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RAW coconut, blueberry and goji popsicles

RAW coconut, blueberry and goji popsicles

Sometimes it is simply too hot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Luckily, every $2 shop worth its salt sells popsicle moulds, and making something good is pretty simple. (Note: for a creamier version, replace coconut water with coconut cream – equally amazing but def not raw!) Ingredients: 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries 1 cup...
RAW cacao-banana chia breakfast balls

RAW cacao-banana chia breakfast balls

Variation on a familiar theme, these raw food balls are an easy and nutritious idea for breakfast or morning snacks. Chia seeds are a great addition to breakfast as they are higher in potassium than bananas and contain more calcium than milk! Healing ingredients:  Banana: High in fibre, iron, protein B6 and B12, bananas are...
RAW breakfast: green tea soaked prunes with vanilla bean coconut yoghurt

RAW breakfast: green tea soaked prunes with vanilla bean coconut yoghurt

‘Free’ and ‘radical’ are two of my favourite words, but in the context of your insides, an accumulation of free radicals disrupts the development of healthy living cells – a process linked to heart disease and cancer. Free radicals gain their name from the radical process in which, once ‘freed’ from a weak molecular bond,...
RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

RAW zucchini pasta with pistachio, basil & lemon pesto

This is a really easy raw salad, and can be altered depending on the ingredients you have at hand – parsnips or beetroot can become the ‘pasta’, and the pesto modified to suit. Healing Ingredients: Basil: A calming and soothing herb useful to aid digestion, stomach aches and anxiety, basil is also a high source of...
RAW peppermint creams

RAW peppermint creams

In this recipe, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, peppermint oil and stevia are blitzed to create a creamy centre akin to the creamy fillings of after dinner mints. Depending on the desired texture, add more or less coconut oil to the mixture, and blitz until you are happy with the texture. For this recipe you can...
RAW turkish delight superfood balls

RAW turkish delight superfood balls

  The combination of pistachios, rose water and cranberries give these little balls a turkish delight flavour. You can however, also replace the rosewater with lemon. Healing ingredients: Cranberries: Native to North America, cranberries were traditionally used by Native Americans to treat kidney and bladder diseases. Later the berry, high in Vitamin C, was used to...
RAW coconut yoghurt

RAW coconut yoghurt

  Healing ingredients: Coconut: a truly amazing food, coconuts provide the body with a range of nutrients including bacteria, magnesium, calcium and potassium. As a food source, cultured coconut forms an alkalising and anti-fungal yoghurt that soothes the stomach and repairs minor damage to the intestinal lining by rebalancing the pH state of the gut...
Live & Raw

Live & Raw

Radical Recipes (Live & Raw) is an experimental space for my own vegan recipes, as well as the occasional meditation or source review. I am really interested in the healing properties of the ingredients that I use and this site allows me to explore the triadic relationship between creation, sustenance and satisfaction. This little site developed...
RAW pina colada salad

RAW pina colada salad

Woohoo summer! This raw salad is light, fresh and so easy to make! I use the lettuce leaves to make wraps, however you could omit these altogether and serve the remaining ingredients as a salad in their own right. As always, aim for local and organic ingredients! Try especially to use organic pineapple and cucumber,...
RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

Healing Ingredients: Kale:  Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification enzymes,  clearing potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly from your body. (For more information, see Vibrant Dish) Sea vegetables:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight...
RAW himalayan salt & cacao nib glittery chocolate

RAW himalayan salt & cacao nib glittery chocolate

All that glitters… and this raw chocolate totally does! The salt in this recipe gives the chocolate a beautiful dark glittery density, and the cacao nibs provide a crunchy texture – but if salted sweets aren’t your thing, try some of the alternatives listed below the recipe. Healing Ingredients: Cacao: high in magnesium, an important...
RAW coconut, lime & kiwi 'cheesecake'

RAW coconut, lime & kiwi ‘cheesecake’

This raw dessert uses coconut, (rather than nuts) to bind the cake ingredients. I find many raw desserts very ‘nut heavy’ – nut bases with nut creme fillings – so I wanted to try something a bit lighter. I didn’t think that the shredded coconut and coconut milk would bind, but it worked beautifully! The...
RAW kale & walnut tabouli

RAW kale & walnut tabouli

I was never much of a fan of tabouli, but I was living in a warmer climate during April of this year and had an excess of kale at my disposal. Too big for a jar, too bountiful and unruly to squeeze into the fridge. And so this faux tabouli was born. Healing Ingredients: Kale:...
RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

Healing Ingredients: Pear: High in vitamins C, K and copper, pears are also high in antioxidants and a great source of nutrients for the body in the morning Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known as a digestive aid. Use ginger in your cooking to aid your body...
WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

Melbourne weather has been windy, warm, rainy and cold throughout the past week. In both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, windy and transeasonal weather is recognised as a particularly ungrounding and confusing time for the body and the mind. The inclusion of earthy foods such as root vegetables, whole grains and warming spices is recommended...
RAW breakfast tonic: goji orange gingerade

RAW breakfast tonic: goji orange gingerade

When consumed first thing in the morning in a cup of warm water, lemon and ginger act as a metabolic stimulant and liver cleanser – there really is no better way to start the day. Once the tummy and organs have been warmed, the nutrients in this breakfast tonic are more easily absorbed by the...
RAW Sauerkraut

RAW Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut craving! I rarely crave fermented foods – a bit of miso here, some tempeh there, but I read this beautiful post ‘Healing Wise – Herbal Vinegars’ on Weed Wanderings (linked from Wise Woman Tradition) and worked up a sauerkraut craving. I have only really ever eaten sauerkraut in its cooked form, and have always loved it. But...
RAW marinated shiitake, beetroot & walnut nori rolls

RAW marinated shiitake, beetroot & walnut nori rolls

What with the splash of sunshine yesterday, I was craving some raw goodness after a long winter of miso and soups! The kale and sesame seeds in this recipe add a decent kick of calcium, and the beets, ginger and apple cider vinegar alkalise the body to clear out any stagnation. These little rolls are...
RAW energizing cacao & chia snowballs

RAW energizing cacao & chia snowballs

These snowballs are AMAZING! The shredded coconut and chia seeds make them super crunchy and fresh tasting, and they have no sweeteners to bind, just Medjool dates and cold pressed coconut oil. Ingredients: 1 cup shredded coconut 3 tablespoons of cacao powder 2 tablespoons maca powder 10 Medjool dates 1 tablespoon tahini 1 handful goji...
RAW smashed superfood salad - wakame, olives, kale, alfalfa & tomato

RAW smashed superfood salad – wakame, olives, kale, alfalfa & tomato

Healing Properties: Wakame:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight loss. Because of its high nutritional value, wakame is really useful in detoxification programs. Kale: Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification...

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