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A QUICK AND EASY GOURMET RAW FOOD MEAL
by Mark Allen Ament
This salad, main dish and dessert can all be made in about an hour. A satisfying and great tasting raw food meal. Enjoy and live long!



SALAD: BABY GREENS WITH BASIL VINEGARETTE

Start with a mix of baby greens

Slice thinly 5-6 radishes

Add 2-3 sliced tomatoes

Add 2 stalks thinly sliced celery

Add 1-2 grated carrots

Dressing:

Blend until smooth

1/4 cup (50ml) flax or olive or hemp oil

1/8 cup (30ml) balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup (120gm) fresh basil

1 clove garlic

2 T. (20ml) agave sweetener

1 t.(5ml) lemon juice

1/4 (50gm) cup pine nuts

Sprinkle salad with ground flax seeds

MAIN DISH: CASHEW CILANTRO PATE

Blend in a food processor until smooth

1/4 cup (50gm) cashews (soaked 1-2 hours)

1/4 cup (50gm) pumpkin seeds (soaked 2 hours)

1 small clove garlic

2 medium tomatoes

1/2 small cucumber

1 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 medium peeled apple

2 T. (20ml) Lemon juice

Celtic sea salt to taste

Add to blended mixture

2 medium diced tomatoes

Chopped parsley to garnish

Serve wrapped in cabbage leaves or nori sheets

DESSERT: CHOCOLATE MINT PUDDING

In a blender mix until smooth:

4 medium-size avocados

3 T. (30gm) carob powder

1 T. (10gm) ground raw cacao

1 T. ( 10ml) agave syrup

1/2 drop peppermint essential oil (optional)
Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

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