March 17, 2008

Saving on gas and electric, and sticks

One guy a billion years ago rubbed two sticks together and created fire. Ever since, his discovery has been right next to the wheel in terms of importance to the human population.

But the Raw Food movement thinks healthier eating is all about ditching fire and the whole notion of cooking. According to Gabriel Cousen's Conscious Eating, cooked food loses 80% of its natural energy. Eating food raw means that you'll consume all important live enzymes and detoxify your system that is probably full of putrefied meats and environmental toxins.

Sounds insane to most of us, but in an effort to eat less processed food I can see how raw food is the least processed of all. And maybe while we're at it we can learn a new kitchen trick or two. Even if you don't have a dehydrator or juicer there are raw food recipes you can try. Alissa Cohen's new raw food restaurant, Grezzo, has recently opened in Boston's North End. Here's a simple recipe from her website:

Mock Salmon Pate
2 cups walnuts
2 stalks celery
1 large red bell pepper
1 large scallion
½ -1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Serving suggestions: This can be served on a plate as is, over a salad, rolled up in a green leaf or spread on crackers.

2 comments:

cook eat FRET said...

one year ago
just one year ago
i was all raw
for about 4 straight months
raw

it was intersting
i have alla the books
and then some... too bad i wasn't blogging back them. some of the things i made were unreal and labor intensive.

gotta watch all those nuts...

today i ate 7 figs and 2 bananas

my blog has made me fat...

jenn said...

i wonder how the food processor changes the energy of the food - all scrambled up like that? i know microwaves supposedly do something funky to the molecular composition (cellular? something like that) of food. and having it all machine smushed and blended for us, are we missing out on the saliva meets sustenance interaction that happens when food is whole and needs to be chewed? funny too that the raw diet, so focused on unprocessed foods, uses a food processor in so many of its recipes. siighhhh