Dew of the Dawn

My Favorite Raw Food Recipes

These are some of the recipes that I am learning about at the moment that are raw.  I am not going to make it to raw 100% but do strive to make it at least 60% right now...baby steps.  Some of these recipes will be non-raw. I will continue to share as I get more.

Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms

I love cooked mushrooms.  I will just grab a bunch and saute them up and just eat them.  The other day at the produce stand they had a special on them.  They were buy one get one free.  Love that!  Since I am trying to eat clean one of the things I don't use now in my cooking is wine.  I don't drink normally so not having a drink at all is no biggy, but not being able to cook with it is.  I put my brain to work and came up with a solution.

1 pound sliced of whole button mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper as needed.  I use Celtic salt and it doesn't take much at all.
garlic power to taste
1/4 cup (or more) balsamic vinegar.
 juice of a 1/2 lemon

Place oil in pan and heat up.  Once the oil is hot, put the mushrooms in.  Sprinkle the spices as needed.  Saute until soft.  Add in the balsamic vinegar and lemon. and cook that down.  Once they are cooked down they are ready to eat.  These were so good I had to make another batch right after this one.  Sometimes I like to use my cayenne pepper on it to spice it up some....

Chocolate Banana Cookies

2 bananas
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup almond flour
2 teaspoons vanilla agave (or agave and a 1/2 teaspoon vanilla)

Put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Using a hand held mixer, mix until you get a smooth consistency.
Place batter onto Paraflexx® sheet and spread it thin.  If you would like to make score marks, now would be a good time.
Place into the dehydrator on 125º for an hour.  Lower the temperature to 115º for about 12 hours.  They come out a bit soft.  If you want them crunchy., leave in the dehydrator longer.

Almond Flour

I took all of the almonds that I used for the milk and dried them in the dehydrator.  After about 4 hours at 115º to 125º put the dried almond powder into a coffee/herb grinder and make in into a fine powder.  Great way to recycle!


Almond Milk

1 cup almonds soaked for at least 4 hours.  Overnight if you can
2 tablespoons agave or honey or the sweetener of your choice
1/4 teaspoon Celtic salt
1-2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring without alcohol or to taste
3 cups of water
* Bonus.  Add 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil and a few dashes of cinnamon, blend very well.  This makes it thicker!

Soak the almonds as directed.  Rinse. Place all of the ingredients into the blender on high for about 2-3 minutes.  You will get a thicker milk if you blend it longer.  This should last for about 1-3 days in the refrigerator.  If it smells sour after a few days.....Throw it out and start again.  I bet it won't last that long though!


Raw Chipotle Cheese Sauce

I just made this for my kale chips and boy is it yummers!

2 cups cashews soaked at least 10 minutes
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 large red pepper
1 whole lemon juiced
2 cups water
3 dried chipotle peppers soaked
1/2 teaspoon Celtic salt or to taste

Soak the cashews and peppers for at least 10 minutes.  Place all of the above into a blender and blend on high for at least 1-2 minutes.  Taste.  If it needs more salt or really whatever, just add it slowly.
I put this onto kale to make kale chips. 


Banana Pudding with Lemon

Very fast to make.  You can mash the bananas or use a food processor.  I like the texture from mashing them better than using the food processor. 

1 Banana
1/2 teaspoon Agave Nectar
1-2 tablespoon of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 of a small lemon, juiced
1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil not liquified

Mash the banana with a fork
Combine the rest of the other ingredients in a bowl
Either mix with a spoon or use a food processor



Kale Chips

These chips are so light and crunchy and totally yummy!  Use this recipe or the Raw Chipotle Cheese Sauce recipe from above...yummy!

1-2 bunches of kale chips.
Olive oil
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste.

Cut the kale into bite size pieces making sure to cut the stem out.
Place in a bowl and add the above ingredients.  I like to massage the kale to get all of the flavors into it.
Place all of the kale on a Paraflexx® sheet making sure they are spread out.
Put this sheet into the dehydrator on 125º-130º for 2 hours then lower the temperature to 115º until they are crispy.  About 3-5 hours.


Raw Spaghetti Sauce

I made a new sauce today.  Not any sauce though.  This is a raw food spaghetti sauce.  So very simple I am amazed.  I am seeing that "cooking" raw food is kind of easier than working all day over a stove.  Sometimes same results just faster and better for you! I am going to share, but make note that I rarely measure, I just throw stuff in as I go.


3 Roma tomatoes cut into 4ths
1 handful of sun-dried tomatoes soaked for about 5 mins in warm water.
4 cloves of garlic
Himalayan salt, pepper to taste
5-6 leaves basil
1 sprig of rosemary
1-2 pinches of Italian spice
2 tablespoons olive oil.

Put it all into a food processor except the oil and process for about 2 mins adding in the olive oil as you are processing.  If you want it more chunky use less time.

Haven't yet figured out what to put this on besides a spoon, but I'm sure it will be discovered soon.  If you like this and have all of the ingredients, I would say go for it!! 
*Update!  I found that using rice pasta is wonderful!  Yes you have to cook it, but I am making an effort here!  This is as good as angel hair pasta, even better I think!

Enjoy!