Have you tried sunchokes yet, aka Jerusalem artichoke? They are the tuber of the sunflower plant, and available at our local farmers' markets here in Los Angeles. As with all tubers, they are full of minerals and vitamins and help boost our immune system in the wintertime. When eaten fresh and raw, sunchokes have a light crisp, similar to water chestnut. And are delicious sliced and served as a 'chip' with dips like guacamole and hummus. I tried roasting sunchokes in my friend's convection oven, tossed in a splash of olive oil. The texture was similar to a sweet potato, starchy and delicious. A warming comfort food on a cold winter day. Enjoy this vegan, gluten-free, superfood recipe: Roasted Sunchokes 2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Toss together the sunchokes and oil in a large bowl. Spread on baking tray and roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.
Watermelon and arugula, stuffed with a wild rice and walnut pate. Topped with compressed persimmon. Beautifully refreshing red and green raw food, vegan, holiday recipe that aides detox while stimulating digestion and weight loss. Helps combat our holiday eating in a delicious way!
This Korean Pumpkin Porridge is one of my favorite cooked autumn soups. It's called 'ho bak jook', and is made with cooked pumpkin squash, plus rice mochi to give it a thick texture. A few black beans are added in for garnish, and it's delicious served up with spicy fermented pickles like kimchi for added probiotics. This is a hearty vegan comfort food on a cold day. This soup is heated up, but it started from fresh, whole, raw pumpkin squash. Mochi needs to be cooked though. I'll have to figure out a raw food recipe for this dish, but for now, I'm loving it hot! A good way to boost our beta-carotene for winter and immunity boosting.
Ani's Raw Food Detox just arrived to me here in Los Angeles fresh off the presses. It's always different to hold the physical book in my hands after it's printed. This book will be available everywhere books are sold January 1st 2014. And, it's already available for pre-order on Amazon too. Eating raw food is a detox in and of itself since we eliminate common allergens like wheat, dairy, animal products, refined sugar, and processed foods. This book contains a 15-day program with shopping lists for eating healthy raw foods to detox and cleanse, and even loose some excess unwanted pounds. This detox will leave you glowing with health and bounding with excess energy. It's fun to effortlessly detox while feasting on the yummiest whole, unprocessed, fresh, raw foods ever!
The best Raw Food and Vegan Apple Pie ever! I made this dessert with 2 lbs of sliced apples, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon, and then topped it off with slivered almonds…all on a gluten-free walnut and Medjool date crust. A yummy detox and whole food that's both healthy and guiltless. Have your cake and eat it too! This is why I love Raw Food desserts.
Getting ready for my Raw Food, Vegan, and Gluten-free Thanksgiving on Thursday, using all whole food and superfood ingredients. Here's a new recipe made with Cashew Kream that is topped with persimmon off a friend's tree. It's then finished with mesquite-lucuma sauce and cacao that's been candied with coconut sugar. This is one of my new favorite desserts, and I'm feeling grateful. What's your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?
I was featured in Sunday's Los Angeles Times newspaper here in LA, in their Holiday Guide. Here are a couple recipes and hopefully some ideas you will find useful and inspiring for keeping it fresh whole food, raw food, vegan, and healthy recipes during your holidays! Enjoy xoxo
Ani's Juice Kitchen in action. I'm crafting a bunch of new organic recipes for delicious, healthy detox, plus nourishment. This is a similar process as when making food recipes, but in liquid form. And I'm focused on color and flavor. What's your favorite seasonal juice combo today?
What's your favorite #RawFood pasta recipe? We made this delicious Ravioli in Ani's Raw Food Certification Course Level 1 this weekend in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA with summer squash pasta, cashew herb cheese, cherry tomato ravioli, and fresh Italian herbs. All ingredients from the Saturday morning Farmers' Market up the street....local, seasonal, fresh,nutritious, and super delicious. Wheat-free and gluten-free pasta filled with vegan nut cheeze. 100% good for you and the planet. Great way to detox while feasting.
A berry delicious and nutritious green salad made with kale, baby bok choy, Chinese greens, corn, onion, yellow squash, eggplant, raspberries, blueberries, and pomegranate marinated in a splash of olive oil, with a pink of pink sea salt. This is a simply beautiful way to pump up antioxidants to help slow the 'rusting' of my cells. Packed full of beautifying foods for feasting while detoxing, this raw vegan salad will keep your skin clear and glowing with beauty from the inside out. What's your secret for combating the signs of aging?