If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I am exploring the ideas and food that fall under the category of “raw” food. I’ve learned a ton about nutrition this week and have formed my own opinions about the raw food movement (I’ll post about that in a future posting).
All this research has really pointed out that most of us really could benefit from a lot more raw food in our diets, whether or not you believe that humans should eat entirely raw. So here’s an example of a scrumptious way to get some living food into your body. The idea is so simple that it really doesn’t qualify as a recipe, but I thought it was so good that it’s worth mentioning.
Grab a big bowl, cutting board and chef’s knife. Collect any and all veggies from your stash–whatever is in your fridge that day. Romaine lettuce, kale, carrots, red pepper, broccoli, parsley, cucumber, cilantro, whatever you have on hand. Start chopping. Keep chopping. Throw it all in a bowl. Add some type of fruit–fresh or dried-in small pieces. Add raw sunflower seeds or raw sliced almonds–not too much. Last, dress with your favorite dressing. Viola! A wonderful chopped salad that wakes up all of your taste buds. And it even keeps in the refidgerator if you have leftovers. Now that’s whacky!