Thursday, January 22, 2009

Web Site of the Week: Raw Food Chef

If you think raw food is about weird ingredients and endless hours of prep, think again! Every cuisine has its longish recipes and its shortcuts, and raw food cuisine is no different.

In my quest for quick and easy raw recipes, I was thrilled to find Raw Food Chef, which is the web site for the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. So this site is not only about recipes; it's a complete home-base for all that is raw.

This morning I made the Sunflower Sun-Dried Tomato Pate. It is absolutely spectacular, and so quick and easy to make. You do have to soak a couple of ingredients first, but it's not like you have to watch it happen; you just soak, go about your business, and later on, throw everything into the food processor. Delicious.

This site is comprehensive and very easy to navigate. You'll find general info about raw foods diets, information about certification (yup, you can become certified as a raw foods chef), classes galore (many of which are offered online!), a huge store bursting with tools and guides for raw "cooking," events, community stuff, and much more.

They also offer a free newsletter.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of raw cuisine, or just get your feet wet and try a recipe or two, Raw Food Chef is a great place to start.

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