Freakin fresh salad with amazing cilantro dressing and salty ‘cheese’ balls

I’ve been reading up a lot about the ‘raw food diet’ ever since I bought Kris Carr’s crazy good book called Crazy Sexy Diet. When she was 31 she got diagnosed with cancer; tumours all over her liver and lungs which were inoperable, no radiation or chemo would work; no cure. Basically she totally revamped her lifestyle and diet and now, seven years later, the tumours remain dormant thanks to her ‘crazy sexy diet (vegan, no sugar, mostly raw, lots of juices and smoothies) and healthy lifestyle’. Her book is amazingly informatative, smart, funny and inspiring. Since I read it i’ve been having at least one green smoothie a day, pretty much cut the sugar and I haven’t had any cheese in two weeks!! And I feel pretty damn good.

Anyways, the basic thing with the raw food is, raw food has all its enzymes present and intact and your body looovvves it when you feed it enzymes so that it take a break from all the enzyme making duties. Also, raw desserts are un-freakin-believable and so quick, easy ad healthy (like that cheese cake a few posts back)

Anyways! That was the inspiration behind our mostly raw dinner

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Freakin fresh salad:

1 zucchini shredded with a potato peeler into long strips
1 large carrot peeled same as zucchini
Large handful of rocket (arugula)
1/4 crunchy bean sprouts
3 green spring onion chopped
1/8 cup sunflower seeds toasted in some tamari sauce
Cashew ‘cheese’ balls ( recipe below)

Toss all ingredients in a bowl top with toasted seeds

Cashew ‘cheese’ balls:

1/2 cup raw cashews
1 garlic minced
1/8 cup nutritional yeast
Sea salt

Blend all ingredients untill crumbly and you’re able to roll the mixture into little balls. Toss in with the salad

Cilantro dressing:

Large handful cilantro
1/2 squeezed lemon
2 tsp Dijon
2-3 TBS water
3 or so TBS olive oil
Dash of agave or honey
Pepper

Blend and add water/ oil till desired consistency. Pour over salad. Toss a d serve. This dressing is the bomb FYI.

Oh and we had our salad with some toasted beets and potatoes 🙂

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