RAW Pickled Beets

I must say I LOVE picked beets.  I will admit it is an acquired taste and either you like them or you hate them.  I probably hated them as a child, but grew to love them as an adult.

I love to put raw beets in my salad, not only for their beautiful color and crisp, crunchy texture, but for their benefits as well.

Listed below are 6 benefits of beets:

  • They say that beets are Nature’s natural Viagra.  Beets contain boron which is related to the production of sex hormones
  • Beets are high in vitamins and minerals – Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid
  • Beets cleanse the body and detox the liver. It actually turns your poop red!  How many beet/poop scares have sent people running to their doctor?  Notice how doctors tell you NOT to eat beets if you’re having a colonoscopy?
  • Beets can help with mental health.  They contain tryptophan (the same ingredient found in Turkey) which relaxes the mind and can help you fall asleep.
  • This is my absolute favorite benefit of beets and one of the main reason why I LOVE THEM!  Beets act as a barometer to measure stomach acid!   If you eat beets and your urine comes out clear, most likely you have a lot of acid in your stomach.  If you pee pink — then you are free of stomach acid.  How cool is that!?
  • Beets are a great source of energy . . . low in calories and has the right kind of sugar that digest slowly in you system.

Most pickled beets on your store shelves have been cooked in one way or another (steamed, boiled, etc.).  I needed to come up with a flavorful way to pickle my beets so that I get the flavor I want with the pickled beet texture.  So this is what I came up with!  And it’s so simple!!!  This recipe calls for 1 beet because I was experimenting with the recipe.  Going forward I will use more.

Raw Pickled Beets

Beets peeled and sliced.  I used a knife.  You can use a slicer or a mandolin if you have.

Juice from 2 medium sized oranges

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

Put in a container and give it a good week to marinate.  I started eating them earlier than a week so they had a lot of crunch — but I eat raw beets anyway.  The added flavor of the oranges and apple cider vinegar was fabulous!

The longer they marinate the softer they get, yet still have a little crunch and bite to them!

I like using RAW beets in smoothies, juices (great with apples and carrots)  and in my salads.  They add another flavor note to the hierarchy of flavors I use in my salads.  I love eating the colors of the rainbow and I do enjoy a very colorful salad.  It makes me feel as if I’m eating healthy and every ingredient in there is doing something wonderful for my body, mind and spirit!!  I also enjoy beet greens, but I mostly will use those in my smoothies.  

So whether you like beets or not, or feel as if you need to start incorporating them more into your daily diet, this is a great way to start — a simple, fast recipe!!  

Enjoy!

Michele 

RAW Pickled Beets

I must say I LOVE picked beets.  I will admit it is an acquired taste and either you like them or you hate them.  I probably hated them as a child, but grew to love them as an adult.

I love to put raw beets in my salad, not only for their beautiful color and crisp, crunchy texture, but for their benefits as well.

Listed below are 6 benefits of beets:

  • They say that beets are Nature’s natural Viagra.  Beets contain boron which is related to the production of sex hormones
  • Beets are high in vitamins and minerals – Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid
  • Beets cleanse the body and detox the liver. It actually turns your poop red!  How many beet/poop scares have sent people running to their doctor?  Notice how doctors tell you NOT to eat beets if you’re having a colonoscopy?
  • Beets can help with mental health.  They contain tryptophan (the same ingredient found in Turkey) which relaxes the mind and can help you fall asleep.
  • This is my absolute favorite benefit of beets and one of the main reason why I LOVE THEM!  Beets act as a barometer to measure stomach acid!   If you eat beets and your urine comes out clear, most likely you have a lot of acid in your stomach.  If you pee pink — then you are free of stomach acid.  How cool is that!?
  • Beets are a great source of energy . . . low in calories and has the right kind of sugar that digest slowly in you system.

Most pickled beets on your store shelves have been cooked in one way or another (steamed, boiled, etc.).  I needed to come up with a flavorful way to pickle my beets so that I get the flavor I want with the pickled beet texture.  So this is what I came up with!  And it’s so simple!!!  This recipe calls for 1 beet because I was experimenting with the recipe.  Going forward I will use more.

