1 cup sun dried tomatoes
1.5 zahidi dates
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
2 large basil leaves
Oregano from one stem
2 Tbs water from soaked tomatoes/dates
1 Tbs water
2 cups zucchini
1 cup spinach
2 basil leaves
chopped cherry tomatoes
1/8 cup of pine nuts soaked for 10 min.
Soak the sun dried tomatoes and dates to rehydrate (you can use the same bowl of water and be sure to save 1 Tbs. of the water. Combine all sauce ingredients in food processor and process until you get the desired chunky texture. Remove the skin from zucchini (if desired) and spiralize. The spiralizer I have can be found here: Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable
Add to a bowl filled with water and some juice from a lime to soften. While the zucchini softens cut the spinach, basil, and tomatoes. Remove the zucchini from the water, add the spinach, basil, tomatoes, and sauce and toss to combine. Process the pine nuts in the food processor and top the spaghetti.
To keep this dish truly raw use dried tomatoes that have been actually sun dried and it’s best to avoid sulfates and salt. Here is a source I found but have not used yet.
Process nuts right before serving so that it doesn’t dry out. For a crunchy topping don’t soak the pine nuts.
Spaghetti tastes even better as it sits.
I want to share some challenges I have faced while trying to follow 80/10/10. Although it’s been a great experience for me everyday isn’t easy. I really enjoy being able to eat all the fruit I want but during the winter the fruit choices aren’t as appetizing, so I’ve been struggling. I eat and a lot of things won’t have a taste to me or I can’t even bring myself to eat it. Difficulty doesn’t seem to be a topic that many are talking about as a normal thing that comes along with transitioning to the lifestyle, so here is the first video I made on the topic.
Having support helps so please let me know if you are transitioning to this lifestyle and would like to stay in touch.
Raw vegan and vision
Video I made talking about my eyesight improvement since following 80/10/10 for a couple of months.
So I have been playing around with the idea of making uncooking videos. The other day I thought of a recipe, my kitchen was looking good and my daughter was asleep so I decided to film the process just to see how it looked. The pizza turned out delish and although I know some things I would do differently I don’t think the video turned out too bad either, so I decided to post it. Warning, once the camera was on a different side of me appeared, lol.
I’d love to get feedback to see if I should continue to make recipe videos and what ways I can improve them. Thanks for watching. If you try this recipe please let me know how it turned out.
1/2 cup zahidi dates (or other raw organic dates) soaked and pitted, Save soak water
1 cup sun-dried unsulfered organic calimyrna figs (or figs of choice)
1 cup whole organic strawberries (makes extra sauce but need a larger amount of berries to blend in Vitamix, or try in food processor)
Soaking water from dates, as needed
1/2 cup skin removed chopped jicama
Sliced organic strawberries
Chopped and cored pineapple
(or fruit of your choice)
Process jicama in food processor until shredded and set aside. Next process the figs (with tips removed) and pitted dates until you have a well blended sticky texture. Spoon out mixture onto a plate or pizza pan and form into the shape of your choice with wet hands. Blend strawberries and a small amount of water from the soaked dates until the strawberries are broken down and the sauce is as thick or thin as desired. Top crust with sauce, “cheeze”, and desired toppings. Enjoy!
It took a lot of small steps to get me to the point where I enjoy eating low fat raw vegan. I could not have went overnight from eating meat with little to no fruits and vegetables to a lifestyle choice of mostly eating fruits and vegetables. With time I learned how to prepare foods and my taste buds adjusted to experiencing new foods. Also by slowly introducing different foods I didn’t totally shock my body so I detoxed slower and I didn’t crave the old foods as much because I had replaced them with something else.