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Raw Foods and Recipes - Resources for a Raw Foods Diet

If you're thinking of exploring a raw food diet or just looking for raw food recipes, this is a good place to start. Here you'll find all sorts of recipes suitable for a raw foods diet, including raw soups, raw salads, raw dips and raw foods meals.
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What are raw foods? What is the raw foods diet? About Raw Foods
A raw food diet consists of unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). People who follow a raw food diet, "Raw foodists", believe that foods cooked above this temperature have lost a significant amount of their nutritional value and are harmful to the body.

Top Ten Easy Raw Food Recipes
Top Ten Easy Raw Food Recipes

Myths About the Raw Food Diet
Think that all you can eat on a raw food diet is cold fruits and vegetables? Think again! I've debunked this and several other myths about the raw food diet. Find out what even many long-term raw foodists don't know!

How to Open a Young Coconut
Young coconuts, also called Thai coconuts or sometimes Thai young coconuts, are notoriously hard to open - though they sure are worth all the work! Before I learned this easy method of opening young coconuts, I used to use a hammer and nail to open them, but the way the open Thai coconuts in Thailand is so much better and makes it much easier to enjoy the sweet coconut water and soft young coconut inside. Young coconuts are a popular ingredient in many raw food recipes.

What are green smoothies?
Green smoothies are everywhere these days! Wondering about the truth green smoothies? What are they and are they really healthy? Find out more about green smoothies here.

Top Ten Tools of the Trade for a Raw Kitchen
Learn which kitchen tools are most useful in a raw food kitchen. Get recommendations on appropriate appliances and tools for making raw food.

Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds
Experience the benefits of soaking raw nuts and seeds before using them in your recipes. Learn what you are rinsing away when you let nuts and seeds soak in water and why it is so much healthier for you.

What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat defined.
What is buckwheat or buckwheat groats? Buckwheat is used in many raw food diet recipes as well as health food products on today's market. Can it be eaten raw? Is it gluten-free? Find out all about buckwheat here. Buckwehat defined, and kasha, too.

Getting Started on a Raw Food Diet

Whether you are giving raw foods a week or a lifetime, reinforcing yourself with the raw food tools, education and foods you need to feel satisfied will keep you from lapsing back into cooked food. As with all things new, it takes a little extra time at first. You have new techniques, new ingredients, new lingo, maybe even some new gadgets. Soon enough, it will all be second nature. Most raw foodists say the biggest hurdles are the lack of available raw foods in restaurants and social pressures. By fortifying your kitchen as well as your resolve, you'll be many steps ahead of the game when beginning with raw foods.

Nutritional Benefits of Raw Cacao (Raw chocolate)
Explore the possible nutritional benefits of raw cacao (raw chocolate) and why the raw food community loves it. Is raw cacao beneficial to your health or another passing raw food fad?

Chocolate - A History of Decadence
Follow chocolate from it's roots as a spicy beverage of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations to it's use in the raw food movement of today. Learn the history of chocolate as a prized vehicle of trade and decadence until it's use as a modern day nutritional supplement.

What is raw cacao? How to use raw cacao
Wondering about raw cacao or raw chocolate? Find out what it is, and how to use raw cacao in the variety of forms it comes in. From raw cacao...

Raw Food Skin Care
Raw food skin care using natural fruit masks! These six raw foods can keep your skin clean, moisturized and young. Learn how to replace expensive beauty care products with food from the produce department.

How Raw is Your Raw Food?
Many labels claim that foods are 'Raw', but this can be misleading. Find out how to know if a food is actually a raw food or if you are being...

Famous Raw Foodists Put the Spotlight on Health
Famous raw foodists are enjoying more health and vitality and bringing lots of attention to the raw food diet. Famous raw foodists benefit more than most from the diet's vibrant skin, bright eyes and all around anti-aging qualities. Find out which celebrities are following a raw food diet and which chefs are famous in the raw food world.

What is raw coconut butter?
Uncommon ingredients, like raw coconut butter, come up a lot in recipes for a raw food diet. Check out this definition of Raw Coconut Butter for clarity on its use and storage instructions.

Can Raw Foodists Eat Enough Protein?
Concerned about raw food and protein? How do you get enough protein on a raw food diet? Find out which vegetables have the most protein and how much of them you need to eat.

Breakfast ideas for a raw food diet
Breakfast ideas for a raw food diet.

Raw food Thanksgiving menu
Wondering how to celebrate Thanksgiving on a raw food diet? Here's a few fall-themed raw food suggestions for a raw food menu for your Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday.

Make Raw Food Fun For the Holidays
Eating raw food over the holidays with friends and family can be tricky. Check out these tips for enduring the holiday season on a raw food diet.

What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are needed for life and fighting disease. Nature provides ample sources of antioxidants in raw fruits and vegetables. But what exactly are antioxidants? Antioxidants defined.

Nama Shoyu - What is Nama Shoyu?
Nama shoyu is a common ingredient in raw food cuisine. Find out what this obscure ingredient is, where it comes from and how to get it.

Hemp oil - What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil - What is hemp oil? How to use hemp oil and recipes for vegetarians and vegans

Goji Berries - What are goji berries?
Goji berries are famed for their health benefits, and used frequently in the raw food diet? Find out several culinary uses of goji berries to help you receive all those nutritive benefits as well.

Fermented Foods Create a Culture of Happy Digestion
Cultures around the world have fermented raw vegetables for centuries as a way of preserving food. Read about the health benefits of including raw cultured or fermented foods in your diet.

Hemp Seeds - What are Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seeds are an up and coming superfood, especially used by vegetarians and those on a raw food diet. Find out why they hemp seeds are so good for you, learn about the nutritional value of hemp seeds, and how you can use them in your daily life.

Eat Your Bluberries
Discover the wealth of nutritional value in blueberries. Raw blueberries contain life-saving antioxidants and other nutrients. Blueberries are a true superfood!

Eating Raw Food Through the Winter
Winter is a challenging time for many beginning raw foodists. Here are some tips for keeping warm and staying happy on a raw food diet through the winter months.

The Benefits of Raw Sprouted Nuts, Seeds, Beans and Grains
Learn about sprouting and it's role in raw food nutrition. Raw foodists can pack in amazing nutrition with some simple spouts. Find out why sprouting and sprouted seeds, sprouted nuts, beans and grains are so good for you.

What is Cocoa Butter?
This detailed but simple definition of cocoa butter explains the origin and culinary uses of the fat.

Living Cuisine
With so many raw food recipe books on the market, how to know which one to choose? Let this review of 'Living Cuisine' by Renee Loux Underkoffler inform you whether it is the right choice for you.

Hemp seed pesto recipe
I love the combination of nutty hemp seeds with earthy flax oil - what a powerful combination! This simple hemp food recipe combines hemp seeds with fresh basil for a healthy vegan pesto.

What is the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?
Are cacao and cocoa the same thing, and can the words be used interchangeably? Find out what the difference is and where the word cacao actually comes from.

Dehydrator recipes

Don't know what to do with your new dehydrator? Here's a few of the best dehydrator recipes for vegetarians and vegans.

Aronia berries - What are aroniaberries?
What are aroniaberries? Wondering about this new superfood and whether there's any truth to the health claims behind aronia berries? Read on to find out.

Raw Food Real World
Which raw food recipe book should you choose? This review of Raw Food Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis will tell you if it is the right book for you!

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