Thursday, 26 January 2012

I didn't quite have enough time to post this yesterday but here's the raw food i made, its mainly juices and a soup though.

I used a recipe from The Sunny Raw Kitchen except i omitted some ingredients as I didn't have them. I ran out of cucumbers and I used soy sauce for one of the alternatives.i have to say it turned out to be a pretty awesome soup.I never thought a totally raw soup could taste almost like those cooked ones. Avocado was used  to make it more creamier and thicker and it went perfectly well with the main ingredient, raw spinach :)

I was never all for raw food until I tried this soup and it taste as good as or maybe even better than cooked soup. So I'm definitely going to try out the other soups. I was eyeing the Spicy Cucumber Dill Soup recipe yesterday but i didn't have all the ingredients .

As for the juices i made yesterday, i tried a recipe I found on Raw Radiant Health . I didn't have pears so i substituted them with apples and it turned out pretty well! I wasn't too sure if i could handle a green juice so quickly but it tasted pretty good and it was sweet too( due to the apples).The lemon also made it taste fresh and lemons usually help the juice keep for about 2 to 3 days if chilled. I had a bag of oranges( about 5 or 6) so I used them all to make orange juice with a quarter of lemon and i must say I'm addicted. I didn't have to rely on caffeine to wake me up - I got an energy boost with all the juice :)

Here's the recipe for the Green Juice:

3 kale leaves (flat kale)
1 stalk of celery
1 cucumber
1 pear( I used an apple instead)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 lemon( peeled)

Everything goes into the juicer and there you have awesome healthy green juice.

A word of caution though: Leafy vegetables like kale have to be cleaned well as they trap bacteria & dirt pretty easily.Also, it wold be better if organic vegetables are used because its usually free of pesticides and other chemicals. I'm thinking of investing in an organic vegetable cleanser ( still looking for one in the market).I found one but its only available in the Indian market and I'm in Singapore.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My first post:)

Finally!So, I have been contemplating to create a blog on raw food for some time.Here I am! aha! I started to learn the benefits of raw food late last year, just before leaving on a 2 month holiday( which btw did not make me any healthier ahaha! ). Back in Singapore, I became more interested in raw food and also having more time in my hands, I have been experimenting alot in juicing, eating raw etc etc. Since i live in Singapore and it can be quite challenging to shop for the basic tools to transition into a raw diet, I have decided to share my knowledge and also the meals which i have made :)