It all started with a quarter.
When we went to our local library the other day they were having a book sale, and at .25 a book I just couldn’t help myself! As I perused I found a cook book (and I use that term loosely) simply titled “Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 people“.Â I opened it up to find recipes that were so ridiculously easy that I was actually a little insulted– raw orange juice? crushed garlic? These were no brainers. But for a quarter…
Once I got home and had more time to look through the book I found some pretty beneficial ideas in there, things like how to make your own almond butter and almond milk and how to soak cashews.Â The recipes were simple, straightforward, and a great tool for a beginner like me to “show me the ropes” as I incorporate more raw foods into my diet.
Normally I’m a strictler for not sharing other peoples’ recipes on our site, but I’m going to share my version of Cornbleet’s raw cucumber dressing. I figure if her book sat untouched at our local library then I can only be helping by spreading her raw vision around Hampton Roads.
What perfect timing I had, too! I made this dressing the day before we got a big, beautiful head of lettuce from our CSA share. Toss it all together with some kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and you’ve got a really good salad on your hands.