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Monday, August 16, 2010

Dragon Fruit and Mango Dessert

Check out this recipe for dessert.  Fast and easy to make.  Looks exotic and tastes yummy.

1/2 dragon fruit diced
1 mango diced
1 tbs. mint minced
1 strawberry for garnish
1 mint sprig for garnish

Mix the dragon fruit, mango and diced mint.  Garnish with strawberry and mint.

In retrospect, I would have drizzled some raw honey for added sweetness.  It hits the spot on a hot day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Introducing the Dragon Fruit

Fresh Cut Dragon Fruit
My husband introduced me to the wonderful dragon fruit today. Being completely unfamiliar with the fruit, I had to be taught how to open it and eat it. Click here for instructions.

This delicate fruit is a complete surprise - pink and green on the outside, white and black on the inside. Its consistency is that of a soft pear and it tastes like nothing I've ever tasted before.

Pick one up at you local grocery store or you can get one online.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Raw Food Resources

I've received many questions about where I get my recipes for raw food meals.  I always say, stick to simple recipes that you can find on youtube so that it isn't overwhelming, but often times, this answer is not enough.  So to satisfy the curiosity, here are the books I use.

This book by Juliano is for those who have been tinkering with raw recipes and are ready to start sprouting and dehydrating.  There is a sprouting time guide and he also gives advice on what equipment to have in your kitchen.

This volume is more than a recipe book, it is a lifestyle guide.  The book gets very personal with the authors sharing stories from their own lives' journeys into the raw food worls.  Both of them are trained chefs in the cooked food world and transfered their skills to raw.  It is entertaining to read and the recipes are works of art.  I use their recipes when I am in the mood for a fancy new dish or trying new ingredients.

Now there are many other raw food recipe books that I haven't tested out yet, but I will recommend because they come with high marks or I have seen the author's work in another venue like another book,  video or the internet.  Here they are: