Green Smoothies for Spring: Transition Stir Fry
Enjoy this light and delicious Mediterranean stir fry for dinner. Savor the delicate flavors of asparagus, bok choy, zucchini noodles, and the slight tang of tomatoes. This is a transition dish that's partly cooked and partly raw which makes it perfect for newcomers to raw food, or for anyone looking for a slightly cooked, heated meal.
Gentle Transitions: Sprouted Steamed Lentils
Here's a dish that's delicious when transitioning into more raw food—sprouted, lightly steamed lentils. Sprouting increases digestibility and nutrition (which is already high in lentils), and decreases the amount of cooking time to a few minutes. The taste and texture are similar to roasted chestnuts.
Transition Meals: Potato and Tomato Gumbo
We made the dish with steamed Yukon Gold and new red potatoes, drained, then spooned over freshly chopped tomatoes. The heat from the potatoes warmed, but didn't cook, the tomatoes. Everything was slathered with a savory dressing.
Color!: Delicata Squash with Kale, Tomatoes, and Zucchini
This week I responded to a craving that had gone on for days, for delicata squash. It was served with warmed kale, tomatoes, and zucchini, seasoned with amazing tastes from West Indies Rub and Grilling Herbs, both from Mountain Rose Herbs. The end result was delicious, and my body felt nourished, sated, warm, and happy.