Raw food by Erica

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Read reviews of ”raw food – the complete guide for every meal of the day”. You can buy the bookPastaqueen

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this is the text of a review in the PA Newspaper:

St. Patrick, are you ready for raw?
Looking for green food this St. Patrick’s Day? You can get much greener than the way some people are choosing to eat. I learned so much from meeting area raw foods enthusiasts. They all said that they gained a lot of energy from eating real food over processed junk. That sentiment is echoed by people in a new book.
“Raw food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day” by Erica Palmcratz and Irmela Lilja is filled with beautiful pictures of food and people. They aren’t all young model-quality beautiful. They’re real people of all ages who eat this stuff up. They make vegetable lasagna, and marinated salads look amazing, and who could go hungry with soaked buckwheat and fruit snacks and smoothies. I think people have forgotten what real food is and these authors are ready to make us healthy with wakame burritos, stuffed peppers and parsley tabbouleh.
I’m ready for summer where I could enjoy one of these recipes a day in the back yard.
Raw foodist heat food only up to about 104 degrees to make the most of nutritional value. They prepare — not cook — foods via soaking, grinding and sprouting. I’m starting with the following recipes, providing my lemongrass bush didn’t freeze.

Avocado Lemongrass Dip
A guacamole variation, good as a side dish, but equally yummy as a dip for carrots, cucumber slices and celery sticks.
1 avocado
1 lemongrass stalk
1/4 red chili pepper
Pinch of chili flakes
2 apricots, soaked
1 or 2 tablespoons of the soaking water from the apricots
1 teaspoon tamari
Put all ingredients in a food processor. Start by adding a little bit of the chili pepper if you don’t want too much spice.
Remove any remaining large pieces that have not mixed in well.

Sweet Breakfast Porridge
1 banana, chopped into large pieces
1 apple, chopped into large pieces
1 pear, chopped in to large pieces
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flax seeds, ground
First put the pear into the blender, then add the banana and then the apple. Blending the fruit in this order prevents the mixture from getting too sticky.
Sprinkle the cinnamon and flaxseed over the mixture.

Raspberry Coconut smoothie
1/4 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 banana
1 cup apple juice
Fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
Blend the raspberries, banana and apple juice in the blender.
Garnish with mint leaves and coconut flakes.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Raw food is more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle and a movement. The stories of weight loss, increased energy, healthy-looking skin, and better digestion are seemingly endless. However, many people are turned off by the difficulty and unpleasantness of eating only (or even primarily) foods cooked below 104 degrees Fahrenheit. With dozens of recipes accompanied with beautiful, full-color photographs, Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja prove that eating raw foods can be simple, inexpensive, and delicious. No one should have to sacrifice time, money, or flavor to enjoy the astounding health advantages of going raw. Learn how to soak and sprout vegetables and nuts to increase the nutritional value, what types of kitchen tools are best for preparing raw food, and which foods to have on-hand for use in raw recipes. From creative salads to spicy burritos to chocolate mousse, every recipe will broaden your raw-food horizons. Complete with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and side dishes, Raw Food is an innovative approach to a wholesome way of eating.

About the Author

Irmela Lilja is a health and human resources journalist. She is a vegetarian whose diet includes a high percentage of raw foods. She lives in Stockholm with her daughter Ebele.

Erica Palmcrantz is a raw-food educator and has been a high-raw vegan for almost four years. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden with her husband Sam Aziz and their daughter Saga. For Erica, raw food is first and foremost about vitality and energy. She learned raw food at her cousin Jinjee, thegardendiet, who lives in California with her family.


email me at: info@rawfoodbyerica.se

Long Live Life!

  1. Hello Erica and Irmela,

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    We’re looking for authors and experts in the nutritional and culinary fields with unique recipes, research, or nutritional guidance to complement our program and would be thrilled by the prospect of working with you in our endeavor to help people live happier, healthier lives. We feel that you could leverage the popularity of your material to connect superbly with our user (and instructor) database. At the same time, our platform would be a great avenue for you to promote your broader work and sell more of your content.

    Please let me know a time that works for you in the upcoming week so that we can discuss our plans in more detail. We are hosting an online Health & Wellness Symposium with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts in February, so it would be best to get in touch as soon as possible. We would also be interested in making you a featured / keynote speaker for the event.

    Look forward to connecting!

    Best regards,

  2. I recently purchased RAW FOOD a complete guide. I so enjoy the recipes, photos and stories.

    But here is NO recipe index which is quite a problem, any suggestions?

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