much evidence against D supplements is out there, and that experts are starting to shy away from the supplement-happy suggestions they were issuing before.

For an in-depth look at the Vitamin D supplement issue, check out my article here.

Happy sunning