There are endless combinations of ingredients available to create some truly amazing dishes both sweet and savoury. Chopping a basic salad or peeling some fruit is the easiest and sometimes the most satisfying method of enjoying raw food, but occasionally we all need a little spice in our lives.
By using and combining different food prep techniques and equipment we can add more variety to our food. We can also imitate old cooked favourites using texture, flavour and visual dexterity which in turn will help to keep things interesting and may even impress friends and family.
Some techniques which are useful for creating raw food dishes are:
- Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans – Sprouting brings seeds back to life and softens them so we can eat them without cooking. The health benefits are endless because they are a living food. Click here to read our blog on Sprouting
- Juicing fruit and vegetables - drinking fresh juices with the fibre removed means the goodness is absorbed immediately with little digestion needed from our bodies. You are sure to feel rejuvenated when a fresh juice is racing through your system. Ensure you have a good juicer like the Matstone 6 in 1.
- Blending/Food Processing - all kinds of ingredients can be processed to create dips, smoothies, desserts and more.
- Dehydrating at low temperatures – If imitating cooked food is the result you want to achieve then a dehydrator is a great piece of equipment to have. It will slowly dry food without heating to high temperatures thus not killing vital enzymes and can give food a cooked like texture which would otherwise be impossible without it.
Ready to get Adventurous?
Click here to read the full article ‘From Cooked to Raw - The Science of Creating your Own Raw Recipes’ As published in The Raw Greek book.