Raw Pickled Beets

Beets peeled and sliced.  I used a knife.  You can use a slicer or a mandolin if you have.

Juice from 2 medium sized oranges

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

Put in a container and give it a good week to marinate.  I started eating them earlier than a week so they had a lot of crunch — but I eat raw beets anyway.  The added flavor of the oranges and apple cider vinegar was fabulous!

The longer they marinate the softer they get, yet still have a little crunch and bite to them!

I like using RAW beets in smoothies, juices (great with apples and carrots)  and in my salads.  They add another flavor note to the hierarchy of flavors I use in my salads.  I love eating the colors of the rainbow and I do enjoy a very colorful salad.  It makes me feel as if I’m eating healthy and every ingredient in there is doing something wonderful for my body, mind and spirit!!  I also enjoy beet greens, but I mostly will use those in my smoothies.  

So whether you like beets or not, or feel as if you need to start incorporating them more into your daily diet, this is a great way to start — a simple, fast recipe!!  

Enjoy!

Michele 

Happy 2015!!! Let the New Year Begin!

It’s New Year’s Day 2015 – the day when New Year’s resolutions begin and hopefully don’t end.  In keeping with my healthy lifestyle — I decided to make a simple lunch for myself with ingredients I had around.

I had my favorite RAW Onion Bread which I made a couple of days ago.  I posted about this recipe last year.  Click on this link for the recipe again!  I also had a ripe avocado and some cherry tomatoes in the house.  Add a little cracked pepper and Voile!  Lunch is ready!  And it’s SIMPLE!  And it’s EASY!

Eating RAW does not have to be challenging or difficult.  Sometimes it takes a little planning and time, but doing things ahead and keeping your pantry and fridge stocked will have you enjoying delicious healthy meals for years to come!!!

Let’s all have a Happy and Healthy 2015!!!!  And most important . . .

Enjoy!

Michele 

Note:  Sorry for the delay.  This post was set to launch New Year’s Day.   Had to fix some WordPress snafu’s!

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My Three Favorite Salad Toppers!

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Salad Fully Dressed!

I realized that I don’t share enough recipes on this blog and basically, that’s what Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) is about — “Goot Food . . . Goot Health”!!!   It’s eating your way to great health and happiness!  I will admit that most of the recipes are not mine and that I’m strictly sharing other recipes with you.  However — that’s how I got healthy . . . by searching the web for recipes made by others who have the knowledge, creativity and time to create these marvelous recipes . I always link back to the authors website or link to a store where you can purchase their product . . . always giving them full credit!   I also spend a lot of time at the library taking out RAW food books!!  I LOVE the library!  And last, but not least — I love Amazon.com  where I purchase a lot of RAW food cookbooks for my  wonderful collection.

I keep my laptop right on my kitchen desk so that I can look-up a recipe right there and work off the computer screen.    I do have wonderful RAW recipes floating around my head and I can’t wait for the day when I can share those with you as well!  That day will come soon enough!

But I digress . . . I do that a lot!

I guess you can say I’m a creature of habit.  I make a huge salad to bring to work for lunch everyday.   Sometimes I feel as if I just need to “spice” it up a little.  The recipes below are simple yet add the “punch” I need to make my salads delicious and keep them from getting humdrum!  I put these on top of my salads and besides adding a variety of flavors, they also act as my salad dressing.  The marinades coat the salad ingredients so therefore, there is no need for me to add a dressing of any kind.

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

This recipe is quite simple and it comes from Ani Phyo’s book Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast.

 Marinated Mushrooms

1 tablespoon tamari or nama shoyu or soy sauce

1/2 tablespoon agave, maple, or brown rice syrup

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1 cup sliced shitake, crimini or portabella mushrooms (even button mushrooms are fine)

Combine in a bowl or zip-lock bag for 10 minutes or longer ( I usually do 20-30 minutes).  Drain before serving.

Noteed Onions

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This recipe is one of my favorites and it comes from Eva Rawposa’s Uncooking 101!

