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Raw Cranberry Squash Rice

5 May

After a brief health scare in our family, I’ve decided to be ever more proactive in the preparation of our food. Even if we hardly eat out anymore, eat organic, eat a lot of fresh produce… I feel I have to do more. Our goal now is to incorporate more FRESH and RAW in our diet. And WOW! Nothing converted me more quickly to the idea of ‘going raw’ than Ani Phyo‘s AMAZING food! After trying just 3 of her recipes, I’ve become a raw convert overnight! I never knew RAW could be so yummy!
Here’s her ‘rice’ recipe – easy and so delicious!!! It tastes like rice pilaf.

1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup walnuts
2 tsp sea salt

Process all into small pieces.

While husband and son aren’t as gung-ho as I am on raw foods right now, they absolutely loved these other recipes By Ani Phyo. They didn’t even know they were eating ‘raw’:

Her Marinara Sauce is DELICIOUS!!! We ate it on regular wheat pasta.

Sun-dried Tomato Catsup: puree together 1 1/2 cups tomato, diced, 3 tbsp pitted dates, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes. I wish I came up with this recipe! For all of you who know that kids just lick ketchup off anything, leaving that anything behind… this is a great alternative!!!

My goal is to try her burger this week.