Sunday, February 19, 2012

Raw Sunflower Seed Paté

We have been discovering some delicious raw delights during this current detox/cleanse. This was adapted from a recipe at The Raw Gourmet. I'm a big fan of anything sunflower seedy, and this paté has a very smooth richness that makes for a tasty, filling spread or dip.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Raw Detox! Day 13

I am in the midst of the first raw/herbal cleanse I've done in over a year. After spending most of December on tour in Brazil and Europe, followed by a gluttonous holiday back home in Indiana, my body was begging for a reset and I am happy to oblige.

A few years back I discovered an amazing company called DHerbs. They have a website full of insightful articles on health and nutrition, and they offer a large catalogue of cleanses and detoxes, all herbal based. Their flagship detox program is the Full Body Cleanse, which is what I am doing now. Over halfway into it, I feel amazing. The program requires an all raw food diet, which can be a bit daunting at first, but in my experience always becomes a wonderful culinary adventure and yields a renewed passion in the unparalleled flavors and satisfaction that natural, unprocessed foods possess.

I thought I'd share a few of the recipes that have become staples in my raw diet - simple fixins' that satisfy the gnarliest of urges and tummy rumbles. The most common question I hear when asked about going raw is, "Aren't you hungry all the time?" No way, man! The easy thing about going raw is that you can eat all you want - as long as it's not cooked. And the flipside is - being that raw foods are the most nutrient-rich edibles around, you find yourself getting filled up pretty quickly. No empty calories here!