1 white onion thinly sliced (I used sweet vidalia’s and I’ve used red onions)

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 cup coconut aminos

(coconut aminos are a great substitute for Tamari, Nama Shoyu, Soy Sauce — anything that’s soy based.  It is made with coconuts — not soy – great substiution)

coconut aminos

Thinly cut the onions using a mandolin (I don’t have one — I sliced very thin with a sharp knife — works just as well).  Massage onion in the coconut aminos and salt.  After a minute or so, they will be take on the texture of a sauteed onion without the cooking!!!

And last, but not lease, a love adding Guacamole to my salads.  I am reposting my recipe from “RAW” Onion Bread with Guacamole Sandwich

Homemade Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) – Basic Guacamole Recipe

2 ripe avocados – mashed

chopped tomatoes (about 1 cup)

cilantro (about 1/4 cup chopped finely)

diced onion or scallions to personal taste (omit if you don’t like either)

juice from 1/2 lime

pinch salt

Mix together and serve!

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Salads are not boring!  Nor do they need to be drenched in fattening salad dressing.  I use the above 3 toppings as my salad dressing!  They give wonderful flavors and texture to my everyday salad.  Try one on your salad or try all 3!  But the most important thing to remember is that you

Enjoy!

Michele ♥

Sprouted Lentil Burgers

I Don’t Love Sprouts — But They Love Me

Okay — I admit it.  I’m not a sprout lover.  I also have to admit that I don’t like legumes or beans.  It has been thought that legumes and beans have been some of the culprits that cause inflammation in my gut and joints.  However, I was willing to try sprouting my lentils and/or beans to see if they were any gentler on my system that way.  I know that I have not covered “sprouting” on my Blog and I probably should have started with a story on that.  But when I posted photos of the Sprouted Lentil Burgers on my FB Page (Rejuvenation And Wellness – RAW), I got a lot of requests for the recipe.  So I’m starting backwards.

To quickly explain the process of  Sprouting (lentils in particular — many different seeds and beans have different sprouting instructions).

  1.  Soak lentils 12 hours, drain and rinse.
  2.  Put in a wide mouth jaw and cover with cheese cloth, a sprout bag or even an old pair of pantyhose and tuck away on a counter somewhere.  Rinse twice a day and then put back in the jar and recover.    After about a day — you’ll see a little tail form.  It’s like a little science experiment.  After 3 days, the tail will be about an inch long.  At this point, I put them in the fridge.  I have read that you can continue to rinse and drain once a day in cold water to keep them fresh.
  3. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way.  I started with 1/2 cup of dried lentils and they grew like weeds out of the jar within 3 days!
Sprouting Lentils

Sprouting Lentils

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The Best Lentil Salad EVER

The Best Lentil Salad Ever

The Best Lentil Salad Ever

The Best Lentil Salad EVER

Okay, okay, okay — so this is not a RAW recipe.  But it is vegan and vegetarian!  However, the kids were hungry and I needed to make something that satisfies the one daughter who’s is gluten and dairy intolerant and the other who is a Pescetarian (vegetarian who will eat fish — but no other protein).  So lentils will do!  This is my go-to lentil recipe.  I’ve made it often and shared this recipe many times with others as well.  It comes from the website http://mynewroots.org/site/ and honestly . . . . IT IS THE BEST LENTIL SALAD EVER!!!

If you want a dish that’s sure to please, this is it.  And once you taste it, you’re going to want more (and more and more and more)!  Easy to make, delicious to eat . . .

Enjoy!

Michele 

Passover and Easter Sunday RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bars from The Rawtarian

Happy Passover and Happy Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday!  I made these RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bars using Laura-Jane’s (The Rawtarian) recipe for Easter Sunday, but realized that I could have made these for Passover as well.  They would be considered Kosher for Passover because there is no leavened bread used in this recipe.  It is simply made with nuts, dates, unsweetened raw cocoa powder, coconut oil, and shredded raw coconut (the same ingredient that we make macaroons from).

I must admit that I went I went off course during Passover and apparently did pay a price for that.  I thought to myself that since I only eat RAW 80% — the other 20% can be whatever I like!  Well — I was wrong!  By Thursday of Passover week, I had a migraine that sent me home from work and kept me in bed until the following day!  As I’ve always said — “I am my own science experiment” and this was a great lesson to learn!!  In a way, I’m glad it happened.  It goes to show me that what I do and why I’m doing it is really the best lifestyle for me.  It confirmed that certain foods do make me ill!

Okay — back to this wonderful, simple recipe!  If you notice, I linked the recipe  above so just click on Laura-Jane.  It took me 15 minutes from start to finish once I assembled my ingredients. (Please note that I did not have alcohol-free Vanilla Extract so I used what I had).

RAW Ingredients for RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bars

RAW Ingredients for RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Laura-Jane writes her recipes so simply and so easy to follow.  On the right side of her recipes, highlighted in yellow, you will find a list of her ingredients!  Then the body of the recipe are easy-to-use instructions. I basically just photographed (poorly) the steps I followed below!

So, here’s the thing. I got so excited making these shortbread cookies, that I  almost forgot to take photos!!!! These photos represent the steps to make these shortbread bars. When you click on the The Rawtarian’s actual recipe, you’ll see that they somewhat correspond to Laura-Jane’s directions! The one thing I FORGOT TO DO, however, was to take a photograph after the bars were frozen for one hour! That is why, as my finished product, you have a 1/2 eaten RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bar photo! We wanted to try it so badly that I forgot to take the photo! But you can see how creamy, luscious and delicious it is just by looking at it!

If you do have all these ingredients at hand and 15 minutes to create something that’s fun and delicious, I would recommend making these RAW Chocolate Shortbread Bars! Once you do, the only thing left to do is

Enjoy!

Michele ♥

Happy Passover and Happy Easter Everyone!!!!

Refreshing Grapefruit/Orange Green Smoothie

Grapefruit/Orange Green Smoothie

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I woke up this morning after a couple of weeks of  almost a non-stop, on-going ride of entertaining and socializing with friends and family, and decided I needed to give my system a rest.  I normally would make myself a smoothie that would include heavier ingredients like bananas, almonds, coconut and sometimes coconut milk.  I needed a break.  With all the entertaining and socializing,  I always adhere to my 80%-20% rule, but I seemed to be going a little crazy on the 20% part so the thought of starting this morning with something as calorie dense as my regular morning smoothie was the last thing I wanted.

I had long desired to make a smoothie that comprised of grapefruit and orange.  I love both fruits on their own, and actually will take a grapefruit and/or orange to work with me as a snack.  They’re portable and come in their own packaging so it can withstand the rigors of transportation in my bag!  The health benefits of citrus fruits are numerous, plus I read a while ago about how grapefruits and oranges are also great for reducing cellulite!!   Let me tell you a couple of other health benefits:

Health Benefits of Grapefruits

  1. Weight Loss and/or Weight Management – Grapefruits have an element in them that helps block the absorption of carbs in your body.  Your body will burn stored fat as fuel if there are no carbs present in your body. 
  2. Grapefruits can fight off infection – grapefruits are full of flavonoids which help your body fight off infection and can even help your body stay safe from carcinogens that can cause cancer and other serious illnesses.
  3. Helps maintain eye sight – Pink and red grapefruits have large amounts of Beta Carotene, an element that is necessary in order to keep your eyes healthy and strong.

Health Benefits of Oranges

  1. Oranges are rich in fiber -The fibers in oranges are good for the digestive system and relieving constipation.  Fibers also reduce cholesterol which is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis.  Fibers are also good in keeping the bloodsugar levels in control.
  2. Great for Cardiovascular health – The high content of Vitamin C, flavonoids and phyto-nutrients in citrus fruits reduce the risk of heart disease.
  3. Oranges are great for our immune system.
  4. Oranges are rich in calcium which is great for our bones and teeth

I always keep grapefruits and oranges on hand so I threw a couple of ingredients into my Vitamix and figured I’d play around with the recipe until I got it right.  This is what I came up with on my first try!  It was delicious!  And refreshing!  And healthy!  And lite!!!  Yes — I do add other ingredients that I thought my system needed at that moment.  You will see them in the recipe below.

Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) Grapefruit/Orange Smoothie

1/2 pink grapefruit peeled (I did not remove seeds if any)

Grapefruit/Orange Green Juice

Grapefruit/Orange Green Juice

1 medium orange peeled

1 quarter cucumber

1 tbsp. raw honey (figured I needed some sweetness)

1 disk fresh peeled ginger

1/8 disk fresh peeled tumeric

1 tsp. (or more) wheatgrass powder

1 tablespoon flax seeds (for Omega 3)

1 cup Kale

1/2 cup – 1 cup ice (depending how cold you like it)

3 cups filtered water

Whirl up in Vitamix until completely blended.  Pour into glass and

Enjoy!

Michele ♥

Chocolate Coconut Brownie with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Where Does The Time Go?

Right now, I’m living an extremely busy life.   I still work full-time at something other than Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) and I try to do Zumba 3-4 times per week after work and on the weekends.  Life has been getting in the way lately, so I’m busy, busy, busy – – not necessarily doing things I truly want to do, but doing things that I have to do.   Some things, therefore, have to take a back burner (not particularly the best expression for someone who really does not apply “heat” to her cooking) to this crazy life.  One of the things on the back burner is my desire to  play around in my kitchen and experiment making new  RAW recipes.  Until I can find the time — I fear I must use (and share) other RAW food enthusiast recipes.  When I do share a story or a recipe with readers on http:// http://www.rejuvenationandwellness.com or my FB Page by the same name Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW), I will always link up to that person’s link or recipe so credit is given to the proper person.

I was looking for an easy recipe that would be appealing for the masses to prove that eating RAW is not only beneficial for one’s health, but also quick, easy and appealing for one’s eyes and taste-buds.   I figured, “who doesn’t love dessert”?  I’ve made many different kinds of RAW Brownies and a couple of different frosting’s.  These are 2 of my favorites.

The Rawtarian’s Chocolate Coconut Brownie

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Look at that photo!!  Doesn’t it make your mouth water?  Look at the creaminess and smooth texture of that pure, chocolate frosting.  Almost looks like Duncan Hines right out of the can!!  But it’s not!  It’s natural, it’s pure, it’s raw and it’s delicious! Oh — and it’s mine too!  I took this photo from my phone!

Below you will find the brownie recipe from Laura-Jane who is The Rawtarian.   If you click on link above, you will notice that at the end, Laura-Jane includes a link for her chocolate frosting.  I omitted her frosting recipe below because I didn’t have the cocoa butter to make her version.  I made a frosting from Heather Pace’s website Sweetly Raw.  It follows the brownie recipe.

**Also, another note to keep in mind is that I doubled the brownie recipe and that’s how I got the whole pan of brownies that is in the photo above. However, I did NOT double the recipe for the frosting!**

The Rawtarian Brownies

1 cup pecans (you can use walnuts in a pinch, but pecans are much better!)

1 cup dates

5 tablespoons raw cacao (cocoa) powder

4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

1. Place pecans alone in your food processor and process until the pecans become small and crumbly.

2. Add dates to the raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to this raw brownie recipe and process again until the mixture turns a lovely dark chocolatey brown. Stop processing before it gets too buttery. (There should still be air between the small bits so that you will be able to press them down into your brownie pan.)

4. Dump the mixture into a brownie dish or small cake pan and press down firmly using your clean hands.

5. Refrigerate this raw brownie recipe for a couple of hours. You do not have to refrigerate it, but it is much easier to slice when chilled. By the way, this is actually a raw brownie recipe that keeps its shape! So it can be good for serving to non-raw fooders because the presentation of this raw brownie recipe is good when chilled.

6. Store this raw brownie recipe in the refrigerator if it lasts that long!

Once this delectable brownie was done (and it took about 5 minutes),  I made a Creamy Chocolate Frosting From Heather Pace’s Sweetly Raw.  Heather is my go-to guru when it comes to making delicious chocolate candy’s and scrumptious, easy dessert.  She’s a wizard in the kitchen!  You can literally eat this frosting right out of the bowl — it’s that good!  It almost didn’t make the top of the brownie.  Heather’s recipe is listed below.  Please note that Heather includes Stevia in her recipe.  I don’t!  The 3/4 Cup Organic Maple Syrup was enough sweetness for me.

Sweetly Raw Creamy Chocolate FrostingRaw Brownie

1 Cup raw cocoa/cacao powder
3/4 Cup organic pure Maple Syrup
2 tsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch himalayan or celtic salt
1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
*Stevia  
* Add to sweeten. Start with 2 drops. (I don’t always add Stevia, it depends on my mood, this frosting is sweet enough without it.)
*** Note:  Heather adds  Stevia  to sweeten.  I don’t. 

Add all ingredients into a blender or magic bullet except for the coconut oil. Blend, then add oil at the end. Store in the fridge until firm, then keep in fridge or counter for the week. Leave at room temperature before spreading on your brownies or other baked (or unbaked) goods.  Melt frosting and add a couple of tablespoons water to use as a chocolate sauce for ice cream or mousse.

I seem to have a weakness for cakes, candies and desserts and truly enjoy making “unbaked” goods that you eat with your eyes first and your taste buds second.  I really worried that I would miss all of the goodness and yumminess that comes with eating a delicious cookie or a fabulous piece of cake, when I started eating RAW.  But it turns out, you CAN have your cake and eat it too!  Plus, cookies, candies, pies, etc.

So turn off your ovens and give “unbaking” a try!  It’s so much easier than one would think . . . especially judging by the end product.  And once you try it — the only thing left to do is to

Enjoy!

Michele ♥

 

“RAW” Onion Bread with Guacamole Sandwich

Sandwiches – RAW Style!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Laura-Jane otherwise known as The Rawtarian for having a recipe for Onion Bread on your wonderful site http://www.therawtarian.com/.    I can now have sandwiches  RAW Style!!!

RAW Onion Sandwich w/Guacamole

The sandwich pictured above was my lunch today!  It’s RAW onion bread with fresh, homemade guacamole and instead of using lettuce,  I use a chunk of red cabbage and a chunk of green cabbage.  I love cabbage for the sweetness of it’s flavor and the crispness in it’s bite!  Plus,  cabbage has great cancer-fighting qualities as well as fiber!

I’ve been hearing about RAW onion bread and actually saw photos and videos on it.  The photos made my mouth water and the size of the sandwiches that were made with this bread made my eyes bulge.  If you have a big appetite and want to eat whole, RAW foods without any guilt, RAW onion bread is a great way to start.

Here is the link to The Rawtarian’s Onion Bread

Onion Bread Pre-dehydration

Onion Bread Pre-dehydration

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Homemade Fresh Guacamole

Onion Bread Fully Dehydrated

Onion Bread Fully Dehydrated

Assembling the Sandwich using cabbage instead of lettuce

Assembling the Sandwich using cabbage instead of lettuce

Time to Eat!

Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) – Basic Guacamole Recipe

2 ripe avocados – mashed

chopped tomatoes (about 1 cup)

cilantro (about 1/4 cup chopped finely)

diced onion or scallions to personal taste (omit if you don’t like either)

juice from 1/2 lime

pinch salt

Mix together and serve!

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I enjoyed this sandwich so much that I ate it twice in 2 days, put it out for breakfast for my daughters to switch up the breakfast routine  and sent it to lunch with one of my daughter’s.   It’s filling, delicious and healthy!  If you don’t have the equipment to make RAW breads or RAW crackers — purchase them in any health food store or look for them on-line.  Add guacamole, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce and you have a wonderful, healthy meal or snack.

The possibilities with RAW bread and/or RAW crackers are endless.  You may not like guacamole or you may be allergic or sensitive to avocados.  You can make pizza with RAW bread using tomatoes, nut cheese, pesto, spinach, basil, etc.  Or nut cheese sandwiches with tomato, basil and dulse strips.  You can make almond butter and homemade jelly sandwiches with it (not sure I’d use an onion bread recipe for almond butter and jelly sandwich, however.  But once you get the hang of making RAW bread — you can make any flavor you want).   Or instead of almond butter and homemade jelly, you can make almond or cashew butter with sliced apples or sliced bananas or any fruit you like sandwiches!!!

Let imagination, personal tastes  and healthy whole foods be our guide!  Whatever you do, whether you make your bread and crackers  from scratch or purchase them from a store, the main thing is is that you . . .

Enjoy!

Michele ♥